Sunday, March 15, 2020

Sunday Stealing


1. What is the wallpaper on your computer screen? Why did you choose it? This is a new computer, so this is a freshly chosen pic. It's my all-time idol, JBKO, riding her bike through Central Park in 1970. It seems like a good metaphor for these coronavirus days. Jackie knew she would be hounded by the paparazzi every time she left her apartment, but she wouldn't let it cramp her style too much. She put on her big dark glasses, avoided eye contact, and kept moving. Just as I wash my hands, slip a little bottle of Purell into my purse, cough into a tissue and try to get on with my life as best -- and as reasonably -- as I can.

2. Who is the person you text the most in your life? My nephew.

3.Is there carpet or hardwood floor in your bedroom?
Carpet. If I had it to do over, I would have replaced it with hardwood before I moved in. Shoulda/woulda/coulda.

4. Do you believe in superstitious things such as breaking a mirror? Not much. But I did make note of it the last time I dropped a mirror. It was Christmas Eve. As I picked up the pieces, I wondered if this was portent for 2020.

5. Do you like those ‘end of the world,’ ‘Armageddon’ movies? Nope.

6. Chocolate or strawberry birthday cake? Strawberry. It feels more special, and my birthday is a special occasion.

7. Do you eat more vegetables or fruits? What’s your favorite fruit/veggie? I guess it's about 50/50. My favorite veggie is corn, and my favorite fruit is grapes (or raisins).

8. Does the dentist calm you or does it tend to stress you out?
Those are my choices? If I'm in pain when I go to the dentist, I feel sweet relief. If it's just a check up, I feel grateful my dentist and his hygienist  are so friendly and professional.

9. If you had to choose, which is the worst movie you’ve ever seen?
The movie I disliked most as of late was the 2018 Oscar winner Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, MO. I found it a completely sour experience, and couldn't believe I saw the same print as everyone who raved about it.

10. Have you ever found yourself talking to an inanimate object?

11. Do you like movies that are originally based on children’s books?
Well, one of my favorite movies of all time is Mary Poppins.

12. Is your hair more thick or thin? Is it more curly or straight?
My hair is naturally wavy still thick, but has grown thinner with time.

13. Something on the human body that grosses you out the most: Cracked, white heels. Ick!

14. What is your favorite color of apple? Red, green or yellow?

15. Do you hardly ever remember where you put things?

16. Do you ever lay in the grass and look up at the sky, just because?
I did when I was a kid. Not anymore. I don't have a lawn.

17. Are you a controversial person? Do your views oppose others?
I'm an opinionated person.

18. Have you ever thrown a surprise party for someone? Who for?
I once hosted a surprise part for a friend back in high school.

19. What would you say your average word per minute time is on the keyboard?
I have no idea anymore.

20. Do you like fiction or non-fiction books more? What’s your favorite? I tend to read a lot of biographies. The best one I read last year was Little Gloria, Happy at Last, about Gloria Vanderbilt.

21. Do you know how to play pool? Are you any good at it?
I've only ever played twice, not enough to get good at it.

22. The most painful medical procedure you’ve ever had?
None of them has been fun.

23. Are you someone who tends to take a whole lot of naps? Yes

24. Have you ever been pulled over by the cops for speeding?

25. Is anyone in your family a firefighter? No