Sunday, July 19, 2020


She's practically perfect in every way

1. What's your favorite movie from your childhood and why? Mary Poppins. First of all, because it's a wonderful movie. Second, because it's the first movie I ever saw in the theater, on the big screen. Like just about everyone else who's able to fog up a mirror, I got Disney+ this month so I could binge on Hamilton. Must remember to spend some time with my girl, Mary, too, before the month is over and I cancel my subscription.

2. What is home to you?
The humble abode where I'm sitting right now.

3. Do you get emotionally invested in stories? (I'm asking about movies, books, tv shows, whatever medium you like your stories in.)

4. What is the most physical damage you've ever received without needing medical intervention (so no stitches or splints or anything)? Well, the worst pain I've ever been in was courtesy of a kidney stone. I'd rather have surgery again that suffer a repeat of that. I was given meds for it but there was no stitches or splints or anything.

5. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Ya got me there.

6. Do you have any obsessions? Like Tv shows, or cats or something. Not addictions.

I love them.

7. What question or question would you like God to answer? I really don't have anything. I believe that when I die and get to Heaven, I'll enjoy eternal life and eternal peace, which means I'll understand the answers to all my questions.

8. Do you bite your nails? Of course! If I tried to bite someone else's, I'd get in big trouble.

9. What do you like about the place you live? (I mean your housing, apt, house, mobile home, etc.) All my stuff is here.

10. What do you like about the city or town where you live? It's diverse. We aren't perfect, but we are trying to be better at understanding one another and making everyone feel welcome.

11. Is there one place you have visited that you wish you could live there? I could see myself living in Brookline, MA. When I vacationed in Boston, I took a little sidetrip there to see JFK's birthplace and just really enjoyed the town.

12. What's your favorite cookie to snack on? I like them all!

13. Are you a Apple person or PC type person and why? Yes. I have an Apple computer and an Android smartphone. MacBooks are easy to use, Motorola phones are easy to afford.

14. What's your favorite things about the Zoo? I like the people watching and the junk food. As the animals go, my favorite is the okapi. They're related to the giraffe and, despite the stripes, have no zebra in their bloodline. They're shy with people but social with one another, making this cute little "chuff" noise.

15. Did you grow up in the country, city or small town and what did you like about it (or hate about it if you didn’t like it)? I grew up in the same small town my parents grew up in. I didn't care for all the sameness. All WASP. Catholics were exotic. I never met a Jew until high school and the district included kids from nearby towns. Growing up this way is not healthy. The earlier we meet different kinds of people, the better.

16. What kinds of things were you into and do when you were growing up? I played Barbies and rode my bike.

17 .Do you enjoy receiving letters or postcards more, and why? Yes. Because it means someone I love thinks enough of me to write and send it.

18. Do or did you know any of your great-grandparents? Tell me about them. I knew Bunna, my mom's grandmother. Her given name was Louise, but since my mother was her oldest grandchild and called her "Bunna," the whole family did. She smelled funny and wore massive, floral house dresses and died when I was in junior high. I thought she was really bossy, but my mother loved her to the moon. When my mom was tiny, Bunna always made sure she had fruit cocktail with a cherry with dinner. That meant the world to my mother.

19. Do you like to be outdoors? What is your favorite thing to do there? I like to walk and wander.

20. Have you ever broken a bone or been badly injured? Yes. When I was in pre-school, I fell down the stairs and broke my clavicle. I don't remember the pain at all, but I do recall being in a sling.