Saturday, February 06, 2021

Sunday Stealing


1.Can you eat with chopsticks? Nope. I am seriously uncoordinated.

2.Could you tell real money from counterfeit? Well, I understand a $5 is supposed to feature Honest Abe and NOT be pink, so I know these are fake. Other than that, not really.
3.What do you think about school uniforms? I've evolved on this. When I went to public  high school, the "uniform" my friends and I adopted for ourselves was very egalitarian: jeans and t-shirts. Subsequently things have gotten much dressier, with a greater emphasis on accessories. While I'm all for self expression, I worry about the kids who can't afford the accoutrements. So now I like uniforms because they're an equalizer.

4.What ancient civilization would you most like to visit? Ancient? None, thank you. However I am very curious about 19th century America. I'd like to visit Springfield, IL, ca 1860. I've toured the Lincoln sites so many times and find them captivating. A very romantic time. No slaves, of course. And maybe I'd run into Mary and her boys on Adams Street as they stop by to visit Mr. Lincoln at work. There's a Subway near there now, and I remember daydreaming about seeing them as I ate my sandwich.
5.What would make a great new Crayola color? Pantone 294, Cubbie blue! I believe the Dodger blue is similar (if not identical), so this addition would be helpful to many artistic young fans.

6.If an art project is created with the intent of getting rich and famous, does that cast doubt over its significance as a work of art? No. Art is about what we get from it.

7.What do you get in trouble for the most? Ha! My big mouth.
8. Do you blow your nose in public? Of course. I don't make a performance of it, but I don't think sitting there with snot on my face is elegant or hygienic, either.

9.If all the nations in the world are in debt, where did all the money go? Jeff Bezos and Amazon. Maybe Walmart. An oil company?

10.Is it as easy to make you happy now as it was when you were a child? Yes.

11.Who knows, or your parents? My parents are both dead, so I win!

12.What instrument would you like to be famous for playing? Guitar! However, see #1. I'm really bad with the manual dexterity thing.

13.Would you have sex with a stranger for one million dollars? Call me, Bob.
14.Are you completely in control of your body? No. Our bodies call the shots. I think as women, we feel that more keenly than men.

15.What is the coolest web site you know of? I don't know how cool they are, but I spend a lot of time on Goodreads and Letterboxd.



Anthony Rizzo: Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2008
All-Star First Baseman: 2014-2016
Gold Glove First Baseman: 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020
World Series Champion: 2016
My Favorite Most Cub: 2012 through all Eternity


February Blog Challenge -- Day 6


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6) What is something you have always wanted to try but haven't yet?

Cross-country skiing. I prefer really cold days to really hot ones, so it would be a fun and healthy way to take advantage of the way I'm naturally calibrated. Also, I have like NO upper body strength, so it would be a good workout for me.

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Waiting for Tonight (1999)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In this song, Jennifer Lopez anticipates a night of unbridled passion with the love of her life. What are you waiting for tonight? (No pressure; it doesn't have to be as thrilling as hers.) I'm watching this film for my movie group. It's new to me and I'm enthusiastic about it. Afterward, I may reach out and call my oldest friend. Seeing Louis Jordan makes me think of her mother. When we were in junior high, comparing and contrasting David Cassidy, Bobby Sherman and Donny Osmond, her mom would interrupt and say, "Now Louis Jourdan! HE is dreamy!"

2) She sings that she's glad she's beyond those nights that found her tossing and turning alone in her bed. Did you enjoy restful sleep last night? Yes. I put clean sheets on the bed (the flannel ones!) and they felt positively delightful.
3) Whatever Jennifer has planned for tonight, it won't include alcohol. She never drinks liquor. What's the last adult beverage you enjoyed? I had a glass of Bailey's Irish Creme back before Thanksgiving. Since my case of the coronavirus settled in my gut, not my lungs, I've been reluctant to drink again. I don't want to upset my newly-settled stomach.

4) Ms. Lopez performed "Waiting for Tonight" during last year's Super Bowl halftime show. Will you be watching The Big Game this weekend? Nope. This is what I'm living for. (Soon, Gal, soon ...)

5) Speaking of this weekend, The Weeknd will headline the Super Bowl 2021 halftime show. Are you a fan of his? Nope. I'm barely aware of him. He played at Lollapalooza in 2015 when I was there to see Sir Paul. So was most of the midwest. Apparently his fans are passionate and therefore upset that The Weeknd wasn't getting the attention they believe he deserved.

6) Super Bowl Sunday is the #1 day for guacamole consumption in the US. When did you most recently eat something with avocado in it? I don't recall. I'm not a big avocado fan.

7) Chicken wings are a popular Super Bowl dish, too. When did you most recently eat chicken? How was it prepared? I had a pulled chicken sandwich on Friday.

8) This year, fast food chain Chipotle will run their first-ever Super Bowl ad. Do you pay closer attention to commercials during the Super Bowl? No, because I see most of them before the game. I work for an ad agency. This really is a big fucking deal within the industry.

9) Random question: Are you more likely to pretend to be more naive than you really are, or more sophisticated? I've done both. Most recently I pretended to be really unaware of the thinking behind about a project to save a colleague embarrassment. (Hey! Do you think it's possible that they might have meant ....)