1. When do you feel the world will stop? I don't think it ever will. Things will evolve, of course. That's the natural order of things. But I don't believe it will ever end.
2. What is your personal motto? "Above all, be the heroine of your own life. Not the victim." Nora Ephron.
3. What is the greatest gift you ever received? So many! I've been lucky that way. Most recently I've received flowers from unexpected sources. Snarkypants sent me a bouquet when she sensed I was feeling low. My oldest friend sent another on behalf of my cats for Mother's Day.
|Reynaldo examines the flowers from Snarkela|
|The Happy Fur Mom's Day bouquet|
4. Who is a leader who inspires you? President Kennedy. (BTW, his birthday was yesterday.)
5. What irrationally annoys you more than anything else? The tinfoil hat brigade, the ones who post that they know "the truth." About Dr. Fauci and the vaccines. About the Clintons and Jeffrey Epstein. About Q and "the storm." These poor people deserve my pity more than my scorn. It must be really hot under those tight tinfoil bonnets, with only suspicion and hate for comfort.
6. What small thing can always bring you a bit of joy? Singing with my shower radio each morning.
7. What is your favorite thing to do on a lazy day? Watch the first-place Chicago Cubs. They've won six in a row!
8. How often do you take risks? I'm less inclined to take risks each year, it seems.
9. Write about your happiest memory, Again, I'm lucky to have so many happy memories! One of my favorites is of Easter, when I was 5. My favorite uncle hid our gifts somewhere in his car. Then he put the top down and drove us around the block until we found them. Mine was a book under the floor mat in the back seat. It was about a girl who had yellow curtains in her tree house, and I had yellow curtains in my bedroom.
10. How long do you think it will be before we see a female president? You know, I don't much care about the President's gender. If he or she isn't a crazy racist homophobe, I'm happy. (Isn't it wonderful to wake up each morning and not have to hear about the hate your President tweeted overnight?)
11. Do you think it’s important to be part of a community? Why? Why not? Very much so. It's one of the things our reverend reminds of us often: we're part of something bigger. A congregation, a community, a nation and a world. We have a responsibility to each. If we all do our best to honor that, the world will be a better place for us all.
12. What piece of modern technology are you most grateful to have. It's a toss up between the a/c and the microwave.
13. Do you feel anonymous on line? Depends on what site I'm on and what I'm doing.
14. What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have never gotten around to. A sleep study. I wake up in the middle of the night, and sometimes suffer headaches first thing in the morning, and I suspect I have sleep apnea.
15. What would life be like without the internet? I bet we'd all be more fit. I know I moved more before I spent so much time online.