Saturday, April 16, 2022

Sunday Stealing

 Stolen from SwapBot

1.    What’s the weirdest smell you have ever smelled? Some flaming cheese thing at a Greek restaurant. I don't know if it was overcooked/burned or if that's just how it was supposed to smell. Either way, it was memorable.

 2.   What would be the hat to end all hats? What could you wear on your head that would make people stop what they are doing and stare in awe and amazement?


3.    What is something that everyone looks stupid doing? Bending over to tie or untie their shoes. I noticed this at the salon Friday when I got my pedicure. No one looks graceful putting on or getting out of shoes with laces.

 4.   In 40 years, what will people be nostalgic for? Working from home. I predict offices will be open again at least 3 days/week and we'll amaze our grandchildren with tales of how we went years without literally going to work.

 5.   How do you feel about putting pineapple on pizza? Chacun à son goût.

6.   If animals could talk, which would be the rudest? Sharks. They seem like such angry, selfish bastards.

 7.   What’s the best type of cheese? American.

 8.   Where is the strangest place you’ve urinated or defecated? I peed in the parking lot of a motel. A group of us were on a road trip -- a bachelorette party -- and the organizer didn't make reservations in advance because, well, who needs them? All the motels in Lake Geneva were booked and we couldn't afford a nice hotel. Anyway, the manager of one of the cheap hotels told us we could sleep in our car in his parking lot and he wouldn't report us to the police for loitering. Ah, the stupid things we do when we're young!

 9.    In one sentence, how would you sum up the internet? It's essential.
10.   Which insect could you happily do without seeing for a good long time? Bed bugs

11,   What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever worn? I lived through the 1970s. It was an embarrassing, ugly decade.

12.  What’s the weirdest thing a guest has done at your house? Nothing comes to mind.

13.  Is cereal soup? Why or why not? No. Cuz it's not.

14.   What is the sexiest and least sexy name? Paul and Ethel. However this is not something I feel strongly about.

15.   What fictional character is amazing in their book / show / movie, but would be insufferable if you had to deal with them in mundane everyday situations? Scarlett O'Hara



Hi. I guess I am.

I had a tooth pulled Friday morning. I think I'm healing OK, but I'm not 100% sure because I'm still on painkillers. I'm aware of a little tenderness on the site, so maybe it would hurt like hell if not for pharmaceuticals. I'll know at about 4:00 AM, when this pill wears off. 

I didn't get any of the million thing done today that I intended to. I just haven't felt like it, and I'm following my feelings on this one. Babying myself. I have to be healed by dawn on Wednesday, because that's when I take off for Hollywood and The TCM Classic Film Festival. I have waiting for this vacation for so long, it would be a real shame if it didn't come off well.

I was going to go to church tomorrow. My first in-person worship in two years. Even knew what I'd wear: that pale blue/white print pullover I just got from Kohl's. The light color seems so appropriate for spring. But I think tomorrow I'll Zoom it again. I want to be as gentle with myself as possible to accelerate healing.

I am so grateful for Zoom. It would make me sad to miss church on Easter!

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: This Is the Way the Bunny Hops
(From the archives)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) Why do you suppose there are so many songs about Santa Claus, yet very few about the Easter Bunny? I don't know why, but I wish it weren't so. Easter is the holiday Crazy Sam has the toughest time finding songs for!

2) This song was written by The Kiboomers, two early education teachers who are passionate about the power of music to help kids learn. Tell us about a teacher who had an impact on your life. In high school, we had an American History teacher named Mr. D. He came to the school as a student teacher and stayed for more than 40 years (which I guess is pretty rare). He loved that school and he loved each one of us. I came to him at about the midpoint in his career. He encouraged us to think for ourselves about everything regarding America. He said it was up to us to make America a "more perfect union," and we couldn't improve it if we didn't recognize the weaknesses as well as the strengths. He didn't inspire my more activist patriotism (JFK did that), but he certainly nurtured it. I am grateful.

3) Legend has it that the Easter Bunny was introduced to America in the 1700s by German immigrants. These children waited for a magic creature who left colored eggs. Today's kids dye Easter eggs themselves. When did you most recently color eggs? It's been decades. My niece was a little girl and she's a married lady now.

4) The Easter Bunny is usually shown carrying a wicker basket filled with eggs, toys and candy. Is there any wicker in the room you're in right now? I have two magazine racks and then there are wicker baskets filled with "stuff." (Filling wicker baskets with "stuff" is how I organize.)

5) While marshmallow Peeps are manufactured all year around, they are most popular at Easter. Do you prefer the chicks or the bunnies? The chicks, but only
aesthetically. I really don't care for either.

6) A little time in the microwave can do ugly things to a Peep. Have you ever nuked a Peep? No, and I don't know anyone who has. This might be an urban legend. The WWG1WGA of holiday candy.
7) Would you prefer a hollow or a solid chocolate bunny? I prefer hollow. The thinner chocolate melts so fetchingly on my tongue.

8) A traditional American Easter dinner usually includes glazed ham or roast lamb. Which would you rather have as your main course? Ham.

9) Easter is considered the season of rebirth. What makes you feel refreshed or rejuvenated? Singing along with my shower radio every morning.