Sunday, October 16, 2022

Sunday Stealing


1. You are walking down the road and you look down. There is a bug. Do you step on it?  No. I grew up on Charlotte's Web. That bug could be someone's mother or friend.

2. What is one fantasy that you want to come true more than any other? To find enduring peace of mind.

3. Someone knocks on your door. Do you look out the window to see who it is before you open it? Do you open it regardless of who it is? I look through the peephole. I'm on the 4th floor of a building with a security door on the ground level. It's likely a neighbor on the other side of the door. A stranger should not be up here, and I won't open the door.

4. Have you ever eaten Play-Doh? Of course. It's salty. BTW, if you claim you didn't at least taste it, I suspect you are either sadly incurious or lying.

5. What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon as a child? Mr. Peabody and his boy, Sherman. "Every dog should have a boy."

6. Are you a people watcher? Of course! It's one of the ways we learn about one another.

7. I have a bowl of fruit.  There are apples, oranges & pears. You help yourself to one. Which one do you choose? May I have an orange, please?

8. What is your biggest pet peeve in the blogging world? People who spread misinformation. It was particularly insidious at the height of the pandemic. It has continued with The Big Election Lie. Are the purveyors of this misinformation purposely deceiving others or are they just so guileless they believe and re-bleat what they hear on Fox? I can't know what's in their hearts, but I see the damage they do.

9. What was the last really funny movie you watched? I haven't watched many movies lately (see post below) so my answer may sound strange, but Misery. Some of Annie's word choices just crack me up: Dirty Birdy, Mr. Man.

10. What word do you use far too often?  "Fuck." It would have more impact if I used it more sparingly.

11. How long do you spend in the shower? As long as I can! I love my morning shower. Last month, when I was suffering so from kidney stones, I soaked in the tub for relief.

12. What is something that you've never done that you secretly are dying to do? Win a massive amount in the Lottery. Wait! That's not a secret. But I'm still dying to do it.

13. Your favorite flavor of soup is….?  Good old chicken noodle. This time of year, butternut squash soup is good, too.
14. You are sitting on a bench in the park and a bug walks in front of your feet…. I'm not sure I'd even notice. Bugs in the park are to be expected, like leaves and twigs.



Baseball, baseball, baseball

My Saturday was devoted to America's past time. I'm having a hard time separating myself from former Cub manager Joe Maddon's memoir of a life in baseball. Whenever forced to do something else during the day -- like chores -- I was resentful that I wasn't with Joe.

Then I started watching the Astros/Mariners game. The Astros are heavy favorites to represent the American League in the World Series. The Mariners were supposed to feel lucky to be there. The Mariners played the game of their lives last night. Eighteen (18!) innings -- literally twice the length of a regulation game -- before they finally fell. 

Of course I had to switch to the Yankees/Guardians game. The Yankees lost, but I'm still hopeful. It can't be an accident that my beloved Anthony Rizzo is facing the end of his season in the same city where, six seasons ago, as a Cub, he was looking at the same fate. He prevailed then. I have hopes he will do the same tonight.

Then there's the Dodgers. They had the best record in baseball during the regular season, yet they fell  unceremoniously to their California neighbors to the south, San Diego.

Today I'm looking forward to more Joe and the Yankees/Guardians rematch at 7:00 PM. (Go, Rizz!)