Sunday, February 25, 2024

Sunday Stealing


1. Have you ever smoked cigarettes? Nope. I've never smoked a joint, either. I am so entirely creeped out by the idea of taking in smoke and releasing it through my nose. I mean, ICK! EWW! Why? Plus smoking cannot not bother the people around you. It's just rude.

2. What do you think of hot dogs? I think of them often and consume them a couple times/month.

3. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Milk. I hate the smell of coffee almost as much as I hate the smell of cigarette/pot smoke.

4. What's your favorite piece of jewelry that you own? I like my My Intent necklaces. I rotate them depending on what I think I need that day. I choose from GRATITUDE, COMPASSION, FOCUS and NOW.

5. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? Milk, water, Coke.

6. Like to travel? Yes and no. I like to see new places and long to return to dear familiar vacation spots from years gone by. I really enjoy hotels. But I hate flying and don't much enjoy road trips. I wish I could take Amtrak everywhere.

7. What should you be doing right now? According to my Connie Cat, who is right here beside me, I should be filling those food bowls.

8, Your phone rings. Who do you want it to be? I would give anything for it to be my friend, Henry.

9. Do you like to ride horses? Yes. I took riding lessons in junior high and would love to ride. But it's expensive and rather remote.

10. In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener? Talker. I'm like Chandler on Friends. I've got to fill the silences.

11. What's in your pocket right now? Nothing. Right now I am wearing an oversized t-shirt as pajamas and there are no pockets.

12. Last thing that made you laugh? Last night I watched Born Yesterday, a delightful comedy from 1950, that we're discussing at this week's movie group. You can watch it, and see Judy Holliday's Oscar winning performance, for free here on YouTube.

13. How many TVs do you have in your house? Two. I think I'm going to have to replace the one in the bedroom soon. It's ancient, nearly 24 years old. But I don't like to add to the landfill until absolutely forced to.

14. Who's your loudest friend? My boss, CeeCee. Her voice really carries.

15. Favorite sports team? (If you don't have one, just state that ...) I don't have one. HA! I am told there are people who don't like baseball generally -- and the Cubs more specifically -- and I feel sorry for these people. Baseball is beautiful. It's symmetrical (everyone gets the same number of outs; no "sudden death" in America's past time). It can be as complex or simple as you let it be. It's iconic: you may not like sports but you know who Babe Ruth is, you've heard the phrase, "It ain't over till it's over," you know it's three strikes and you're out. Being a Cub fan is in my DNA. During the tumultuous 1960s, the only "safe" topic at family gatherings was Ernie Banks. My grandmother loved Ryne Sandberg. Anthony Rizzo's passion on the field and tireless charity work are an inspiration to me. My nephew's Cubbie love led him to become a baseball writer. We are Cub fans because that's how the Good Lord made us.