Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing

1. Have you ever known anyone that’s been on tv, including you?

A. Yes. I have been on TV myself and one of my friends' husband is a TV news anchor. I met a lot of TV news reporters who were covering the same story as I was when I was a print journalist. I have also met several Virginia governors, who of course were on TV all the time, and our current member of the state House of Delegates, who is also on TV a great deal, hugs me when he sees me.

2. What do you find yourself buying all the time?

A. Chocolate and books.

3. When was the last time you got a real letter in the mail?

A. Saturday, sort of. I have a friend who sends out mass letters about her life on a quarterly basis.

4. Have you ever lived in a house/apartment that has been broken into?

A. No.

5. Did you walk to school with your friends? Take a school bus? Ever have someone carry your books home from school?

A. I rode a bus until I started high school. Then my mother dropped me off in the mornings on her way to work (she drove right past the high school) and rode the bus home. Then after I turned 16, I drove myself to school. I don't recall anyone ever carrying my books home from school.

6. Do you like pumpkin seeds? Do you carve the pumpkin and roast the seeds? Do you buy packaged, prepared pumpkin seeds?

A. I will eat pumpkin seeds but I don't go out of my way to do so. I haven't carved a pumpkin in years.

7. Does your car or did a family car have a name?

A. No.

8. The first week of October was National Mystery Series Week. Do you sleuth alongside Nancy Drew or Miss Marple? Fan of Nero Wolfe?

A. I was a fan of Nancy Drew and haven't yet checked out the new series but I taped it and am waiting to do so. Otherwise not a fan of the two mentioned, but I liked Sue Grafton's books.

9. Have you ever spent ages writing something on your computer when it suddenly crashed and you lost it all?

A. I have. However, I have my backup settings set to save every 10 minutes now.

10. Are you one of those people who can sleep through anything?

A. No. My husband can, but I cannot.

11. What type or kind of art do you like? And do you draw or paint yourself?

A. I like most any kind of art, even stuff that I don't understand or find weird. I do not draw or paint but I color. I like to color.

12. If you went to London, where would you go first?

A. I would visit my friend who lives in Bolton which is not London but it is in England. If I have to stay in London, then I suppose I would go see Big Ben.

13. What is one quote that you love to quote?

A. "Not all who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien.

14. Do you ever at times see the world in black and white?

A. My eyes are still working well enough that I see colors.

15. Do you believe there is life somewhere else in the universe?

A. Yes. It might not be life like we understand it, but I think that it would not be farfetched to find life of some sort. We will likely never get there, though. We're not that advanced.

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  1. I never got into Sue Grafton, which is weird, since we are in Santa Barbara so often.

    My "letters about my life" are my blog, daily not quarterly!

  2. Hmmmm. Usually I only receive annual update letters inside Christmas cards.

    My favorite part is the "subtle braggadocio" thinly veiled by complaining.

    Art got bitten by a tsetse fly in Zambia and came down with sleeping sickness the entire safari until we finally got him to a Starbucks and poured about twenty trenta machiatoes in him. Then he spent about twenty minutes in the men's room at the airport before we boarded the plane to sunny Ibiza. Little Jeannie got stung by a Mediterranean jellyfish while swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. And wouldn't you know it? None of the drugstores had Coppertone.

    Merry Christmas from Art and Jean! And Best Wishes for a New Year!

  3. Oh chocolate and books! I am coming to your house! Love your answers! Have a nice day!

  4. I didn't know there is a new Nancy Drew and now I have to look into it! Chocolate and books sounds wonderful, though my chocolate days are over.

  5. What? Wait! There's a new Nancy Drew series?? Where and when do I find this??

  6. I saw an ad for the new Nancy Drew just today.

  7. Making friends is hard. I've got close ones but we don't have any couple friends. We are going to West Hartford's (the town where I grew up)duel 50th high school reunion. I went to one for a year but graduated at a private school. I bought tickets (they did send me info)hoping to meet a couple or two...

  8. Naming cars has to be a family affair, I guess. We had a car called The Wingéd Tank when I was a kid. It was my mother’s Plymouth station wagon.
    Nancy Drew is something I never got to read as a kid. It may be time to do it!
    The last question: What you say is true. We are not advanced enough to not be thought of as an infectious disease, so I think we’re stuck here.


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