Today in My History

2000:  Martha Doesn't Live Here
2001:  Where Have All the Flowers Gone
2002:  Peace on Earth Good Will Toward Men
2003:  An Old Waddle Family
2004:  A Charlie Brown Christmas
2005:  We. Are. Fam-i-ly

2006 On Being an Idiot
2007: The Tradition of Service
2008:  One Week
2009:  Fore!
2010:  Santa Read My Letter
2011:  Party Animals
2012: The Wave
2013:  The Dreaded Christmas Letter
Get Me to the Couch on Time

Our Christmas Letter, 2015

Bitter Hack
Updated: 12/6
"Miracle On 34th St: The Musical"

Books Read in 2015
 Updated: 12/10
"Santa Paws"
"Promise Me"
"Shake Hands Forever"

Mirror Site for RSS Feed:
Airy Persiflage

The New Brasilian in my life
(his video is here)

The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers

The story of Delicate Pooh

The story of the Pinata Group

Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

mail to Walt

mail to Bev  


13 December 2015

Why Do You Want To Know That Meme, part two

Stolen from: Love me some surveys

25. List 3 activities that you can only enjoy by yourself.
* Web surfing
* Reading
* Daydreaming

26. If you could live in any biome* (and survive) which biome would you live in? (*a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat, e.g., forest or tundra.)
I would love to live in an area where I could observe "the big five" in Africa, preferably in an insect-free, air conditioned cabin with wifi, though that is not "naturally occurring")

27. How do you like being roused in the morning?
I'm never roused.  I rouse myself without alarm clock or animal assistance.  I generally wake up in a good mood.

28. How was your day? What did you do?
Quiet.  Lots of TV watching, writing at the computer and nap taking in preparation for reviewing a new show.

29. What did your last text message say?
"Did I remember to send you a copy of our Christmas letter?"

30. Do you respond to texts quickly?
As soon as I see them (though admittedly this might be a day later, since I don't check for texts often, since I receive so few of them)

31. Who was the last person you called?
A Chinese restaurant to find out if they are open on Christmas (they aren't).

32. List 5 things that are on your wish list.
* World Peace
* A Clean House
* Trump's withdrawal from the race
* A cure for dementia
* A nice visit with our granddaughters on Christmas day

33. If you were famous, what do you think you would be famous for?
I would hope it would be for writing, but I'm not holding my breath!

34. Winter or summer?
Oh definitely winter.

35. What is a quality that all people should have?

36. If you could have a large collection of one item, what would that item be?
I'm at a point in my life where I want to divest myself of items (even books) rather than collect them.

37. What have you been thinking about lately?
My mother.  Always my mother.

38. What is the secret to a happy life?
Being content with what you have and not wanting what you can't have.

39. What are some phrases you say often?
f***; cool; I always think there's a band, kid; "are you hungry? Do you want Dinner?!" (said in an excited tone to the dogs)

40. Favorite food?
Normally I say Dungeness crab, but since we can't eat that here now due to poisons in the ocean, I'll have to say good Chinese food (sadly, the best place for that here in Davis has closed).

41. What is your wish for the world?
Peace and bathrooms for all

42. What are some of your greatest fears?
President Trump (shudder!)

43. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
I didn't download to my computer, but I downloaded a Trivial Pursuit app to my cell phone.

44. Most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen (in real life)?
Oh so many things!  The Cliffs of Mohr in Ireland, the Indian Ocean in Australia, the cathedral at Kizhi Island in Russia, some incredible silk embroidery in China, La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona; San Francisco on a crystal clear day, so many views from so many mountain tops .... and more.

45. Spicy food: Like or dislike?
I'm more a mild spice kinda person.  You will not see me using sriracha, for example.

46. Scary movies: Like or dislike?
I can take them or leave them.  Mostly I leave them.

47. Do you like to travel?
I like seeing new places; I don't like the process of getting there.

48. Any regrets?
Regrets?  I've had a few, but then again too few to mention.

49. Do you like rain?
Absolutely love it.  We are due for some tomorrow.  Fingers crossed!


The Pinnacles in Australia...another starkly beautiful sight

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