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Things in My Life
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mail to Bev
31 July 2016
1. Youíre building your dream house. Whatís the one thing
that this house absolutely, positively MUST HAVE? (other than the obvious
basics of course)
Only one story, with a bathroom that has the option of a walk-in bathtub,
like they advertise on TV
2. What is your dream car?
I don't pay attention to cars or models. My dream car has air
conditioning, and the usual things for phone, etc. It would also be
nice if it had a cassette player, since I have so many tapes.
3. What is your favorite website that isnít a blog.
Facebook or SwapBot.
4. iPhone or Droid, which do you want/have?
iPhone...and I desperately need a newer model.
5. When youíre feeling down or lonely or just generally out of sorts,
what do you do to cheer yourself up?
6. Tell me about something or someone that you love that most people seem
The only person I can think of is milder than a love/hate thing, but a
like/dislike thing is more like it. I am a big fan of Rachel Maddow
and my friend Kathy can't stand her voice. I suspect Walt can't stand
her either, since
he usually leaves the room when she comes on, but I love listening to her
because she is so scrupulous about double checking her facts and she is
willing to fairly interview anybody, not just people she agrees with.
She seems to treat everyone fairly.
7. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A nurse, a nun, a mother. I made one of those goals.
8. Would you go on a reality show if given the chance?
Not for all the tea in China!
9. Who was your favorite teacher when you were growing up? (Grade school,
Middle School, Jr. High or High School only.)
Sister Anne, my typing teacher when I was a junior in high school. We
became very close friends for that year, I became a great typist, and was
her assistant on all clerical things. I was very upset when she was
transferred to Arizona the next year. However, we remained friends for
the rest of her life and Jeri (Jerilyn Anne) is named after her. I saw
her many years ago when I was in St. Louis for a meeting and she brought me
to Indiana to the convent mother house, where she lived. I found out
she was the convent brewmaster! She died a few months before Ned and
Marta got married and I found out about it because the wedding announcement
they sent to her was returned with a note that she had died.
10. You get one pass to do something illegal or immoral. What are you
Too late for one, too moral for the other.
11. What were you doing 10 years ago?
Ten years ago today Walt and
I flew to Los Angeles
to see Jim Brochu in Zero Hour, his one man show about Zero Mostel, which went on to New York (directed
by Piper Laurie), where we went to the premiere and attended our first (and
probably only) opening night party at Sardi's (where I met Theodore Bikel).
The show eventually won the Drama Critics award in New York, beating out S.
Epatha Merkeson's one woman show.
12. By this time next year, I ...
....will probably be doing exactly the same thing I'm doing now.
13. What is something that you need to do but you've
14. Which fictional, TV show character you would shag anytime?
Too old for such thoughts. I often feel that it's a mistake to meet
the actors who play your favorite character, because it's the character
you like and the actor could be a real jerk. I like to keep the
mystique alive. Rita Hayworth always said "they go to bed with
"Gilda"...and then wake up with me."
15. What is your greatest pet peeve?
Right now it's the sound of Donald Trump's voice...he is everywhere!
16. Tell me about your most recent trip of more than 100 miles?
Must have been our last trip to Santa Barbara (400 miles). I don't
remember when that was. We weren't there for Thanksgiving or either of
the girls' birthdays, but sometime within the last year.
17. Which do you use more often, the dictionary or the thesaurus?
Probably the thesaurus. When you write for pay, you get into the bad
habit of using the same words over and over again. Thanks to the
thesaurus, I have options.
18. Do you have a nickname? What is it?
Nope. Just Mom or Bev.
19. What are you dreading at the moment?
Going to Sacramento to review a show. Only because I have to cook a
meal quickly. (Or it seems quickly, since we have to leave the
house by 7)
20. Do you have a meme you think we should steal? (Yes, an old trick. But
c'mon now. I gotta give it a shot. It's a lot harder to find memes now. But
it's ok to answer "You're lazy" an all it a day.)
I wish I could help you. I used to do a lot of memes, but for the last
several years I just do Sunday Stealing and sometimes Saturday 9, which I
know a lot of people here also participate in.