Today in My History
Can't Go Home Again
Busy? Who Me?
Water, Water Everywhere
I'm the Boss, That's Why
Friends I've Never Met Before
Sizzling Summer Entertainment
The Lost Weekend
Five Words in a Stream of Consciousness
Judgment at Nuremberg
Notes from the Little Red Hen
Some (Other) Enchanted Evening
"On the Town"
Books Read in 2017
"The Curious Inciden of
the Dog in the Night-Time"
Personal Home Page
Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2016
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013
Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
(you know how to fix it)
Mirror Site for RSS Feed:
Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piñata Group
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?
Favorite Travel Photos
Things in My Life
7 Days of Meals
mail to Walt
mail to Bev
23 July 2017
Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which
originated on WTIT: The Blog, authored by
Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of
the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the
most interesting and intelligent questions. You may have heard the
expression, “honor among thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we try to
credit the blog that we stole it from, if possible. We also provide a link
to the victim's questions in our "Previous Victims" widget. (It's our way of
saying "Thanks!") Sometimes we edit the original meme, to make it more
relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, to select the best
questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from recently asked
questions from a previously post.
is from Around the House,
which hasn't posted since 2014, so it's obviously pretty old. It asks us to
look around the house and then answer a few questions.
Bedroom: what’s your sleep schedule?
Bwahaha. What sleep schedule? Actually, I guess I do
have some sort of weird schedule. The dogs and I usually go into the
living room to sleep around midnight and then I wake up some time between 3
and 4 (they don't), when I move to the recliner and sleep for a couple more
hours. If I'm lucky I sleep until 6:30 or 7. Today I
actually slept until 8:30. I didn't even hear Walt making
Kitchen: favorite comfort food?
Carbs. Bread. Tortillas, crackers and junk food, which I rarely
buy. Also peanut butter.
Washroom: showers or baths? bubbles? bath bombs?
Shower. Ever since I worked for a gynecologist and found out the
kinds of genital problems things like bubble bath stuff can cause, I have no
desire to lounge around in a bubble bath (though it always looks so nice!).
Closet: sum up your style in a few words.
Comfort, boring. Black pants + t-shirts
Parlor: favorite party or board game?
I sorely miss Cousins Days, when we spent 2-3 days playing non-stop
"65," a card game, or canasta. I loved playing cards with my 2 cousins
(now both dead) and my mother (now no longer able to play even the most
simple card game).
Living room: what do you like to do with your family?
With everybody scattered around the country, we rarely get together en
masse, but when we are together my very favorite thing to do is listen to
the kids talking and laughing together. Nothing lifts my spirits more
Dining room: favorite special occasion food?
Fresh cracked crab with warm French bread, or a delicious leg of lamb
with mashed potatoes and creamed spinach.
Garden: favorite tree? flower?
I love the graceful beauty of a weeping willow. I wanted to plant
one in our yard after David died, but we never did. As for flower, I
love roses that have a scent to them, which home grown do and florist shop
roses do not. I remember when I worked for Dr. G, who always brought
roses in from his garden and I remember the violet ones had the strongest
Attic: what’s one thing you have a sentimental attachment to and you will
never throw away?
we have no attic, so I can't look up there, but the one thing I have a
sentimental attachment to and will never throw away is Delicate Pooh, a Pooh
bear which has been thoroughly loved by each of our children, in turn, and
has very little oomph left in his body these days. The dog once
ate his face off and Jeri repaired it as a Christmas gift for me. He
now lives in a giant mayonnaise jar in a place of honor in our living room.
I case of fire, I would grab Pooh before anything else.
Library: favorite book genre?
Crime drama, like those of Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly, Tess
Gerritsen and others.
Office: if you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
If I were much younger and much more physically fit, I would love to
volunteer at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya and help save
Guest room: have you been to a sleepover? if so, when was your first? do
you like them?
Of course. We used to have them all the time when I was in grammar
and high school. The last time I had a sleepover was our last
From grammar school. Thats me in back. In front, L-R:
Michelle C., Gayle T., Judy L. Janet W.
Foyer: do you like small gatherings, large parties, or one-on-one
Small gatherings with interesting people that I can sit back and listen
to. Thinking of two friends, both of whom are theater experts.
Listening to them talk together is one of my favoritest things.
Pantry: favorite meal to make?
Hmmm.... I don't know that I have a favorite meal to make. Usually
when we are having guests I try to find a dish I've never made before that
Garage: favorite mode of transportation? favorite car?
I've only done it a couple of times but I love riding the train.
For everyday transportation, though I do love our Honda. I don't pay
attention to car brands. If it's comfortable and I can play my iPod
audiobooks and it has air conditioning, I am happy.
Panic room: what was the most nerve-wracking experience you’ve had?
Sitting at a party in New York, which was given in our honor and
receiving a phone call telling us that our youngest son had been in an auto
accident, was in the hospital and not expected to live until we got home.
Sitting in the hotel later, talking to a disembodied stranger and telling
her that yes of course, she could remove our son's organs and give them to
Powder room: do you wear makeup? if so, what one item can’t you live
without? what’s your favorite look?
I haven't worn any makeup in years.