13 May, 2018
Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT:
The Blog. 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. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd
Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud) Cheers to all of us thieves!
This is from
Haired Mary, who hasn't blogged in a couple of years, but says she
is a fan of "wit and symbolism" and likes doll making and
could, where would you max out a credit card?
My automatic response would be "a book store," but I have so many
books now, I really can't "fit" any more. Amazon is a good answer,
since you can get just about anything there, from paper clips to major
appliances, but for a "real" store, I guess it would be Michael's, because I
always spend too much, always wish I could spend more and have this fantasy
that with enough stuff from Michael's, I could make this office neat again.
Why do you
like the music you listen to?
I don't listen to a lot of music any more, but when I do it's either
show music or some classical music that will calm the cacophony created in
my brain by
the ever worsening situation in this country.
your favorite colors?
Red and yellow. Primary colors.
Not any more. I have, at certain periods of my life collected
stamps, Judy Garland memorabilia, souvenir spoons and magnets. I
suppose I kind of collect postcards, but only by accident of joining Swap
You can't really beat being retired and working 0-3 days a week
reviewing stage shows. It doesn't pay much, but the perks are great.
You lose me here. I haven't used cosmetics in a very long
I don't wear perfume, but I love the smell of the ocean, of a real
(not hot house) rose, freshly brewing coffee, baking bread, puppy breath, and
the hair of a newborn baby.
Chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, and then the flavors of foods like
crab and clam dip.
I'm not really a magazine person, but I do take Food Network,
Pioneer Woman, and This Week (a news magazine)
piece of jewelry:
I don't wear jewelry. I have had favorite pieces of jewelry,
some given to me by the grandkids, until they broke or were lost, and an
opal necklace that I don't wear any more.
Thanksgiving, because it's the one holiday where there are no
expectations of what to give or get and the reason is just to get together
with family. I am fortunate that our family has always gotten along
well, so it has almost always been a pleasant holiday (and you can't beat a
holiday that ends with pumpkin pie.
Autumn because the leaves are beautiful and it is followed by
winter, which I enjoy. Winter rains, sadly, are followed by the
beautiful blossoms of spring but that is only a harbinger for the heat of
summer, my least favorite season.
Coffee. Peet's French Roast, which we have been drinking since
Peet first opened his first store in Berkeley. (did you know that the
Starbucks guy learned coffee roasting from Alfred Peet?)
you go on vacation if you could go anywhere?
Somewhere in Africa where I could see wild animals. Maybe
Botswana, which is supposed to have the largest number of elephants left in
Africa. But I fear that my traveling days are over, because of both my
mother's condition and my body, which ain't what it used to be (and it never
was that hot to begin with!)
of geek are you?
What defines a geek? I love Star Trek, enjoy some sci
fi books, though have not read that many. I have a desktop, a laptop,
an iPad, an iPod, a Kindle and a cell phone and use them all, but couldn't
program any of them if I had to. I am fairly good at PhotoShop, at
least all I need for my needs. I can zip through a lot of functions on
our TV remote, but again only the ones that I need, so I haven't bothered to
learn the rest. I don't really think of myself as a geek.