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13 October 2019

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!

These are several questions stolen from the Tuesday 4 meme.

1.   Have you ever known anyone that’s been on tv, including you?
Yes.  Many people.  I've been on TV a couple of times; my kids have been on TV and several friends have been on TV for one reason or another.  My friends Ellen and Shelly have been on TV so many times for various gay rights issues, you get bored seeing them!  (Not really)

2.   What do you find yourself buying all the time?
and Haagen Daz mini ice cream bars.

3.   When was the last time you got a real letter in the mail?
A couple of days ago; it was a Swap Bot letter.

4.   Have you ever lived in a house/apartment that has been broken into?
Our house was broken into when I was a kid.  Among other things, they stole the money in my piggy bank.  I was devastated.  Someone tried to break in one other time, when my parents were home.  My father, who worked on the train for the post office, had a gun in the house and sat there opposite the front door with the gun pointed at the door.  I can't remember what happened, but I suspect he just scared the burglar into running away.

5. Did you walk to school with your friends? Take a school bus? Ever have someone carry your books home from school?
Yes.  It was about a mile, and I first picked up my friend Gayle, and then we walked by Maryanne's house, then picked up Georgette and then we were almost at school.  We had no school bus in our catholic school.  And nobody ever carried my books.

6. Do you like pumpkin seeds? Do you carve the pumpkin and roast the seeds? Do you buy packaged, prepared pumpkin seeds?
I'm not a big fan of pumpkin seeds.  In the days when we bought pumpkins, I roasted them for the kids, but I've never bought them.  With Ned living here, I am assuming we will be celebrating Halloween again.

7. Does your car or did a family car have a name?
When the kids were younger we had a big van that could fit all seven of us.  Everybody called it the Jolly Green Giant.  The nice thing about that car was that it was probably the only one like it in town, so the kids couldn't sneak off and do something in the car because everybody knew where they were.

8.  The first week of October was National Mystery Series Week. Do you sleuth alongside Nancy Drew or Miss Marple? Fan of Nero Wolfe?
I was a huge fan of Nancy Drew and now crime dramas are probably my favorite books.  Not Miss Marple or Nero Wolf, but Myron Bolitar, Harry Bosch, and David Baldacci's many heroes and heroines, among others.

9. Have you ever spent ages writing something on your computer when it suddenly crashed and you lost it all?
Maybe long ago, but I've become scrupulous about saving two copies of everything.

10. Are you one of those people who can sleep through anything?
Pretty much, though I also don't sleep all that long, but if I fall asleep and you want to have a party around me, I probably won't hear you.

11. What type or kind of art do you like? And do you draw or paint yourself
The art gene passed me by (my kids are quite artistic).  I like more literal art.  I love Van Gogh and the Impressionists, for example.  I'm not a modern art person.  And I love sculpture.

12. If you went to London, where would you go first?
We've been to London several times. I always visit Charring Cross, the infamous street filled with book stores, and at night we'll be at one of the West End theaters.  My favorite museums are the Museum of the City of London and the Victoria and Albert museum.

13.  What is one quote that you love to quote?
The one I seem to use the most is "I always think there's a band, kid" from The Music Man.

14.  Do you ever at times see the world in black and white?
Literally, no.  And I'd like to think I see shades of everything, left and right.

15. Do you believe there is life somewhere else in the universe?
I've said it before.  It is the height of egotism to assume that we are the ONLY sentient beings in the whole universe.




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