1. You have just been hired to clean your own home, what
is your first complaint?
What do I do with all this crap???
2. Are you able to ignore a ringing telephone?
I can. I don't usually, but most of the calls I receive are robo calls
(recordings) and I'm curious to see where they are coming from. (the
top calls are from Microsoft telling me there is a problem with my computer;
from some medical thing saying my doctor has recommended I have an emergency
machine; some company that supposedly represents all of my bank accounts,
telling me they can lower my interest rate; and something about the car.
Those calls just about every day.
3. How often do you allow a ringing phone to go to voice mail?
Ideally, if I don't recognize the number, but there is only one area code in
Davis and lots of robo calls are now calling from that area code and I
usually answer those calls because I don't know the phone numbers of people
I know all that well..
4. Do you answer your cell phone, out in public, every time it rings? Or
do you silence it and get back to it when you’re in a more private area?
I can't actually remember the last time it rang in public. If it does
ring in public, depending on where I am I'll probably answer it.
5. How often would you say you’re on your home phone? Your cell phone?
I can go days without calls on either phone. The only person I ever
chat with regularly is Jeri. Once in a great while someone else
calls, but 99% of the time it's Jeri.
6. Do you like talking on the phone or do you view it as a necessary
I kind of like talking on it, depending on who is calling. I always
enjoy chatting with Jeri.
7. When did you last go for a bike ride?
In 2003, when I was in Australia.
8. Do you own a bike?
Not any more; it was stolen.
9. Given the most popular New Year’s resolution of losing weight, would
you consider putting bicycle riding as one of your exercise options? Why or
No. I loved my stolen bike. I spent a lot of money on it and it
had the perfect seat and other things. To just ride a "bike" would not
be as comfortable...and I don't want to buy a new bike because I'm still
nervous about riding a bike after my accident and don't want to spend a lot
of money on something I might not be able to ride. (Which is too bad
because biking was the one exercise I actually really enjoyed)
10. If you had to name a smell that always makes you nostalgic, what
would it be? What sorts of memories does the smell evoke?
The smell of gardenias always reminds me of the first funeral viewing I ever
attended, when I was 5 years old (my grandparents took me....who takes a 5
year old to a viewing?) I can still see the coffin and the nose of the
deceased sticking up from it.
11. What did you do over the weekend? No detail is too small. This is
your journal, so tell us about the mundane tasks in your life.
Wow...that was a whole week ago. What did I do? I guess the main
thing I did was to binge watch The Undoing on HBO. Sunday was
Easter and we didn't do anything special. Ned sous vide-d a
roast beef for dinner.
12. If it weren’t for my blog, I _________.
....wouldn't have anything creative in my life.
13. When was the last time you replied “because I said
so”? Do you find yourself saying that a lot? Or do you prefer to tell people
WHY you want them to do something for you.
I probably said it to the kids when they were growing up, but I don't
14. What is the worst gift you’ve ever received?
A scale. A woman who had lived with us for several months showed up
out of the blue with a scale for me. I felt like it had "FAT" written
15. Tell us the worst gift you’ve ever given. What was the reaction of
I don't remember giving a bad gift to anyone. I try to give gifts that
I think people will like. Maybe the "worst" gift was a book of Lego
things people could make which I gave to my granddaughter, who was a great
Lego builder. But she was 7 yrs old and made complicated kits and didn't
know what to do without a kit. I thought it was a great gift
and she didn't like it at all.