Today in My History

2000:  Mind over Bladder
Whatever Happened to Pin the Tail...?
Day 2
Are You Being Served?
Take THAT, Hilton!
Heat Frustration Days
You Can Go Home Again, Briefly
2008:  Clammy, and None Too Fresh
2009:   Cousins Day  
2010:   The Sleek Black Thing
2011:   Disrupted Again
2012:  Tranquility
2013:  It's Not Sunday, But...
2014:  Old Friends
2015:  Today at Logos

2016:  Sunday Stealing
2017:  Accidental Vegetarian

2018:  Me and Father Joe
2019:  A Pleasant Surprise
2020:  Benny and Baseball
2021:  Saturday 9

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 7/21
"Stay Close"
Harlan Coben
(book #34 in 2022)

My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2022
Books Read in 2021
Books Read in 2020
Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018
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
Books Read in 2010

Cast (updated 7/21)

Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person?

mail to Walt / mail to Bev

24 July 2022

Hi! 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!



Stolen from Hodgepodge




1. What's something you've recently accomplished solo
I made an apple pie.

2. What's one product you use that never ever fails?
It would have to be foods -- Best Food mayonnaise, Peet's French Roast coffee, and Skippy peanut butter

3. Have you found your place in the world? Where is it?
When I was growing up, never did I dream I would be happy as a suburban housewife, but I am.

4. Worst movie you ever saw?
When Peggy was here, we went to see Dr. T and the Women, where Richard Gere plays an obstetrician.  Having worked in an obstetrician's office for 12 years, I figured I would enjoy it.  It was terrible.  So completely unlike how an obstetrics office would be run.  We both hated it and left after 20 minutes or so.

5. What's the last fun thing you did?
Strangely it was my mother's memorial.  She had been dead 4 months, so the grief had subsided...and she died of Alzheimers anyway and hadn't been "herself" in a few years.  We had not been to any gathering in a long time because of COVID and it was nice to see so many people, and especially nice that Jeri flew out from Boston and Tom brought the grandkids up from Santa Barbara.

6. What's your favorite Italian dish?
Veal parmesan...but I never order it any more because of all the calves killed to make it.

7. Have you ever been to France? Any desire to visit there, and if so what would site or city would you most want to see?
I've been to France twice.  I wanted to love Paris, and I didn't, but I loved the south of France and would like to go back again and spend time around Arles.

8. Have you ever been to Disney, any of the parks at all? Are you a Disney superfan or something less than that? They're open right now so tell us, would you go if you had the time/money/a free trip?
No.  I would not.  We have been to the original Disneyland many times, with each of our kids and with most of our foreign visitors and I'm tired of it.  These days it's entirely too expensive.  We took the jazz choir from the high school there to perform for two years.  They had to pay full price to get into the park and could not go out into the park until after lunch, when they performed.  I was very upset by that.

9. Your favorite place to go when you want to be quiet as a church mouse? Would those who know you well describe you as more church mouse or perhaps more like mighty mouse?
Maybe not a church mouse, but definitely a quiet mouse.  This room (my office) is pretty quiet.

10. Do you bake your own bread? Last time you had hot out-of-the-oven homemade bread? What's your favorite kind of bread?
I haven't baked bread in awhile, but I used to bake all of our bread.  I like plain ol' white bread but I can't remember the last time I made any.  I used to make all kinds of bread, using all kinds of flours and fillings.

11. What's something you might say is 'the greatest thing since sliced bread'?
Frozen puff pastry

12. Share with us five little things you're grateful for today. Small blessings. One catch-they all must start with the letter T.
- television
- trees (especially our apple tree)
- toast with butter
- tomatoes
- theater

13. Tell us where you were and something about what life was like when you were 20- 21.
I was living in an apartment in Berkeley and working for the Physics Department at UC Berkeley.  The Free Speech movement was going on at that time and my boss was on the faculty committee.  Mario Savio was the head of the Free Speech movement and all the newspapers had him listed as the most dangerous man in America.  I'm not sure what he needed to do, but one of my bosses gave me the key to one of the physics labs to give to him.  He was very polite.

14. What's on the menu at your house this week?
I am no longer in charge of the menu in the house, so I'm surprised and very grateful every night when Ned calls me to dinner.

15. Something you recently purchased where a coupon was involved? Do you regularly shop with coupons?
I pretty much have never used coupons and I can't remember the last time I did.


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