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22 January 2017

Well, after I wrote an entry about all the marches today, I decided I really missed doing Sunday Stealing, so I decided to do both.

1. Are you loud, outgoing or shy?
Shy, shy, shy!

2. Whatís coming up where youíll see an old friend?
I'm having lunch with one friend on Monday, another on Tuesday and "tea" with some friends on Saturday.  I feel almost....normal.

3. Are you easy to get along with?
You'll have to ask others, but I think I'm pretty easy to get along with.

4. Have you ever given up on someone, but then gone back to them?
Nope.  My love life is so boring.

5. Who was the last person that you had a deep conversation with?
My friend Sandy, at Logos when we switched shifts on Thursday.  It wasn't a long conversation, but deep.

6. Are you okay with being in a big crowd?
Not my favorite place to be.  It's why I hate New York City.  Too damn many people!  When we first moved to Davis, this quiet city drove me nuts and I got "city genes" whenever we went to San Francisco, but those genes died a long time ago.

7. Do you believe in luck and/or miracles?
I don't know.  If you find a dime on the street, you may think it's your lucky day--but does that mean you have luck?  And they tell me I'm a miracle baby because my godmother prayed for a tumor on my neck to go away--and it did, overnight, so I guess I do believe in miracles.

8. What good thing happened during the summer? (Itís good to think about summer when you are freezing your butt off in January.)
It was summer, I believe, when Ned built my new office for me.

9. Do you think there is life on other planets?
Of course  Gene Roddenberry told me there was.  But in all seriousness, anybody who can look at a sky full of stars and think that this tiny little planet is the only place in the cosmos with life is insane.  We will probably never know the truth, but surely there is lots of life out there somewhere.

10. Who was your first crush on?
Judy Garland.

11. What are your bad habits?
Peanut butter, salty crunchy things, ice cream, and inability to keep a neat and tidy house

12. Whatís your favorite part of your daily routine?
Waking up in the recliner under a quilt, pretending I'm still sleeping so the dogs don't demand breakfast, and sneaking peeks at e-mail on my iPad while watching The Today Show.  Once the  dogs know I'm awake, it's all over.  (I can sometimes fool them for an hour!)

13. Other than your significant other, who are you most comfortable with?
My daughter, and my friend Char.

14. Has an ex ever told you that they regret breaking up?
I don't have exes,

15. Why should your celebrity crush drop everything to be with you?
I don't have a celebrity crush.

16. What would be the hardest to give up and why? Books. TV. Music.
Of those three, probably TV.  Music is a no-brainer.  Books would be difficult too, but I think TV would be worse.

17. Do you believe in second chances?

18. What would like to do next in your life?
At 74, I don't have a lot in my bucket list.  Right now I'm so focused on my mother and her dementia that I don't think beyond that for now.

19. Whatís the meanest thing that anyone has ever said to you?
"And to think I used to think you were intelligent."

20. Whatís the nicest thing that anyone has ever said to you?
The first time my now 8 year old granddaughter told me she loved me.  She was about 3 and really didn't seem to like me very much, but I was wheeling her around Costco in a cart and told her I loved her and she said "I love you too."  Brought tears to my eyes.  We've had a better relationship ever since.


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