Today in My History
Don't Look Back
Aging in Rochester
Where Am I? How Did I Get Here?
Battered Woman Syndrome
Napping with Kate
So Many Choices
A Restaurant Review
The War on Women
On the Eve of my 70th Birthday
For Want of a Heel
One of the Girls
Books Read in 2019
Personal Home Page
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
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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!
1. when did you last sing to yourself?
I don't sing. I used to sing, especially in the car with music
playing, but something weird happened to my voice a few years ago and
I have a vocal range of only about 2-3 notes most of the time, so it's just
not fun to sing any more.
2. if a crystal ball could tell you the truth about anything, what would you
want to know?
The most pressing bit of information I'd like to know today is how much
longer my mother is going to live, since she just ran out of her long term
care insurance. (She's almost 100.) Other than that, knowing how much longer we are going
to have to endure the current occupant of the White House would either be
helpful, or depressing.
3. what is the greatest accomplishment of your life?
Raising children who are kind, loving, and interesting adults.
Aside from that, perhaps the thing I am most proud of is the book I wrote in
1987 and the fact that this journal has been going for more than 6,.700
4. what is the first happy memory that comes to mind, recent or otherwise?
Well that would have to be my happy experience at the DMV yesterday,
when I was pushed ahead of a line of about 30 people because I had a cane
and was considered "disabled." Then it only took 20 minutes for me to
get my license renewed and the whole experience was so nice I have to write
to the office and thank them. It's so contrary to other experiences
I've had at DMV.
5. if you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change
anything about the way you are now living?
No. Maybe eat more chocolate.
6. do you feel you had a happy childhood?
Happy enough. It was not perfect, but we were well cared for and
had our highs, as well as our lows.
7. would you ever have a deep conversation with a stranger and open up to
Hard to say. Depends on where and what the chemistry was. My
instinctive answer is no.
8. what would you title the autobiography of your life so far?
Funny the World
9. how do you feel about tattoos and piercings? explain.
I have one hole in each ear and no tattoos. It's not that I'm
against them. If it's your "thing" go ahead, though I must admit that
seeing some of the multiple piercings, I have to wonder how people eat and
do other things. I also wonder what the emphasis on tattoos
lately is doing to theater costumers.
10. do you wear a lot of makeup? why/why not?
I haven't worn makeup in years. I could wear lipstick, but I've
gotten out of the habit. I don't wear eye makeup because my eyesight
is so bad I can't focus enough to put it on...so I save tons of money by not
11.The world is listening. pick one sentence you would tell them.
We can only make a difference when we care.
12. who in the world would you most like to receive a letter from and what
would you want it to say?
Oh shit. This question again. I would love to receive a
letter of explanation from my friend in Australia. But it will never
13. do you have a desk/workspace and how is it organized/not organized?
Yes I have and I laugh heartily at the word "organized." It is as
far from "organized" as you can get!
14. what is your Starbucks order, and who would you trust to order for you,
I never go to Starbucks.
15. what is the most important thing to you in your life right now?
Right this very moment? What am I going to cook for dinner