l'empress, who comments frequently on these entries, posted this meme on her site the other day and I kinda liked it, so I thought I would copy it.
Walt does that every day, cleaning up dog poop, carrying water in for me, and many other things.
Do you have a lot to learn?
Yeah, but I don't retain as much as I used to.
.If you could learn how to do three things, just by wishing and not by working, what would they be?
Become a PhotoShop guru, mastering a digital SLR camera, speak fluent Portuguese so I could go re-visit all of those Brasilian students who stayed with us during the 1980s.
Which do you remember the longest: what other people say, what other people do or how other people make you feel?
I usually remember all three, but probably how they make me feel lasts the longest.
What are the key ingredients to having a good relationship?
Common interests, and a sense of humor.
What 3 things do you want to do before you die?
I have pretty much done everything I wanted to do in my life, but I would like to help my mother ease out of this life on her own timetable, and as comfortable as she can be. I'd still like to go up the inland passage to Alaska, but when Jeri said she and Phil would come with me, Walt said he would too, so we plan that trip for our 50th anniversary in 2 years. Be still my heart.
What three things would you want to die to avoid doing?
I wouldn't go as far as to DIE to avoid doing things, but perhaps eating anything featured on a program about someone going around the world to eat weird things, or riding a scary roller coaster ("scary" for me is about any roller coaster).
Is there a cause you believe in more than any other cause?
The plight of children worldwide, equal rights for everyone, and proper care for elephants.
What does each decade make you think of:
40s and 50s: grammar & high school, Girl Scouts, first theater, SVHS friends,
60s: Berkeley, flunking out, getting my (still) favorite job, marriage, babies, first house
70s: Barefoot & Pregnant, Tiny Tots, Pinata People, moving to Davis, Lamplighters history
80s: Going back to work, Lamplighters, Gilbert, Experiment in Int'l Living, theater, Lawsuit
90s: Lawsuit, Death of David and Paul
00s: Becoming a critic, Peggy, SPCA, Cousins Day, Compassion, Brianna, travel
10s: Losing Kathy, Logos Books, Lacie, my mother
Which decade do you feel the most special connection to and why?
Each decade has its own special component. The 70s because of all the kids being young and at home and all the activities I was able to do with them, the 80s for all the Lampligher stuff and the birth of Lawsuit, the 90s was not a happy decade after 1996. I don't expect to find the joy of the 70s and 80s and early 90s again, but I am nonetheless content.
What is your favorite oldie/classic rock song?
That's an impossible question...there are too many
What country do you live in and who is the leader of that country?
I live in the United States. Barrack Obama is the elected leader, but the country is being lead by an obstructionist Republican congress.
What's your favorite TV channel to watch in the middle of the night?
Hallmark: Frasier, Golden Girls, Cheers
What Disney heroine are you the most like and why?
I am unlike any Disney Heroine, unless maybe Dumbo's Mom.
Have you ever been a girl scout/boy scout?
Yes. I loved being a Girl Scout.
If you were traveling to another continent would you rather fly or take a boat?
Why is the sky blue during the day and black at night?
Because God turns off the light at night, of course.
What does your name mean?
Would you rather explore the deeps of the ocean or outer space?
Neither, thank you.
Word association: What is the first word that comes to mind when you see the word:
Pink: McDonald's "goo" for chicken mc nuggets
If you could meet any person in the world who is dead who would you want it to be?
(Technically speaking, I think someone "dead" is not in the world...but let it pass.) You'd think I'd answer with someone that I have loved and lost, but since I'd just have to say goodbye again, that's not whom I would choose. But it would be nice to get one of those special hugs from my mother's mother again.
What if you could meet anyone who is alive?
Fred or Shallon, two of my sponsored children.
Is there a movie that you love so much you could watch it everyday?
There are a lot of movies I don't mind watching over and over again. I have seen A Star Is Born more than 100 times in my life, I think
You are going to be stuck alone in an elevator for a week. What do you bring to do?
My Kindle with a power source, and a port-o-potty.
Have you ever saved someone's life or had your life saved?
A lifeguard pulled me out of a lake one time when I was very young. I don't think I've saved anybody's life.