Tagged by Poppy!
What are your current obsessions?
Wondering if I'm missing something by not being on Twitter, and wishing I could understand what it was without actually having to join it. Does it require me to know how to use my cellphone? Would I need to know how to text? Does it have any value for someone who is rarely more than twenty feet from her computer? When people have "followers" on their blog, is this somehow connected to Twitter or is that something completely different? If not, why don't I have followers, or would that require me to install some new feature on my sidebar? What if I installed this feature and no one followed?
Elisabeth twitters but Whoopie does not. Should this affect my decision on whether or not I twitter?
Which item from your wardrobe do you wear the most often?
The pink pajamas LB gave me for Christmas several years ago. I view day clothing as something to endure until pajama time.
What's for dinner?
The smart money's on Chinese take-out.
What is your greatest fear at the moment?
Whether my children will grow up to become independent adults, or live in my basement eating take-out food and burying themselves in whatever electronic devices will be around in 2019. This is Poppy's answer, but I, too, have this fear.
What are you listening to?
The hum of the refrigerator.
If you were a god/goddess what would you be?
What are your favourite holiday spots?
Well, since you put that u in there, I have to say Vancouver, BC. Had there been no u, I'd have said my Tempurpedic bed, where I plan on eating a very late Mother's Day breakfast. In fact, it'll be more like lunchtime when I get up, but I'd like to have breakfast food, please. Note to self: buy tray this afternoon.
What are you reading right now?
Mrs. Kimble, by Jennifer Haigh. It's excellent.
What is your guilty pleasure?
I have an inflated sense of entitlement. No guilty pleasures at the moment, but plenty of things I feel I deserve but do not have.
Who or what makes you laugh?
Woody Allen. George Lopez. Kathy Griffin. Yes; I said it. Kathy Griffin. Also, that website with the singing hamsters.
What is your favourite spring thing to do?
Knit. Coincidentally, it's also my favo(u)rite winter, summer and fall thing to do.
Where are you planning to travel next?
Iceland. Not really, but it's where I'd most like to go. In real life, my next scheduled travel is a mother/daughter trip to Andersonville, where Olive and I will be having our teeth cleaned.
What is the best thing you ate or drank lately?
A grilled cheese sandwich, made by Daisy. I'm generally most pleased with food that is not preceded by my having to cook.
When was the last time you were tipsy?
Thanksgiving, 2006. That's when I accepted the reality that my gut will not accomodate alcohol in any form or in any amount. Fortunately, Vicodin is well-tolerated.
What is your favorite ever film?
Con Air and Meet Me in St. Louis are tied for first, with Goodfellas , Crossing Delancey and Autumn Sonata triple-tying for second. Letter to Brezhnev is third. Noi the Albino fits in there somewhere along with Bananas, The Sea and Scenes from a Marriage. I really like movies.
What is the biggest life lesson you've learned from your kids?
That I'm not much of a kid person. Just joking! I already knew that.
What book do you know you should read but refuse to?
I don't have book guilt. In fact, I want not to have read Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates, Less Than Zero, and The House of Sixty Fathers.
What is your physical abnormality/abnormal physical ability?
Uncanny ability to identify people by voice. It's not so much a special skill as a coping mechanism for my inability to identify people by sight.
What is your favourite color?
Green, any shade. This is off-topic, but I dislike the way green has come to mean ecologically minded. I believe I've said this before. Oh, look! I have.
Where's the best place to get decent Indian food within 10 miles of Northbrook, IL? (in case you can't tell, this is the question I've added).
The rules of this meme are as follows:
- Respond to and rework the meme.
- Answer the questions on your own blog.
- Replace one question and add one question.
- Tag 8 people.