1. What is the most inexpensive, non-valuable thing you tend to collect and hoard? Why do you do it?
I save the cartridges that film
comes in. Those little plastic containers that would be great for
holding things like some change. Or some thumb tacks. Or
pills. Or matches. Or a few cubes of bouillion. Only I
never use them for anything. I just save them in case I might
need to use them sometime.
2. What is the highest price you've paid per gallon for gasoline where you live? Do you use regular, mid-grade or premium?
After $2.50 a gallon I hide my eyes. I use premium because why save when you can pay more?
3. What is your favorite Bible
verse and why? If you don't have a verse from the Bible that
holds meaning to you, what's your favorite saying and why?
Instead of a Bible verse, Mrs.
Linklater has always liked the prayer attributed to St. Francis of
Assisi, the one that starts out --
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
And where there is sadness, joy. . .
She reads it from time to time to see just how far she has strayed from accomplishing any of those things.
The saying that resonates
most for her is one her great grandmother used to utter in total
exasperation, when she was cranky, which was often, "Go tell my ass, my
head's gone a huckleberryin'."
4. What was your favorite movie from the 1970s? When did you last view it? Do you have it in your movie collection?
The sixties and seventies have all
kind of blurred together. Godfather probably in the seventies.
Mrs. L watched it a few years ago and noticed how old Al Pacino and
Diane Keaton were getting. Kinda like Mrs. Linklater's own bad self.
She owns the trilogy in VHS. Time to upgrade maybe.
5. Do you weigh more, less, or the same as you did one year ago? Six months ago? Three months ago?
Mrs. Linklater started eating more
sensibly last year, except for those occasional bags of Riesen's
chocolate toffees. Hmmm. Anyway she weighs less, but the real
question is does she look any better?
6. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #54
from Jennie: What one lyric sums up your current love life? Your
view on life? Your past? Your hopes/dreams/fears?
For right now, just to get this
entry posted, let's go with It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. .
.for everything. And I'll get back to you with something more