1. Who was your first best friend? How old were you when you two met? Are you still in regular contact with each other?
Patsy Hartman was my best friend
until sixth grade. We became aware of each other in kindergarten.
She lived in the apartment building across the street. On August
1, 1954 she moved to Hempstead New York. On August 2, I moved to the
suburbs of Chicago.
The last time we had contact was at a neighborhood
reunion in 1965. I felt like a neon sign next to
her. She looked exactly the same as she did in 1954 only taller. Same hairdo. No makeup. I
was wearing a fake leopard coat, three inch heels, beehive hairdo, and false eyelashes.
2. Other than the "Saturday Six," what weekly or daily memes do you play most often? (Please give a link to that journal.)
After I finish with the Saturday
Six, I'm too exhausted to do any other memes. What is the origin
that word meme anyway? Is it French? Is it stupid or what?
3. Which of the following likely has the bigger mess underneath it: your stove, your refrigerator, your couch or your bed?
Well, I'm in between stoves, so
there's nothing under there. I just moved my fridge recently for a new
floor so that's clean. Couch? What couch? Oh you mean the beach chair by the TV? The biggest mess is
under my bed. I thought I heard a cat under there yesterday. Wait a minute, I don't have any pets.
4. Take this quiz: How
long does MSN think you'll live? Then take this one: How
long does Blogthings think you'll live?
Mrs. Linklater predicts that
she'll live to her late seventies. She's afraid she's going to
live to her eighties and nineties like so many of her relatives.
She does not want to do that. Do you know how long it takes to
get ready for a date when you have to use a walker?
MSN -- I'll live to 90. I hope this isn't right.
Blogwhatever -- 79. See, I knew it, my late seventies.
And for you deathclock.com fans -- a little over 17 years, so almost 79. Hmmm. That's two votes for 79.
5. Do either or both of these motivate you to make any changes in your lifestyle?
Already, I don't drink or smoke. I eschew caffeine, except for the occasional iced tea. I
watch my calories. I limit my red meat. WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT?
6. Name five things you would like to do by December 31, 2005.
1.Be a bridesmaid in a wedding -- is there an age limit?
2.Go to Mary Lou's in Southern Illinois for a piece of pie -- with Robin of robbush6
3.Watch the White Sox play in the World Series
4.Empty the trash -- I tend to proscrastinate
5.Come up with a fifth thing to do -- how about have a decent New Year's Eve date? That would be a first.