I don't remember the air show here ever being cancelled. But I think it has been. Clouds and rain. [Oh. . .it's next week. Ha.]
1. A reader to "Men's Journal"
recently wrote about technological innovations, stating that there
isn't any gadget he couldn't live without: "To see how vital
technology is, spend a few days in the backcountry without your phone,
pager, PDA, laptop, cappuccino machine, or MP3 player. You'll
emerge cleansed and refreshed." Could you go a whole week really
roughing it with no modern conveniences? Would you want to?
This is SOOOOO easy. I can
live without all that stuff. And the men they came in on.
In fact I still don't have most of it.
I just got a cell phone about six months ago. And I'm in a
business that almost requires them. Call my landline, cell whore. My vacations have often been
to places where none of this stuff works anyway. Besides, I don't even have a pager,
PDA, or MP3 player. I don't drink coffee, Starbucks losers. I don't have a laptop
although I do live on my computer. But I can upload
a journal entry by phone. Or not. And get my email that way, too. I refuse to take my
cell phone to the toilet. So leave me a message.
2. What is the most you've ever paid for a:
B) Pair of Shoes
C) CD or Album
Four thousand is the most I've paid
for a week at a resort with my older daughter -- her graduation
from high school. I'm sure I paid a fortune for one of the silk
blouses I bought at Fred Segal's in LA. I have some Stuart
Weitzmann and Bruno Magli shoes, and they ain't cheap. But they're not
$1000 either. At least the ones I bought. So sue me.
On the other hand, I refuse to pay
full boat for CD's or DVD's. I usually buy books in the paperback
versions, not the hardcovers. And I always read someone else's paper.
3. Looking back at the answers to#2, which one was the most foolish?
The vacation. Resorts are way
overpriced for what you get. And I got food poisoning that trip.
I should have had them comp my trip. I always wondered what the
other folks who got sick did.
4. Take this quiz: Which snack food are you?
Spaghetti? Since when was that a snack food? Personally I think I'm a bag of Cheetos. A big damn bag.
5. There are three wells:
Love, Beauty and Creativity. If you could only drink from
one of them, which would you choose and why?
nothing else comes close. Love -- overrated, except the
altruistic stuff and I'm no Mother Theresa. As for Beauty -- is there
anything more self indulgent? Hey, I only get my hair done a coupla times a month, nails, too.
6. If you were another person, do you think you would be friends with the person you know as yourself?
I'd be calling myself for advice all the time. Too bad I'm me and know that I haven't got a clue.