Mrs. Linklater has been rendered speechless by the pile of virtual presents left in her comments area of the previous entry. Todd the pool boy, Sven the apparently transsexual masseuse, a convertible [rental? gift?] to visit the VIVI winners, a huge supply of Depends, a superb selection of foot long vegetables -- your thoughtfulness knows no bounds. Or taste. She'll post the entire list of gifts as soon as her call to Russell Crowe gets through.
Along with the White Sox winning the World Series [you knew I'd work them in somehow], and her three VIVI nominations [humorous, attitude and outspoken -- gotta mention them], there's a chance that Northwestern [one of her alma maters] could beat Michigan tonight, which would also help ease Mrs. Linklater's pain of losing another year to the Grim Reaper. In case you're wondering, or she hasn't made it abundantly clear, Mrs. L prefers sports or anything else to shopping. Oh, and did she mention, she hates getting old?
If the Bears can beat Detroit tomorrow she'll put another candle on the cake to celebrate, which will already set off smoke alarms in four counties.
But we digress.
1. What is a bigger pet peeve for you: Someone trying to talk on a cell phone during a movie, a baby crying in a restaurant, a dog barking on your street, or music played loud enough to rattle windows?
Nothing, I mean nothing, compares to someone talking on a cell phone during a movie. Barking dogs, crying babies, even loud music, I'm okay. But death should be an option for making and taking phone calls in the movies.
Right now there's a reminder before the movies here to turn your cell phone off. They get your attention by ringing a cell phone and everyone starts reaching for theirs. Gotcha. Now, turn it offyou complete asshead!!
Of course, there's always someone who's better than the rest of us and takes calls during the good parts of say, the Wedding Crashers [okay, the good PART]. I would like the chance to accidentally trip and spill popcorn all over the guy. Because it's always a guy. Or some babe who sells real estate. But she usually just takes forever fishing through her purse trying to find her phone so she can turn it off.
2. What is your favorite cologne or perfume that you wear most often? Which one is the one you like the scent of, but don't wear often or at all?
I like Eau! de Man Right Out of The Shower. But I can't get it in a bottle yet.
So I substitute with Estee Lauder Pleasures the most. But I also change my perfume a lot. Some days I am in the mood for Coco [not Swiss Miss] or Joy [which is a joy to receive, but not a joy to pay for] or White Linen, Beautiful, Chanel No. 5, Jessica McClintock, Jo Malone, and a gift from my sister in law, Shalimar. I could use some Gucci.
I hope you're writing this down.
I like all of them, but I probably wear Beautiful the least. Maybe because at one time I wore it the most. This is female logic, which means I can't explain why. Of course, I haven't worn perfume much lately because a guy I know says he doesn't like it.
3. In your opinion, what is the best way to tell someone you value how much they mean to you?
4. Earlier this week, I posted a personality quiz: If you haven't taken it, please do; if you already have, how accuratewere the results compared with your true personality.
Sheesh. Another test of my short term memory. Can't I just give you the box scores for the White Sox Sweep of the Astros? [Have I mentioned that they won the World Series?] I'll have to get back to you on that personality thing.
Okay, took the test. Got a forty-two. Here's where I fit in and I think it's pretty accurate, except it doesn't mention any medication:
41 TO 50 POINTS: Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.
5. When was the last time you feel you got as much sleep as you really needed in a single night?
Last night. One of the perks of sleeping without pets or other people in your bed is that there's nothing biting your nose or throwing up on the comforters. Not to mention what dogs and cats can do.
6. If a stranger walked up to you and handed you a briefcase with enough money to pay off every debt you had down to the penny, do you think you could start from then on living debt-free?
I think that money would be better spent on a vacation house, don't you? Or something nice for my birthday, which is tomorrow for those of you who were hoping I'd forget.