My November Day Twenty Nine
In your native language which letter or character describes you best? Why?
I closed my eyes and mentally recited the alphabet, calling on my spirit guides and muses for divine inspiration. Or, you know, some such similar nonsense, because really, how else do you come up with an answer to this one? My brain stopped on the letter “O”. Some days my brain is very helpful, up to a point.
Just look at how versatile this letter is – it can be paired with any number of other words and things to convey the following:
- Dismay (with crap, damn and hell, accompanied by mournful sighs or deep groans)
- Surprise (with my gawd, really, and some high-pitched squealing)
- Confusion or disbelief (said with a question mark implied)
- Joy (with YES! ALRIGHT! HALLELUJAH! etc.)
- Understanding (as in O yeah, I get it! even when you don’t.)
Why does this describe me? O….I don’t know. Oh oh. Oh phooey. I am skipping that part.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Well it sure isn’t clothes. Since I stopped working I have been wearing mostly yoga pants and flip flops and comfy tops with holes in them. And everything has paint or glue or ink on it somewhere.
So my answer is art supplies, which will not be surprising to anyone who sees what I’m wearing.
Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?
My mind wants to do mental gymnastics at night when my body would prefer to sleep, so I have learned lots of ways to discourage it from thinking so much. It is certainly good at dreaming up excuses during the day for my body to relax. I like to think there is a good balance of both kinds of exercise in my life. Liking to think such a thing does not, however, make it true.
List at least 5 things that make you laugh.
- Savage Chickens
- Little kids saying random swear words with no clue what they mean.
- John Cleese
- Baby goats
- Bridesmaids (the movie)
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am grateful for our amazing weather this sunny warm November. It’s almost unheard of to shovel snow here only once in this usually godforsaken winter month. Our son bought a new snowblower this year, so that’s probably why.
This week coming up I should be hearing from medical offices wanting to set up appointments for me. What a dumb thing to look forward to. But I certainly am grateful for our incredible health care coverage, without which I would probably be sick and penniless and maybe even dead.
And on that pleasant note, Happy Grey Cup Sunday! Go Eskimos! Oh no, I won’t be watching the game, just enjoying the peace and quiet while W is downstairs glued to the big screen. Oh yeah.