My New Year’s Resolution Didn’t Say Anything About Not Pilfering

Happy New Year! Been away. More details soon. Little time for blogging or reading the news. Something about the flags at half-staff because Michael Jackson showed up at James Brown’s funeral? That can’t be right. So I’m going to go read a week’s worth of newspapers and get my DVR below 95%. Meanwhile:
From Tosy again. It’s that he’s SUCH a good thief himself.
1) My uncle once: Well, I never had an uncle. My parents were both only children. received a Purple Heart. Now my great uncle died just before the family, who were rushing to the hospital, could see him. First recently dead person I ever saw.
2) Never in my life: Been to Minnesota.
3) When I was five: My baby sister was born.
4) High school was: A balancing act, getting along with the politicos and the theater people and the music people and being tolerated by the jocks.
5) Fire is: what burned down a whole apartment complex on my grandmother’s street when I was nine. Four or five buildings. No one hurt, I don’t think, but dozens dispossessed, and the smell reeked for months.
6) I once saw: Daniel Patrick Moynihan walking down the street in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.
7) There’s this woman I know who: Constantly underestimated her worth until she moved out of his house.
8) Once, at a bar: I got a really high score on Ms. Pac-Man.
9) By noon I’m usually: Just getting started.
10) Last night: I went to bed, exhausted at 10:30 p.m.
11) If I only had: the power of flight, so I could get more things done.
12) Next time I go to church: it’ll be to sing.
13) What worries me most: Escalating violence in the world.
14) When I turn my head left: I see 50% of my books.
15) When I turn my head right: I see a mess.
16) You know I’m lying when: I’m talking about cars or going shopping in a positive way.
17) What I miss most about the eighties: won’t appear in this blog any time soon.
18) If I were a character written by Shakespeare, I’d be: melancholy.
19) By this time next year: I’m hoping Lydia will be sleeping better.
20) I have a hard time understanding: people who LIKE to shop. Seriously – it’s like something out of a Lord of the Rings novel; impenetrable.
21) You know I like you if: I tell you something “real”, not just conversational piffle.
22) If I won an award, the first person I’d thank would be: Well, I suppose it would depend on what I got the award for.
23) Darwin, Mozart, Slim Pickens & Geraldine Ferraro: All were alive in the past 250 years.
24) Take my advice, never: Lie, particularly about substantive stuff. It’s too hard to keep track of.
25) My ideal breakfast is: Waffles, eggs, sausage. Which I almost never have.
26) If you visit my hometown, I suggest you go to: the junction of the rivers.
27) Why doesn’t everyone: Vote.
28) If you spend the night at my house: We’ll find a wayaccommodatedate you.
29) I’d stop my wedding: If pigs actually flew.
30) The world could do without: Rudeness.
31) My favorite blond is: Big Bird.
32) If I do anything well, it’s: Think too much.
33) And by the way: When I become rich, I’ll get a massage every single day.
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Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

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