Sunday Stealing: Lucky Stubbs


The Sunday Stealing for this week is another Kwizgiver. I’ll write about Lucky Stubbs and other things.

1. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive-through?
While we’ve used the drive-through, we tend to be people who go inside. My wife doesn’t like us to eat in her car, and I get that.
However, I’ve witnessed how people in their cars are given more attention in terms of staffing at some locales than the people inside. This tends to make me irritable.

2. Have you ever lost anything down a toilet?
Undoubtedly, though, I have no specific recollection of what.

3. Do you have a dog?
In my life, I had only one dog. He was named Lucky Stubbs. I believe he was an Alaskan husky we had when I was a tween. He would nip at me, but my parents, specifically my father, seemed unconcerned. That is until he bit one or maybe both of the minister’s daughters. THEN they got rid of him, ostensibly to a farm in the area. (This is a random pic from a governmental website, BTW.)

4.  Ever gone camping?
When I was a kid, we went camping a lot. I hated it. Setting up the tent, no matter how many times I had set it up, continued to be a mystery to me. I hated trying to sleep on an air mattress. There were often lots of bugs. On the other hand, I did think the Coleman stove and lamp were cool.

5. Have you met anyone famous?
I’m sure I’ve answered this before.  Rod Serling, Earl Warren, Nelson Rockefeller, Anita Baker, And Randy Newman, sort of. Probably others.

6. Any plans today?
I will be singing in the church choir for the first time in three weeks and talking with my sisters for the first time in three weeks. These are related.

7. Are you happy?
Sure. I got to go to the wedding of an old friend this month. Now I can sing in the choir and talk with my sisters.

8. Where are you right now?
I am almost always in my office when I write these things.
More an irritation than a mere annoyance
9. What is the biggest annoyance in your life right now?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said this about Florida, but it’s hardly limited to the Sunshine State. “They started by finding marginalized groups to demonize to unite people around a common enemy: Jews, gays, Catholics, or whatever group they could rally the desperate mob to hate. Then they launched overwhelming campaigns of disinformation that ensured the people didn’t know what actually was happening in the world, only what they wanted them to know.
“At the same time, they would re-engineer education so children would be prompted to embrace feverish, unquestioning patriotism while censoring what kids learned in order to promote an idealized country that never made mistakes and only had the best interests of all people in their hearts. Facts, they declared, were for nerds and elitists.”
10. Last song listened to?
P.S. I Love You from On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 by some obscure Liverpudlian band of the 1960s.

11. Last movie you saw?
We Are Marshall (2007) is a movie based on the real story of rebuilding a football team after most of the team was killed in a plane crash. My wife and daughter were watching the film on TV, which starred Matthew McConaughey,  Thursday night when I came home from choir rehearsal.

12. Are you allergic to anything?
Some trees and grasses and this season is particularly virulent.

13. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
Sneakers with support.

14. What do you think of when you think of Australia?
Aboriginal peoples; the Sydney Opera House; the Great Barrier Reef; the Australian Open, the first of the tennis Grand Slam events each year; and the fact that about two-thirds of its land mass is boringly named (Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory).

15. Do you use smiley faces on the computer a lot?
I rather loathe them. That would be a hard NO.

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.

11 thoughts on “Sunday Stealing: Lucky Stubbs”

  1. “Some obscure Liverpudlian band of the 1960s.” – I’ve heard of them. :o)

    Hay Fever is a pain in the backside – (well the nose and eyes more accurately).




  2. Your answer to #15 made me laugh out loud . . .and made me want to send you a whole row of smiley faces. I can’t wait to hear about your trip to the wedding! Is that post coming soon?

  3. #1…I have noticed that people in drive thru get more staff attention also. It used to be the opposite. People are in such a hurry.
    Enjoy your time in church and visiting with your sisters!
    That is so cool you met Rod Serling! I love Twilight Zone. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  4. My attention span has not been so great lately, so I will pick one to answer.

    I spilled wine on Jackie Kennedy’s shoes once. I was helping to cater a country club cocktail party. My sister once threw up on General Westmoreland while my dad was still in the military. My dad got a letter of reprimand in his file for that.

    I flew across the country once sitting next to a very famous football player who also helped
    start Athletes For Christ long ago… He expected me to know who he was…..nope…

    I passed a bust of him in the San Francisco airport upon landing and still did not recognize him in bronze version. So, I asked the guy who picked me up exactly who my seat mate was. My driver turned out to be a worshipper of the football player. The driver looked a little pale that I met his childhood hero…and had no idea who he was…..

    Mostly I remember Football Guy because he mansplained to me the whole flight why women and minorities should not be allow to go to seminary or become ministers because Adam and Eve were white and spoke English. He also shared no one should be allowed to become a satanic Unitarian…

    …..I, a Native American woman, was flying into the San Francisco Bay Area that day to start at the “satanic” Unitarian seminary in Berkeley…

  5. I used to hate camping too.
    Worst was the school camp.

    A few years I was invited at a military event. We were sleeping in a large army tent and I was manipulated to be in front of a huge hole …so I was right in the freezing draft, when it started storming. I hate sleepingbags, so I had a few fleeze blankets. I put on my cardigan and coat and wrapped myself in the blankets. Turned out I was the only one who was not cold to the bone.

    Since then I accompany the paras to the camps and I camp with the veterans.
    Bought a two person sleepingbag last month. Hope it doesn’t get me trapped.

    Have a great week!

  6. Lisa – it will be a series of posts, some of which I have not yet written.

  7. I like your quote in #9. We are fighting book banners here. They are bullying in the pretext of “protecting the children” from books that have been in the library since 2012. They all involve some kind of LBGTQ+ content. I read a few of them and saw nothing wrong with them. But I’m not a sexual deviant, and I think these homophobic nutters are all sexual deviants who see sex in everything because they’ve some messed up brain wiring. I don’t know how long the county elders (we call them supervisors) will hold out, though. Some are already giving in. It is going to be a long summer.

  8. We get mad about the drive-thru thing all the time. Nearly every restaurant around here puts the majority of their attention on those going through the drive-thru or picking up take-out. I suppose it’s because they do a majority of their business that way now, but still….we shouldn’t feel slighted because we chose to sit inside.

  9. I’m with Lisa — I wanted to send you a bunch of smiley faces! (But I won’t)

    We feel the same about camping. Fortunately I am now too old to even think about camping. If my husband decides to camp, it will have to be a camp ground near a motel, where I will be staying!

    (I never knew Adam and Eve were white and spoke English.)

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