The Happier Now Sunday Stealing questions this week are all over the place.
What flavor Popsicle is the best?
I haven’t had Popsicles in years. But I remember that I favored grape, lime, cherry, and orange, in approximately that order.
Do you have a DVR feature with your cable?
Yes, and increasingly it’s the ONLY way I can watch television. It’s not only much faster – JEOPARDY! in 18 minutes – but I also get to avoid the plethora of advertisements for prescription drugs that are ubiquitous on American television. I’ve been told, and someone can correct me, that the ads are banned everywhere except in the US and New Zealand.
How many drawers does your dresser have?
Five. Or not nearly enough.
Is your closet a mess?
Actually, I have an armoire. After our daughter was born, the room with a large closet became her bedroom for a time. Now it’s my wife’s office. So no.
Have you ever solved a Rubik’s Cube?
No, but I haven’t tried in decades.
Describe your favorite pair of pajama pants:
They’re blue and have moose on them.
What color is your wallet?
The brown color of probably faux leather.
Do you find flea markets and thrift shops enjoyable?
Not really. The cost (of time)/benefit (the find) is too unbalanced. Sorry, Eddie.
Have you met amazing people online?
Yes. I could write a whole blog post on this topic. When I first started blogging in 2005, I followed my friend Fred Hembeck’s now-defunct but still extant blog. I met a slew of great folks there, including Lefty, Gordon, the aforementioned Eddie, and even Greg.
This doesn’t count all of the people I’ve become reacquainted with, including Steve Bissette, Alan David Doane, and a bunch of folks on Facebook.
Between the lines
Would you be happy if I colored a picture for you?
Only if it’s better than I would draw for myself, which is almost certainly going to be true.
What show do you think ‘made’ the 90’s?
Law and Order, The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, NYPD Blue… I think I’m supposed to say Seinfeld or Friends.
Are you happier now than you were last year?
Yes, because 2021 was too COVIDy. An odd observation, I suppose, since I actually GOT COVID in August 2022. But I’ve gone to a few movies, attended plays, eaten at a few restaurants, and participated in the church choir in 2022.
What are you currently drinking?
Not alcohol, and that’s about calories, not any other consideration. Arnold Palmer.
Do you trust people easily?
Not especially. I don’t DISTRUST people out of hand, but when they’ve betrayed me, I always remember. I can forgive, but I seldom forget.
What are you looking forward to in the next three months?
My daughter will be home from her first semester of college.