it's not what you lift, it's where you carry it

  1. Do you like bleu cheese?
    not at all. That "blue" is mold, after all!
  2. Last concert?
    no clue. It's been a long time.
  3. Do you own a gun?
  4. What is your favorite flavor?
    really good vanilla
  5. Do you get nervous before doctor visits?
  6. What do you think of hot dogs?
  7. Favorite movie?
    today, it's "Tin Cup"
  8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
    tea from Republic of Tea
  9. Do you do push ups?
    I can, but I don't. Not a favorite.
  10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?
    emerald earrings
  11. Favorite hobby?
  12. Do you have A.D.D.? no OCD? no
  13. What’s the one thing you dislike about yourself?
    the flat spot on my nose
  14. What is your middle name?
  15. Name three thoughts at this moment:
    1. that's not really my middle name
    2. my right shoulder is killing me
    3. why is it so hard to accept a compliment or a gift?
  16. Name 4 drinks you drink:
    1. beer
    2. rum & lemonade
    3. lemon "martini"
    4. vodka sour
  17. Current worry?
  18. Current annoyance right now?
    my right contact lens is dry and jabbing me in the eye
  19. Favorite place to be?
  20. How will you ring in the new year?
    many's the slip betwixt cup and lip...
  21. Where would you like to go?
  22. Name three people who will complete this:
    how about, instead, I name three people that I wish I were still in contact with, who I wish I could still call upon to do silly things like this (as if they ever would)?
    1. Robert
    2. Whyle
    3. Johnnie
  23. Do you own slippers?
    I do, indeed! This year, though, may be a replacement year. I'm leaning toward those scruffy leather mocs again.
  24. What color shirt are you wearing right now?
  25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
    not at all. They remind me of summer vacations at my aunt & uncle's house, where I got plunked into a guest room with my cousin, sleeping head-to-feet in a big bed with lurid purple satin sheets. It was hotter than blazes in that house, and I was always dreadfully uncomfortable with the whole scenario. I would wake in the morning, nearly feverish, sticky with sweat, and fretfully wait for the rest of the household to wake so I could get out of that bedroom.
  26. Can you whistle?      
    I can make a whistle-like noise, but it is not pleasant
  27. What are your favorite colors?
    gray and green
  28. Would you be a pirate?
    in a certain sense, I'm sure that I already am
  29. What song do you sing in the shower?
    whatever's on my mind. Lately, it's Rufus Wainwright's version of "Hallelujah". 
  30. Favorite girl's name?
  31. Favorite boy's name?
  32. What’s in your pocket right now?
    no pockets
  33. Last thing that made you laugh?
    a very brief FB exchange, in which one of the most sophisticated people I've ever known brushed off my teasing about his "smoothness"
  34. Best toy as a child?
    colored pencils and paper
  35. Worst injury you have ever had?
    a broken heart.

    Or maybe the severe drug allergy that was discovered after I had taken it.
  36. Where would you love to live?
    on a quiet spot overlooking the river
  37. How many TV’s do you have?
  38. Who is your loudest friend?
    Laura, hands-down. She could not be more lovely, but she has the most outstandingly loud laugh of any human ever to have existed. It is hilarious.
  39. How many dogs do you have?
    I've lived with one dog, in my lifetime
  40. Does someone trust you?
  41. What book are you reading at the moment?
    there are a few. At the top of the pile is Delicacy by David Foenkinos.
  42. What’s your favorite candy?
    Chukar Cherries Raspberry Truffles. https://www.chukar.com/
  43. What’s your favorite sports team?
    Wolverines. Steelers. Cubbies.
  44. Favorite month?

Day 4: "Books": in this case, books about books
[the title quotation is from David Foster Wallace]