The Daily F Bomb, Sunday 2/3/13

by: Floja Roja

Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 07:44:43 AM EST



Good morning, all! It's Sunday, the day before Monday, the last chance to sleep late before the work week begins anew.

Today's nosy questions: Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? What is the absolute worst household chore? Do you do windows? If so, will you come here and do mine? Who is the most famous person you ever met? (Let's exclude political figures, that would make it way too easy for this crowd.) Photography: What's your preference, color or black and white?

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On This Day

In 1809, the Illinois Territory was created.

In 1870, the 15th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race.

In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, providing for a federal income tax, was ratified. It was a liberal conspiracy!

In 1959, rock 'n' roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. Thanks to the song "American Pie" by Don McLean, it is now known as "The Day the Music Died."

In 1971, Apollo 14 astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr. and Edgar D. Mitchell landed on the lunar surface during the third successful manned mission to the moon.

In 1988, the House of Representatives rejected President Ronald Reagan's request for more than $36 million in aid to the Nicaraguan Contras, so he found a way around it.

In 1994, the space shuttle Discovery took off with a woman, Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins, in the pilot's seat for the first time.

Born on This Day

1796 - Jean Baptiste Madou, Belgian painter (d. 1877)

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1809 - Felix Mendelssohn, German composer (d. 1847)

1811 - Horace Greeley, American journalist, editor, and publisher (d. 1872)

1862 - James Clark McReynolds, American Supreme Court Justice (d. 1946)

1874 - Gertrude Stein, American writer, poet and art collector (d. 1946)

1894 - Norman Rockwell, American illustrator (d. 1978)

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1898 - Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect (d. 1976)

1899 - Doris Speed, English actress (d. 1994)

1900 - Mabel Mercer, English born cabaret singer (d. 1984) (she appears around 1:50)

1904 - Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster (d. 1934)

1907 - James Michener, American author (d. 1997)

1911 - Robert Earl Jones, American actor (d. 2006)

1912 - Mary Carlisle, American actress and singer

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1918 - Joey Bishop, American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (d. 2007)

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1927 - Kenneth Anger, American Underground Filmmaker

1930 - Gillian Ayres, English painter

1932 - Peggy Ann Garner, American actress (d. 1984)

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1935 - Johnny "Guitar" Watson, American singer and guitarist (d. 1996)

1943 - Blythe Danner, American actress

1943 - Dennis Edwards, American singer (The Temptations)

1943 - Shawn Phillips, American singer, guitarist and songwriter

1947 - Dave Davies, English musician (The Kinks)

1948 - Jim Lockhart, Irish musician (Horslips)

1949 - Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls) (d. 2004)

1950 - Morgan Fairchild, American actress

1950 - Pamela Franklin, British actress

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1956 - Lee Ranaldo, American musician (Sonic Youth)

1959 - Yasuharu Konishi, Japanese musician (Pizzicato Five)

1959 - Lol Tolhurst, English musician (The Cure)

1970 - Warwick Davis, English actor

Died on This Day

1399 - John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (b. 1340)

1679 - Jan Steen, Dutch painter (b. 1626)

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1922 - John Butler Yeats, Northern Irish artist (b. 1839)

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1924 - Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, Nobel laureate (b. 1856)

1937 - Marija Leiko, Latvian silent film actress (b. 1887)

1966 - June Walker, actress (b. 1900)

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1989 - John Cassavetes, American actor (b. 1929)

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2012 - Ben Gazzara, American actor (b. 1930)

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Today is

National Carrot Cake Day
Drinking Straw Day
National Cordova Ice Worm Day

 

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Good morning! (2.00 / 24)
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One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

Good mornin' back atcha! (2.00 / 20)
I've always said you were head and shoulders above everybody else.

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

Good morning, everyone. Here are a few answers. (2.00 / 21)
Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? the commercials.

What is the absolute worst household chore? I don't like any of them, but probably cleaning the bathroom.

Do you do windows? Not in this lifetime.

Who is the most famous person you ever met? (Let's exclude political figures, that would make it way too easy for this crowd.) This is hard without the political figures. I met the US ambassador to the Court of St. James when I had a Fulbright. I have met Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman. His daughter is a friend of mine.

Photography: What's your preference, color or black and white? Black and white.


San Francisco. (2.00 / 11)
The most famous person I ever met?

Phil Berrigan.

That was a long time ago.


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Fame is such a relative thing. (2.00 / 10)
It depends on your point of view. Most "famous" people are not famous to the majority of folks, but famous in their field. That's why we end up looking at actors and musicians for these names.

I hadn't heard of Berrigan, for example, but his Wiki makes it clear he is very famous.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


[ Parent ]
Phil (2.00 / 10)
I'm sure many people who have read his works can speak to his great achievements.

But one of the things I remember of Phil is how much he supported Viva House, a ministry to the poor in his own backyard. It was, and continues to be, a place of soup and respite for the destitute.


[ Parent ]
That came out worded badly, my apologies. (2.00 / 10)
What I meant was, that I do not always understand Phil's philosophical writings. I'm not particularly well educated.

However, I do remember his compassion for the poor, and that's what I can better relate to and understand. :)


[ Parent ]
Phil Berrigan! (2.00 / 9)
That's really cool!

I'm lucky.

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He was awesome! (2.00 / 9)
He, of course, spent a good amount of time talking about the latest Pentagon actions, but he was also able to have conversations about places to buy fresh vegetables in massive quantities for a soup kitchen, or how to make pea soup interesting when making it three days in a row.

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Answers for Feb 3 (2.00 / 19)
Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl?

Uh, who's playing?

What is the absolute worst household chore?

I hate them all.

Do you do windows?

Only the computer kind. They stink too. But at least I can't fall 8 floors and die.

Who is the most famous person you ever met? (Let's exclude political figures, that would make it way too easy for this crowd.)

Geeze. Excluding political figures???? Why not make this two questions, one for political and one not? Long ago I met Regis Philbin at a party. We were sitting next to each other and he said "You don't know who I am, do you?" I had no clue (this was before he was quite so famous as he became). I've met a few fairly famous business people.

Photography: What's your preference, color or black and white?

No preference, really. Color is better for "snapshot" type things, but B and W for some more "artistic" type things.  

"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter


Feel free to include political figures, too... (2.00 / 18)
But I'll bet a lot of us have met THE most famous one, Obama, seeing as how he was briefly at the YK in Chicago. I did.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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Mornin'! (2.00 / 16)
I don't do windows, hate cleaning and met JFK Jr. at a bodega one day. Hope you have a happy!

OK, since politicians are now included (2.00 / 18)
I've met both Clintons (which one is more famous?) at small parties. I actually got to know Ed Koch when I was working in his first mayoral campaign.  

"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter

answers (2.00 / 17)
Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? ::yawns::

What is the absolute worst household chore? Cleaning the shower.

Do you do windows? Yep!

If so, will you come here and do mine? Sure, why not!

Who is the most famous person you ever met? (Let's exclude political figures, that would make it way too easy for this crowd.) Hmmmm, I think Dean Cain at Fash Bash in 2000.

Photography: What's your preference, color or black and white? Black and white is gorgeous, but I love color, especially for nature photography.  

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


if you do my dishes daily (2.00 / 7)
I'll do your shower once a week. Deal?

[ Parent ]
Deal! n/t (2.00 / 1)


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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Yikes! (2.00 / 17)
I have about 5 rolling pins, when they are outlawed I am going to be america's most wanted!!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

That's an arsenal! (2.00 / 10)


One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
speaking of arsenal (2.00 / 7)
I went to Walmart today and looked at ammo for mr. r who likes to do shoot do target practice shooting. The cases and shelves were nearly empty of ammo. Out of season? I thought they'd be stocked year-round.  

[ Parent ]
Or more likely, (2.00 / 7)
People stocking up, because Obama's comin' for the guns, doncha know.  :-(

[ Parent ]
edit fail on my part (2.00 / 7)
anyhoo...yeah, that's what I suspected. People think the government is finally coming to get their weapons out of their cold dead hands.  

[ Parent ]
I will help you hide out! (2.00 / 10)
and we will bake.

Oh yes, we will.


[ Parent ]
It's hard to bake in hiding. (2.00 / 10)
The delicious smells will give you away immediately!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Sounds perfect!! n/t (2.00 / 1)


Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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Good morning! (2.00 / 17)
I'm happy to not have to be anywhere, so I can chime in :-)

Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? I want a tie. I'm a bitter Steelers fan. I admit it! But, If I have to pick, I will choose Ravens--Mom and Dad are huge Ravens fans. So win one for my folks!

What is the absolute worst household chore?  Getting my teen-agers to do them!

Do you do windows? If so, will you come here and do mine? I'll send my teens and you can nag them into doing your windows.....

Who is the most famous person you ever met? I have Brooks Robinson's autograph.  I was 8 years old and waiting for any Baltimore Oriole to sign my autograph book after pre-game  warm-ups. It was my lucky day! brooks was kind to all of kids and signed a ton of books :-).  

Photography: What's your preference, color or black and white? Whatever my very artistic 15-year old daughter uses, says a proud mom :-)

Peace, Hope, Faith, Love


PS--Moose question! (2.00 / 15)
Why are the blue + signs beside a diary title?

I  like blue, and I like to be positive, but I haven't figured it out, yet.

Thanks!

Peace, Hope, Faith, Love


[ Parent ]
That's how you hotlist a diary. (2.00 / 16)


No matter where you go, there you are...

Buckaroo Banzai


[ Parent ]
Hotlist! (2.00 / 15)
After you hotlist it, you can find your list by using the hotlist link to the right in the same section as your comments, posting guidelines, log out, etc. If that made sense. :/

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

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You have confirmed my childhood fears (2.00 / 11)
that my parents only had us kids for the purpose of doing chores!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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gah dare o type? (tipple ja?) (2.00 / 15)
Init like phive ayem on da wes coast round your whey, JaJa?

I got more lil icons to fierce with after peoples comments now.

Jeez I hope I don't fail nobody axtradently.

Whyyyyyyyy must it always b so freakin early when these days start?

Why couldn't we have some days that started at noon or 2 pm o'clock?
So people could take their suite time if they wanted?
Time Is Tyranny bein so perfectionist. It either is Sun or it is not Sun.
That should b enough. Especially at the beach. Unless a storm puts everything under water. Which is when we should sound the general alarm and book.

I forgot all the questions again. Were they different ones from b4?


Good morning (2.00 / 17)
1.  Super Bowl  - I don't really care but I guess Baltimore just cause that city could sure use something good like this to happen.

2.  Worst household chore - emptying the dishwasher.  I love love love to clean.  I am really good at it.  Seriously.  The dishwasher drives me crazy.

3.  Windows?  But of course.

4.  Yours?  Of course, I'll probably clean the rest of your house while I am there.  I one vacuumed a friends living room during a party.  Their kids had crunched up so e chips on the floor so I used it as an excuse, but I got the whole thing done before anyone noticed.

5.  Famous person - I was once in an elevator with The Who.  The whole band, after Keith moon passed though.  KC. 1980 ish.  I was 6 years old.


Will you come to my house? (2.00 / 16)
I'll empty the dishwasher if you do everything else.

[ Parent ]
I love cleaning as well. (2.00 / 16)
My oldest friend is a bachelor, and every time I visit I overhaul his place by force of nature. At get togethers I usually end up randomly straightening things up along the way so the place is mostly cleaned before the event is over.

Windows are not really that bad, but the need to get both inside and out and my retentive nature does drive me a bit nuts.

Donna owns the indoor living space so mostly I inflict my anality on the outside, forever straightening things up towards some as yet to be defined end.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


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My mom is also an obsessive cleaner (1.92 / 12)
We think of it as a form of control and I do notice that when I am upset, worried or otherwise bothered my urge to clean just kicks in.  Election Day last nov.  I cleaned my house so much and organized closets all day just to keep myself occupied.  My poor kids.  They get to jump in the piles of clothes that jam organizing.  Or they just put them on and play.  They recognize crazy cleaning when they see it.

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Thank you. (2.00 / 11)
You have just given me another attribute to  look for in a potential mate or roommate.  

[ Parent ]
Morning...brrrrr! (2.00 / 15)
23 with a chance of snow later. Got a dusting last night. I have no plans to venture outdoors until tomorrow :)

Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl?

The 49ers! Been a fan since the mid-70s. Although right now I live a lot closer to Baltimore, so I really can't lose, no matter who wins ;)

What is the absolute worst household chore?

I have a bad back, so scrubbing bathtubs and floors are miserable for me. I can't say I am fond of cleaning the catbox, either. Cleaning out the inside of the fridge is another one I put off until...well, until it's time to sell the house, I guess ;)

Thank god for self-cleaning ovens!

Do you do windows? If so, will you come here and do mine?

Yes and no.

Who is the most famous person you ever met? (Let's exclude political figures, that would make it way too easy for this crowd.)

I've met a lot of famous people...the hard part is trying to decide who's the most famous. Walter Matthau...Sam Shepard...Elvis Costello....Allen Ginsberg...Lenny Bruce...Rip Torn and Geraldine Page...Richard Brautigan...Nick Lowe. I am betting FR knows way more famous musicians and I know more writers? Oh! I met David Sedaris. Very sweet :)

Photography: What's your preference, color or black and white?

They can both be stunning...but in my house, displayed on my walls, they are all black and white, so maybe I am more comfortable with those.

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


Know? (2.00 / 10)
Knew, maybe. Know at acquaintance level, definitely. Under met the category widens tremendously. I've met the same musicians you have.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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Great answer... (2.00 / 7)
Yes and no.

I ain't goin' to L.A. to clean windows.  Bring 'em here!  ;-)

Speaking of writers, you also met George Pelecanos!

The difference between "seen" and "met" cuts my list way down.  I rode in a car with Mort Sahl once.  He did all the talking, and I fear I was rude to him at the end of the ride.

I'm lucky.


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Windows. (2.00 / 16)
Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl?

- San Francisco. Having recently lived in the area, it's a natural.

What is the absolute worst household chore?

- Windows.

Do you do windows? If so, will you come here and do mine?

- See above.

Who is the most famous person you ever met?

- My favorite run-across was Roddy McDowell no the streets of NYC. Whit Diffie and Fred Cohen are friends (invented the Public Key Cryptograpy you all use, and the concept of cmoputer viruses, respectively) and all sorts of other infosec luminaries most of you may never have heard of. Lots of bigwig corporate CEO names you probably know, not sure those count (John Chambers?). Burton Cummings, maybe?

Photography: What's your preference, color or black and white?

- Black and white does make for great art pictures, but I don't.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


Diffie of Diffie-Hellman key exchange fame! (2.00 / 11)
Brief fan-girl moment over here. I'll be OK.

[ Parent ]
Whit's a good guy. (2.00 / 8)
Looks like Colonel Sanders. ;~)

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

[ Parent ]
Morning, F-bombers! (2.00 / 18)
54 years ago, the music died:

Answers:
Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? The team coached by Mr. Harbaugh.
What is the absolute worst household chore? Ironing
Do you do windows? HELL NO!
If so, will you come here and do mine? See above
Who is the most famous person you ever met? (Let's exclude political figures, that would make it way too easy for this crowd.) Jacques Yves Cousteau
Photography: What's your preference, color or black and white? It depends

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas


Jacques Cousteau? (2.00 / 17)
That is awesome!

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Yep, I think Cousteau wins! (2.00 / 7)


I'm lucky.

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Good morning, folks (2.00 / 14)
Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? I'm not. Don't care for either team

What is the absolute worst household chore? Only one??

Do you do windows? Only when absolutely necessary. In my last job, I washed more windows than I care to think about (I installed windows and doors).

If so, will you come here and do mine? Probably not. If you need some installed, I'd be glad to help out there, though.

Who is the most famous person you ever met? (Let's exclude political figures, that would make it way too easy for this crowd.) Tough one. If politicians were included, I'd say President Obama and his family - I met them when he ran for the Senate. However, since that's included, I'd have to say it's a tie between Herb Alpert, Chuck Mangione (who I met the same day as Mr. Alpert), and astronaut Gordon Cooper.

Photography: What's your preference, color or black and white? Depends on the subject, but generally black and white - I used to have a black and white darkroom.

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No matter where you go, there you are...

Buckaroo Banzai


Happy Sunday! (2.00 / 15)
Answers:

1. I don't give a flying hoo ha about the Superbowl.
2. Once I start, I don't mind any chore. It's getting started that is difficult to impossible.
3. See #2
4.I've met lots of famous people. The ones that come to mind: John Waters, Yoko Ono, Vanessa Redgrave, John Updike, WH Macy,  Lou Reed, Phil Lesh, Vaclav Havel, Allen Ginsburg, Frank McCourt...more I'm sure. That's not counting Barack and Michelle, of course...
5. I prefer black and white for artistic photography b/c it reminds me of my dad who died when I was a kid.

Dave Davies is great!


You've met an interesting variety of famous people. (2.00 / 9)
Looks like an East coast slant. Is that where you are?

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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Aiee! (2.00 / 14)
I just ate a big piece of moldy bread without knowing it. Ick! Ick!

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

Think of it (2.00 / 13)
as getting penicillin from the source.

No matter where you go, there you are...

Buckaroo Banzai


[ Parent ]
been there a number of times (2.00 / 7)
I now give my bread a visual and sniffing examination before consuming.  

[ Parent ]
Questions (2.00 / 13)
Super Bowl? I hate football because of the injuries, but the Ravens are the home team. I'll watch out of the corner of my eye.

Housework? The cat litter. For normal housework I have a cleaning woman. My whole life I've ended up in tears when I do housework, so 15 years ago I just gave up.

Famous people? Andrea Thompson and Jerry Doyle of Babylon 5.

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.


Good morning! (2.00 / 11)
Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? Not a fan.

What is the absolute worst household chore? Cleaning out a container of food that's gone bad in the back of the fridge--sometimes I decide I can live without the container.

Do you do windows? Only when the noseprints make it impossible to see out.

If so, will you come here and do mine? How bad are they? (see above)

Who is the most famous person you ever met? (Let's exclude political figures, that would make it way too easy for this crowd.) Probably Eartha Kitt? She was remarkably warm and funny.

Photography: What's your preference, color or black and white? Usually black and white, although, personally,  I usually take pictures with my phone.


Re: those refrigerator "science experiments"... (2.00 / 9)
I have on many occasions decided I could live without the container. If I must have the container, I try not to breathe and use a plastic bag to fish the gunk out, then immediately stick under a faucet that is blasting hot water. The bag of gunk goes straight out to the garbage cans.

Eartha Kitt, now that's cool.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
It is interesting, and surprisingly validating, (2.00 / 9)
to find someone else - a someone I like, even  - who has precisely the same technique re: disgusting food stuffs in the fridge.

Also - I have citrus scented cleaning liquid to follow the noisome mess down the disposal.


[ Parent ]
In the olden days, the worst job was (2.00 / 5)
defrosting the fridge, since one never did it soon enough.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
You got that right! (2.00 / 3)
I hated defrosting. Ugh.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Boy, that (2.00 / 11)
John Cassavetes was a handsome man. Just sayin' :)

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!

Yes he was. (2.00 / 10)
I noticed that, too!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
What the HELL is a "Cordova Ice Worm?" (2.00 / 10)
Or would I just rather not know?

Let's see:

Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl?

Ravens.

What is the absolute worst household chore?

Lately, everything.  It's much more difficult than in a house.

Do you do windows?

Normally, yes.  In this thing, it's not physically possible (the screens are on the inside).

If so, will you come here and do mine?

Are you paying my air fare?  And do I get chocolate if I do?

Who is the most famous person you ever met? (Let's exclude political figures, that would make it way too easy for this crowd.)

Well, I'm going to mention one pol:  I was introduced to Barack Obama when no one outside of his strongest local supporters knew who he was.  He was an IL state senator then, and a new one at that.  Also a number of SCOTUS justices and members of Congress.

The others, hmmm.  Media:  Too many reporters to count, from too many outlets (public policy work in NYC and DC does that), although I first met Sam Donaldson back in the '80s when Republicans hated him.  Arts:  Too many NDN artists to list.  You know who my favorite is.  Theatre/Cinema:  A few actors over the years (one is a cousin).  I ran into Jerry Orbach on 8th Ave in New York once.  Musicians:  Mostly smaller-scale specialty musicians.  David Sanborn (jazz).  Loreena McKennitt and Brian Hughes (Celtic).  Literature:  The most recent was a couple of years ago, meeting ASOIAF author George R.R. Martin (his wife is a friend).  Yes, I'm a fangirl.  You can tell because I use the book series acronym, not the HBO acronym of GoT.  There are others that I listed in a comment at the GOS once, but I'm too lazy to go dig it up.

Photography: What's your preference, color or black and white?

Depends on the subject matter.

And for people who've been tracking the story of the stolen NDN children in South Dakota, I posted this at the GOS yesterday.  Turns out, I inadvertently got a scoop.

Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.


I love Lenny! (2.00 / 6)
really missed him on L&O. Also he was great as Baby's father.  

[ Parent ]
LMAO - what does it say about me . . . (2.00 / 7)
that I knew instantly who you meant by "Lenny?"

It was funny.  He knew I'd recognized him, and he was giving me that side-eye look - the one that says, "I know you know who I am, and I REALLY don't feel like talking to anyone right now, so pleasepleasePLEASE don't stop and ask for an autograph or something."  I just smiled and nodded and kept going, and I could literally feel the relief pour off him in waves.  Found out later that that was right about the time he was DX'd.

Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.


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Sam Donaldson (2.00 / 5)
You've reminded me that I once saw Sam Donaldson attempting to dine out in Bethesda.  He came up to one place that had a huge line to get in.  The restaurant owner offered to let him in ahead of the line, and he said No.  I always liked him for that.

Also once saw Tweety yelling at traffic.

And I met Sandra Day O'Connor when she visited NASA.

I'm lucky.


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now you've reminded me (2.00 / 5)
I saw Senator Bob Graham at a canteen at Kennedy Space Center. It was an impulse visit for us, but it happened to be the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 1 tragedy. Senator Graham is a lot shorter than I imagined him to be. We left him alone.  

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morning bombfolk (2.00 / 10)
Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? chips and dip

What is the absolute worst household chore? hate 'em all. avoid cleaning the shower/tub like the plague. Which may be growing in our shower/tubs.

Do you do windows? I open and close them, sometimes.

Who is the most famous person you ever met? You folks travel in far more exalted circles than I. The only "famous" people I've met, so far as I can recall, are Chris Anderson - curator of TED - and Eric Whitacre - composer and creator of Virtual Choir.  
When I was a little girl, Mayor Erastus Corning III came over for dinner, but he's only Albany famous.

Black and white or color? Like 'em both. No particular preference.


hah (2.00 / 7)
Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? chips and dip

Me too. Best thing about Super Bowl is the food.  

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Morning from North Carolina (2.00 / 8)
Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? 49ers all the way
What is the absolute worst household chore? The litterbox
Do you do windows? Not if I can help it.
If so, will you come here and do mine? Sorry
Who is the most famous person you ever met? (Let's exclude political figures, that would make it way too easy for this crowd.) Ray Bradbury and George Takei (couldn't decide between the two)
Photography: What's your preference, color or black and white? color

Taking it easy since I have a wretched cold. Have my pizza ready for dinner tonight while watching the game. I made a huge ham and pineapple one yesterday.

"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde


Hullo hullo. (2.00 / 8)
Yesterday afternoon I walked past the doorway which led me to meet Angela Lansbury. It was the stage door of the Golden Gate Theater, and she was in town performing in Sweeney Todd. We sent flowers to her dressing room and after the show were invited in to chat with the great lady, where we also met her maid.

Black-and-white photography for me, please. It's so much more artsy.

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


Neat. My mom/grandmother were big fans of her (2.00 / 8)
series "Murder, She Wrote."  She's always seemed like someone it would be great to sit down and chat with over a cup of tea.  :-)

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She was a delight. (2.00 / 8)
We were just a bunch of college kids, most of us in the performing arts. And while very much the Queen of Broadway at that time (Sweeney Todd was a HUGE hit, after all), she couldn't have been more down-to-earth. At one point she said to us, "You're all actors. I'd very much like to know how you liked my performance. I'm sure you all thought I overacted dreadfully, but in a great barn of a theater like this one, what else can one do?"

That made me LOL, because her performance had been pitch-perfect. :-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


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I'm glad to hear that she sounds like such a lovely lady! (2.00 / 8)
I've always loved her work and, although you really don't know from watching (as some people are really, really good at pretending they are nice when they are not)...I've always thought she would be someone who I would like.

I love that she took the time to talk to college kids. I would think that it was a great motivation for many of you in the group.

Peace, Hope, Faith, Love


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Oh, yes. (2.00 / 8)
The very fact that she invited us into her dressing room was remarkable. She didn't have to do that at all. And as you can tell, I've treasured the memory for over 30 years, LOL!

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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p.s. (2.00 / 8)
I always love it when I run into you. Hope everything is going well for you and yours!

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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'mornin (2.00 / 7)
Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl?  49ers (been a fan since the Steve Young era), tho 'rooting' might be too strong a word.  No TV, no plans to go anywhere to watch, etc.

What is the absolute worst household chore? Bathtub/Shower cleaning

Do you do windows? If so, will you come here and do mine?  Nope.

Who is the most famous person you ever met?  The guys from the band Savatage - Jon Oliva, Chris Caffery, Al Pitrelli, Jeff Plate, and their producer Paul O'Neill.  They're better known now as part of Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  I did also get Billy Idol's autograph once.

Photography: What's your preference, color or black and white?  No preference, really.  Some stuff looks good B&W, some stuff is better in color.


Worst chore (2.00 / 6)
What is the absolute worst household chore? Bathtub/Shower cleaning

Yes, I think you're right!

I'm lucky.


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Morning! (2.00 / 9)
We live in the woods, pretty much, and the property next to us is greenbelt. A pack of coyotes moved in the other day, and they are making the puppies pretty nervous. I haven't seen them in our yard yet, but they howl at night. And the howling is really cool. They howl in dissonant tones, like wolves do. And it's all going on 50 yards from my living room.

A lot of coyotes make their living from eating people's pets. I'm not quite sure how to calculate that threat for the puppies. I keep the cat indoors, but I have to take the puppies outside to do their business.

Happy Sunday.

"Broccoli is revolutionary. Broccoli could take down a government."  --Kris Carr


Depends on the size of the dogs (2.00 / 8)
and the size of the pack.  I would not leave them unattended.

Where I live there are always LOST posters up for missing small dogs and cats. My previous batch of cats were allowed out until the coyotes started to invade, then I kept them inside unless supervised. The new kitties are not allowed out ever. Better for them and for the birds.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


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Right now, there are at least four (2.00 / 6)
coyotes staying in the woods next door. I don't know how long they'll stay, though. They must occupy a fairly large swath of land here, maybe a few square miles?

We also have a beautiful bobcat. It probably doesn't like the coyotes. It walks around in our yard every once in a while...

Our puppies are about 20 pounds now, but will grow to 60ish eventually.

"Broccoli is revolutionary. Broccoli could take down a government."  --Kris Carr


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we have coyotes around here too (2.00 / 6)
Though I haven't sighted them in a while, mr. r tells me he still hears them howling. I used to see them walk back and forth through our woods. Never came really close to our house that we know of. Still, we keep our dogs indoors and in a fenced backyard mostly due to other dogs running loose around the neighborhood. Want to keep them out of fights.  

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Bomb. (2.00 / 8)
Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? Niners. (loved Jerry Rice and Joe Montana)

What is the absolute worst household chore? Cleaning anything with grease.

Do you do windows? Not mine...

If so, will you come here and do mine? ... could do yours if you ask nicely.

Who is the most famous person you ever met? Pitbull. (dale)

Photography: Color like an Instagram filter.

Just because they are posting on a progressive site doesn't make them progressives. - John Allen


good afternoon (2.00 / 7)
very warm today. Still chilly overnight, so we've been switching between heat and a/c the last few days. There's no in-between.
===
Not even sure who's playing. Think SF was mentioned. Dont' care. LOL.

I hate doing the dishes. Would rather scrub the bathtub because I only need to do that once a week.

If the windows are noticeably dirty, then yeah I feel obliged to, otherwise people would be pointing out how dirty my windows are. LOL. For you, heck no.

Mrs. Hubert H. Humphrey, Bernadette Peters, Elizabeth Taylor, San Antonio Spurs players, Joanne Greenberg, author of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden and In This Sign. She learned sign language and I talked with her a bit. Well, I'm sure there's more, but that's just off the top of my head.

Some things look stunning in B&W, but for things like sunsets and rainbows, and probably food, color is best.  


Now *that* was a superbowl! (2.00 / 3)
Even if my team lost, that was a sport spectacular from hell.

Down to the very last play, coming back from 22 points behind, crazy rules and gimmicks to draw it down to the last four seconds, power outage in the middle for half an hour...

Glad I watched.

John Askren - "Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."


Yeah, it was great! (2.00 / 3)
And of course, even if the Niners didn't win, my second choice did.  ;-)

I'm lucky.

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