Man, I’m having all kinds of trouble sitting still enough to write anything. Forcing myself before I dive into the weekend to at least do one of these. The responses by other participants have been fun to read.
- What kind of trouble are you getting yourself into?
Uuuuuugggggh. I still haven’t made those appointments I missed a few months ago. I really, really, really need to. Next week for sure. I actually need to get my BP checked, my eyes checked, and probably my left knee checked. The knee has been bugging me for about three weeks and although it feels better, I still feel it with almost every step. Also need to ask someone about my thinning hair. Eep.
- What was your most recent car trouble?
I’ve been a bus rider for a few years now, because of my most recent car trouble. I’ve discussed this before, I’m quite sure. But I was distracted (I was not texting or speaking on my phone) (okay, but it might have been phone-related) and rear-ended the pickup truck driven by a famous local radio DJ from the 80s. He and his truck were fine, but my car was totaled. I made myself not drive for a couple of years as penance. I mean, I really could have killed someone. But I’m sloooooooowly getting caught up on a few things and am ready for some wheels. Hopefully before winter rolls around.
- What’s a rhyming phrase (such as “work jerk” or “poo shoe”) to describe something causing you problems lately?
How about creepy sleepy? It’s terrible, I know. But this is what sleep deprivation does to me. I had a very encouraging week of sleep last week, but this past week has been freaking miserable. Last night was about as bad as it’s been.
- What’s something that needs loosening or unsticking?
I have those windows that have weights hanging within the window frames, to make opening and closing them easy, like with a garage door. One of these windows is sticking, only when I try to shut it. There’s a weird resistance. I sometimes have to slam it down, which scares me because it’s a very old house and it would devastate me to slam that window shut and have it shatter.
- What’s your favorite board game involving rolling dice?
I have to go with Risk, a game I love but never ever get to play. I really love Risk, and some of my best game-playing memories are centered on that game. I once bought my friend Ross a very old Risk set. Not the first edition, but pretty close. Picked it up on eBay. The old-looking world map and wooden pieces. Box totally intact. It was sweet. I don’t think we ever played with it.
I’ll do more of these later this weekend, I think. Just to get caught up or something.
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My house was built in the late nineteen-twenties. You wouldn’t know it from the outside. I’ve updated the electricity from Dr Frankenstein’s laboratory to a sleek new circuit breaker. Seriously needs new bathrooms, kitchen and roof.
Hmmm. I am thinking it is the sash cord (rope for the weights) which needs replacing.
I said Risk too! Hope your knee feels better soon.