- Which celebrity couple, past or present, do you find particularly interesting?
In high school, it was Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, alas. Lately, because of Ted Lasso, it’s been Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde, alas. For all my life it will be Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
- A couplet is a pair of rhyming lines of verse, one after another. Example:
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
In the form of a couplet, how would you describe your hopes for the weekend?
Peaceful sleep, terrific books, a sunny beach
Give me lots and lots of each.
- With what (or whom) have you recently, consciously uncoupled?
I’ve got this friend, a former coworker who moved to the East Coast who I really felt a connection with, but we recently had a miscommunication ending with my apology and that’s the last we communicated, around a month ago. I had a feeling we were saying bye, and it saddens me, but I also think it may be for the best. She’s the only friend I’ve ever had who shares my birthday, which I consider special, but she’s a twin, so for her it wasn’t special at all. We were never a couple (it was never that kind of friendship), the way we think of it, but as friends I think we’ve consciously moved on. Alas.
- When did you last purchase something in a two-pack only because it doesn’t come in a one-pack?
This annoys me. When I was still driving my Camry, it was more than ten years old when the map light went out. I had to buy a two-pack of replacement bulbs. I don’t know why I held on to the second bulb; there was pretty much no way I was ever going to need it, but who throws out a brand-new bulb?
- What were you doing a couple of hours ago, and what will you be doing in a couple of hours?
It’s 7:11 p.m. Thursday evening here. Two hours ago I was watching the local news and finishing up some work (I work to 6:30 most evenings). If recent history is any indication, I won’t even begin to think about dinner until 9:00, and it’ll take half an hour to put together (most likely kimchi stew). I’ve done my chores for the day, thank goodness, so I’ll just be eating and trying to relax.