Happy Friday, friends! Although I just had a whack of time off for the holidays I am still sweetly grateful for the 3-day weekend ahead. My scintillating plans include finishing Spare, paying bills, cleaning my craphole of a garden table in the garage, and going through old clothes, especially bras and underwear. Some pairs of underwear are more hole than fabric. Some bras have decomposed to a support level of “thoughts and prayers.” I’ve been baking a loaf of bread on weekends for the last few weeks, which is homey and meditative. This is my go-to no knead bread recipe. I’m not bothering with sourdough anymore because I can’t keep a starter alive.
- What’s your best physical feature?
I’m going to say my eyes. As I’m getting older, they’re becoming a lighter and lighter blue. Realistically, they’re fading like the rest of me, but at least this decomposition is attractive!
- What aspect of your personality do people seem to appreciate most?
These questions are very difficult to answer about myself, so I polled the first person I found. He said my “compassion and empathy” which is technically two aspects, but it’s better than my answer of, “I’m a pushover.”
- What skill are you proud of?
I can make a straight tear in a piece of paper without tearing it first. M says it’s witchcraft of the highest order. In reality, in my earliest days at the newspaper I’d help tearing ads out to send to advertisers. It’s just a skill.
- What are you right about?
If you complain about the decline of good journalism but bend over backwards to avoid paywalls and ads, you are part of the problem. Good journalism is not free. I subscribe to the New York Times, NJ Pen, and Defector for my national news, local news, and smart commentary.
- Who appreciates you?
M appreciates me. 🙂
Good news! If you’re a regular reader but forget to check in, you can subscribe to a once-a-week email with links to that week’s posts! Click here to sign up!