What’s something you really resent paying for?

The first checked bag for an airline flight. TSA restrictions make it nearly impossible to fly with only a carry-on so that fee sucks. I’ve already paid for my ticket and for years that purchase price included a suitcase because who on earth expects a human being to travel without personal items? Nobody. Which reminds me, I also resent paying for an aisle/window seat or something that’s randomly considered a “premium” seat due to row location.

 What was the most unsettling film you’ve seen?

This is a toss up between Goodfellas and The Silence of the Lambs. I have a disturbing feeling there’s one more but it traumatized me so much I blocked the memory.

Do you judge people?

It would be great to be able to claim zen master status and say why no, I never judge people except I’m a little too human for that – or maybe a little too honest. I judge people. I do. I’m trying to get better about what happens next.

Finish this sentence: “Back in my day, we…”?

Took calls on the house phone with the fifteen foot cord. That way we could stretch it out and into the hall so we could dish dirt with our friends without our parents eyeballing us.

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Our sweet girl turned fourteen today. FOURTEEN. It’s hard to wrap my brain around so we won’t even try. She seems okay but I know she’s got to be bummed about not being able to see her friends for her birthday so here I am giving a big old happy birthday shoutout to our Bear.

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