Fix It Again, Tony
August Disappeared

Sunday Stealing

Honestly, I started this on Sunday but only just finished it today (Wednesday). But hey, better late than never, so voila! Sunday Stealing!

1. Have you ever had a pen pal?

Yes, several. The one I remember best is Chantal, a French girl I wrote to in high school. We wrote to each other as part of a pen-pal exchange set up by my French teacher where we helped each other learn French and English. Our correspondence lasted a couple years, maybe. I enjoyed writing to her.
2. What’s your favorite breed of dog?

American Foxhound. There's one in our apartment complex and I enjoy seeing him on his daily walk. Actually, I'm partial to hounds in general.
3. Can money buy happiness?

No, but I'd rather be depressed and rich than depressed and poor.
4. Do you listen to music when you’re down?

Yes. Sometimes the right music can pull me out of a funk; other times it sparks a really good cry.
5.What is one thing you spend way too much money on?

I am embarrassed to admit it, but confession is good for the soul: Candy Crush.
6.Can you honestly say you’re okay right now?


7.What was the last thing you spent money on?

Chicolini!! (Yes, Chicolini won the naming contest. I abject!)
8.Is your current hair color mostly your natural hair color?

It's all my natural hair color. Aside from getting highlights a couple of times, I have never colored my hair. I've got a few more gray hairs than I used to, but I kind of like them.
9.Who have you texted in the last 24 hours?

Joe. Big surprise there!
10.Were you in a good mood last night?

Yes! I got caught up on So You Think You Can Dance, watched a fascinating documentary on the development of The Bomb, and then checked in with this season's tattoo artists on Inkmaster. Eclectic, no?
11.Do you have a reason to smile right now?

Yes. I made some progress on some work stuff and had a nice filling lunch.
12. How often do you hold back what you want to say?

Often, especially when I don't want to hurt people or sense that the timing is bad.
13. Do you think that in the end, everything will fall into place?

Yes, unless we all manage to screw it up.
14.Are you currently looking forward to anything?

Vacation in Ocean City in late August. We'll be having our annual family crab feast one weekend, and friends are joining us the following weekend. It will be party central!
15.Do you have any TV shows on DVD?

Lots! Right now we have this season's Big Bang Theory and the most recent seasons of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Portlandia. Normally I'll erase single episodes once I've watched them, but I'll probably keep these because I like them a lot.