Sunday, March 12, 2006

Another 100 - The Saturday Six

I haven't done one of these in ages, but it's the 100th Anniversary of the Saturday Six and there are some fun questions this week:
1. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #79 from Cat: If you could trade places with one person in your family for a week, who would you choose? And would you want to trade as they are now, or sometime in the past (or future)?
I think I'd choose my cousin Alex. He's an incredibly nice guy, an outrageously successful businessman in Chicago, and I learned a couple of weeks ago that he and his wife have a house up in the woods in Michigan. I'd love to be a successful executive in Chicago for a few days (with great clothes) and then go to my place up north.
2. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #80 from De: What were you doing 1 year ago this month, and are you more or less satisfied with your life today?
I was doing pretty much the same stuff that I am today, plus keeping vigil from several hours away over the waning days of my stepmother's life. I'd prefer that she had not been subjected to the ravages of lung cancer.
3. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #81 from Lisa: Do you prefer watching television over surfing the internet?
Well....I watch maybe six or seven hours of television a week, max. Plus the evening news once in awhile. I don't even want to think about how many hours I spend wandering around the internet.
4. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #82 from Antonette: Outside of the U.S., where would you live and why?
The Cinque Terre in Italy, where I would be a writer with enough money to afford my little apartment overlooking the sea. Or Toronto, because what could be better than a cosmopolitan Canadian city? Nope -- make that Halifax. Better yet: Paris. In the 6th Arrondissement. You know what? I'm having some trouble with this question.
5. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #83 from Elton: When you leave your home, do you ever feel paranoid that you've left something behind?
I don't have to be paranoid. I pretty much always have left something behind.
6. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #84 from Laura: What song or songs would you want played at your own funeral and why?
Why so many choices today? I'll limit myself to five, in no particular order:
Thine Be The Glory ~ with brass and drums, please.
Holy, Holy, Holy ~ the opening hymn at every Sunday morning service at Chautauqua in the summer.
God of the Sparrow, God of the Whale
All Creatures of Our God and King ~ Yes, I have a creation/nature theme going here.
All People That On Earth Do Dwell ~ I have a lot of people from different places in my life. I'd love it if my memorial service would bring them together for a few moments. For many of them the Christian focus would be a tough sell, but if you leave out the last verse of this one it becomes something most of them could sing together, which is the point.
Well, from life in the funky 6th and on the coast of Italy to my own funeral ~ with great music. Not a bad existence, from beginning to end.

2 comments:

Stacy said...

I think I'd like to be your cousin Alex too. Or maybe Alex's wife. Instead of choosing a place to live permanently, maybe the choice to be writer who travels the world, settling no more than a few months in each place, would be a better option.

Erin said...

Hi, Gannet Girl! Thanks for visiting my blog! I enjoyed reading this entry, and I may have to go and try this out myself at some point. I was especially intrigued by the 2nd question--what a great way to keep track of your goals and see where you've been and where you're heading!

I'll visit again. :-)