Melanie has all the rules on her blog, in case you think you’d like to play along. And I hope you do.
Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) a good thing, a bad thing or a mixture of both?
It has its uses. Twitter is useful during times of severe weather, and I enjoy the pictures on Instagram. I avoid it otherwise. So I’d say a mixture of both, leaning toward bad.
Are you camera shy or do you pose for the camera with confidence?
I’m not camera shy, but I don’t like having my picture taken.
Is there anything you’ve kept from younger years for sentimental reasons alone?
I have a couple of things that are currently missing (hopefully not gone for good). One is a Godzilla cigarette lighter that Mary gave me when the Godzilla movie turned 30 (1985). Another is “The Blob,” which requires some explanation: In Chicago, there was a kids’ show called Cartoon Town. The host, Bill Jackson, was a very artistic person: in addition to making all the puppets that appeared on the show, he could draw just about any cartoon, and was adept at molding clay. He had a large lump of clay that sat on a pedestal that he would mold into various shapes (one day it was a horse, another day it was a rocket ship, etc.). He called it Blob.
Anyway, once when I was working at the bank, the administrator made the mistake of ordering kneaded erasers. I grabbed a bunch of them and kneaded them all together, and my cubemate drew and cut out eyes and a mouth and we stuck it to the lump of erasers, and it became The Blob. I’ve had it for almost 40 years, although I can’t find it now.
Do you like to decorate for different holidays?
No. For many years, we had a bunch of cats that see all that stuff as toys, and we didn’t want to tempt them. Besides, you have to have a place to store all that stuff, and you have to get it out, put it up, then take it down and put it away. No thanks.
Do you feel you’re a strong person character-wise?
I guess so….
See you in the funny papers!