Monday, 13 October 2008

Sunday Grill (on a Monday)

On a Sunday or Monday, I like to wander down to a local café and read the Sunday paper or magazine over a cappuccino. It's completely indulgent and resembles nothing of the real world. (Well, what would you expect from an Auckland-biased publication.) There are a couple of regular features I enjoy, and this week I decided to rip one off for myself. I know, that's totally unlike me (not really).

Here's my version of the Sunday Grill. I realise I'll never be a semi-known pseudo-celebrity in New Zealand, therefore never asked to do this for real, so instead of waiting, I thought I'd do it anyway.

What do you do on a Sunday morning?
It's usually very lazy, and often involves sleeping in with my sweetie, before us each trying to convince the other to get up and bring back breakfast in bed. If I lose, we both get breakfast. If he loses, he gets breakfast. Sometimes we both win.

Tell us your favourite song lyrics.
On a boat in the middle of a raging sea / She would make a scene for it all to be / Ignored.
"Strange Brew", Cream

What's the biggest fashion mistake of our era?
The grunge look of the 1990s, with emo coming a close second.

What is life's greatest mystery?
Goths. Why? You never see a goth out before the afternoon; it takes them all day just to get dressed.

What is your favourite quote?
I have two: "Qui tutto bene!" (Everything is fine), or "Life's too short to not be Italian".

Give us three words to describe you.
Complex, thinking, determined.

What are the five shallow, materialistic things you can't live without?
My iPod, the Internet, my car, books, and good coffee.

Have you found yourself yet?
I think I've found most of myself - a couple of years ago, after an event which acted as a wake-up call. As for the rest? Not sure yet ...

3 comments:

kristin said...

(1) What do you do on a Sunday morning?
Most of the time, we try to go to early church, and then go to a late breakfast/early lunch afterwards. Too often, my Sunday afternoon’s are filled with the “spillover” from the prior week, and I have “tasks” remaining to be done throughout the remainder of the day….like it or not. On those weekends when we are out of town, we can usually be found out in the boat, just at the edge of the ocean, trying our hands at fishing. We haven’t been very successful at CATCHING the fish, but we have always (well, almost always) had fun TRYING! J The “plan” is to be out there at sunrise, but we keep falling short on that one.

(2) Give your favorite song lyrics.
There are SO MANY, that it’s hard to say.

Maybe this one, from “Forever Young”, by Rod Stewart:

May the good lord be with you
Down every road you roam
And may sunshine and happiness
Surround you when youre far from home
And may you grow to be proud
Dignified and true
And do unto others
As you’d have done to you
Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart you’ll always stay
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young

-OR-



From “What A Wonderful World”, by Louis Armstrong:

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And i think to myself:
"What a wonderful world!"

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to my self:
"What a wonderful world!"

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying "How do you do."
Thay really say: "I love you!"

I hear babies crying I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself:
"What a wonderful world!"
Yes, I think to myself:
"What a wonderful world!"


(3) What's the biggest fashion mistake of our era?
The grunge look of the 1990s, definitely (tho “tube tanks” from the 1970’s were pretty awful too….)

(4) What is life's greatest mystery?
the human heart

(5) What is your favorite quote?
(from my fiance’): “It’s better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it”.

(from my brother, who is an AF Pilot): “It’s all good”.

(from my 81 yr old dad): “Keep your powder dry”.

(from my 78 yr old mom): “Let Go and Let God”.


(6) Give three words to describe you.
Compassionate. Patient. Forgiving.

(7) What are the five shallow, materialistic things you can't live without?
Music, books, my car, morning coffee (2 cups) and a washer/dryer


(8) Do you think you have you “found yourself” yet?
I think so, in many ways. Pain has a way of being a valuable “teacher”, like it or not. Of course, “Life’s Greatest Mystery” (question #4) can involve myself too….and so I guess I am still a “work in progress”.

Sab said...

1-What do you do on a Sunday Morning?
We go to church... now after getting Marin fed and ready, which usually means getting there late, especially since hubby works in the barn every other sunday morning and cannot help me... and usually gets in later too. Yesturday we actually slept in together for once...

2-Give you favorite song lyrics.
Right now...

All to Jesus I surrender
All to Him I freely give
Ever more to love and trust Him
In his presence daily live
I surrender all
I surrender all
All to thee my blessed Savior
I surrender all

3-What's the biggest fasion mistake of our era?
I also agree... grunge. Why buy clothes that look like they've been worn to the point of trashing them?

4-What is lifes greatest mystery
How God designed us... our bodies are incredible!

5-What is your favorite quote
I don't remember from where I got this one, but
"If you reach for the stars, you may not get one but you won't come up with a handful of mud either."

6- give 3 words that describe you
creative, loving, clean

7-What are the five shallow, materialistic things you can't live without?
My video games, computer, oven, internet, and craft supplies

8- Do you think you have found yourself?
I believe so... I didn't know I was lost anyway! ;)

Random Thoughts said...

What a great survey. I enjoyed answering these questions as a post on my blog.