Random musings on a writer's life & times, with occasional input from acquaintances


Sunday, March 14, 2004

There are, as we all know, Seven Heavenly Virtues: faith, hope, charity, fortitude, justice, temperance and reading Peoria Dave’s Sunday Seven. Failure to read the Sunday Seven would not be prudent.

1) What are you wearing?

Gray long-sleeve pullover shirt, white t-shirt, blue jeans, white Nike socks, sweat boots.

2) What are you reading?

Still plugging away on “Leviathan,” a novel by post-modernist Paul Auster.

3) What’s for dinner?

We had dinner with neighbors who were celebrating their eldest son’s birthday. Fish soup with bread constituted the main course. My wife supplied pies -- strawberry o’cheese and some kind of liquer-flavored thingie -- for dessert.

4) What’s the best thing that happened this week?

I went Saturday night with my wife and youngest son, Andy, to see a musical production at Central Catholic High School, “The Melody Lingers On,” a tribute to Irving Berlin. Some of the girls could sing, the boys tried hard and the dancing was amusing. Besides, how could anyone go wrong with Berlin-penned songs from “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” to “White Christmas”?

5) What’s bugging you?

I am trying to exercise regularly -- trying to run three miles every other day -- but my knees hurt, my hips hurt, my groin hurts. This lunacy is supposed to make a person live longer?

6) Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?

Fruitville, Florida

7) What’s it all about, Dave?

I could have been a contender.

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