35. In response to the comments on my last entry, I will try to come up with more things.
36. I had about 50 things here before supper, then lost it all.
37. I'll try to remember some of them.
38. When I was drafted in 1966 into the army, they sent me to Germany, where I developed a taste for good beer.
39. That taste stayed with me for 40 years, and I have drunk many of the best beers in the world.
40. I can no longer drink much beer, and I miss it.
41. If I drink too much beer, I end up in the hospital. Maybe when my balance is better, I'll be able to enjoy more than one or two beers.
42. As of Jan 1, I will join the non-smokers club.
43. Recently, I have cut down on cigarettes, only having three or four daily. Now I am giving them up completely. To make it easier, I plan on resuming smoking when I am 75 years old, if the inclination is still there.
44. I cooked supper tonight, and the stuffed peppers came out great, if I must say so. The recipe is my grandmother's, I learned it from my mother.
45. I like to read fiction.
46. I am now reading PD James' latest, and it is pretty good.
47. My daughter gave us tickets to Broadway's "Wicked" which I am looking forward to. (I really liked the book)
48. I have read all of Agatha Christie, most of Ruth Rendell, and Tony Hillerman, to name a few, also Lawrence Block.
49. I would like to write a mystery.
50. In Jan, my case goes to court again. The city claims my stroke had nothing to do with working at Ground Zero. I feel, and most people I talk to, that the toxins I was exposed to there had something to do with the stroke.
51. When I first got home from the rehab unit, I tried to read but nothing stayed in the head; by the time I got to the end of a book, I had already forgotten the beginning. It made for very frustrating times, but also I was able to enjoy some books several times.
52. I think that problem is mostly gone now.
53. I feel that this list is mostly conceit, imagine trying to find 100 things about yourself.
54. I am very lucky.
55. I know I am very lucky, even if I don't win tonight's lottery (which I have a good feeling about), I know that I am very lucky
56. At first, I couldn't have a good conversation, but now I am more confident talking to others - except on the phone!!
57. For some reason, phone conversations are difficult for me.
58. I get a pension now from the Fire Department but not as good as it will be when they determine that my injury was job-connected.
59. I also get a disablity pension from Social Security.
60. My son is in school now to be a paramedic.
61. He is not working while he is in school, and I am paying his tuition. It is getting very difficult, but it is not permanent. I am looking forward to when he graduates.
62. I have had a very interesting life but it doesn't show up here. Maybe when I write my novel, it will show up.
63. I will continue this at another time when the muse hits me.