1. How old is the oldest pair of shoes in your closet?
I have a pair of these2. Did you buy Girl Scout cookies this year? If so, what variety?
I bought a couple of boxes of Samoas and maybe the chocolate-peanut butter things (?) from a coworker's daughter.3. Do you know how to ballroom dance?
No, much to my shame.4. Were you a responsible child/teenager?
I was über responsible and well-behaved. In other words, kind of a pain in the ass.5. How many of this year's Oscar-nominated movies did you see?
Zero.6. If you're going to have a medical procedure done, such as having blood drawn, is it easier for you to watch someone else having the procedure done or have it done yourself?
I don't watch needles go in, but the rest of medicine doesn't bother me. As long as I have good pain meds, I think I'd be fine watching my own surgery.7. What is your favorite day of the week and why?
Hmmm. I like the Fridays I have off since it feels--even after 25+ years--like I'm playing hooky from work. And for some reason I really am partial to Thursdays.8. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received??
Sparky often said, when he was much younger, "You're a good mommy" while he patted my head. Can't beat that, eh?9. Do hospitals make you queasy?
Nope.10. At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?
Right now, probably a garden center, or Lowe's/Home Depot.11. Are you true to the brand names of products/items?
Sometimes. I always buy the same toilet paper, for instance. And pop. But pasta or processed stuff...whatever. I'm all over the map on pasta sauce, for instance.12. Which is more difficult: looking into someone’s eyes when you are telling someone how you feel, or looking into someone’s eyes when he/she is telling you how he/she feels?
The former. I'm really bad at looking at people while I'm talking.13. What’s one thing you’re deeply proud of — but would never put on your résumé?
My son. About myself...hmm, staying married for 28 years, maybe?14. What’s the most out-of-character choice you’ve ever made?
Given some of my other personality quirks, the staying married might qualify...lol Certainly the person I married was out of character in some ways compared to "the usual type" I was (am) attracted to.15. What’s your personal anthem or theme song?
"I Will Survive" comes to mind. So does "Amazing Grace" and not because I carry myself gracefully, either.