Consider Yourself Meme
1) Of the various cultures, ethnicities or nationalities you belong to, which most strongly do you consider yourself?
I'm an all-American mutt, of the Northern European variety.2) Is there a culture you cannot claim heritage from but which you feel quite close to?
Not really. My family often behaves/behaved in a stereotypical Italian fashion, and I do love the food and culture. And the fact that it's warmer more often than here.3) What's one language you wish you knew fluently?
Italian? lol OK, seriously, for more than 30 years, I've wanted to be able to speak Russian, or at least read it proficiently.4) If you could move anywhere in the world and be guaranteed a job, etc., where would you go?
With my job, I actually could probably move anywhere. I'd want to be near Sparky, though, so I'll stay here.5) If you had a time machine, and could witness any one event without altering or disturbing it, what would you want to see?
The problem here is that "one event" implies a discrete moment. Most of what I'd like to see is more of an evolution of thought. I'd kill to travel with Paul the Apostle and see for myself what was really going on in the early churches of Asia and Israel and Rome.6) Have problems sleeping?
Do I? Uh, yeah.7) Are you free with your feelings?
Many say I'm too free, I'm sure.8) What is the one outfit/piece of clothing/accessory you own that makes you feel incredibly good whenever you wear it? Why?
Jeans. And I'm not overly fussy about which ones. Just jeans.9) What do you do to make yourself feel better when you're in a funk?
Sleep. Read. Write. Cry. One or all four.10) Has anyone ever surprised you in a way that let you know you were special? How?
Beast is remarkably good at this. He surprises me often enough to keep me guessing.11) When you are having a "good day," how do you spread the happiness to others?
Jokes go a long way. Feeding people does as well.12) What is one thing that puts you in a bad mood, no matter how good you were previously feeling?
Getting yelled at by someone I care about.13) Would you rather live in a world with or without technology such as computers, cars, airplanes, bombs?
With. I would be dead without technology.14) If you had to live without either heating in your house or air conditioning, which one would you keep?
I'd keep the heat, but summer's gonna suck. Perhaps we'll go north for three months. WAY north.15) If you had to own five dogs, what kind would you get?
It would absolutely be five I picked up from the pound. But here's the thing: I'm allergic so this is oging to suck.