- How would you describe your sense of direction?
If I don't know where I am in a general sense, I'm screwed. I mean, when I grew up there were clear, geographical markers for the directions. Here...it's flat and featureless all around. I mean, this time of year, the sun and moon don't even really rise in the east; it's more like ESE, so that screws everything else up. smh I gotta get back to mountains...
- Whose sense of humor is most like yours?
I don't think anyone gets my weirdness completely. Even I don't get why I'm laughing sometimes. Beast probably is closest to the same wavelength, and T at work. And Amy.
- What film’s or novel’s sense of place really impressed you?
If you haven't read Kent Haruf's books about Holt, Colorado, then you haven't read a book that is place-contingent. That town is seriously REAL. Also, the Laura Ingalls Wilder books--her descriptions of the prairies is stunning and skillful. Oh, and another is Wuthering Heights--Emily got the moors down solidly....brrrr. Nevada Barr's books are good at this aspect of writing too.
- When did you most recently and accurately sense danger?
I nearly plowed into someone tonight driving to a meeting. Stupid, totally my fault, inattentiveness. Weirdly, I didn't really freak out about it in the "DANGER DANGER" sense, just pulled away no harm - no foul. The last time I felt like I was unsafe was, frankly, last Sunday when I was frantically calling people from my meetings to talk me down from yet another cliff-of-my-own-making.
- How would you describe the scent of your car’s interior?
It smells like me and leather: perfume, french fries, BO, lotion, books, and leather.