1. ARE YOU NAMED AFTER SOMEONE?
Family lore says my sisters ganged up on my parents when I arrived and insisted they should get to name me, because they'd done lousy with my sister's names. So I'm named after a friend of one of them, complete with wonky spelling. Perhaps proving the name thing wasn't just a parental problem....2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Somehow, I believe I've made it a whole week with no crying. I believe I teared up a bit Thursday when Beast left--he was about one strong breeze away from tears himself--but I didn't cry.3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
I do. I wish I could take the time to really have nice writing, but at least I'm usually legible.4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Of the standard options, roast beef. But really I've been jonesing for ham salad all weekend.5. DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS?
My son is 23. Is he a kid? I have 8 nieces and nephews; the youngest just turned 32. Several of them have children, and THEY are kids for sure (oldest is 7).6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Maybe.7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
Never.8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Despite annual bouts of terrible sore throats as a child and endless rounds of strep infections...yes.9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE?
Sure. I'd probably need heavy medication at this point, but what the hell, sure.10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BREAKFAST CEREAL?
I don't very often eat cereal for breakfast; it really doesn't stick with me long enough. I do have it for dinner sometimes--Golden Grahams or Froot Loops.11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Nope. Not even when they have laces. OK, yes, with boots I generally have to, but otherwise no.12. DO YOU THINK YOU'RE STRONG?
Emphatically not in the weight-lifting sense. In other ways, yes.13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Bubble gum, birthday cake, or peppermint.14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
How they use the space around them, how they fill space. And shoulders.15. RED OR PINK?
I like red, I hate pink. I don't wear much of either as they mess with my complexion.16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF.
"The least favorite...I like..."?? WTF. I just can't.17. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING RIGHT NOW?
Gray clamdiggers, bare feet, and a purple T-shirt because I don't generally go topless.18. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Graham crackers, I think.19. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
NASCAR at Darlington.20. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Cornflower.21. FAVORITE SMELL?
"Clean."22. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
I really rarely speak on the phone. So. OH! We did call Sparky earlier today because we need to figure out deets for tomorrow's departure on vacation. So, that. Him.23. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH?
Really? Football's my favorite. I do love my nephew because it's not just ANYone I'd miss two weeks of NFL to see get hitched!24. HAIR COLOR NATURAL?
Dark brown and increasingly gray.25. EYE COLOR?
Hazel.26. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Nope.27. FAVORITE FOOD?
Iced sugar cookies. Damn, it's been a REALLY long time....28. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Well, sappy endings are out and I hate horror movies. How about some good action or suspense? Or, hey, comedy!29. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
We saw the latest Star Trek a couple of weeks ago. It was pretty good, but eminently NOT The Real Thing.30. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
As I said above, it's purple. There's white writing on it; I got it for supporting a local fundraiser last fall.31. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Autumn.32. HUGS OR KISSES?
I have to pick?? OK, hugs, but wow, what a horrible choice to have to make!33. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Cheesecake.34. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING RIGHT NOW?
* Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer (ebook) -- really weird35. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE?
* Customs of the World, by David Livermore (on CD) -- about finished, may bail on the last few tracks.
* 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense, (Al Sarrantonio, ed.) -- some pretty icky stuff here, along with some fun-to-read stories
* All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr (ebook) -- honestly, I just started so I have no idea what's going on
My...hand? If this means mousepad then I just use the couch with my Logitech, or the thumbpad thingy on the laptop.36. WHAT DID YOU LAST WATCH?
We were watching a really dumb Gas Monkey Garage thing. Honestly, if we could watch just Richard and without sound, I'd be ok, but the rest of the people irritate me beyond reason. Especially when they talk.37. FAVORITE SOUND?
Laughter.38. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Beatles. I've never cared much for the Stones.39. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
China.40. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Alphabetizing.41. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?