The Racquet Questions
01 What is the worst nickname that anyone has ever called you?
I haven't really ever had a good nickname. My parents deliberately chose names for all of us that are hard (or impossible) to shorten, and the only thing my mom ever called me besides my name was "Grace" when I tripped or something.02 Have you got a favorite flower?
I like heirloom roses, fresh from the garden.03 Do you add a sauce, ketchup or other artificial flavorings to your food?
Sometimes. Depends on what I'm eating. I use steak sauce sometimes. We don't go through a lot of ketchup, though.04 Describe yourself using only words that begin with the letter 'T'.
Tall, tired, temperamental.05 What is/was your lover's pet name for you?
Yeah, well, we'll be moving on...06 What is your least favorite color?
Mustard yellow-brown.07 Who did you vote for in the last election, and did they win?
I voted for HRC. Because I have, yknow, a flippin' brain in my head and no trust in my heart at all.08 What is/was your grandfathers’ names?
One shared a name with a blue monster on Sesame Street, and the other was the Latinized version of Hitler's first name. Guess what: we didn't give Sparky EITHER of their names!09 What is the best present you ever received?
Sparky of course.10 What is 17 1/2% of 97 + 42 x (6 / 2) – 137 ? [Editor's note: Holy shit!]
5.975. You asked, right?11 What would be the best possible way you could die?
In my sleep when I'm old but still compos mentis.12 Given the choice of absolutely anything, what would be your dream job?
I love my current job. Really, I do. If I could travel more that would be the best.13 What position do you sleep in at night?
Usually on my side, and I rarely move. Seriously, I usually roll over once only all night.14 What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
Sooo ... many ... things. If embarrassment killed, I'd be so death so many times.15 Who is your favorite fictional character?
Thursday Next.16 What food do you hate most in the world?
Brussels sprouts.17 When was the last time you were ill?
Knock wood, it's been awhile.18 If you were transformed into a wild creature, what would it be?
I'd like to be a wolf. I'd probably end up as a cockroach. Or a dung beetle.19 What was your favorite toy as a child, and whatever happened to it?
I don't remember one specific toy that lasted the whole childhood. My eldest niece got my Barbie doll and that pissed me off; I wasn't consulted. I still have my Raggedy Anne doll. Several stuffed animals have disappeared somewhere. And my jacks. And my jumpropes.20 What's the most amazing thing you've ever seen?
I have been very fortunate to see a lot of pretty amazing things. Perhaps the best memory I have is looking at the stars while lying on my car outside our mountain cabin with my best friend. Pretty epic.