And so here I go again.
What's your favorite Doctor Seuss book?
Horton the Elephant Hatches an Egg.
If you could live in any home on a television series, what would it be?
I think the Brady Bunch house.
What's the longest you've gone without sleep?
Maybe only 24 hours. I am a sleep wimp. I do not pretend otherwise.
What's your favorite Barry Manilow Song?
Oh, no. No.
Who's your favorite Muppet?
Sam the Eagle.
What's the habit you're proudest of breaking?
Turning down invitations because I have scut to do.
What's your favorite website?
What's your favorite school supply?
Pencil sharpeners, and those big, pink erasers.
Who's your favorite TV attorney?
Uhhh...I dunno. I don't really have one.
What was your most recent trip of more than 50 miles?
I drove 87 miles, round-trip, yesterday to drop off paperwork for the Census. Before that, I drove to Northern Virginia to cover a seminar on aluminum auto body technology.
What's the best bargain you've ever found at a garage sale or junk shop?
For a while, I was doing really well on shoes. Not so much, lately.
Where were you on September 11, 2001?
I was getting ready to drop Son #4 off at preschool, when the first plane hit. I had just gotten home, when the second hit. We spent the rest of the day trying to track down Hubby's mom, who lives kinda near the Pentagon, and my uncle, who was stuck in New Mexico after the planes were all grounded (And who looks kinda Arab, and who got some Suspicious Looks for a while).I also spent some time in the preschool, volunteering. We ended up picking up all the Sons from school, early. Everyone wanted to have their children nearby.
What's your favorite tree?
Japanese red maple; ever since I was a kid I have loved them.
What's the most interesting biography you've read?
I'm not usually captivated by straight biographies. I do like reading books which include or are influenced by some personal stuff. Like Steven King's On Writing, or George Orwell's Burmese Days.
What do you order when you eat Chinese food?
Hot & Sour Soup, lemon chicken, Szechuan string beans. And something with tofu.
What's the best costume you've ever worn?
Freshman year at college, I was invited to a costume party at the last minute. I was wearing gray pants at the time. I put on a gray sweater and went as dryer lint. I felt witty and clever and oh, so subtle.
What's your least favorite word?
Douche. Lord have mercy I will be glad when that is no longer a word you can use to describe an unpleasant person.
If you had to be named after one of the 50 States, which would it be?
Georgia. Actually, they almost did name me that.
Who's your favorite bear?
Smokey the Bear. My uncle gave him to me when I was a baby and I still have him, although he has lost his badge and hat and a fair amount of stuffing.
Describe something that's happened to you for which you have no explanation.
When I was a kid, I was sitting in the yard w/my best friend Shirlee when a strange insect landed on my leg. It stayed there for a while, and it felt oddly warm and uncomfortable on my skin. When it flew away, there was a brown spot where the insect had been. I still have that spot.
If you could travel anywhere in Africa, where would it be?
Morocco, maybe, or Egypt, or South Africa. But I am not really hot to go.
What did you have for lunch yesterday?
McDonald's Southwest Salad with grilled chicken and a huge diet Coke.
Where do you go for advice?
Depends on the question. I hunt out Subject Matter Experts.
Which do you use more often: dictionary or thesaurus?
Have you ever been snorkeling? Scuba diving?
No, and no.