WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Been a while.
DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Yes, and so do most people who see it. It’s beautiful (she says modestly.)
DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
One daughter, Elizabeth, named for her birth mother, Lizz, and me. How’s THAT for symmetry.
IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
If I saw me in a good mood….of course, on a bad day NO one would see me so I guess, yes I would. I can be fun. I play well with others.
DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Try not to, except humorously, because sarcasm verges on hurtful. There’s a couple people I know who who are so funny–but so sarcastic–that I am never quite sure what to think of the things they say to me.
DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Lost ’em long ago, or I’d have starved to death.
WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
No, my spine has been insulted enough, thank you.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Old fashioned oatmeal with cream and maple-cinnamon sugar, or homemade granola with yogurt and berries. But I also like puffed red wheat, or Spoon Sized Shredded Wheat and Bran. As you can see, I am not really into the kind of cereal that turns the milk purple!
DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Used to think no, but looking back at my life, I’d have to say I’m stronger than most anyone I know. I don’t know very many who could have endured all that I have and remain standing.
FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
So many…hard to say. Chocolate, I guess, is still my favorite, but raspberry or apricot sorbet is right up there.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Their hands. Always their hands. I fell madly in love with Gerald’s hands almost at once…they are beautiful. Still.
RED OR PINK?
What, I can’t have both? Says who?
WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
The fact that having bipolar disorder makes my moods unpredictable, and I can get irritated or hurt so easily.
WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My grandparents, and my two Uncle Bobs. And Anne. I have found so many people I’d thought never to see again, but I miss Anne every day.
WHAT KIND OF SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Barefoot. I’d go that way always, if I could. (Yes, it’s cold but I’m all wrapped up in an afghan as I work here and my toes are quite toasty.)
WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
Peter Coyote narrating a documentary about hippies.
IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Freshly washed hair, Gerald after his morning shower and shave (he wears a great scent!) and line-dried laundry, especially sheets.
WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Gerald. Which is always fun, because he knows it’s me when I call, and answers the phone in any number of fun ways: “Talk to me!” or “I told you never to call me here!” or, best of all….”I was just thinking about you.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH?
I am not a sports fan, but I have to say, Stephane Lambiel was poetry in motion, on ice.
DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
No. Glasses, except for reading. Yeah, that’s what I said!
SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
“Madison.” Ever heard of it?
SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer. “In the midst of winter I learned there was in me an invincible summer.” Words to live by! (That being said, I am enjoying this extreme winter. I know, I know…but I like snow.)
HUGS OR KISSES?
Hugs. The kind that don’t let go for a long, long time.
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
“Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Tech
WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
Good music, and the laughter of my family.
ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
WHERE IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN?
Toronto, so far. We WILL go to England and Scotland one day.
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
My writing. And my ability to make a lot out of not much.
WHERE AND WHEN WERE YOU BORN?
So….did you learn anything you didn’t know? Any surprises? I’d love to hear YOUR answers to some of these!