1.Where do you do most of your writing/blogging?
On the computer. In my living room. In my house. In a town. Surrounded by forests. In the middle of nowhere. In northern British Columbia. In Canada.
2. Favourite book or books from your childhood?
As a young child I read all the Bobbsey Twins books. A few years ago I read several of them aloud to Zarf and Klaxon who shared my enthusiasm. However, I did edit the older versions (from the 1920s) because I was uncomfortable with the portrayals of Sam and Dinah, the African-American couple who live with and work for the Bobbsey family. I would read all their dialogue with a thick Irish accent. "They're Black Irish" I said to my husband when he wondered why Sam and Dinah sounded like leprechauns, thus proving that I'm not averse to being an awful person in the name of humour.
I also enjoyed the Narnia books, everything by Judy Blume, the Henry Reed books, and Encyclopedia Brown.
In the category of Books I Did Not Enjoy: Nancy Drew. Because of the name connection, I had almost the complete series. I read one.
3. Who is your favourite fictional character?
I am fighting the temptation to lie and write the name of a character from a great novel or a famous play that will give the impression that I am extremely erudite. I will squelch my vanity and answer truthfully: Jean-Luc Picard.
4. Have you ever Googled yourself and been shocked at what you found?
Yes, to having googled myself. No, to being shocked by my findings. My surname (both my maiden **HAHAHA** name and married name) are very common. My first name is rare for women of my age, but lots of grannies have it. I checked the first four pages of google hits, and there is nary a mention of me. This is a good thing.
5. What's your favourite time of the day and why?
I love early mornings. Mostly because being awake at that time is a novelty. I'm a night owl by nature.
6. Who would play you in the movie of your life?
I'm not comfortable answering this question. What if I answer it and later today lose or break the item? Then I'll feel like the universe is giving me some horrible message.
I am, however, inordinately fond of my elliptical trainer. A month ago it quit working for 30 minutes and I was feeling quite desperate since I consider my daily 40 minute workout my "Me" time. But low-and-behold I found the maintenance manual and got the blasted thing to work. Crisis AVERTED.
8. Have you ever been naked in public?
Good God, NO! I'm Diane Keaton-esque when it comes to showing skin.
9. What is your dream car?
I'm torn between KITT from Knight Rider or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Or a Prius.
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Now do you feel like you know me better?