How did you choose your baby's or pet's names?
We wanted all our pets to have "real" names--no "Fluffy" or "Princess". Each of their names fit them.....Ginger the ginger colored dog. Lily the white cat. Lucy...the fat cat. Ellie the alien cat. And Randall the boss cat. They just work.
Have you ever been fishing?
I've tried but, honestly, I find it boring as hell.
Have you ever had your national flag painted on your face?
What was the last social faux pas you made?
Called somebody by the wrong name. Her husband corrected me. Yeesh.
What makes you nostalgic?
Music. Old pictures. Conversations about the past.
What's the scariest thing you've ever done?
Quitting the job I'd had for 10 years was right up there.
What fairy tale character would you most associate with?
Not a big fairy tale fan.
How much do you tend to swear in public?
Depends on what you mean by public. I don't swear when I'm on the job. I've been known to swear when talking to my parents or to my husband.
If you ruled your own country, who would you get to write your national anthem?
Hmmmm. Somebody like Joe Satriani--an anthem with no words works for me.
Who is the most intelligent person you know?
A tie between my Dad and my husband. They're both brilliant in different ways (Dad is a nuclear engineer, Hubby is studying electrical engineering)
What's the craziest thing you've ever done for someone?
I have no clue.
What's the worst piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
From the real estate agent in Virginia--"of course this neighborhood is safe!" Lying Liar!!
If you had to describe yourself as a flavor, what would it be?
If you had to describe yourself as a car, what would it be?
A Toyota Corolla. Boring, Safe, Runs Forever.
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would it be?
A Mockingbird. Always looking for something bright and shiny.
Do you think laughing at someone else's misfortune is wrong?
It depends. I'm a nurse...black humor is kind of what we use to deal with brutally difficult things. Of course, that humor is strictly kept away from the brutally difficult people.
If a loved one was to serenade you, what song would you most like them to sing?
I'm on a U2 kick. How about One?
Would you ever let your parents pick out a partner for you?
Not a fucking chance.
Have you ever tried spam? (the meat product)