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Friday, September 10, 2004

What time is it?

My favorite stepdaughter sent this last night. (Sure, she's my only stepdaughter, but of all the stepdaughters I know, she's my favorite.)

Change the answers so that they apply to you. Then send this to a whole bunch of people you know INCLUDING the person who sent it to you otherwise it will not be all fair, will it? It should take about 10 minutes. The theory is that you hold a special place in the time that your friends have at their disposal, so that they will be interested enough to enlighten you to their little known facts.

The version A. sent me had some missing questions and being the person I am, I went off searching the Web to see what was missing. Where did those questions go? Turns out the questions have been around long enough that they're a meme and mutable, so I added some in the missing spaces. Don't like a question? Change it.

1. What time is it?
The times they are a'changin'

2. Name as it appears on your birth certificate?
Sally Joan Towse

3. Any nick names?

4. Parents' names?
[elided to protect the innocent]

5. Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake?
53 (including the one to grow on)

6. Date that you regularly blow them out?
The Saturday or Sunday closest to August 12th, but this year on August 28th -- we delayed the par-tay because my niece was just getting back from a month in Paris and she'd be sooo tired ... so we delayed the party for a couple weeks and wouldn't you know it? she didn't come.

7. Pets?
The cat with which I share the sofa on an occasional basis, the cat who climbs up on the roof and whines at the window when she gets shut out at night 'cause she won't come in, the cat who skitters around corners when I walk by has been my son's since the day we adopted her. I think she knows who saved her.

8. Favorite animal?
Kittens, which are distinct beasts from the cats they grow into.

9. Tattoo? Piercings?
Sedate, Republican ear piercings. One in each.

10. How much do you love your job?
I was told this morning by my boss that my job was to be happy. What's not to love?

11. Believe in karma?

12. Favorite vacation spot?
Hawaii -- you can find lilikoi frozen juice in the grocery stores, fresh lilikoi, lilikoi shave ice.

13. Been to Africa?
Egypt. Tunisia.

14. Stolen any traffic signs?

15. Been in a car crash?
A few. Not really *crashes* but rear-ender type things.

16. Croutons or Bacon Bits?
Roasted pinenuts

17. 2-door or 4-door?
2-door. MINI Cooper.

18. Coffee?
Double espresso.
Grande caramel macchiato. (250cal and worth every one.)

19. Salad dressing?
bleu cheese

20. Color of socks?
Mis-matched. One pink, one green / one blue, one red. Keeps the mind aware and drives real estate agents nuts when they make you take your shoes off before you wander around their open houses.

21. Favorite Numbers?

22. Favorite Movie?
The original Sabrina.

23. Favorite Color?
Forest green.

24. Favorite Holiday?

25. Favorite Food?
Foie gras chaud

26. Favorite day of the week?

27. Song of the moment?
Whatever is playing on KFOG.

28. Morning person?

29. Toothpaste?

30. Most recently read book?

31. News resource? Newspaper? TV?
Two local papers, Time/Newsweek/USNews/Forbes, but mostly news.google.com and the places it leads me.

32. Favorite scent?

33. Favorite things?
Family, friends, the Web, books, domestica (cooking, gardening, sewing, crafting), travel, lambskin rugs, prisms, telescopes, cameras, peace.

34. Fast Food place?
Taco Bell

35. When was your last hospital visit?
Earlier this year

36. Favorite drink?
Passion fruit juice

37. How many times did you fail your drivers license?

38. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Writing my fourth best seller between spells of watching the boats on the Bay.

39. Favorite quote?
At this instant? "Make it a rule of life to never regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy: you can't build on it; it's good only for wallowing in." - Katherine Mansfield

40. Furthermost place you sent this message?
Is this question here so I'll send this as far away as possible? I'm putting it on the Web. It will go as far as it goes.

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