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elephants by attending a circus.
Today in My History
2001: Standing in the Shadows
of Me Fondly
2006: The Rest of the Story
2007: Being Inadequate Again
2008: Do I
have to Join the NRA?
2009: The Art (and Frustration) of the
the Country's Problem
Road to Wellville
2012: Pooh Bah and
"The North Plan"
Books Read in 2013
"The Compassion of
Most Recent on My
Jeri's Visit, Jan 2013
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10 February 2013
Would you swear in front of your parents?
At nearly 70, does it matter? I probably used "hell" and
"damn" in front of my father before he died, my mother uses 4-letter words
occasionally and I am not uncomfortable using them in front of her either.
Which continents have you been on?
- North America
Do you get motion sickness? Any horror stories?
As a child, I had horrible motion sickness and got sick whenever we had a
long trip in the car (my father hated to take me anywhere). I'm much better now.
I can even read in a moving car. I have never been sick on any of our river
cruises, but can get a bit queasy on open waters. The last time I got really sick
was on a whale watching expedition. Puget Sound was so rough that after our boat
left the dock, they decided not to let any other boats go out. I vomited into the
ocean and then in the bathroom, where I discovered I was NOT the first person to do so.
That was a miserable trip!
Why did you name your blog whatever you named your blog?
It's the name of a Lawsuit song (the lyrics of which are printed on the index page of
Would you wear a rainbow jacket? A neon yellow sweater? Checkered pants?
Yes to the jacket, yes to the sweater, no to the pants
What was your favorite cartoon growing up? Post a picture if you can.
Casper the friendly ghost.
In a past life I must have been...
...in a concentration camp. I don't know why but I've always felt that. Whether
as a prisoner or guard, I don't know.
If you had to look at one city skyline for the rest of your life, which would it be?
San Francisco on a crystal clear day
Longest plane ride you've ever been on?
36 hours to Perth, Australia. (9 hours of that was a layover in Singapore)
The longest you've ever slept?
I can't remember. I don't remember ever sleeping longer than 8 or 9 hours.
Would you buy a sweater covered in kitten pictures? Would you wear it if someone gave
it you for free?
Kittens? No. The dogs wouldn't hear of it. If someone gave me a
sweater, it would depend on how obtrusive the kittens were!
Do you pluck your eyebrows?
Favorite kind of bean? Kidney? Black? Pinto?
Black beans. I never had them until we started hosting Brasilians, but I
learned to really love them. I haven't made feijoada in a long time, but that's my
favorite way to have black beans. I also make chili with black beans.
How far can you throw a baseball?
Not very far.
If you had to move to another country, where would you move?
I could live in England, Ireland, or Australia. I feel comfortable in all of
Have you ever eaten Ethiopian food? Vietnamese? Korean? Nepalese? How was it?
Yes to all. I enjoy them all. We live in "ethnic restaurant central"
around here and it's quite easy to find cuisines from other countries.
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
According to The Wall Street Journal, New York state wildlife expert Richard
Thomas found that a woodchuck could (and does) chuck around 35 cubic feet of dirt in the
course of digging a burrow. Thomas reasoned that if a woodchuck could chuck wood, he would
chuck an amount equivalent to the weight of the dirt, or 700 pounds. So there.