1 June 2014
From the Archives at QuizMeme:
1) Where would you retire to?
I guess right here, since I am retired and still living in the home we've
lived in for the past nearly-41 years.
2) What are your best physical features?
I have a left shoulder-blade that is a miracle of loveliness. People
come miles to see it. My right elbow has a fascination that few can resist
3) What are your best characteristics?
My sense of humor, my loyalty, my love for my friends
4) What kind of books do you like to read?
Crime novels, mostly, biographies, travel narratives, but pretty much anything
5) What are you reading now?
On my Kindle, I'm finishing the 7th book of Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander"
series because the 8th book will be released in two weeks; I'm also reading Ruth Rendell's
"A Judgement in Stone," a "real" book I picked up at Logos this week,
and we are almost finished listening to David Baldacci's "King and Maxwell," our
current audio book.
6) Where would you want to retire to?
See question #1 (who proofread this thing?)
7) What is your favorite time of the day?
I think it's between 5 and 6 a.m., when I am awake, I have moved to the recliner, the
dogs are asleep, Walt is asleep, I can check e-mail on my iPad and don't feel guilty for
watching TV and/or going back to sleep instead of doing some straightening up around the
house. It's my alone time. I love it.
8) Where did you grow up?
San Francisco, on the edges of both North Beach and Russian Hill, walking distance
from Fisherman's Wharf.
9) How far away from your birthplace do you live now?
80 miles east.
10) Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Yes. As I said, I am usually awake between 5 and 6 a.m. and it is rare for me
to go to sleep before midnight or 1 a.m.
11) What inspires you?
12) Can you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows?
Is that supposed to be difficult to do? Of course I can.
13) Do you have pets?
Three dogs -- Sheila (Aussie Shepherd/Rottweiler mix), Lizzie (a tall Benjy) and
Polly (the obnoxious Chihuahua mix I swore I'd never have).
14) How many rings before you answer the phone?
If I'm at my desk, with the phone at my elbow, I answer as soon as I can see on
Caller ID who it is (unless it's a number I don't recognize). If I'm in my recliner,
it takes me 3-4 rings to get out from under the dog, lower the footrest, get the iPad put
away, and get to the phone.
15) What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your
Test tube washer in a medical arts laboratory, biller-clerk in a cheap tool office,
secretary for three physics professors at UC Berkeley, secretary in a law office (the
worst of the jobs), typist in two different typing services, Jill-of-all-trades work in a
theater office, medical transcription for most of my "career," substituting in
every medical office in Davis until I got a permanent job in ob/gyn, medical office
manager for two different offices, and (now) theater critic.
16) Any new and exciting things that you would like to share?
Good lord--is this my mother asking the question? She asks me this
several times a day! The only exciting thing recently is that we sat in $200 seats
when I went to review Wicked last night. It's lovely to be a critic and get
the seats for free!
17) What is most important in life?
Family. I'm lucky that I have such a good blood family, and such good extended
family and that everybody gets along with everybody else. Having someone to laugh
with is also important.
18) Did you dream last night?
Not that I remember.
19) Do you remember your dreams?
Once in awhile, but usually no.