If you’ve been tagged, you should write your answers in your own journal and replace any questions that you dislike with a new question. Tag nine people. Don’t refuse to do that. Don’t tag the person who tagged you. (OK, I won’t make anyone but – Sardonic Girl? The Wife, the Mom? Marsha?)
What song are you currently addicted to?
I can’t get Defying Gravity or A Wonderful Day from Wicked out of my head. Never mind it was over a week ago I listened to it.
What books are you currently reading?
I’m enjoying Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku (see previous post), Brightness Reef by David Brin, Blood Sins by Kay Hooper, Montana Legacy by R.C. Ryan (a trilogy that is the male version of Nora Roberts‘ Montana Sky), and Content Licensing by Michael Upshall (professional book review).
What is the one skill you wish you had?
These days I think it’d be pretty cool to know how to fly an airplane.
If you had the chance to go back in time for 24 hours, where and when would you go?
I’m pretty satisfied with yesterday. I’d probably make less french fries or less cheese for my dinner.
What is your favourite quote?
I don’t have one favorite – there are too many that fit different occasions. Oh, I know. I head this last week. “Your granddaughters are beautiful.”
What was your favorite TV show as a kid?
Bewitched and Addams Family. I can remember as a kid I would pretend that Thing (the disembodied hand) would help me make my bed.
What websites do you always visit when you go online?
the crossword puzzle at the Boston Globe,
the Reader’s Place Ning, Wordsplay (online Boggle) (personal) PubMed, other medical literature databases.
What was the last thing you bought?
A new book (The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear), a new pair of black walking sandals, and a surge protector for the laundry room.
Coke or Pepsi?
Do you get cravings? If so, what do you crave?
Chocolate, of course. Sometimes I crave salty so I keep crackers around too.
What do you do to change your mood?
It depends – read, cry, talk to someone, sleep, talk to a cat…
What was the last meal you ate?
Breakfast – vanilla yogurt, apple cinnamon danish, coffee
Five things you can’t live without.
My children, in-law-children, and grandchildren
My extended family
Sunshine (even though I stay in a lot)
My books and ability to read
The independence and freedom of my lifestyle
What is the closest purple thing near you?
A purple ink pen in my desk organizer. I never use it anymore.
What’s something that never fails to make you smile?
My scrapbooks with my photos in them
What are you not looking forward to?
My extensive dental work continues Wednesday morning – at least 3 crowns and a bridge. I’ve already had 3 root canals in the past few months.
What significant world event that you have lived through stands out most in your mind?
(showing my age) Assassination of President Kennedy – there’s also the Challenger Explosion and 9/11
Name a movie you’d like to see, but just somehow haven’t gotten around to doing it yet.
Angels and Demons – I know it’s not as good as the book, which is probably why I haven’t bothered yet.
That’s a long list!