August 2nd, 2016

storyteller doll

44 Questions Meme


  1. Do you like blue cheese? No. I’m not much of a cheese person to begin with and I am a bit freaked out over deliberately eating mold.

  2. Have you ever smoked? I briefly experimented with tobacco around 8th grade, but very briefly, largely due to the disapproval of a boy I had a crush on.

  3. Do you own a gun? No.

  4. What is your favorite flavor? It’s between lemon and mint. Or both together.

  5. Do you get nervous before Doctor visits? Yes. This does not do wonders for my blood pressure.

  6. What do you think of hot dogs? They are obligatory at the ball park and an occasional indulgence otherwise.

  7. Favorite Movie? Local Hero is a perfect mixture of quirkiness and good sense.

  8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee. Ideally, freshly ground Celebes, brewed in a Vietnamese drip pot, though a Melitta filter will do and is easier to clean.

  9. Do you do push-ups? No. I do, however, sometimes do push-offs. That is, pushing off the wall, instead of the floor.

  10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? A necklace my great-grandmother supposedly bought in Shanghai, though I have not found any actual evidence of her having actually been there.

  11. Favorite hobby? Storytelling is more of an obsession than a hobby. So is knitting, probably, but maybe less so.

  12. Do you have A.D.D? I’m probably borderline. I certainly have a short attention span at times and hyperfocus at times. But I’m mostly functional, so it’s not clear if I meet the diagnostic criteria and I’m not really interested in finding out officially.

  13. What’s the one thing you dislike about yourself? My disorganization and procrastination.

  14. What is your middle name? One of my better kept secrets.

  15. Name three thoughts at this moment. 1) Why am I wasting time on this meme? 2) I have way too much unread email in my inbox. 3) Are any of several people ever going to get around to calling me back?

  16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink. Tea. Water. Coffee, but only at home because I am an unrepentant coffee snob.

  17. Current worry? How am I going to find the time to do everything on my to-do list?

  18. Current annoyance right now People talking loudly right outside my office.

  19. Favorite place to be? By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea.

  20. How do you ring in the new year? I pretty much don’t. I have spent New Year’s eve on airplanes surprisingly often.

  21. Where would you like to go? Laos to see the Plain of Jars. Sri Lanka. Greenland.

  22. Name three people who will complete this. I am not into coercing anyone to do memes.

  23. Do you own slippers? Own, yes, mostly due to having inherited some of my mother’s slippers. Wear, not so much.

  24. What color shirt are you wearing right now? I’m not wearing a shirt. I’m wearing a teal dress.

  25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? I don’t think I’ve ever tried to, but I imagine they would be too slippery.

  26. Can you whistle? Not really. I can get out a faint note but that’s about all.

  27. What are your favorite colors? Teal, amethyst purple, ruby red, emerald green, sapphire blue. Why are there no teal gemstones?

  28. Would you be a pirate? Piracy is inconsistent with my moral standards.

  29. What songs do you sing in the shower Mostly Broadway show tunes, e.g. the entire score of West Side Story. But there are also cheesy pop earworms from time to time.

  30. Favorite girl’s name? I don’t have children, but if I’d had a daughter, I’d probably have named her Civia after my great-grandmother. Or Lily after my grandmother.

  31. Favorite boy’s name? Again, I have no children, but if I had had a son, Simon would have been at the top of my list (after my grandfather). I also really like the name Avigdor, but I have no idea why.

  32. What’s in your pocket right now? I don’t have any pockets. This is kind of a sore spot. When I rule the world, all women’s clothing will be required to have pockets.

  33. Last thing that made you laugh?A cartoon questioning why hedgehogs don’t just share the hedge.

  34. Best toy as a child? I was very fond of Barbie, because she could play a lot of roles in the elaborate stories I made up. I also loved the Spirograph. And then there was this board game we had where you moved little plastic dinosaurs up the evolutionary tree.

  35. Worst injury you ever had? I broke my ankle falling down one step somewhere around 1990 ish.

  36. Where would you love to live? There are 18 miles of sea coast in New Hampshire. I only need 100 feet or so. Plus a condo in Punte del Este, Uruguay for the part of the year that New Hampshire is uninhabitable.

  37. How many TVs do you have? One, but I don’t even watch that.

  38. Who is your loudest friend? Michael compares himself to thunder, so I guess he wins.

  39. How many dogs do you have? None. The breeds of dogs that I like are not really compatible with urban condo living.

  40. Does someone trust you? I think my boss does. Or, at least, I hope so.

  41. What book are you reading at the moment? The Crossword Hunt by Herbert Resnicow.

  42. What’s your favorite candy? Those sesame brittle things that I don’t know the name of. Belgian chocolate is a close second. Lake Champlain Chocolate 5-Star Bars with Hazelnut are also high up on the candy charts. If I am buying more mundane candy, I feel obliged to prove I am a space geek by buying Milky Way and Mars bars.

  43. What’s your favorite sports team? The Boston Red Sox, of course. I am reasonably sure anybody who has ever met me knows this.

  44. Favorite month? September, because I get to celebrate my birthday.