(I've done the trivia and questions, but, because of work, piano lessons, the garden and being a single mother of two (fluffy) boys, I don't have the time nor the inclination to tag others.)
1) I played a cow, complete with udders, in my first ever public performance.
2) Being an only child, I have always considered our cat, Stephanie, and dog, Missy, (who have both since passed on) as my siblings.
3) As a grad student, Mum went on a Eng Lit trip to Britain in the summer of 1995. I am still miffed that she couldn't take me along.
4) I have a phobia of losing information. I must note down every book I get from the library and whether I want to get it again.
5) I hate coffee and take Nesquik with me every morning to work.
6) I'm proud to share a birthday with Alan Bennett, Glenda Jackson, James L. Brooks and Minamoto no Yoritomo.
7) I lost my virginity at the same age as Dr. Thaddeus "Rusty" Venture. :shame:
8) For me, learning how to read music is much harder than it was learning about epigenetics and string theory.
9) I have had laparoscopic surgery, but never a bee sting.
10) I'm an atheist, but I was baptised Catholic and attended preschool at a synagogue.
1. If I gave you £1million what would you do with it?
Thank you in person, because I would be able to travel to Britain. (Look outside your window...)
2. If you could meet anyone alive or dead (at a time when they were alive) who would it be & why?
Either Louise Brooks or Louise Nowakowska (my great-gran), because I am in awe of them both.
3. Favourite species of animal?
Felidae. (Technically, a family, not species.)
4. A genie appears and grants you 3 wishes (following the guidelines of no wishing for more wishes, can't kill / bring people back from the dead & no falling in love) what are they?
Infinite bank account; Mum's health problems disappear; the ability to read, write and speak every language.
5. Where would you most like to be right now?
A casual Saturday friends/writers' meeting at my lovely North London house.
6. Do you have a lucky number, and if so what is it?
I don't know if I consider it "lucky", but 42 always reminds me of nice things.
7. Favourite film, song & book?
An American in Paris (1951); "Gymnopedies No. 1" by Erik Satie; An Underground Education by Richard Zacks.
8. Who is the most important in your life and why?
Mum and my lovely, fuzzy boys Digby and Reece, for the obvious reasons.
9. Most dangerous experience of your life?
I haven't really had a near-death or criminal experience. There was this one time that Mum dropped me off at the store for a couple things and when I came out, she pulled up to the door and apparently someone was standing right behind me but left when they saw the car. I have thought about what might have happened if I had to go through the car park... :S
10. What is your favourite animal?
Dragon. (I am one according to the Chinese zodiac. (^_^)