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1. Who is the first celebrity you recall having a crush on?
Sterling Hayden. He was Colonel Bat Guano in Dr. Strangelove -- constantly worried about Our Precious Bodily Fluids. He came to my college for a symposium on Rebellion, since he was the Sean Penn of his time, only much taller and more rugged. I was chosen to be part of a select group of six students who got to spend three hours with him. I didn't say a word. Yeah, me. Speechless.
2. What was your favorite amusement park ride when you were young?
The Bobs at Riverview Park in Chicago. One of the early scary rollercoasters. Later my first job was with the International Association of Amusement Parks and I got to meet all the wild and crazy guys who invented those rides and ran the parks across the country.
3. If you could change your name (first or middle but the name you go by), would you, and if so, what would you change it to?
I would change it to Alexis. A snot nosed preppy name. People would call me Alex. I don't have a good reason. And I may change my mind and re-write my answer later.
4. Go to http://kabalarians.com/ and take the "First Name Analysis" test. Do you agree with what the site comes up with? Some of it.
The following brief summary describes only a few qualities of your first name. There are many additional factors (legal name, nicknames, family surname, combined names, previous names, business signature, and, very importantly, your inner potential or birthpath as determined from your date of birth) that create and mold your entire personality - and your entire life.
Although the name XXXX creates the urge to be self-expressive and happy, we emphasize that without overall harmony with a balanced last name, it can cause intolerance and impatience. This name, when not combined with a balanced last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and success, as well as cause health weaknesses in the liver, bloodstream, worry, and mental tension. [THAT'S HILARIOUS!!!! MRS. L]
The name of XXXX creates a happy, versatile, and expressive nature, with good business judgment and a fine sense of responsibility, which should enable you to establish congenial relationships in positions of trust where you are dealing with the public. You have a clever, quick mind, with the ability to accomplish a great deal in a short period of time, although it is not easy for you to systematize your efforts. This name could allow expression along musical and artistic lines and gives you the desire to entertain and to meet and mix with people of refinement and culture.
I agree with the blue part.
5. Other than Johnny Carson, which former talk show host's tape archives would you most like to visit, and why?
Steve Allen. Or Ernie Kovacs. Two of the wackiest, funniest guys ever.
6. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #44 from
I would only donate to my children. I wouldn't risk my life for someone other than my kids or grandkids [assuming I EVER have any. YOO HOO, are you reading this, dear daughters of mine? No pressure, of course]. If I didn't have children I would consider it, however.