1. How many mirrors are there in your home? If you could go for the rest of your life without ever looking in a mirror (but still know that you hadn't missed a button or that your hair was disarrayed, etc.) would you?
There are mirrors in every room
except the kitchen. Each bedroom has a full length mirror behind the
door because this was a house full of women. There is a mirror in
my purse I use to check my make up. There is the rear view mirror in my
car and on the visor which I use to check for food in my teeth.
I also have some portable mirrors in the linen closet in case I need an emergency mirror when the power goes out.
I have gone a week without looking
in a mirror -- on canoe trips in Canada. When your hair is in braids
and you aren't wearing make up, mirrors become irrelevant.
But usually, in my real life, I cannot possibly brush my teeth without looking in the mirror. Hey, I might miss a tooth.
2. What online abbreviation annoys you the most and why?
"ty" for Thank you. You can't take a few extra seconds to be polite?
3. What do you hate the most in this world?
When children suffer. And Larry King's googly eyes.
4. You decide to go to your next
high school reunion. What do you anticipate would be the thing
most people said about you behind your back?
You think they're real?
5. You learn that because of
some galactic mixup in fate itself, you must restart your life tomorrow
in a new place. You will emerge as a person with a unique past
and won't seem out of the ordinary to those in the new place. You
will retain the experiences and memories of your past, but the people
you are closest to will believe that you are dead and gone and you
would be prohibited from contacting them. Where would you go and
This is a little too close to home.
Sounds like an Army Ranger I know. He dropped out of sight in
Afghanistan on April 15th and we didn't know if he was dead or alive.
He did warn us that if we ever didn't hear from him something had
happened. Then, on the Fourth of July he contacted us to say he was
alive and he was sorry he hadn't been able to get in touch with us
before then. He had been wounded and was recovering nicely back in the
USA. But no phone call. Then, three days later, the day of the London
blast, he disappeared again.
So this game feels a little too real to me.
6. What are you most passionate about in this moment of your life and why?
Funny you should ask. I have been
wondering that myself. In the past I have been passionate about
many things in my life -- my children, my work, my photography, the
sports I played, battered women's and other community issues, and for
now, in lieu of anything else, my journal. Those of you who
follow this journal may also recall that I have a passion for Riesen's
chocolates, which are a great placeholder while I'm looking for
something more meaningful.