But that's as far as she's going to take any mea culpas.
1. What is the last thing you either camped out or got up unusually early to be able to buy?
Mrs. Linklater is 61 years old. She don't do no stinking camping out anymore. Although she will ask room service to grill a hotdog from time to time.
As for buying something early -- like a Harry Potter book at midnight, which is late as well as early -- if you can't buy it at noon, she'll pass, thank you.
2. If you had to give up one of the following for a full year, which would be the easiest to do without? Which would be the most difficult to give up?
a) Your personal vehicle
b) Your Telephone (both cellular and land line)
c) The Internet
d) Meat (all of it: Beef, Poultry, Pork and Seafood)
The hardest thing for Mrs. Linklater to give up would be a car. Otherwise how would she put on her makeup in the morning? Attach a rearview mirror and a visor to the bathroom door?
The easiest thing to give up would be meat. She already lives on grapefruit wedges, ice tea, peanut M and M's and macaroni and cheese now. So it wouldn't be hard.
3. How many items (include all bottles, boxes and containers) are in your medicine cabinet? Which is the last one you used?
There is so much stuff in Mrs. Linklater's medicine cabinet that there is no room for medicine. After twenty-six bottles of nail polish, she stopped counting.
The last thing she used was her new toothbrush. With all the bristles standing straight up. Not all squished around.
4. What is the first source you go to for news of any kind when you wake up? How much do you trust that particular source?
The AOL main page usually has the first headlines of the day. But Mrs. L usually turns on the TV before that to catch the 5:00 AM news on one of the local stations. Then she reads a paper. Online and hard copy, she can't start the day without black ink on her fingers. She trusts all of her sources. In fact, she considers news anchors to be her close personal friends. Doesn't everyone?
5. Take the Quiz: What do the letters of your name stand for?
She'll get back to you on this one. She's back!!
She used her screen name, because it has more letters.
J -- Judicial
E -- Excellent
V -- Valiant
A -- Accurate
N -- Naughty
S -- Sweet
L -- Lovable
I -- Important
N -- Nutty
K -- Kinky
Mrs. L can't complain. It could have been JERK, ECO-TERRORIST, VULGAR, ASSWIPE, NOXIOUS, STUPID, LAZY, ICKY, NERDLIKE, KLUTZY
Mrs. L's favorite color is fuscia. Fushia. Whatever. It matches her eyes. Her journal is purple and green because she is intrigued by combinations you don't often see in nature. Except in this case, on peacocks, which makes her wonder if that whole prance around with all those decorative feathers thing means they're gay.