Celebrate Life

From Miz Mik

Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4. What is it?
The nearest book to me is an art book of Andy Goldsworthy and page 18 is a full-page picture – no text.

Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, What can you touch?
A huge stack of papers on my desk and my lamp

Before you started this survey, what were you doing?
Catching up on LJ and Emails, betaing a story, listening to the last Presidential candidates debate

What is the last thing you watched on TV?
It’s on now with the Presidential debate

Without looking, guess what time it is?
9:00 pm?

Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
Not too bad – 9:16 pm.

With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Blah blah blah…..the Presidential debate – talking about education and foreign policy*

When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
7pm this evening when I picked up my sink from Home Depotk

Did you dream last night?
Of course.  I love dreams….

Do you remember your dreams?

Usually I remember at least bits and pieces of them , usually amazing buildings or scenes, sometimes people.

When did you last laugh?
Watching the Avengers on Sunday night – Hulk whopping Loki around – “Puny God”  Loved it!.

Do you remember why?
See above

What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Windows and curtains, posters and pictures, not a lot of open space for my new maps for NaNo.

Seen anything weird lately?
Just the usual spirits – all’s good 

What do you think of this quiz?
it’s rather long, but fun.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
I’d be back in my Rocky Mountains 

If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
Stocks and insurance.  I know…how mundane.  But then I could travel and spend some of it down without

worrying about how to live as I got older..

Tell me something about you that most people don't know.
I attempted suicide several times when I was a teenager

If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
Ensure equality for women through education and the ability to advance within their societies despite their

marital or motherhood status. 

Do you like to dance?
sure

Would you ever consider living abroad?
why not?

Does your name make any interesting anagrams?
No, I’ve tried all sorts of possibilities.  Actually I came up with one today that may work…but I’m not

sure I want to put a name long buried back into the air and sunlight.

Who made the last incoming call on your phone?
Chickie calling to let me know that her credit card had been compromised at Ren Faire.  We had both

purchased from that vendor, but I used cash. 

What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
Downloaded WriteWay onto my laptop this morning for NaNo

Last time you swam in a pool?
Can’t remember, so that’s not a good thing!

Type of music you like most?
Classical although I have very eclectic tastes and love jazz, rock, heavy metal even a small bit of country.

Type of music you dislike most?
Most rap, although there are some artists who are pretty amazing wordsmiths..

Are you listening to music right now?
No, only it you count the voices of dueling candidates as music

What color is your bedroom carpet?
Boring beige!

If you could change something about your home, without worry about expense or mess, what would you do?
I want new windows and new carpeting

What was the last thing you bought?
Maps and hi-top Converse shoes…oh and stamps.  All for projects for the next few months.

Have you ever ridden on a motorbike?
Oh yeah.  An ex-boyfriend taught me how to ride and I used to ride his bike through the New Mexican mountains.

Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
Absolutely – I think I’d prefer sky diving, though.

Do you have a garden?
No, too much shade in my yard.

Do you really know all the words to your national anthem?
Absolutely, and that of Canada also (too many hockey games) 

What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
Shut down the alarm and then get dressed and hit the treadmill. 

If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be?
Faberge.  I want to find out what went on in his head to design those amazing eggs.  A living person…I think

I’d probably choose Andy Goldsworthy – such amazing art! 

Who sent the last text message you received?
Verizon – my bill was ready for viewing

Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Just let me loose in an art supply store please…or if I can catalog shop, I want glass – lots and lots of glass.

What time is bed time?
10 p.m.

Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?
Absolutely – Miss Teenage Colorado and I was a finalist.

How many tattoos do you have?
Two

If you don't have any, have you ever thought of getting one?
Love them, want two more!

What did you do for your last birthday?
I actually had the day off so I gave myself the day to do artwork and write.

Do you carry a donor card?
yes

Who was the last person you ate dinner with?
DH – we always eat dinner together.

Is the glass half empty or half full?
It’s a glass? 

What's the farthest-away place you've been? mentally or physically?
I know there are other dimensions and times that I’ve visited. 

When's the last time you ate a homegrown tomato?
Last year – stupendous!

Have you ever won a trophy?
No.  Ribbons, yes but no trophies.

Are you a good cook?
Tolerable


Do you know how to pump your own gas?
Of course.

If you could meet any one person (from history or currently alive), who would it be?
Steve Jobs would be interesting, but I’m not sure I would get that much from the meeting since he seemed

pretty self-centered and focused and didn’t “play well with others”.

Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school?
No, although my college roomies and I all dressed in corderoys, Adidas and Big Mac workshirts.  It was a quasi-uniform

Do you touch-type? 
Of course, although I’ve slowed down and am only at about 100-120 wpm now instead of the 160 I was a few years ago when I made my living at the keyboard

What's under your bed?
Dust bunnies into their eighth generation – they’re writing novels about settling the interstitial spaces under the mattress.

Do you believe in love at first sight?
yes

Think fast, what do you like right now?
On-line friends

Where were you on Valentine's day?
Working

What time do you get up?
3:15 am – I know…I know….

What was the name of your first pet?
Ginger, a wonderful Airedale although she wasn’t the brightest bulb in the lamp

Who is the second to last person to call you?
Aearwen managed to purse-call me the other night – quite funny.

Is there anything going on this weekend?
I really hope not, although I’ll be at work on Saturday and they are talking about snow on Sunday *sigh*

How are you feeling right now?
OK, tired…)

What do you think about the most?
My o-fic novel is pretty high in my thoughts right now.

If you had A Big Win in the Lottery, how long would you wait to tell people?
As long as possible.  I want the money sheltered and my privacy assured before any publicity

Who would you tell first

My broker

What is the last movie that you saw at the cinema?
Chickie and I saw an animated in early summer, but I’m too tired to remember which one

Do you sing in the shower?
No.

What do you do most when you are bored?
I was an only child and am great at self entertaining.  I am rarely, if ever, bored.

What do you do for a living?
Own my own store selling craft supplies and fine Native American crafted items and jewelry

Do you love your job?
It’s getting old after more than 25 years.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a musician.  Still wish I had stuck with it sometimes.

If you could have any job, what would you want to do/be?
Something more creative – artist, musician, author

Which came first the chicken or the egg? who gives a cluck?
The Velosiraptor

How many keys on your key ring?
Too many and my little enameled Vespa

Where would you retire to?
The Spanish Riviera.  Why not?

What kind of car do you drive?
PT Cruiser, cranberry colored, vanity plates “DaGrape”

What are your best physical features?
Long platinum blonde hair with a natural spiral twist and exceptional blue eyes with golden accents.

What are your best characteristics?
I'm stubborn and intelligent.  That can be good and bad.

If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go?
I wanted to go to Egypt but it’s not very safe right now.  So I think Florence, Italy.  Food and museums – how wonderful

What kind of books do you like to read?

I like fantasy and hard science fiction.  It has to have a decent plot and good writing though. Good writing can make anything palatable within wide boundaries..

What is your favorite time of the day?
Sunrise

Where did you grow up?
Denver and Aspen Colorado

How far away from your birthplace do you live now?
A long way – I was born in Europe

What are you reading now?
Obsidian and Blood, recommended by an on-line friend.  Bloody but interesting and I like the research that the author quite obviously did

Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Total morning person

Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
no

Can you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows?
was that supposed to be hard?

Do you have pets?
not right now, but I miss them

How many rings before you answer the phone?
at work: no more than 3
at home/mobile: however many ring before I get to the phone.

also, I try for no more than 3

What is your best childhood memory?
Summers in Aspen, music and my cousin

What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life?
Waitress, bookkeeper, Office Manager, Supervisor, Secretary to the Board of Directors

Any new and exciting things that you would like to share?
Nothing that hasn’t already been discussed in my daily blog

What is most important in life?
Love

What Inspires you?
Spirit and Power.  Goddess Bless…

Tags:
Watching the Avengers on Sunday night – Hulk whopping Loki around – “Puny God” Loved it!.

Best scene in the film.Laughed my arse off! I totally lost it at that point. LOL


Dust bunnies into their eighth generation – they’re writing novels about settling the interstitial spaces under the mattress.


Several years ago a friend discovered the lost graveyard of the cockroaches under her bed. I called the Natural Science Museum to do an archeological dig. She laughed her ass off. (so did I)