You asked me questions, I will give you answers!
Here we go….
1). Who was your first crush?
My first crush was a boy in 5th grade. He had the most striking blue eyes I’d ever seen. From then on, I knew that I was “different”…
2). You have to pick one city in which to spend the rest of your life (you can never leave it). Which one do you choose?
The one in which I’m living right now. I love Chicago. I don’t foresee me ever leaving it.
3). You have been asked to make a new ice cream flavor for Ben & Jerry. What do you put in it?Tons of Vanilla (REAL vanilla), and fresh raspberries with chocolate ribbons. Yummy.
4). You have just written your autobiography. What do you title it?
“Whose Idea of a Cruel Joke Was THIS?”
5). The new man is coming over to your place. It’s a little messy and you only have 10 minutes. What do you clean first?
The living room. Because the cats sit on the sofa and the big ottoman in there and COVER them with their fur. If they are clean, the whole place looks clean. Next I usually attack the bedroom. I mean, come on. And then the dining room/office because it’s the room I spend the most time in when I’m home alone and it gets the messiest.
6). You’re offered a choice of dates…movie, OR dinner. Which do you choose and why?
Dinner. You can’t talk at a movie. I like to get to know my date, and you can’t get to know someone while sitting quietly watching a movie. Movies are good for 3rd or 4th dates, but definitely not first dates!
7). Which is easier to forgive; transgressions against you personally, or transgressions against your family?
Ooooh tough one… Transgressions against me personally are easier to forgive. I’m one person and I can take a lot of flak. But if you do something against my family, you have a lot of pizans to deal with. Also, remember that forgiveness is easy, but forgetting is impossible.
8). How long would you wait for a late date to show before you get up to leave?
45 minutes. After that, it’s goodbye Charl… um… Stevie.
9). What’s the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?
Pay off all my bills. And then I’d do the same for my parents and make sure they would never have to worry about money again. Then I’d do something for myself.
10). If you could have a romantic dinner date with anyone in the world (assume that sexual persuasion is not an issue), who would you choose and why?
I can’t think of anyone in particular. It would have to be someone who I share things in common with, and I can relate to. Someone who enjoys trying new things and exploring new ideas. Someone who enjoys music and great food with good conversation. OK that’s really general, but that’s what I would want, and that would be the perfect romantic dinner.
11).Who is your sex fantasy?
Do you mean today or every day? It changes a lot.
12). Do you sing in the shower?
ABSOLUTELY… I sing everywhere.
13). Your house is burning down. You can save either the original Mona Lisa painting (which was on display at your house) or your cats. Which do you choose and why?
NO hesitation. My cats. I have their carrier cages easily accessible in case of emergency. I would fight fire or intruder or weather to make sure they were safe. Mona Lisa, Schmona Schmisa. My cats are my babies.
14). If you could be a fictional character in a book or a movie, who would you be and why?
Laura Ingalls Wilder growing up when she did. How fascinating and exciting it must have been to move to new lands and start new communities, and see all the new things happening as they happened. (ed. note: I know he asked “fictional character,” but Laura Ingalls Wilder as she wrote about herself was, in essence, a fictional representation of herself, hence why she referred to herself as “Laura” and not “I.” So there. Nyah.)
15). Cloudy but warm, or sunny but cold?
Sunny but cold. Rainy days and mondays always get me down.
16). Oh, you live in Chicago … do you know my friend Matt?
Oh yeah! Of course I do… he was great!
From Tuna Girl:
17). When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A teacher. And in some ways that has come true… I find myself doing a lot of teaching at work. I like that part about my job.
18). What do you like best about blogging?
The sense of community that exists through words and pictures. The closeness I feel to people all over the world, even though I have never met most of them face-to-face. The sense of family that I have found with those I have gotten to know.
19). I want to know more about your singing. What do you like best about it?
Singing is SO therapeutic for me. Whether I am singing solo or with a chorus, I feel myself in the song that I sing and I try to give that off as I sing. When I sing solo, I pick songs that mean something to me. Either they have to do with a certain period in my life, or they remind me of someone I care about, or they tell a story that I can relate to. Music is very close to my soul.
20). Are you going to buy me drinks in NYC? What will you order for me?
You’d better believe I’m going to buy you drinks in NYC. I’ll order whatever you like, but I’ll make you try something just to be a little evil. I can’t wait to see you there!
There you have em… exactly 20 questions. Thanks to Scott, TJ, Pua and Karen for asking away.
AND JUST AS I POSTED THIS… Four more questions arrived! So here they are. Hey it’s my blog, I can do what I want.
21). What is your favorite holiday?
Call it cliche, but Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love decorating, I love trimming the tree, I love baking cookies, I love wrapping presents, I love throwing parties. I just don’t like the bills after it’s all done. But yeah… Christmas is my favorite by far.
22). What is your favorite comedy movie of all time?
GOOD ONE… because I have two. “Nine to Five” and “Tootsie” are probably my all-time favorite comedy movies. I have seen each film so many times that I know them almost by heart, and they NEVER get old.
23). What would you say is your best personality trait?
The fact that I don’t let anything get me down. Because believe me, I have had plenty of things happen in my life that would get some people down and break them. I believe that there is a silver lining to any situation… even the worst ones.
24). You have just won a new automobile in a free giveaway! Which automobile would you like?
One that doesn’t have any dents… and has a window that actually opens… and has air conditioning that works… Say, can I have a garage too? That’d be SWEET!