1. Flip to page 18, paragraph 4 in the book closest to you right now, what does it say?
“Damn it!” He tossed his shotgun aside and reached to the machete at his belt. Unhitching the weapon, Nathan lunged forward — but as he neared, the snake rolled and pulled the girl under the black waters of the river. Her screams ended and bubbles followed her course. — Amazonia by James Rollins
2. If you stretch out your left arm – as far as possible, what are you touching?
Air. There is a table with my knitting machine on the opposite wall, about 3 feet past my outstretched left arm.
3. What’s the last program you watched on tv?
I watched James play some racing/driving game on X-box last night.
4. Without looking, guess what time it is.
2 pm? (I just looked, it’s 1:49pm so I was pretty close.)
5. Except the computer, what can you hear right now?
The hum of the electric heater & the dog snoring quietly.
6. When was the last time you were outside and what did you do?
I walked the dog about 2 hours ago.
7. What are you wearing?
Jeans, long-sleeved red tee-shirt, hand-knit Hufflepuff socks, navy blue Crocs
8. Did you dream last night? If you did, what about?
I dreamt that I was at a party with a bunch of friends, drinking and laughing and having a great time, which is actually what I did last night before I fell asleep. Go figure.
9. When was the last time you laughed?
Last night. Laughed so hard my sides ached.
10. What’s on the walls, in the room you’re in right now?
L’s drawing, my clapotis on the window, a walking map of Washington, DC, Counting Crows concert tickets stuck above my desk, a magnetic board with poetry that Drew and I wrote together years ago, a picture of my girls and our family picture from Christmas 2004.
11. Have you seen anything strange lately?
Like? I see pretty strange stuff on a regular basis actually, between my neighbors and work.
12. What’s the last film you saw?
Shaun of the Dead… I would have to say that movie well qualifies for “have you seen anything strange lately?”
13. If you became a multimillionaire, what would you do with the money?
GIve some to Drew, some to my parents, some to my siblings, open savings accounts for my girls, buy a new car (not a minivan, probably something like a Subaru Outback, in the Newport Blue Pearl color), pay my rent and utilities in full for the rest of the year while I figure out if there are any houses for sale in this area (because I would not want to leave this neighborhood/area/school district), go to Charleston for a couple weeks in the spring, quit my job, buy lots and lots of yarn, invest the hell out of the rest so I would never have to stay up late nights worrying over how I am going to buy bread and milk.
14. Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know.
I’m okay. Most people don’t believe that after my hit-the-bottom spring and summer but I really am okay now.
15. If you could change ONE THING in this world, without regarding politics or bad guilt – what would it be?
I’ll just be selfish and say that I would make money easier to acquire in MY world. I could make a lot of good changes in my life, my children’s lives and the lives of my family members, if I only had the Powerball winning numbers at hand.
16. Do you like dancing?
I love to watch professional dancers dancing. I suck at dancing but I do enjoy it, especially when the music is powerful and loud.
17. George Bush?
18. What do you want your children’s names to be, girl/boy?
My daughter’s names are Lakin Leigh and Addah Shannon and if we had had a son, his name would be been either Rory Patrick, Patrick Cuen or Patrick Andrew.
19. Would you ever consider living abroad?
Drew and I talked about it a lot during the last few years. We seriously looked into what would be involved in moving to England at one point but obviously it didn’t pan out. As a single mother with two children, I would not consider it now.
20. What do you want God to tell you, when you come to heaven?
I don’t believe in God or heaven, so in the extremely unlikely situation of me being brought before God in heaven, I think I’d be quite speechless and wouldn’t think to ask any questions until much later.