What time did you get up this morning?
Around 6am – my usual time.
Diamonds or pearls?
Neither, really. How about a cool piece of amber?
What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
What is your favourite TV show?
My roll call is similar to Melle’s:Â House, Bones, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Americaâ€™s Best Dance Crewâ€¦ but also all of the science shows on Discovery, Time Team, Re/Genesis andÂ SYTYCD.
What do you usually have for breakfast?
Energy bar and yoghurt.
What food do you dislike?
Cauliflower is evil. Cherries are evil. Freakin’ bubble tea is scary. Ginger is gross.
What kind of car do you drive?
Subaru Legacy with my beloved sunroof and bum-warmers.
Tuna with onion. Toasted tomato. Ham and goat cheese (also toasted).
What characteristic(s) do you despise?
The impulse to always correct people, practical jokers, rushing to (pretend) intimacy, sanctimony.
Favourite item of clothing?
A group of paint-spattered sweatshirts.
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
Are you an organized person?
Better at work than at home. Messy feels protective sometimes.
Where would you like to retire to?
Southern England or Southern France or a little village in Scotland, maybe?
What was your most recent memorable birthday?
Last was memorable for the number. I’ve had some doozies along the way.
What are you going to do when you finish this?
Read and then go to bed.
When is your next birthday?
Morning person or night person?
Morning, but if I get my nap, then night isn’t so bad.
What is your shoe size?
6.5 or a 7
Any new and exciting news youâ€™d like to share with us?
Perhaps a secret shame: I want to see the X-Files movie ;)
What did you want to be when you were little?
Brain surgeon, journalist, teacher.
How are you today?
Fine. And you?
What is your favourite flower?
Rose of Sharon. Rhododendron.
What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?
Lunch with my girls. Helen’s wedding.
What are you listening to?
Played some Prince this morning. Very satisfying.
Do you wish on stars?
Only shooting ones.
If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
99FF33 orÂ 66CCCC (they’re HTML crayons. What?)
How is the weather right now?
Cool and damp – good for sleeping, though.
Last person you spoke to on the phone?
Favourite soft drink?
Verses in Kitchener, of course. Bhima’s. Kismet. Ben Tanh.
Dirty blond. Emphasis on the dirty ;)
What was your favourite toy as a child?
Mrs Beasley sure got a work-out. But my true love was always books.
Summer or winter?
Chocolate or vanilla?
Chocolate, except for ice cream.
Coffee or tea?
Life sucks without caffeine because the coffee world has become limited. I still drink decaf every morning. Tea, especially in the winter is strictly for evening.
When was the last time you cried?
I read a blog entry that got me.
What is under your bed?
Some of those “under the bed” storage boxes that have my old daybooks in them.
What did you do last night?
Got caught up in a book and stayed awake far too late reading it.
What are you afraid of?
Being old and alone. Albino earwigs.
Salty or sweet?
Sweet. But every once in a while, the salt is the meaning of life.
How many keys on your key ring?
About 7? Quite a few anyway.
How many years at your current job?
Favourite day of the week?
Do you make friends easily?
Not really, but once made, it’s a strong bond.