This is a rather random blost post, Gentle Reader. I hope you enjoy!
1. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An archaeologist. Although I dabbled, for a while, with the idea of litigation and there was also a brief fascination with the genetic sciences.
2. What is your favorite food-related memory?
I have so so many but there was an incident in Cinque Terre involving an espresso machine, tea, oatmeal, and sardines that remains infamous. I can’t relay the details because I don’t think the statute of limitations ever will run out.
3. Summer or winter?
Winter. For while I am always cold and I dislike the sensation, I hate heat more. I come from a long line of genetically defective females who sweat very little, and compensate (so smart, this) by fainting. Plus, I love the rain.
4. Proudest five-minutes-of-fame moment?
See the story about spotting my book in a store for the first time.
5. What is your most irrational fear?
Hospitals, fast food, screaming children, and crocs.
6. Favorite holiday destination?
Anywhere with a beach and good swimming.
7. What singer / band did you see at your first concert?
Indigo Girls. Yes, I know.
8. What’s the worst lie you ever told?
“I’m not hungry.”
9. Which teacher had the biggest impact on you?
Mostly, my history teachers. It’s hard to pick one, I’ve been lucky enough to be blessed with great teachers and awesome librarians.
10. If you won a million bucks, what would you spend it on?
A house, a party, and my parents. In that order.
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“The bridegroom is what the world chooses to call and idle man; that is to say, he has scholarship, delicate health, and leisure.”
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