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Late Spring To-Do List
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Okay, okay! Jumping on the bandwagon, here, albeit belatedly.
Accent: I don't really have one, although the regionalisms I've picked up in the last 13 years and the fact that I speak very fast would probably peg me as an East Coaster. (I've also been told, on a couple of occasions, that I have unusual enunciation and delivery patterns--but I have no idea what these people are talking about.)
Booze: My favorite cocktail is the Sidecar, followed closely by the Gimlet and the Martini. My preferred liquors are gin (Bombay Sapphire or Tanqueray) or Scotch or Irish whiskey (Dewar's or Jameson's).
Chore I Hate: Cleaning the shower/bathtub.
Dog or Cat: Cats, although I don't have one and I'm allergic.
Essential Electronics: Laptop and cell phone.
Favorite Cologne(s): Chanel, Coco or Allure.
Gold or Silver: I usually wear silver, but I think gold actually looks better on me.
Hometown: Northwest City.
Insomnia: Generally I go to bed late enough (and during the academic term I'm sleep-deprived enough) that I fall asleep immediately.
Job Title: Currently a lecturer, soon to be assistant professor.
Kids: I can barely take care of myself.
Living arrangements: Studio apartment.
Most admirable trait: I think I'm very good at seeing things from other people's perspectives and devining motives and intent. In general, I'm a good reader of character.
Number of sexual partners: Enough.
Overnight hospital stays: Not since I was born.
Phobias: When I get home, I tend to check all the closets and large cupboards for axe-murderers.
Quote: "Not a shred of evidence exists that life is serious, though it is often hard and even terrible. And saying that, I am prepared to add what follows from it: that since everything ends badly for us, in the inescapable catastrophe of death, it seems obvious that the first rule of life is to have a good time." Brendan Gill, Here at The New Yorker.
Religion: Practicing (albeit liberal/progressive) Catholic.
Siblings: One younger brother.
Time I wake up: I consider anything before 7 a.m. to be the absolute middle of the night (even though this year I've been getting up at 5 or 6 on the days I teach). On the days I'm not teaching, I usually get up between 9.30 and 11.
Unusual talent or skill: I can write backwards rapidly (or upside-down, slightly less rapidly).
Vegetable I refuse to eat: I don't like asparagus, but I'll eat it.
Worst habit: I get cross easily and I'm impatient. And no, I don't think this cancels out item "M," above. You got a problem with that?
X-rays: Foot/ankle. And teeth, of course.
Yummy foods I make: I don't cook much, but I make some mean devilled eggs.
Zodiac sign: I'm precisely on the cusp between Aquarius and Pisces, but I self-identify as an Aquarius.
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