there’s a very faint scar just above my left elbow. I only noticed it now, as I looked down at my arm thinking, “I’m still cranky that didn’t scar*.... oh. OH! It did! COOL!”
WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
in my enclosed deck/office that can only be used in moderate seasons? two NaNoWriMo certificates. a bulletin board. a thoroughly gorgeous David Weisner print from the Society of Illustrators. a Brian Froud print. a handmade calendar, complete with stunning photos, thanks to the lovely ratesjul. a pirate hat. a scimitar. a shelf with Heroclix (the cool ones: Titans, some JLA, some JSA, Krypto, Adam Strange, Ragman, The Question). a thin slab of granite inscribed with, ‘Once upon a time...’
DO YOU SNORE, GRIND YOUR TEETH, OR TALK IN YOUR SLEEP?
I snore. I know I do because Don tells me so whenever I mention HE does. thing is, my snoring is fairly light, and contingent upon allergies or cold symptoms. his is contingent, apparently, upon how desperately I need a good night’s sleep.
I do talk in my sleep. I also sing, fight and joust.
WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?
a great variety. I’m on a soundtrack kick right now: Peter Pan, both Narnia scores, Stardust, A Little Princess. I was on a big Scottish binge prior: Wolfstone, Old Blind Dogs, Battlefield. oh, and the Scottish-themed Steeleye stuff.
WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
WHAT DO YOU MISS?
jousting. and sword fighting. and working with books and people who love them.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION(S)?
does an adorable one-eyed kitty count as a ‘possession’? if not, my hand painted Starman jacket signed by James Robinson.
DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY?
Dan Savage. listen to the podcast from the live broadcast of ‘This American Life. you’ll cry, too.
WHAT'S YOUR WORST FEAR?
for all the fears I harbor, I still have nightmares about tornadoes. horrible, vivid, can’t run away can’t save my pets and loved ones nightmares.
aside from that: not making my mark. not mattering.
WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX?
not fussy. that being said: dark hair and dark eyes FTW.
FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING?
fresh mushrooms, peppers, tomato and caramelized onions
IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
guacamole and multigrain tortilla chips.
stoopid unripe avocados.
FAVORITE COLOR OF ALL TIME?
deep, dark, shadowy green
WHAT WAS THE FIRST MEANINGFUL GIFT YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?
when I was ten, my folks gave me a pair of blown glass figures: one unicorn, one pegasus.
SAY A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED:
HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF THE USA?
Canada (briefly). aaand... that’s it. lame Kelly is lame.
cute guys in bow ties and little wire-rimmed glasses. solid swordsmanship. kitties. good storytelling.
DO YOU THINK EVERYONE OUT THERE HAS A SOULMATE?
at least the one.
WHAT DO YOU GET COMPLIMENTED ABOUT MOST?
my diction. I wish I were kidding.
HAVE YOU EVER HAD BRACES?
HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU WANT AND THEIR NAMES?
I’d like at least one. looking less and less likely.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST TURN OFF OF THE OPPOSITE SEX?
stupidity. willful ignorance. meanness.
WHAT KIND OF SHAMPOO DO YOU USE?
I’m not locked into any one kind. I do miss being able to splurge on Aveda products.
DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
when I’m not writing at crazy lightning speed, sure.
ANY BAD HABITS?
let’s just say self-deprecation and call it a day.
ARE YOU A JEALOUS PERSON?
to paraphrase goodnite_gracee, I’m an envious person.
IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
HOW DO YOU RELEASE ANGER?
I’m big on shoving it to the side. when it gets to be too much, I’ll take it out on the heavy bag. it’s rare that I’ll actually confront someone.
WHAT'S YOUR MAIN GOAL IN LIFE?
MASHED POTATOES OR MACARONI AND CHEESE?
smashed potatoes with carrots and roasted garlic.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GUY/GIRL?
(nicked from goodnite_gracee) intelligence and humor
WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES?
Kel, Kells, Angel, my bride and joy
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH YOUR ENEMIES?
(again, nicked from goodnite_gracee) make them friends.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?
vanilla. that’s right: vanilla.
DO YOU HAVE A COMPUTER IN YOUR ROOM?
in my enclosed deck/office that can only be used in moderate seasons? yes. that’s where my iPony lives.
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE WHEN YOU ARE OLDER?
WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
‘The Dream of a Normal Death’ by Murray Gold.
LAST THING YOU DRANK?
I have a glass of Pinot Grigio beside me.
LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE IN THE OPPOSITE SEX
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
read. hike. kick the shit out of heavy bags. garden. cook. write. skritch my kitties.
FAVORITE THING TO HATE?
I was locked in negativity for so long, I’m trying to keep myself free from hate. But do not tell me gay marriage is immoral or dangerous, or that torture is justified or, even worse, ‘not all that bad.’
FAVORITE SEASON OF THE YEAR
autumn: warm days, cool nights, gorgeous skies. the lovely, bittersweet sense of farewell to the lush days of summer.
locally: Harpoon Bay.
in CT: Adrienne’s. She’s an amazing chef and a lovely, lovely lady.
DO YOU LIKE SUSHI?
I really wish that I did.
FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR?
PLAY ANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS?
I play bodhran (passably), conga and tar (barely) and pennywhistle (I don’t even know if I should own to that)
REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT?
registered as a Democrat, but I don’t vote with a blind allegiance.
KISSES OR HUGS?
it's harder for people to mess up hugs. and it's lovely to be enfolded in another person's arms.
WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU BOUGHT?
WOULD YOU EVER BE A HOUSEWIFE?
only if I could do other things as well. I wouldn’t want to be cut off from my creative outlets. I’d want to write, to sing, to be physically active. but I do like cooking and tending to the house and garden and the critters, so I think I’d be well content.
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
I’m about to start ‘The Mole People.’
*it was from my first joust proper in front of an audience. was I on LJ when that happened? I’ll have to poke around and see.