From (LJ) 4am_Secret
(If you want your own questions, leave a comment and I'll do my best to come up with some. It may take me a bit.)1. What is your favorite thing about your new place? Least favorite? :)
The 9 foot ceilings, the wide hallway, the open kitchen with marble counter tops, lots of cabinets, and black on black appliances. (I'll have more room to cook! Which could be dangerous....) :) Oh, and I get my own office.
Least favorite thing? The rent. It's about $300 more than what we're paying now, though the new apartment is much nicer (and the 4 cats are no problem). Still makes me kind of grumbly... Also, the French Doors to the balcony are falsely advertised. They look like French Doors, but only one door opens. And the narrow bathtubs. Not good for soaking. And it's irritating because the bathrooms are big enough to hold larger tubs. 2. If something unexpected happened and you couldn't or didn't want to write anymore, where do you think your passions would take you?
Wow. I can't imagine such a scenario, but...
I would probably look into doing more social/political activism and/or outreach stuff. (Planned Parenthood, ACLU, women's organziations, etc.)
(I've actually been thinking about putting my resume in with Emily's List since my job's been kind of iffy over the last year.)3. What is your favorite book? (I can't believe I don't already know this!)
hard for me to choose... I think I still have to go with Patricia McKillip's Something Rich and Strange
. Her writing always flows like poetry and the book combines several of my favorite things: Froud faeries and the ocean. 4. What language would you really like to learn, if any?
Italian - I'd love to be able to read The Divine Comedy in its original language.
Japanese - I've had the base training, of course, with the four semesters in college, and I was fairly decent at the language. But I've lost so much of what I learned, it's pitiful. (The Kanji has completely disappeared from my brain...)5. What is your average or usual trip to the grocery store like?
Well...an average trip, where I'm not stocking up, consists of my mostly sticking to the outside aisles and the organic foods sections, buying fresh veggies, fruit, the occasional cut of meat (we've cut way back and may be cutting back even further). I've started buying tofu more often, because it's so versatile. And...I tend to linger too much in the deli area, considering the brie and water crackers or baguettes (which I don't let myself buy too often).
Typically, Matt and I go to the store together. We have to split the list when we do, because he hates the way I move through the grocery store (and he also doesn't like tagging along).
I move, of course, like I have a purpose. I know what I need to get, I know where it is, so I get it and move on. And yes, pokey people who stand in the middle of aisles drive me to drink...