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June 16th, 2008

Interview time! @ 06:59 pm

Current Location: 30062

azbound had this meme on her LJ:

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you 5 questions of a personal nature.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them 5 questions.

So I said, "Interview me!"

1. Do you ever justify the amount of cats you have? And if not, did you ever and when did you stop?

I've never felt the need to justify the number of cats that I have. The people who demand an explanation (e.g. my mother, who demanded an explanation for EVERYTHING) either hate cats or like dogs better, or are just nosy.

2. How are you feeling?

OK. The usual aches and pains associated with being in my 50s and having survived a stroke. I'm doing a lot better than I was a year ago, though not where I want to be physically.

3. Even though I describe myself as a liberal ;-) , want to go for coffee when I'm next back in Atlanta?

As long as it's near me and Mary can come. Politics don't enter into it.

4. How do you feel you've approached things differently since being sick?

I have a much greater appreciation for life, a deeper respect for hospital staff, a greater appreciation for my church, and greater faith in the generosity of people. I also tell everyone I know to donate to hospitals, because that money really does go to help people who need it.

5. What's the last movie you saw that you loved?

"Breach", with Ryan Philippe and Chris Cooper, which is the story of Robert Hanssen, an FBI agent who was convicted of selling secrets to the Soviets. That was the last movie Mary and I saw before the stroke. I was also very fond of "Capote" with Philip Seymour Hoffman. That movie should have won the Academy Award; unfortunately, it was up against "Brokeback Mountain". Odd that I seem to like movies based on real life events; I was going to add "The Queen" and "The Bank Job". Come to think of it, the movie out of this list that I saw most recently was "The Bank Job". I'd have to make a list, because I need room for "Stranger Than Fiction", "Words and Music", "The Devil Wears Prada", and "Dumb and Dumber". It's possible that "Get Smart" will be on that list after Friday...

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Date:June 16th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
I so appreciate that you don't justify the cats. I always get the "you must be the crazy lady" thing going on, so I always feel I have to justify it. It's my own stupid hang up, I know.

Please feel free to ask me.
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Date:June 18th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
1. Since you're in Arizona, is it really a dry heat? I've been there, but I want your take on it.

2. Is there any "must see TV" for you? Do you even watch TV? (OK, that's two questions, but they go together.)

3. What do you think will be the next movie you'll see (in the theater)?

4. What is your dream job? And yeah, being rich and sitting at home is a choice.

5. Another Arizona question: have you been to any Spring Training games?
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Date:June 16th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
Okay, ask away.
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Date:June 18th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
1. If you could have more cats, would you? How many more?

2. If you could live anywhere besides Ann Arbor, where would it be, and why?

3. When you sell your first novel, how do you plan on telling the AMS you're quitting?

4. Are you and Bruce planning on passing through or visiting Atlanta in the near future? (Mary's never met you...)

5. What's the one thing you do that drives Bruce crazy?
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Date:June 17th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
I'm game.
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Date:June 18th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
1. Say you could never work in schools again, either as a teacher, a librarian, or anything else. What would you do?

2. Got any big plans for the summer?

3. How are you different than you were ten years ago? Twenty years ago?

4. Besides Atlanta and Dallas (and the surrounding areas), where have you lived? Where would you like to live besides those two areas?

5. What color is your bedspread?

Chief Jack's Galley

There's a place for people who laugh at nothing...