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About Me

Hello blogoworld. It’s me. Oh wait, what are you asking? Oh, now I hear you. Who am I? In a nutshell I’m an ex-Southern Belle, 30-something singleton who now lives in New England with my dog and cat and a medicine cabinet full of lots of psychotropic medication. Other than that, I’m not quite sure, it’s a work in progress. So while I figure that out, I have decided to fill out the Proust Questionnaire, which can be found on the last page of Vanity Fair each month. It’s a good start.

What is your most marked characteristic?
My freckles and my undeniably unique laugh.

What is the quality you most like in a man?
The ability to think with his brain, not with what’s between his legs.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Confidence without arrogance.

What do you most value in your friends?
A listening ear and generosity of spirit. And, that they laugh at all my jokes.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

What is your favorite occupation?
People watching.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Sleeping in freshly laundered sheets with someone I love, after eating a pound of dark chocolate and not gaining any weight.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being force-fed mayonnaise.

In which country would you like to live?
Canada (Montreal) or Ireland.

Who are your favorite writers?
David Sedaris, Flannery O’Connor, Dan Chaon, Edith Wharton, Raymond Carver, Harper Lee, Dr. Suess, me.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Boo Radley. He taught me that books (and people) can’t be judged by their covers nor does fear of the unknown serve any useful purpose.

Who are your favorite poets?
Nikki Giovanni, Emily Dickinson

Who are your favorite composers?
Chopin, Woody Guthrie, Robert Smith

Who are your favorite painters?
My friend Guia’s son Luke, Dali

What are your favorite names?
Rumpelstiltskins, Dolly, Edison, my own name

What is it that you most dislike?
It’s a toss-up between mayonnaise and Rush Limbaugh.

Which talent would you most like to have?
The ability to sing well, without shattering glass or causing dogs in neighboring houses to howl. And if we’re talking about a SUPERHERO talent, I would like the power to make myself invisible.

How would you like to die?
Lalalalalalalalalala. Death, what’s that?

What is your current state of mind?
Anxious but cautiously optimistic.

What is your motto?
Serenity now.

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