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Odds and ends about me

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Interests: web design, singing (I'm a strong Alto and proud of it – it's where "altopower" came from!), travel, cooking, genealogy, reading, spending time with good friends, shopping eBay

Favorite authors: Katherine Kurtz, Katherine Neville, Nora Roberts, Barbara Delinski. Yup, all women. Not a coincidence.

The Book of the DeadRecent books read (fiction): The Book of the Dead (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child); The Chatham School Affair (Thomas H. Cook); Memory in Death (Nora Roberts as J.D. Robb)

Favorite Books: The Eight (Katherine Neville); The Deryni series (Katherine Kurtz); The Cabinet of Curiosities (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

Favorite movies: It's a Wonderful Life; Chariots of Fire; While You were Sleeping; Lord of the Rings trilogy; Field of Dreams

Last movies: Mrs. Brown, Memoirs of a Geisha, Chronicles of Narnia

Favorite music: Loreena McKennett, Mark Knopfler, Indigo Girls, Eva Cassidy, Queen … and the Tallis Scholars

What I Listen to: NPR in the car, an uptempo classic rock mix on the iPod, Tracy Chapman at work – for now. Things change fast πŸ™‚

Favorite TV shows: CSI, Cold Case, 24, Lost, Medium, What Not to Wear, Antiques Roadshow, Clean Sweep, Survivor, Amazing Race, West Wing (now only in reruns on Bravo)

Some other favorites: the color red, cats, chocolate, massages, fresh tomatoes, hugs, the beach in the winter, Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper, pedicures, chocolate, Christmas, good bread, eucalyptus, naps on rainy days, gerbera daisies, sleepy late night conversations, Baileys Irish Cream … did I mention chocolate?

My Myers Briggs Profile: ISFJ (Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging) :: Guardian-Protector

I am…
· strongly expressed introvert
· moderately expressed sensing personality
· distinctly expressed feeling personality
· strongly expressed judging personality

James Lipton's Bernard Pivot Questions:
Have you ever watched Inside the Actor's Studio on Bravo? At the end of every show the obsequious host asks the guest these 10 questions. He's annoying but the questions (and answers) are interesting. Here are mine, at least this week's edition:

1. What is your favorite word? — Grace

2. What is your least favorite word? — Fat

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? — Music

4. What turns you off? — Humiliation

5. What is your favorite curse word? — Shit

6. What sound or noise do you love? — Waves on the beach

7. What sound or noise do you hate? — Cars crashing

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? — Forensic scientist

9. What profession would you not like to do? — Sales

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? — Welcome home, love

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3 thoughts on “Odds and ends about me

  1. Great post! I love the 10 questions. Here are my answers:

    1. What is your favorite word? β€” Sparkling

    2. What is your least favorite word? β€” Terrorist (thrown around way too much lately)

    3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? β€” Being alone in nature

    4. What turns you off? β€” Noise

    5. What is your favorite curse word? β€” the F bomb

    6. What sound or noise do you love? β€” A thunderstorm

    7. What sound or noise do you hate? β€” Loud people

    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? β€” Writer

    9. What profession would you not like to do? β€” Nursing

    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? β€” Everyone is welcome, come on in

  2. Ooooh, good ones, Jen! “Sparkling” is a great word – I love this exercise, it always gives such good food for thought. My answers change over time so I ask the questions now and then. Let’s try this again in 6 months and see if we still have the same answers!

  3. 1. What is your favorite word? β€” brilliant

    2. What is your least favorite word? β€” ugly

    3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? β€” Music

    4. What turns you off? β€” cowardance

    5. What is your favorite curse word? β€” Gotta go with Jen on this one, the F-bomb but it sounds better with dumbass too.

    6. What sound or noise do you love? β€” cats purring

    7. What sound or noise do you hate? β€” glass breaking

    8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? β€” writer or landscaper

    9. What profession would you not like to do? β€” phone sales

    10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? β€” Hey, Lori’s finally here, we’ve been waiting for you!

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