(this photo was taken by lynn at a booth at the university district street fair earlier this month.)
accent: not so much (in my opinion). i just sound like everybody else (except when i say button or mitten...comes out like budden and midden. not sure why).
booze: why would you not? a full-bodied red wine will do the trick. but i also never turn down frozen, fruity concoctions. my favorite way to drink them is in a cabana on a beach in maui. and martinis are never a bad idea. oh and sangria...you get my point.
dog/cat: yes, one golden retriever named millie.
essential electronics: my laptop, my phone, my dvd player (which of course means that i must include my gigantic tv), and my new heat gun that i use to dry things when i am in art land.
favorite perfume: i love anything that has a hint of lily of the valley. i am also drawn to scents that invoke thoughts gypsies and bizzarres and twirling and magic carpet...i know these scents when i find them (philosophy used to make one called soulmates. loved it. still looking for a replacement.)
gold/silver: silver...and, well, i never turn down platinum.
hometown: south bend, indiana
insomnia: not too often, but when i do it is the worst. sometimes i have bad dreams that seem quite real and i just get up because going back to sleep is too scary.
job title: yoga teacher/freelance editor
kid(s): (see dog/cat)
living arrangements: a little house in the pacific northwest that i share with my dear husband and millie.
most admirable trait: my open heart and fierce loyalty.
number of sex partners: hmm....just enough.
overnight hospital stays: i think there has just been the one about 30 years ago now.
phobias: i do not love bats. but if faced with spending the night with a bat or a shark, i would choose a bat. i do not love deep water and i do not love it when it is pitch black around me. i guess i have a phobia of things being out of my control.
quote: "god bless america"
religion: i appreciate ritual in my life and i believe there is a power, an energy greater than me. i believe i touch at the bottom of the hem of the skirt of this energy when i experience moments of grace.
siblings: one. my baby brother matthew.
time you usually wake: 7:30 a.m.
unusual talent: i can tap dance.
x-rays: too many. lots of bouts of bronchitis and pneamonia as a child. and these darn teeth. and my knee dislocations always brought about a few moments in the x-ray room.
yummy foods: grilled cheese and tomato soup. this is the food that comforts me most of all (well, and yellow cake with chocolate frosting...that isn't too bad either). and summer is coming so this means many a caprese salad (slices of mozzarella and tomatoes with basil and a balsamic vinegar and olive oil drizzle)...yummy indeed.
zodiac: i am a gemini (just like my jonny...so really, there are four people and a dog in this house...very interesting).
thanks to KP for this meme.
updated in 2011: Self-Portrait Challenge (SPC) was a website that encouraged people to take and share self-portraits. I am sad to report that it no longer has an active website, so I have removed links that appeared in the posts connected to my participation in this project.