My personal responses to the 2006 Christmas Questionnaire

  1. What are your top three favorite colors? Purple, jewel tones of blue, green, red
  2. Is there anything you collect?
    I have a collection of small (desk-friendly) giraffes I like. I don't so much collect books as I devour them! Knitting patterns!
  3. What are your favorite...
    • scents/smells? Because of my Fibromyalgia, I'm sensitive to scents. Most people annoy me because they bathe in their cologne! I like light musks (emphasis on light!), simple food smells (vanilla, cookies, applie pie), but tend to avoid them in general because some days I am more sensitive than others.
    • types of music and/or bands? Randy likes to tease me because I've come to my "metal head" days later in life. I love Tool, Disturbed, Pearl Jam, Nirvana (yes, I'm still filling out my collections!), Evanescence, System of a Down, Blue October (Foiled is excellent!)
    • TV shows or movies? I miss Joss Whedon! Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Stargate SG-1, Dead Zone...I've been enjoying the Law & Order Fill-in-the-Blank shows lately, too. I enjoyed the first seasons of CSI and Without a Trace but lost track of them some time ago.
    • authors? How long have you got? Octavia Butler (whose passing earlier this year I still mourn), Wen Spencer, Kelley Armstrong, Nicola Griffith, David Weber, Jim Butcher (Dresden Files rule!), Louise Marley, Alma Alexander, Elizabeth Moon....the list continues ad infinitum
    • animals? Ferrets! I have seven of them!!!!
    • places to shop? Bookstores, IKEA, gaming stores, knitting stores
    • seasons? Arizona. *grin*
    • candies or goodies? No thank you.
    • hobbies? Knitting, beading, painting mini-figs (see gaming stores above), writing, designing houses I want to build. (It sure seems like I've got more hobbies than that!)
    • sports? Hmm. I can be coaxed into watching a baseball game on tv. But that's about it for me.
  4. Pick the word you prefer...
    • Math or Reading? Reading!
    • Art or Science? Art!
    • Yesterday or Tomorrow? Tomorrow---like 250 years from now!
    • Day or Night? Night!
    • Summer or Winter? Hmm. Depends on where I live. Northern North America? Summer! Southern (eastern) North America? Winter. Southwest North America: any time all all!
    • Land or Sea? I've never really spent any time at sea, so my default would have to be "land", but I'd sure love to live in the ocean!
  5. Are you allergic to anything? Only an antibiotic that you shouldn't be giving me anyways. *grin*
  6. Do you have any pets? What are they? Seven ferrets: Ukiah Jacob, Elijah Benjamin, Indigo Victoria, Kittanning Donovan, River, Maxwell Seamus Bennet, and Octavia Juniper. Five cats: Puck, Heinlein, Friday, Lilith, and Corky. (Lilith and Corky are seeking new homes!)
  7. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Yes! Especially if it's handmade by the giver and shows an awareness of my interests.
  8. What is your latest obsession? "Textile studies": I'm knitting a lot and I want to spin and weave.
  9. Do you like coffee or tea (with or without caffeine)? Coffee if it's the right flavor; tea if it's sweet. Caffeine is optional these days.
  10. Do you have any subscriptions you enjoy? I am subscribed to Ferrets magazine and Interweave Knits. I wish IK came more often!
  11. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight what would you buy first? The land for my dream home/kibbutz.
  12. If I could meet one person living or dead it would be... Octavia Butler. As a writer, my wish was to do for others the things she did for me when I read her books. I'm sorry I never got to meet her.
  13. My dream vacation is... A trip to Africa, including Egypt. Actually, my dream vacation is a trip to Mars, but that's just not likely to happen soon!
  14. When I get stressed out I... Chew my nails, get a stomach ache, cry more easily, eat more.
  15. What personal goal haven't you achieved in life (yet)? Get published. These days I don't even know if that's a serious goal any more, but at least it's something.
  16. Please include anything else you would like for us to know about
    you- anything that would be helpful in finding you little gifts that you
    will really enjoy.
    • I collect postcards of places with images of cityscapes, geographic landmarks, flora or fauna, for a wall in the next house we build.
    • I'm a lefty.
    • I'm hard of hearing.
    • I'm a Linux geek! I love to build computers too.
    • I've always wanted to learn tai chi. I've started several times. One class didn't meet for long enough for me to get through the whole form.
    • In addition to English, I used to be fluent in Spanish (and would be again, if I practiced). I am conversant in American Sign Language. I want to become fluent in ASL, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Russian and perhaps Hebrew and Greek.
    • I want to learn to belly dance.
    • I miss Arizona.

That's all for now.