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1) In this song, the singer tells his girl he appreciates how she makes him feel. Who is the most supportive person in your life?

Well, that would have to be Rob (aka Hubs). He's always supportive of me; I can't fault him there at all!

2)  Our singer only has to count to 4, which is a cinch. Do you understand the more sophisticated math sciences, like geometry and algebra?

I aced Calculus II at University, the same semester I spent weeks in the hospital with complications from Mono. A little geometry and algebra don't scare me! ;)

  3) This video features a couple who shared their first kiss behind the high school. Tell us about your first kiss.

It was with Ken M. at Tri-County Mall in Baldwinsville, NY. We were behind a post at one end of the mall, away from all the little old ladies and their prying, disapproving eyes. I was madly in love with him and those kisses! Unforgettable.

4) Filmed in Chicago, this video features the Art Institute of Chicago, home to works by Monet, Gauguin and Van Gogh. How do you express your creativity? (Draw, paint, write, sing or play music ... )

I sing, I knit and crochet, and I do random crafts that appeal to me in the moment. I can't paint worth a lick and am only quarterly-decent at drawing, but I love to belt out a good tune!

5) Chicago is home to two of the world's tallest buildings -- the Willis aka Sears Tower and The John Hancock Center (which appears briefly in this video). Both have observation decks that offer panoramic views of the city. Are you afraid of heights? 

I am but not deathly so. I've been at the top of the Empire State Building and looked down - well, as much as you can on that building - without fear, and I love to fly... but I get vertigo, so heights don't always sit well with me.

6) The Plain White T's got their start in Lombard, a suburb of Chicago and home to Yorktown Center -- a huge, two-story shopping mall. Do you enjoy going to the mall, or would you rather shop online, or in small, independent stores?

Either of the latter two; I hate malls. Hate a shopping center. I'll go, but I have to have a good reason and am usually trying to get in and out quickly. I love supporting small, local businesses and I adore shopping from my living room!

7) Naturally, Yorktown Center has a food court. Would you prefer a pretzel from Auntie Anne's, a cinnamon roll from Cinnabon or a cookie from Mrs. Field's? 

None of the above, since I can't really eat those anymore without getting violently ill. Nowadays, I'll circle the perimeter of the food court, gathering samples. One round and my 'pouch' is FULL. I'm a cheap date, what can I say?

8) While we're at the mall … Imagine you're at the customer service counter of a big department store. As you wait for help, you see an older lady pocket a Timex watch. Would you turn her in or look the other way?

I don't care who it is, stealing is stealing. Sorry, lady, but cuff 'er!

9) Which puzzle would you have more success with: crossword or sudoku?

I'm equally good at both. I do my crosswords in pen (just like my grandma did), and same with Sudoku. If the puzzle says "easy," I normally skip it unless I'm already having a challenging day!