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What kind of job did your mom have when you were growing up?
She died young, when I was 7 and she was 33, back in 1984. She was home with us, as far as I can remember, but my dad tells me she had been working as a secretary when she died. I just don't remember that. He says she would have loved computers, though... but they weren't really around back then.
Have you ever known anyone who’s been on tv, including you?
My daughter, Chloe (that's her page on IMDB), is an actress. She has been in several films as well as the "Dark Dreams" episode of A Haunting on the Discovery Channel. She's done other stuff (modeling in the Dollar Tree ads several times, etc.)... but she hasn't worked since we moved to Miami and Hubs got sick. She's in demand back up in Virginia, so I should probably work on finding her an agent down here!
(He's looking in at my daughter in this scene, but I couldn't find a screenshot of her...)
What was the most interesting animal you have seen in the wild?
When I was in graduate school, I was doing a reef survey out in the Dry Tortugas. A juvenile nurse shark - one of the most docile sharks - kept swimming in and out of my survey plot during the course of my work. She was sweet, and it was the first time I swam with a shark. Even though I knew she had no plans to harm me, it was quite a rush!
What holiday do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy everything about Independence Day (America's); it's my favorite day of the year.
What was the first video game you ever played?
When my mom was still alive, she was a big fan of Atari's Frogger. I seem to remember that was my first video game. We had Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and all those original games, but I was never as good as Mom and my sister. I still suck at arcade games!
What is the one thing you own, that if it got lost, you would be bummed?
Everything, and nothing. I don't like it when my stuff goes missing, but in the end, it's all really just stuff. And that just doesn't matter so much.
Do you have a favorite breakfast item?
I eat a lot of eggs since my gastric bypass surgery. I don't eat meat, but I have high protein requirements, so the eggs help. I eat them all the time. (Truthfully, a cheese Danish is my favorite, but I can't really go eating those anymore now, can I?)
What do you find yourself buying all the time?
Eggs, for reasons that should be clear now, and milk. My kids are whole milk fanatics.
When was the last time you got a real letter in the mail?
I can't even remember, but my kids get the occasional penpal letter. Sophia just sent her latest one out yesterday.
Do you have a most prized piece of jewelry?
My wedding and engagement rings mean the most to me. I have to take them off all the time because my fingers swell up when I get hot, which is constantly, and I hate that. Putting them back on when I get cold again is the best!
Do you own any board games?
Yeah, we have a few. Lately we've been playing the family edition of Trivial Pursuit. That's probably my favorite game, even though I keep getting all the ridonk questions!
What chore seems the most daunting right now?
Cleaning up my desk. It's the most never-ending task. Everything just seems to land right. Here.
Were you born in the state you live in?
I'm a native New Yawka, but no, I live in Florida now. Again.
Have you ever lived in a house that has been broken into?
When we lived in Portsmouth, VA, before moving here, our house was burgled several times. My daughter's brand-new bicycle was taken, my Nikon DSLR, Hubs' fishing stuff... ugh. It makes me sick to think that we lived there. What a mistake that was.
What is your favorite cheese?
I love cheese so much. All cheese except maybe Limburger. But I think Meunster is my favorite.
Who do you know that watches the most sports?
Too many people to count! I am not a sports nut, nor did I marry one, and for that I am thankful. I'm forever thinking to myself, "It's JUST a game!!!"
And that is all.