Tuesday, April 12, 2011


A   If you were an ANIMAL, what would you be? Aren't we all animals? I suppose if I had to choose I would be a giraffe. No reason.

B   BOOKS: What's on your reading list? I am currently re-reading Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut and plan to tackle Jane Eyre at some point. David Sedaris is always on the list and I have a book of his in my purse at all times. Just in case.

C   COMPULSIVE about anything? Checking the doors at night to make sure they are locked. Sometimes I will have to actually touch the lock to convince myself. On particularly bad nights I will get up out of bed after having the lights already turned off to check again. I wish I could tell you where in the world this compulsion came from.

D   DREAMS - Do you ... dream in color? remember your dreams? keep a dream journal? I do dream in color and tend to have elaborate stories go through my head. I don't keep a journal because if I did they would all just read like this: 
Dreamt I was in high school again. I think. Maybe not. I can't remember.

E   EATING - what's your usual snack? Is coffee a snack?

F   A Few of your FAVORITE Things. Being on a boat, Wine, My car, Making my husband crack up. 

G   GIGGLES! What (or who) makes you laugh? Do you have a good sense of humor?  Lots of things make me laugh. In fact, I am afraid I annoy people with how much I laugh. Tim and the kids make me laugh the most as does Louis C.K. Just, in a different way.

H   major HOT Button: Abortion. I have many thoughts on that issue and if you still want to remain my friend, don't talk to me about it weeks after I gave birth to my first child. Yes, that did happen. I can speak rationally about it now that I am not clouded with postpartum hormones.

I   I am ______________still hungry.

K   Also KNOWN As... Aliases? Screen names? A non de plume perhaps? Mommy or Rin usually.

L   I LOVE ...You.

M   How do you feel about MEETING people? Do it all the time? Rarely? Parties or 1-on-1? I'm a bit reserved at first when meeting new people. I hate first impressions. I can never tell if I'm being an idiot or not.

N   What's the story of your NAME? were you named after anyone? Apparently, my dad was reading T.V. Guide and read Erin Moran's name (Joanie from Happy Days) and liked it. My middle name is an homage to my late grandfather, Murray.

O   OBSERVANT - What's around you right now? What do you see? Guitars, books, bowl of cereal-y milk and other such randomness.

P   Who are the special PEOPLE in your life? LOTS. I'd like to think they know who they are.

Q   Any Little QUIRKs About Yourself: I've revealed my weird lock compulsion and quite frankly feel I've already said too much.

R   What do you like to do for RECREATION? Read. Watch T.V. The usual. I'll get more free time eventually.

S   Do You SING in the Shower? In the car? For your friends? In the car. I'm not much into singing for other people. You know, that whole reservation thing.

T   What's at the Top of your TO DO list?: Today or ever? Today's list is pretty minimal but as far as ever the top would be visit Ireland.

U   Any UNUSUAL Experiences: I once lived in a haunted house. Ask me about sometime.

V   VEGAS, Vienna, Venice, Vladivostok... How far have you traveled? What's your favorite City? The farthest I have traveled is California. I love Chicago and am glad it's only a relatively short distance from me. I'll get back to you on my favorite once I've traveled out of the country.

W   WINTER, Spring, Summer, Fall... What's your favorite season? What makes it special? Fall is my favorite. I love the sound of crunching leaves. Plus, I feel best in clothes where I'm a little more covered up. Not a huge fan of showing off my blindingly white legs.

X   EXes - Things You Don't Do Anymore (but did, once (would you, again?)) I don't smoke anymore. I can't say I miss it.

Y   Any secret/deep YEARNINGS? Ha. Like I would tell you.

Z   ZERO to ZENITH - Where are you in your life? Still growing? On an upward (or downward) curve? Just skating along? I am definitely still growing as a person. I don't think we ever really stop. However, I am very happy with where my life is right now and look forward to continuing the challenges of raising children and maintaining a sane, healthy life.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

you are aware that the giraffe is BY FAR and AWAY my favorite animal? like, one visit to the zoo = 3 visits to the giraffes, minimum. i want one. i want to be one. my father has referred to me AS one for most of my life (see: my unfairly long neck). they are beautiful and so are you. point being: good choice. thanks for puttin' up with my notes on your notes.