Survey says

I found this on This Woman’s Work. It’s one of those survey things, if you want to know lots of silly things about me.

[Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says]
“You will by now have gathered that I was neither a perfect pupil nor happy to be at school.” James Lovelock, Homage to Gaia.

[Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?]
The rat snake’s cage.

[What is the last thing you watched on TV?]
A Power Rangers video, help me.

[With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?]
Crickets, the scorpions scurrying about.

[When did you last step outside?]
After dinner I sent John to Whole Foods to get Willow some homeopathic ear ache stuff and I went outside with Sophie to watch her draw an Easter bunny for me with sidewalk chalk.

[Before you came to this website, what did you look at?]
I blogged. Before that I checked my email.

[What are you wearing?]
A teeshirt (hand me down from my younger sister) and sweatpants (hand me down from my mom).

[Did you dream last night?]
Yes. John was on trial for something and I was watching a video that the other side had for evidence. It was of John and his brother when they were younger. They were both wearing football jerseys and his brother was sort of fat. (His brother is taller that him and weighs probably fifty pounds less, so that was a little different, to say the least.) In the video, John is speaking and the only part that is audible is when he says in the middle of a conversation, “I was lying about that!”

I have NO IDEA what that means.

[When did you last laugh?]
Today. Several times. I think the most recent was while reading Matilda to the kids.

[What is on the walls of the room you are in?]
A print that my mom gave me about being proud of her daughter, Spencer Tunik photos (2) featuring John nekkid, a very strange award made for John and a print of an album cover both by M, a photo of a chair made from twigs (taken by my cousin), two grapevine wreaths, a black and white photo of my sister when she was two or three (taken by me), an Edward Gorey calandar, a drawing the kids from John’s science camp made last summer, a broken clock that I love that has frogs rowing through the sky in a crescent moon rowboat, John’s work schedule, a to-do list, a wooden etching of a tree, two framed posters for the Murder Ballads Halloween shows at the Starry Plough, a paper plate and red yarn dreamcatcher Lexy made at school, two nails with John’s necklaces, a Liabach sign sort of emblem thingy, and a round bronze colored ceramic very intricate sort of carved hooha belonging to John.

[Seen anything weird lately?]
Right this very minute the scorpion is trying to climb the side of the glass terrarium, so, a scorpion belly.

[What do you think of this quiz?]
I love this stuff.

[What is the last movie you saw?]
Morvern Callar

[If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?]
A fancy-schmancy play structure so I could have a moment of peace during the day.

[Tell me something about you that I don’t know:]
I got voted “Best Hair” for the sixth grade yearbook, but my teacher gave the award to another girl because the girl had lots of enemies in seventh grade and everyone felt it would help her somehow when we went on to jr high in the fall if she had that “best hair” award.

[If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?]
I would take that “Best Hair” award!
Oh, I really think that it would be ideal if people would stop killing each other. And if everyone had food and shelter and clothes and community.

[Do you like to dance?]
Why, yes, I do.

[George Bush:]
Ick. Gives me all sorts of bad things to say.

[Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?]
I never picked a girl name the first time around.

[Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?]
I call him Lexy.

[Would you ever consider living abroad?]
Why not?

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