I'll start this out with some Friday Fives from the past.
1. Do you live in a house, an apartment or a condo?
2. Do you rent or own?
-the apartment is rented, but I am subleasing for free....let's just call it extended cat-sitting.
3. Does anyone else live with you?
-just the cat.
4. How many times have you moved in your life?
5. What are your plans for this weekend?
-church, perhaps a movie date?
1. Where were you born?
2. If you still live there, where would you rather move to? If you don't live there, do you want to move back? Why or why not?
-No. The architecture is all the same (stucco - no thanks), and it's too hot for human habitation. Of course, Minnesota is the opposite extreme.
3. Where in the world do you feel the safest?
-With one of my friends.
4. Do you feel you are well-traveled?
-I feel that, considering my background and circumstances, I am well-traveled; however, there are many more places I feel compelled to visit in my lifetime.
5. Where is the most interesting place you've been?
-The Clark Gable Museum in Cadiz, Ohio. I've never been in, but the fact that there is an entire museum devoted to Clark Gable makes me weak with ecstasy - and desperate concern for the state of human affairs.
1. Hey, baby, what's your sign? Do you think it fits you pretty well?
2. What's the worst birthday gift you've ever received?
-My mom forgot my 16th birthday (as if I wasn't enough like Molly Ringwold as it was); to make up for this mistake, she bought me a Trio CD. Think "Da Da Da." Yeah. Rock on.
3. What's the best birthday gift you've ever received?
-This same mother threw me a "surprise" party for my 21st birthday. 32 of my closest family friends were there to share a meal at my favorite restaurant (The Cheese Factory in Wisconsin Dells). It was the best birthday ever. Irony: The Cheese Factory is a completely dry restaurant.
4. What's the best way you've celebrated your birthday thus far?
1. Laying on your back and facing the ceiling, which side of the bed do you sleep on?
-As I sleep alone the majority of the time, I sleep in the middle, with leftist tendencies. But when I have company, I'm an either/or.
2. Do you have to have covers (blankets and/or sheets) at all costs, no matter the weather?
3. Sleep nekkid or no? Why?
-Nope. The thought of sleeping on sheets that I've been "nekkid" on makes me shudder. Plus, I get cold and need to wear socks and long pants, plus the gratuitous shirt - and covers.
4. What's under your bed?
-My guitar, my huge "Tupperware" vat of CD cases, a smaller vat of pictures, old journals, my "Shoebox Under the Bed."
5. If you have pets, do you let them sleep with you? Why or why not?
-No. If I can't stand the thought of sleeping on sheets I've been nekkid on, there's no way I'm letting a furry rodent-esque cat on the bed.
1. If you could eat dinner with and "get to know" one famous person (living or dead), who would you choose?
-Thom Yorke. I think that's obvious.
2. Has the death of a famous person ever had an effect on you? Who was it and how did you feel?
-Elliott Smith. Last fall, I was ridiculously busy with life and neglected myself - and by "myself," I mean self-care. The most therapeutic self-care habit I have is listening to music, and Smith was always one of my favorites. When he died, I didn't hear about it for a week, and I guess for some reason I felt a lot of guilt about not having been "up" on the news.
3. If you could BE a famous person for 24 hours, who would you choose?
-If I could be anyone else at all, I wouldn't want to. I don't think my life is easy or glamorous at all, but I can't think of anyone else with whom I'd truly want to switch places.
4. Do people ever tell you that you look like someone famous? Who?
-Yeah, I get Julianne Moore a lot. I've also been told I resemble "that chick in Charlie's Angels," who I later worked out was Drew Barrymore. What, you mean I don't look like Lucy Liu?
5. Have you ever met anyone famous?
-I interviewed Sen. John McCain when he was running for President in 2000. I met Virgil Hill, a lesser known lightweight boxer. I met the Queers, although I talked more with Joe Queer. Otherwise, the only other "celebrities" I've met have been local musicians, like Robert Skoro and Matthew Delfino (Stolen By Serious).
1. How many houses/apartments have you lived in throughout your life?
2. Which was your favorite and why?
-The apartment by Como Park in St. Paul. I loved it because it was in a great location, was laid out excellently for our living needs, was fabulous for parties/socializing, and I had the coolest roommates ever.
3. Do you find moving house more exciting or stressful? Why?
-Stressful. Because I have a lot of things, and it's tedious to move all of those things everywhere I go. I always end up moving mostly by myself, wearing myself out physically, etc. It's my least favorite thing in the entire world.
4. What's more important, location or price?
-Both are important. Price is probably more of a factor for me at this time in my life, but location is important, especially in a "city", in parts of town where crime is more prevalent.
5. What features does your dream house have (pool, spa bath, big yard, etc.)?
-It must be laid out well and be livable. Large living room and bedrooms are a must.
Well, that's enough for now.