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1. Leave me a casual comment of no particular significance, like a lyric to your current favorite song, your favorite kind of sandwich, or maybe your favorite game. Any remark, meaningless or not.
2. I will respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. Include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in your own post.
5. When others respond with a desultory comment, you will ask them five questions.
Here are the 5 questions she asked:
What do you like about living in Florida as opposed to California?
I like the weather a lot. It's warm here, and even during the hottest muggiest weather, I'd rather be here than elsewhere. I remember being in Davis, California when it was particularly cold and rainy. I had so many layers on just to go outside, and then by the time I hoofed it from the parking lot to the library, I was already wet from sweat. But if I wore less, I'd be freezing. And then I had to take off the three outer layers when I got to the library otherwise, I'd overheat. I felt very much like a soggy Stay-Puffed Marshmallow Woman during those days.
Which authors do you most admire?
This is a tough question. I have several authors that I enjoy reading and will snatch up pretty much anything that they write. But I don't admire them so much as I admire the writers that are able to write and work a day job, and are still able to balance family and friends. It's easy to say the day job or the family or friends are taking up too much time. I'm completely guilty of that. I've chosen to go out on Saturday nights instead of staying in and writing for a big block of hours. And on some evenings, my brain just doesn't want to work anymore after 6 hours or more of programming. But I see other writers who do all that and then some and I admire them more than published NY Times Bestsellers.
What's your favorite way to relax?
I hate to say this, but I enjoy spending time by the pool, but not at any pool. I have a pool here at the townhouse, but they have no umbrellas. I'm very conscious of the fact that the sun is much more intense here than in California. So I always try to sit in the shade and if I'm not in the shade, at least I have a big hat on. The pool at the townhouse has none of those and my hat isn't big enough to cover my whole body. You can burn in 10 minutes in Florida if you're not careful.
But at the J.W. Marriot where Chris' family stays when they come visit, they have lots of chairs and umbrellas. And they have a lazy river. You can float around that pool on an innertube and the current in the pool will lead you through the twisty maze that's the pool. It's so much more fun than a rectangular or a peanut shaped pool. Chris and I mostly swim through the lazy river. And I also have a swimsuit that I bought on sale at the end of the summer last year that I have yet to wear, so it's about time to put it on!
Of all your current most-played music, what's your favorite song?
My favorite song of the moment is "Cartoon Heroes" by Aqua. You know, the same people who did "I'm a Barbie Girl." Oh yes, it's the same group. I know most people find her voice very annoying, but this song is so happy and boppy that it makes me laugh whenever I hear it. I originally heard it on Dance Dance Revolution Extreme (which is too extreme for me. I need to go get like a Disney DDR version. I'm not that coordinated!).
I've also been listening a lot to Cascada. They're all dance-type music. They're always much more upbeat than what I hear on the radio, which always seems to be so angsty or just plain sad.
Dessert: pie or cake?
Don't you know that cake is a lie? But I don't like pie. I'm not a big fan of cooked fruits. Dried fruits, I'd eat, but cooked ones always seem so much more tart than they should be. But there is a very lovely dessert at a restaurant here called Louie's and Marie's. It's a family owned place. Marie is this 60-year-old grumpy woman that owns and runs the place. But they make the best chocolate canolie cake. And it's not what you expect. It's not a canolie. It's chocolate cake with canolie as the filling. It's always moist and delicious. Not the dried up defrosted things you get at Friday's. But I think my favorite dessert is something called a Pizookie. It's a cookie (we usually get chocolate chip) that's backed in a pie pan and topped with vanilla ice cream. The cookie is always warm because it's fresh out of the oven and it always melts in your mouth. We usually get it at BJ's or Uno's.
Ok, it's your turn!