1. What's your comfort zone, temperature-wise?
40s - 60s Fahrenheit. That's why I moved to San Francisco. The OH and I are blessed with similar temperature preferences.
2. Are you a better gift giver or gift receiver, and why?
I've never thought of gift giving or receiving as something to apply the adjective "better" to. No one's ever given me feedback on whether I am a good gift receiver. As far as giving, I seem to please people when I put my mind to it or when something jumps up at me and says "I'm for so-and-so!" But I'm pretty sporadic at that. I don't give "occasion gifts" except to my parents on their birthdays or Christmas, and once in a while to newly married people.
3. What did you learn from your first pet?
Don't leave the carefully coiffed ball of pate de fois gras covered with slivered almonds unattended on the dining room table half an hour before the party.
4. What's under your bed?
A pink carpet and sometimes a cat. I don't want to think about what else the cat might have dragged under there.
5. Do you have a role model? If so, care to tell us?
I have lots of role models. A couple who come to mind are: my dad, because I really like how he thinks, how he stays interested in learning, what he considers important in life, and some of the ways he handles frustrating and difficult circumstances. And Ursula K. Le Guin, because I admire her writing and what I know of her career/life in general. (I sadly missed the Ursula K. Le Guin / Carol Emshwiller panel at Wiscon because I was sick.)