What's on your bedside table?
Don't have a bedside table. I have a bedside bookcase, which has books on it, and a headboard with a cubby space, which has books, a lamp, an alarm clock, clothespins, lube, devices that hold paperback books, pens that tend to collect there, and a lot of other schmutz.
What is the geekiest part of your music collection?
It has never occurred to me to link "music" and "geekiness," so I have no clue.
What do you eat when you raid the fridge late at night?
Cereal and half'n'half
What is your secret guaranteed weeping movie?
I dunno how much of a secret it is, but Harold & Maude gets me weeping pretty much every time.
If you could have plastic surgery, what would you have done?
Pointy swivel ears on the top of my head, retractable claws, and a prehensile tail.
Do you have a completely irrational fear?
Used to have lots of them, but they're firmly medicated at the moment.
What is the little physical habit that gives away an insecure moment?
Scratching the back of my thumb
Do you ever have to beg?
Are you a pyromaniac?
Do you have too many love interests?
I have too many and not enough.
Do you know anyone famous?
Does Jon Singer count?
Describe your bed.
Pillowtop mattress on top of an oak platform with 4 drawers and a headboard. Unmade, two sets of blankets, no sheets. One tempurpedic pillow covered with a towel, two foam pillows with flannel pillowcases. One body pillow with fake down inside.
Who should play you in a movie about your life?
It would have to be someone new; I don't know of any well-known actresses fat enough to play me, and I certainly won't permit a thin actress in a "fat suit" to play me.
Do you know how to play poker?
No way. I have a vague sense of the rankings of various hands, but that's it.
What do you carry with you at all times?
Nothing. I do almost always wear my wedding ring though.
How do you drive?
I'm usually fairly mellow about it, unless I'm hopped up on coffee or in a hurry. If I'm by myself in the car, I am usually listening to a book on tape.
What do you miss most about being little?
Having it be considered perfectly normal for me to walk around on all fours and pretend to be Bagheera the panther.
Are you happy with your given name?
The ones I've currently given to myself, yeah.
What was the last song you were listening to?
Some current hit on the radio
How much money would it take to get you to give up the Internet for one year?
What color is your bedroom?
Walls are white. Blinds are ugly faded burgundy. Been procrastinating on replacing them. Carpet is coral.
Have you ever been in a play?
Have you ever been in love?
Do you talk a lot?
Do you like yourself and believe in yourself?
Borrowing from Lincoln: I sometimes like most of myself and I usually like some of myself.
Do I believe in myself? That doesn't parse. I do believe that unless I have a heart attack or some kind of brain damage, I'll continue to experience myself as some sort of continuous entity.
Do you think you're cute?
See the above entry mentioning Lincoln
Do you consider yourself to be a nice person?
Other people think I'm nicer than I think I am.