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she’s got a sky blue swansdown powder puff and a corset to keep her spirits up

My kids are taking me to dinner tonight, and I promised i_am_a_hannah that I'd clean the kitchen. But first, this cool meme from peacey:



What event from your teen years would you like to relive just as it happened?

There are so many I don't even know which one to pick. I'm so geeky it would probably be any event where I was listening to WEEI-FM, because it was the best radio station ever, and I miss it like I would an old friend.


Where would you go if you wanted to spend a week alone without contact with civilization?

Mabou. This is my new place I have to go, after spending way too much time looking at pictures.


Of all the airports you've been in, which one would be the best one in which to be stuck for 12-15 hours?

Whichever one has the biggest bookstore.


What is the most mysterious phenomenon you have ever witnessed?

Birth, actually. It's not mysterious, and yet it so is.


What is the worst thing that could happen to you?

Something horrible happening to one of my kids.


Which specific people would you want to have present with you at the moment of your death?

The scientist who rushes in with the breakthrough cure.


If you could depopulate a city and explore it at length with a friend for a week, where would you go and with whom? What specific thing would you be sure to do?

Boston or Ottawa, but why on earth would I want to depopulate either city? The people make the places what they are.

I'd want to go with patchfire and/or peacey and/or songdog.

In Boston, we'd definitely do the Freedom Trail. I've never done this, and I live an hour away from Boston. :/ And of course, it goes without saying that we'd be visiting Boston's main house of worship as well.

As for what I'd be sure to do in Ottawa, well, duh. Also hit the museums.


What is the best thing that could happen to you? Would your answer have been the same three years ago?

Complete contentment with my life, and yep, same goes for three years ago.


If you had to live in a hotel for the next year, where would you live?

Maybe here.


For what one thing would you like to be famous?

I wouldn't. Although maybe if I were famous for solving the whole climate change problem. Because my kids would have a healthy planet. And also because I'd be a billionaire.


What position in any team sport is the hardest to play? Why? Have you played that position?

Manager. And no.


Imagine you could redesign your hands. Whose hands would you remodel yours to resemble? Or would you keep the hands you've got?

My mother's. She has beautiful hands. Still does, almost forty years later.


What is your earliest memory? Why do you think you have remembered that particular event or thing?

Playing in the front hall of my house during the Great Northeast Blackout of 1965.


If you could ensure one thing about Heaven besides its existence, what would it be?

That I wouldn't be bored.


What one job in history would you have wanted?

Granny midwife.


Has there ever been a time in your life when you felt as if you were facing something or someone truly evil?

Yeah, but she doesn't bother me so much anymore.


What is the most powerful vision you've ever had?

Stepping out of the van my first trip to Cape Breton and having the whole "okay, hmm, I'm home now" experience, even though I'd never been there before in my life.


What would be the most morally difficult thing you could be asked to do?

To have to deliberately hurt someone I care about. Or even someone I don't care about. Even the Evil One, because then it would be my fault, and, and...*angsts*


Has there ever been time when your body and your mind were at odds with one another? How did you resolve the problem?

Constantly. I tell it to exercise, it ignores me. Also when I tell it to go to bed.


At what point in your life did you first experience total trust in someone or something?

I dunno. I'm generally a trusting person. Probably too much.


If you could save only one thing from your burning house (assuming all people and pets are already safe), what would it be?

My pictures.

And um, wow. Jerry Falwell is dead. I really don't know what to say about that.
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