1. Do you smoke?
2. Are you more likely to be caught humming, whistling or singing to yourself?
Whistling, although I whistle and sing in about equal proportions. I am more careful not to get caught singing! I don't hum often.
3. Have you ever been to New Orleans?
Yes, but not in the last three decades.
4. When is the last time you saw the sun rise?
Tuesday. What a horrible week this has been.
5. Can you swim?
Yes. I took a class about five years ago.
1. Are you named after anyone? If so, explain.
My middle name is Ben Hur's sister's name; my mom was into the movie.
2. Do you have your children's names picked out already? If so, is there any significance?
I once thought I would have three kids and name them Oscar (from The Tin Drum back when I was a Grassaholic), Allegra (Byron's daughter, at the time not associated with allergy medication), and Slick (didn't know my last name would be so sibilant). The three-kids part worked out but all of my name choices got nixed.
3. If you were born a member of the opposite sex what would your name have been?
4. If you could re-name yourself what name would you pick and why?
I wouldn't choose a different name. My name rocks.
5. Are there any mispronunciations/typos that people do w/ your name constantly?
Sure, they transpose vowels and use single letters instead of doubles. Very uninteresting. My favorite was the old Wordperfect dictionary that would flag my name and ask if I didn't mean to type "cerulean".
And a late entry from altfriday5
1. What makes you feel as if where you live is your "home", rather than just somewhere to stay?
My books, I guess. Knowing where stuff is and feeling free to use it.
2. How "homey" does your current abode feel to you?
I am pretty comfortable in my current house, I'd say it feels homey with a few spots where I'd like more control.
3. What would your dream home be like?
Earth-sheltered and powered with renewable energy sources, but still within walking distance of civilization (a library and a 7-11 will suffice)
4. What would your nightmare home be like?
It would be in a dangerous place where I didn't feel safe.
5. Of all the places you have lived in your life, where did you feel most "at home"?
I think where I am right now is the most "at home" I've felt.