(warning: TMI!)

Name: alice
Nickname: better make that plural... pals, yaller, yadder, alcie, jfred... there are others...
Astrological sign: sun in pisces, moon in cancer, gemini rising
Birthplace: batavia, ny
Marital status: married
How many children: one (that I know of)
Do you smoke: not anymore
Favorite outdoor activities: walking, running, hiking, biking, photography, puttering in the yard
Favorite indoor activities: reading, cooking, watching movies, writing, puttering around the house
Favorite colors: green and brown
Favorite type of music: freeform rock, blues, jazz, classical (NO country!!!!)
Favorite musical groups/performers: gah -- depends on my mood... often neil young
Favorite song at the moment: all american alien boy, by ian hunter
Do you play an instrument: I used to play the piano poorly
Have you ever gone skinny-dipping: yes
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up: an oceanographer
What would be your dream job now: philanthropist
Have you ever been convicted of a crime: convicted? no ;-D
Places you'd most like to visit: all the ones I haven't gotten to yet
Your first car: a Datsun 210 (though I learned to drive in a old saab station wagon with a three-in-the-tree transmission)
Dream car: a biodiesel winnebago
Dream commuter vehicle: a bike or public transportation
Car you drive now: a saturn station wagon
Favorite season: autumn
Favorite holiday: thanksgiving
Favorite hobby: photography
Favorite sport to play: tennis
Favorite sport to watch: tennis
Least favorite sport to watch: golf
Most humiliating moment: any attempt at public speaking
Do you have any siblings: a sister and three brothers
Do you get along with your parents: yes
Favorite place to chill: at home
Favorite place to visit: new york, or the beach
What is your bad time of day: mornings
What is your good time of day: evenings
Favorite flower: anything that smells good
Favorite plant: everything in my herb garden
Favorite subject in school: history
Least favorite subject in school: grammar
Favorite book: Pride & Prejudice
Favorite magazine: hrmmm... I like cooking magazines
Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite actors: Tim Robbins, Kevin Kline, Johnny Depp, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Imperioli, Morgan Freeman, Lawrence Olivier, John Lithgow, Danny Glover
Favorite actresses: Mary-Louise Parker, Jamie Lee Curtis, Susan Sarandon, Alfre Woodard, Greer Garson, Mercedes Ruehl, Queen Latifah, Kathy Bates
Favorite cartoon character: enh... I don't think I have one...
Favorite comic book character: spiderman
Favorite food: Guiness (draught, served in Dublin, of course!)
Chocolate or Vanilla ice cream: I'll pass on the ice cream
Favorite alcoholic drink: beer, wine
What is your bedtime: midnight-ish
Worst enemies: I dunno. myself, probably
Interesting fact about your childhood: I wore braces on my teeth for six years
The first thing you think of in the morning: what day is it?
Favorite thing to do when you're home alone: putter in the kitchen
Things that make you feel good: completing a big project, exercise
Things you don't like: willfully stupid people
Worst feeling in the world: regret
Scariest feeling in the world: helplessness
Best feeling in the world: belonging
Do you get motion sickness: nah
Roller Coasters - Deadly or Exciting: neither
Thunderstorms - Cool or Scary: cool
Pen or Pencil: pencil
Do you like to drive: not so much — it makes me sleepy — but I like to travel
Do you sleep with stuffed animals: no
Did you have imaginary friends or a blanket as a child: no
What is on the walls of your room: art and photos
Coolest thing anyone ever gave you: a car
How would you characterize your political leanings: progressive, with some libertarianism and agrarianism tossed in for good measure
If you could pick one super-human power, what would you choose: invisibility
What do you eat when you raid the fridge late at night: peanut butter, nuts or dried fruit
What is your secret guaranteed weeping movie: The Secret Life of Bees
If you could have plastic surgery, what would you have done: scar repair
Do you have a completely irrational fear: yeah, lots of 'em
Are you a pyromaniac: no
Do you have too many love interests: no
Do you know anyone famous: if I did, I wouldn't admit it
Who should play you in a movie about your life: Ally Sheedy
Do you know how to play poker: yes
What do you carry with you at all times: my phone and a camera
What do you miss most about being a kid: going outside
Are you happy with your given name: enh. it's ok.
How much money would it take to get you to give up the Internet for one year: how much you got?
Have you ever been in a play: yes
Have you ever been in love: yes
Do you talk a lot: no
What's the one language you want to learn: there isn't just one -- I'd like to learn sign language, spanish, french, russian and a bunch of others
What do you order at a bar: beer
Do you drive a stick: yes -- I prefer them
What's one trait you hate in a person: willful ignorance
Most frivolous purchase: a piano
Do you consider yourself materialistic: no
What do you cook the best: soup, stir fry, bread... lots of stuff!
Favorite writing instrument: the computer
Do you prefer to stand out or blend in: blend in
What's the one car you will never buy: a hummer
What kind of books do you like to read: fiction, history, food
If you won the lottery, what would you do: make the world a better place
Burial or cremation: cremation
How many online journals do you read regularly: lots
If you don't like a person, how do you show it: with the ignore
Do you cry in front of your friends: no
What kind of first impression do you think you give to people: it probably depends on my mood
How do you release anger: slowly, or by crying
Do you trust others easily: no
What was your favorite toy as a child: people people or legos
What class in school did you think was totally useless: education courses
Do you have a journal: yep
Have you been in a mosh pit: no
Would you ever bungee jump: no
Do you untie your shoes when you take them off: no
Do you think that you are strong: yes
What is your least favorite food: the more processed, the less interest I have in it
How many wisdom teeth do you have: zero
Diamonds or pearls? neither
What is your favorite TV shows? Leverage, DexterThe Big C, Mad Men, Weeds, The Sopranos, Dead Like Me, The West Wing
What is your favorite cuisine? hrmm... that's tough... greek, turkish, jewish... seafood...
Your favorite potato chip? home made tortilla chips with elaborate dips and toppings
Favorite sandwich? I make a mean panino with a homemade whole wheat sour dough bread
What characteristics do you despise? hypocrisy, unjustified arrogance
Favorite item of clothing? a soft t-shirt
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? the ocean
What color is your bathroom? green and burgundy and tan and black and white
Favorite brand of clothing? goodwill
Where would you retire to? the coast -- maybe along the Irish coast...
Favorite time of day? evening
What laundry detergent do you use? the high efficiency stuff for sensitive skin
Coke or Pepsi? beer
Het or homo? whatev
Dogs or cats? dogs
Are you a morning person or a night owl? night person
Favorite Candy Bar? a small piece of very bitter, incredibly dark chocolate. Otherwise, no thanks.
What is your best childhood memory? family gatherings
Eye color? hazel/green
Ever been to Africa? I wish
Ever been toilet papering? nope
Been in a car accident? yeah, a few minor ones
Croutons or bacon bits? grated hard cheese or feta
Favorite restaurant? there are so many great restaurants in Chattanooga these days! Can't pick one!
Disney or Warner Brothers? Aardman!
Favorite fast food restaurant? uh... hrmmm... enh... if I'm on the road, I'll eat at Chipotle, but other than that, I don't do fast food or franchises
How many times did you fail your driver's test? zero
What do you do most often when you are bored? I don't have time to be bored
Lake, Ocean or river? ocean
How many tattoos do you have? one
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? the proto-chicken!
Best president ever? George Washington
Worst president ever (after Dubya (far and away the worst ever) and Nixon (pretty damn bad), of course)? hrmmm... either Hoover or Reagan
Good Supreme Count decisions? Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade
Bad Supreme Court decisions? Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad, Bush v. Gore, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
Favorite wine? I'm not very picky. I enjoy a nice malbec, a light reisling, or a franc, barbera or pinot
Favorite national political blog? AmericaBlog
Favorite local political blog? Tennessee Ticket
Something good about sister? her energy and devotion to family
Something good about brother #1? he's hilarious, brilliant and generous
Something good about brother #2? he's hilarious, generous, a talented artist and a fun uncle
Something good about brother #3? he's a wonderful musician with a beautiful voice and was a really good sport the whole time he was my baby brother
Best version of Jesus? Ted Neeley in Jesus Christ Superstar
Religion? anti-authoritarian
Best Star Wars movie? Return of the Jedi
Best children's movie? Mary Poppins
Guilty pleasure? rereading books and rewatching movies
If you could choose to be really good at something? playing jazz on the piano
Greek or geek? geek
Coolest film experience? The Wizard of Floyd
Escape fantasy? running away and becoming a pirate
Best TV theme song? oooh, that's a tough one. Harry Nilsson's Courtship of Eddie's Father theme was good, the opening to Hawaii Five-O rocks and the theme to Barney Miller is way too hip -- and more recently, the theme to Mad Men is strangely engaging and the various versions of Weeds' "Little Boxes" are maybe the best things ever.
Sun or shade definitely shade -- I don't tan
If you could dine with someone historical? my mom
If you could bring someone back from the past? my mom
Favorite politician? Barber Conable
Have you ever fired a gun? no. I touched one once
Do you support the Second Amendment? yes -- I support the entire Bill of Rights
Flu shot or no shot? I've gotten the shot twice now. I've never had the flu
Diet or exercise? exercise
Best comic strip? Calvin & Hobbes
Disney vacation or cruise? europe
Mountains or beach? beach
Coffee or tea? rooibos
Paper or plastic? canvas
Favorite NASCAR driver? uh... I don't know any
Favorite tennis player? Martina Navratilova
Favorite art movement? erk... Art Nouveau, Sucession or the pre-raphaelites
Favorite artist? heh -- yeah, right... on what day?
Favorite contemporary artist? Janice Cline
Best children's novel? The Golden Compass
Harry Potter? ick

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