Thanks, everybody. I'm so excited to be in the spotlight this week!
OK, here goes:
Have you ever visited Canada?Yep. I've actually been to a lot of places in Canada because we sometimes have business meetings up there. I LOVE Vancouver and Whistler, and especially Jasper. It's a looooonnnnnnnggggg drive up to Jasper, but totally worth it!
Are you single or married, do you have children?I'm married, with one adult stepson. He's 23 and goes to college in Boston.
What is your favorite food?Chocolate!
What is your favorite season?I like having the variety of living in a place that has changing seasons, so there's something to like about all of them. My favorite, though, is autumn. There's something about the starting-to-get-chilly weather and the harvest time that's always appealed to me.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would you choose?The Chicago area. It's home, and it's pretty easy to travel from here to anywhere.
Do you collect anything?I collect refrigerator magnets from the places I've been. Tacky, I know, but my friend and I started this as kind of a contest years ago. We were neck and neck for a while, then I started traveling for work. Now I've totally won. I also collect cows (my kitchen is decorated with them) and Santas for Christmastime.
Have you always just had cats for pets, if the answer is no what other animals have you had?I've had all sorts of pets. As a kid we had dogs, chameleons, a cat, parakeets, fish...at different times, not all at once. As an adult I've had a rabbit, a cockatiel, and now a parakeet.
What is your favorite movie and why?The Princess Bride - it's hilarious and it's got a little bit of everything...romance, drama, adventure, comedy...plus you get to look at Cary Elwes for an hour and a half...what's not to love?
Do you have a favorite quotation?"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." (Now if I could only learn to follow it. )
Which famous person alive or passed would you like to meet?There are so many...but mostly I guess it would be Mikhail Baryshnikov. He's what inspired me to start dancing many, many years ago.
What is your favorite holiday?Christmas
What is the one thing you would change about yourself?Physically, my weight...emotionally, I'd cry less easily
Do you prefer heels or flats?Depends on what I'm doing. For work, heels. On the weekends, flats.
How many purses do you Have?I'm not really sure. DH would say "way too many". There are at least 20.
Have you ever been to Rhode Island?Not yet
Favorite dessert?Chocolate cake
We're all coming over for dinner. What will we be eating and drinking? Is the house clean? Where are the cats?Hmm...let's see. For dinner I'd probably serve my favorite chicken recipe, Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic, with mashed potatoes and veggies and french bread. For dessert, I'd make you a homemade apple pie. We'd have some of my favorite Viognet for the wine drinkers, and some homemade lemonade for the nondrinkers. How clean the house is would depend on how recently my cleaning lady had been here. If you're coming today it's really clean because she just left. Forest and Tailer would greet everyone at the door. Forest would then retreat to the landing over the living room where he could keep an eye on everyone without having to worry about getting stepped on, and Tailer would then find the person who likes cats the least and snuggle up with them. They'd stay there until the chicken was served...then Tailer would be in the middle of the table and Forest would be begging from the floor.
Baths or Showers?We have kind of a small bathtub here, so it's usually showers. I love long soaks in the bathtub, though, so I usually manage to sneak one in whenever I'm staying in a hotel with a nice big tub.
Tea or Coffee?I like both, but usually drink tea.
Have you ever lied on a job resume?Yes. I put that I had an associate's degree, even though I really was one credit short.
Hmmm, since we are coming over for dinner, where is your house? 2nd on the right? 3rd on the left? The yellow one with a big wrap around porch with a VW beetle in the drive?? I need landmarks...it's how I roll.We're on a pretty main street, so it's easy to find. We're the second house from the corner. It's the smallish white split-level house with a huge spider currently hanging over the front door and the pool in the back yard.
Oh! And is there a sonic nearby? I would like to buy everyone a slushy.No Sonics near us, but we can walk up to the White Hen after dinner for slushies...it's only a block away.