1. For some reason, Congress decides to repeal the repeal of Prohibition, and thus alcohol is no longer legal. How do you react?
2. Yikes! An evil god has descended, demanding that everyone offer a single, entire organ from his or her body. Which one do you sacrifice, and why?
Probably one of my kidneys. I can do just fine without one, right? (I would've said "my appendix, but mirisa_ardruna already said that, so if I'd said it, it would've been a cop-out.)
3. You follow the rainbow, and manage to catch a leprechaun. What do you do?
I get him to give me a backstage pass to Tir-Na-Nog every St. Patrick's day. And teach me how to stepdance like Ashley MacIsaac. And have him give me a real Irish accent.
4. You die, and the karma board decides to let you choose your new body, except you can't be a human male. What body do you choose to come back in and why?
The body of a spoiled-rotten housecat. Because, man, it's easy to be a spoiled housecat. And fun too. You get to lay around and look adorable--who wouldn't want that?
5. You committed a terrible act of hubris, and the gods have come to punish you by killing everyone you care about, except for one person of your choice. Who gets to live, and why?
I'm sure this will offend someone, but... I would have to go with Natalie. Because I love her so very, very much. (And because, well, she'd never forgive me if I didn't pick her... KIDDING! KIDDING! oh, help...)
1. This degree you’ve worked on for so long. Have you decided if you’re going to finish it or are you going to call it quits and "go with the flow" as it were?
I think.... I've decided to see how much progress I get done this year. I'm okay with completing my dissertation and defense somewhere other than Nebraska. Of course, there are days when I've been sorely tempted to just sit down and say "I'll be goddamned if I get my doctorate from this sorry excuse for a cow college"...
2. What do you love most about the people you love?
Of all the people I love and care about, I'd have to say that the one thing they have in common is that they have 1) intelligence and 2) an offbeat sense of humor. Looking back on the people I've gotten along with the best over the years, I think that most, if not all, of them spent their childhoods reading a lot. So I think that might be where it all comes from.
3. What is the most important thing you’ve learned about yourself this year?
That while I'm the kind of person who can remember the past too well...eventually, it loses some of its sting as time goes by.
4. What is the most important thing you’ve learned about your friends?
That there is a time to go to friends for emotional life-support, and a time to work through things on my own. And while I still am not so good about telling these times, I like to think I'm getting better at it.
5. Where’s that CD you said you would send me?
Um... it's waiting for me to figure out what songs I'm going to put on there, as well as making sure there aren't any issues with my CD burner.