Meme borrowed from delight
Are you named after someone? Yes, the songwriter Jesse Winchester, whose “Yankee Lady” I loved to sing a long time ago.
Do you like your handwriting? I’m proud of it: learned Johnson’s Foundational Bookhand as a kid, and sold calligraphy as an adult.
What is your favorite lunch meat? Chopped chicken liver
Do you have kids? Nope. I’m allergic.
If you were another person, would you be friends with you? definitely—not easy to find someone with my particular obsessive interests.
Do you use sarcasm? More than is helpful or effective.
Do you still have your tonsils? Yep.
Would you bungee jump? You couldn’t pay me enough money.
What is your favorite kind of cereal? Hot steel-cut oatmeal, with coconut milk & blueberries
Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Yes, unless I’ve installed stretchy laces.
Do you think you’re a strong person? I have not a clue.
What is your favorite ice cream? Chocolate Shoppe Zanzibar Chocolate
What is the first thing you notice about people? Their height, their apparent gender and race, their glasses.
What color pants and shoes are you wearing now? Tan pull-on canvas pants, dark brown ankle-height boots
What are you listening to right now? The many trucks that have swooped into our neighborhood now that the ground has thawed.
If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Burnt Umber.
Favorite smell? Chocolate and coffee (together)
Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? BB, who has known me since I was 17.
Favorite sport to watch? Submarine races
Hair colour? Brown with grey bits.
Eye colour? Brown with green bits.
Do you wear contacts? Tried but discarded.
Scary movies or comedy? Comedy!
Last movie you watched? Love & Mercy (about the Beach Boy’s Brian Wilson – 6/10)
What colour shirt are you wearing? Dark brown tank top with maroon sweatshirt cardigan
Summer or winter? Fall.
Hugs or kisses? Kisses.
What book are you currently reading? audio: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren; paper: A Life Discarded by Alexander Masters; ebook: The Case of the Green Dress by splix
What is on your mouse pad? I’m a trackpad fiend.
What is the last TV program you watched? One Mississippi by Tig Nataro (10/10)
What is the best sound? Ocean waves.
Rolling Stones or The Beatles? The Beatles
What is the furthest you have ever traveled? 9136 km (as the crow flies) Boston MA to Tel Aviv
Do you have a special talent? Synthesizing heaps of data.
Where were you born? Brookline Lying-In Hospital, Boston MA