1. Do you use the labels various charities send you as “free gifts?”
Yes. Originally I hesitated to use them if I didn't want to send money to that charity. However, they continue to send them over and over so now I use them.
2. What is your favorite time of day (or night) for skywatching?
Sunset and also after dark on a clear night. I love to take photos of the sunsets and really like to star gaze.
3. What is the most adventurous you've ever been with trying a new food? (Keep it G-rated please)
Pretty sure most of what I ate in Kazakhstan would qualify.
4. Have you ever heard a rock sing? (Trust me, there's a reason for this one!)
5. If you could learn a language you don't presently speak, what would it be?
Spanish. I learned a little in the 2nd grade and a little more in high school but no where near enough to be conversational.
6. Al Capone's tombstone read, “My Jesus, Mercy.” If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?
I Stand Amazed
7. If you were a famous musician who was known by one name, like “Cher,” “Sting,” or “Jewel,” what would it be? It doesn’t have to be your first name, but it can be, if you’d like.
Well, Blondie no longer fits since I've gone back to my natural color and it's already taken anyway so how about Sapphire since that's my favorite gemstone? Does that mean I'd have to sing blues?
8. Have you ever been inordinately “into” a television show?
Yes, and it's all your fault! I'm lost on LOST.
9. When you sneeze, do you go big, or do you do that weird “heenh!” sound that makes people think you’re going to blow your brains out? Any other variation we should know about?
Depends on where I am - at home, outside, etc. I just sneeze. In church, the theater, etc. I try to keep it to a quiet "shew".
10. Do you still read an actual newspaper that you hold in your hands, or do you get your news elsewhere?
I usually only read the Sunday paper and I read the "real" one. My degree is in journalism and I still enjoy the smell of newsprint. Ya, I know, I'm weird.
11. Are you a good speller?
Yes, although not a good typist. I won a spelling competition sponsored by Webster's Dictionary one time at a conference.
12. At what time each day do you start thinking about Lost lunch?
LOST - this week it has been shortly after I wake up. Lunch - usually about 10:30 a.m.