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1. What are your favorite ways to relax and unwind?
A long, luxurient hot bath or shower. Cooking with friends. Oh, here's a shock -- MUSHing.

2. What do you do the moment you get home from work/school/errands?
Erm, I don't. Used to be I'd strip and go lounge. In high school it involved kicking off my shoes, dimming the lights, and dancing around the music on the stereo til my parents got home.

3. What are your favorite aroma-therapeutic smells?
Anything spicy. I love the scent of constant comment tea.

4. Do you feel more relaxed with a group of friends or hanging out by yourself?
Relaxed? I guess that would be alone or with husband. On the other hand, i can be very comfortable in a crowd if it's the right crowd. A sure sign that I'm happy with a group of friends is that I'll nod off. Social napping my friend David calls it. Yes, I'm the life of the party, I know.

5. What is something that you feel is relaxing but most people don't?
Will you all think I'm a freak if I say a good cry? I like to have on about once a week, either about a tv show or a book or something. It gets my inner angst out so I can focus on having fun.
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1. Would you say that you're good at keeping in touch with people?
Not especially, no. I still owe thank-you notes for baby presents given to me eight months ago. I owe nearly everyone phone calls or email. That said, I'm still better at it than most of my friends are.

2. Which communication method do you usually prefer/use: e-mail, telephone, snail mail, blog comments, or meeting in person? Why?
Depends on the person. With my parents, I wish we could use semaphore or smoke signals instead of having to talk on the phone all the time. With almost nobody do I use snail mail.

3. Do you have an instant messenger program? How many? Why/why not? How often do you use it?
I used to have MSN because it was easy and was the only way to talk to Jodi during the day. Now I have none-- I switch between computers and platforms too many times a day.

4. Do most of your close friends live nearby or far away?
Hm. A good chunk of them are in the greater New York area, but I'd have to say most of the super-close ones live elsewhere. My best friend of course lives here in the house with me.

5. Are you an "out of sight, out of mind" person, or do you believe that "distance makes the heart grow fonder"?
A little of both. Given how flaky I am at trying to communicate with some people, a lot of my friendships tend to drift -- but when I see an old friend again, there's almost always that well of affection and renewed spark.
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1. What was/is your favorite subject in school? Why?
History, specifically medieval, ancient and rennaissance history. I liked literature, but in lit we had to analyze story-telling forms. In history, we just got to tell stories and analyze the stories themselves.

2. Who was your favorite teacher? Why?
Mrs. Dee O'Brien in the eighth grade, perhaps. She made me feel a million feet tall and got my creative juices flowing. Or perhaps Mr. Ahearn in seventh grade, who taught me to be a critical thinker. Then there was Mr. Hahn (ancient and medieval history), tenth grade, who taught me to look at things from a contemporary perspective when dealing with the past, and who also taught us that there no boring facts, just boring students. Then of course, there was Joe Forte, at Sarah Lawrence, who was always most appreciative of my hat collection.

3. What is your favorite memory of school?
Leaving for and arriving at Simon's Rock. Before then? Playing Cassandra in our second grade play of the Illyad, I guess.

4. What was your favorite recess game?
The one where we avoided the other kids and played space-opera make believe games. I didn't "get" recess.

5. What did you hate most about school?
The other kids, for most of my life. The homework. Being made to feel like a 2nd class citizen in high school (by my teachers). Letting people down.
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1. What is your biggest pet peeve? Why?
People who think it is "unhygienic" for women to have unshaven legs. OK, it's probably not my biggest pet peeve, but I'm staring at my unshaven legs right now so it comes to mind. I shave sometimes. Sometimes I don't. Deal.

2. What irritating habits do you have?
I interrupt people (especially my patient-as-a-saint husband) a lot.

3. Have you tried to change the irritating habits or just let--
Yes.

4. What grosses you out more than anything else? Why?
That big guy from Austin Powers II. Not fat people in general, I want to make this point clear. Just him.

5. What one thing can you never see yourself doing that other people do?
Rock climbing. Hard drugs. Soft drugs. Um, lots of stuff. I'm not one of life's risk-takers.
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1. What's your favorite piece of clothing that you currently own?
My favorite thing that I've never worn is a gorgeous vintage art deco dress covered in glass beads. It would look really great... on someone else. My favorite thing I currently own is a comfy wool sweater I bought in Bath, England.

2. What piece of clothing do you most want to acquire?
Garb! Garb that's good for nursing! Medieval garb I can geek out in even though I have no where to wear it!

3. What piece of clothing can you not bring yourself to get rid of? Why?
This is a tossup. I still have a much-beloved black sweater that I wore every day in college that has a few holes in it but is surely my most treasured article of clothing. Then there's also this very pretty lavender and yellow dress that looks like a fantasy faerie costume with pearl buttons that has never fit me but I love too much to give away, even in my recent purge.

4. What piece of clothing do you look your best in?
At present? Ugh... my nursing nightgown.

5. What has been your biggest fashion accident?
A pair of cream and mint-green plaid pants with spaghetti suspenders I wore briefly in the mid-nineties.

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