1. Do you prefer writing with black or blue pen?
Blue. Funny (and weird) story. For the first 10 years of my career I was a critical care RN. Back then, in the glory days before electronic medical records, we hand-charted. I was very superstitious, and have a mild case of OCD, and developed this compulsion around blue pens vs black. I was CONVINCED that if I wrote with a black pen, that my patients would crump. I literally had to have a whole box of blue pens in my bag, so I would never run out. Fortunately, the hospitals I worked in were fine with blue. I still write in blue. My favorite is the Pilot G2 07 in blue.
2. Do you prefer living in the country or the city?
I have the best of both worlds, I halfway between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, in a rural suburban area. Meaning, I have to drive to get anywhere, but it’s a neighborhood, with parks etc. I love it. I’ve lived in the boonies, and it’s a royal PIA. At least I’m only 20 minutes from a store, rather than an hour.
3. How do you drink your tea or coffee?
Coffee, cold-brewed with this. On ice, with a splash of cream. No sugar, ever. I’d rather drink it black than have it taste sweet.
4. Do you prefer bath or shower?
Baths, definitely. I hate water on my head. And I don’t find it relaxing, at all (a shower, I mean). I love my giant garden tub. It’s like having a little swimming pool in my bathroom!
5. Do you prefer reading paper or electronic books?
I have both. I confess, the kindle is just easier. I tend to re-read stuff, and I’ve gone through many copies of my favorite, just reading them to death. I am in the process of getting all those “old faves” on my kindle.
6. Would you ever want to be famous?
Hellllll NO. I can barely stand to have people in my life as it is, much less be on display for everyone.
7. Are you a restless sleeper?
Well, I didn’t USED to be, but menopause has changed all that. Uggg. I never have a single hot flash during the day, but I get them at night. Nothing like waking up soaked in sweat and feeling like someone rolled you through an oven…not fun.
8. What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?
Morcilla. It’s a Puerto Rican blood sausage, with rice and spices. I was mildly grossed out by the idea, but really wanted to try something out of my comfort zone. It was super tasty, but not something I could eat a lot of.
9. Do you like cereal crunchy or soggy?
Crunchy. I used to love Grape Nuts as a kid.
10. Do you like ice in your drink?
Depends on the drink. I prefer water out of the tap, but iced tea and coffee with ice.
11. Do you prefer swimming in pools or the ocean?
DEFINITELY pools. I don’t do oceans anymore, all that stuff swimming around waiting to pounce. I’m terrified of jelly fish and stepping on things. Funny, since I grew up on the ocean. Shit happens, I guess.
12. What can you hear right now?
A plane in the sky. Neighbor dog barking. Lots and lots of birds.
13. Where do you feel the safest?
In my bed.
14. What would you like your legacy to be?
I have no idea. Just for people to remember me as a kind person.
15. Do you like spicy food?
I live in New Mexico, lol, chile is life. I’m not crazy about the stunt hot stuff though—Carolina Reapers and all that. Just give something that’s got a kick without threatening to take the skin off my tongue, and I’m good.