I recently read a blog post by www.runfastmama.com where she posted 25 questions and answered them to share more of herself to her readers. She invited other bloggers to post and answer the same questions for their readers. A reader of this blog also asked if there was more about my illness than what is on my “about” page. I will try and either update that page and share more information on how this illness affects me or write a post. Here are my answers to 25 questions.
Question 1: Do you have any pets? No
Question 2: Name three things that are physically close to you: A draft copy of my book, an empty cup of tea and my rolodex.
Question 3: What’s the weather like right now? Hot and about 93 degrees.
Questions 4: Do you drive? If so, have you crashed? Yes I drive and have crashed my car. Neither time was it my fault – and uninsured motorists.
Question 5: What time did you wake up this morning? 7:00 a.m.
Question 6: When was the last time you showered? This morning.
Question 7: What was the last movie that you saw? Crazy, Stupid Love on DVD because I can’t go into the movie theater with my chemical sensitivities.
Question 8: What does you last text message say? Dad looking for sand crabs.
Question 9: What is your ringtone? Something guitar.
Question 10: Have you ever been to a different country? No – I always thought I would do that when my children finished school. Instead I got sick.
Question 11: Do you like sushi? Never tried it.
Question 12: Where do you buy your groceries? Whole Foods
Question 13: Have you ever taken any medication to help you fall asleep faster? Melatonin and 5htp
Question 14: How many siblings do you have? One
Question 15: Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop? Desktop
Question 16: How old will you be turning on your next birthday? Younger than 60.
Question 17: Do you wear contacts or glasses? I wear glasses now because I can no longer tolerate the materials in contacts.
Question 18: Do you colour your hair? No. Sometimes I miss that and other times I feel liberated by not being bound to the constraints of keeping it up.
Question 19: Tell me something you are planing to do today: Go to the ocean – actually already went and am back home.
Question 20: When was the last time you cried? Not sure
Question 21: What is your perfect pizza topping? When I could eat pizza it was pepperoni and pineapple.
Question 22: Which do you prefer, hamburger or cheeseburger? Cheeseburger – with provolone or mozzarella (can’t have aged cheese because of mold allergies and intolerances) with tomato and onion wrapped in lettuce leaves (can’t have bread because of yeast).
Question 23: Have you ever had an all nighter? Not in the usual since of the word. I have had periods of time when I literally could not sleep for 36 hours or more.
Question 24: What is your eye color? Hazel
Question 25: Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke? At one time I could. Doubt if I could now. Not a soda drinker any more.