1. If you were to face the Wizard of Oz, would you want more courage, more brains, or more heart?
Gotta go with courage. I’m fierce when it comes to standing up for my loved ones -- the mama bear instinct, I call it -- but not so much when it comes to myself. I also need a good dose of the kind of courage necessary to take the first step into uncharted waters, especially when it comes to putting myself and my presumed talents out there. Prime example being my writing and actually doing something with it, rather than just talking about doing something with it. I’m all for lip service -- but the smoochy-smoochy kind, rather than the wishy-washy variety.
2. Have you ever gone to court for anything? What for?
No. Never even been called for jury duty. Believe it or not. But I do watch a lot of Boston Legal (Denny Crane.) and Law & Order (Linus Roche, who plays the new DA on original recipe L&O, is my new TV crush... sexysmartintense is he.) Does that count?
3. What was the last thing you did that you previously told yourself you wouldn't do?
Eat out of that bag of Twizzlers that I bought for Will’s feeding therapy. This is a recurring theme with me. My NutriResolve is kind of a slut when it comes to stuff like this. Unfortunately.
4. Did you ever have a summer fling while on vacation?
Does church camp as a teenager qualify as a vacation? If so, than yes. My first big makeout session happened on one of those trips -- with a boy I met at the local Hardee’s who I sucked face with in the dugout of the baseball field next to where we were staying after sneaking out past curfew. My high school cruddy buddy Robin was a co-conspirator in this little adventure, having made the acquaintance of her own local fellow. I’m rolling my eyes just thinking about it.
I also had a fling with a Brit who was visiting our local beaches on his holiday. In an interesting twist, he was traveling with his girlfriend and her parents. We made acquaintance in the hot tub of my friend's time share condo complex, where they were also staying. A quick, subversive walk on the beach for a makeout session was the result. God Save the Queen, y'all.
5. Have you ever done anything sexual with someone whose name you never knew?
No. Always got the first name of the fellow before things commenced.
Whether I remember them now is an entirely different story.
Bonus (as in optional): What is the best way to mend a broken heart?
A pint or three of Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby; repeated listenings to a sad songs mixtape (updated to a playlist these days); a romantic movie film festival (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and Pillow Talk are the usual featured flicks); some meaningless rebound action. That usually helps to assuage things. Oh -- and a really, really good cry.