“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.” –Thoreau

06 October 2011


A. Age: 26
B. Bed Size: Full. I've had this bed since junior high. Casey loves it (he's a cuddler) but I think it's too small (because I, for the most part, am not).
C. Chore That You Hate: Doing the dishes. I love to cook, but nothing will ruin a perfectly lovely meal like having to clean up after it. This has become the spouse's chore.
D. Dogs or Cats: I love them both, and the rest of my family favors dogs, but I'd choose cats every time. Lucky for Princess Catherine and Henry the Wonder Kitten.
E. Essential Start to Your Day: Sunshine. I wake up with the sun.
F. Favorite Color: It depends on context. I like to wear gray (I know, technically a shade) or blue. I like to decorate with brown and red. I like to eat green or yellow. But my official "favorite" is purple. Weird, right?
G. Gold or Silver: No preference. I wear both, often together.
H. Height: 5’4" but people always think I'm taller.
I. Instruments You Play: None. I played the clarinet once upon a time and the guitar. I think I flirted with the violin and flute. Nothing stuck. I sing instead.
J. Job Title: Writer. Occasional actress and model. Hopefully I'll be able to add "graduate student" soon.
K. Kids: They are fuzzy. Catherine, a six year old calico tabby we sometimes call "Cat", and Henry, a one year old marmalade with too much energy.
L. Live: On the northside in Chicago, Illinois. We rent.
M. Mother’s Name: Christine, called Chris, is my biological mother. Rebecca, called Becky, is my stepmom.
N. Nicknames: Jenny. Jenn. Jenna. Child (thanks, Dad). Bear (thanks, Grandma). Sweetheart (Casey is not terribly creative). Panda (from high school). Elf (from grade school). I think that's about it.
O. Old-fashioned Favorite: I have a lot of these. I love scones and shepherd's pie and black tea with milk. I prefer antique furniture. Family traditions are important to me, especially at holidays. I like antiquated names.
P. Pet Peeves: People who put their pets up for adoption because they moved to an apartment that won't take them. You chose the apartment! How could you consider apartments that won't take pets?
Q. Quote From a Movie: "This is the captain. We have a little problem with our entry sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and then - explode." (Serenity)
R. Right- or Left-Handed: Right-handed! Not even a little ambidextrous.
S. Siblings: Younger brother, Gordon, who got all of the height and the cool name.
T. Time You Wake Up: With the sun. Sometimes I go back to sleep though.
U. Underwear: Uh, yes?
V. Vegetable You Hate: I don't hate vegetables. I can do without raw onions, but I love them cooked.
W. What Makes You Run Late: Cat vomit. Usually.
X. X-Rays: Hard to come up with one for the letter X, eh? Umm... I've had several. Arms, legs, head, chest, stomach. Well, some of those were probably other kinds of scans. I give up.
Y. Yummy Food That You Can Make: Enchiladas. Scones. Spaghetti and meatballs. Quiche Lorraine. I'm all over the map.
Z. Zoo Animal: I love manatees.