A. laughter, writing, son, dog, California, tacos, ice cream
A. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth. (Gandhi)
A. I spend the average work day writing and wasting time in equal measure. I hardly ever go anywhere because I hate to drive, so I order almost everything over the Internet. Nearly the only time I leave the house is to walk my Doberman. I have a raging caffeine addiction and drink about seven cups of iced tea a day. I eat about ten carrots a day; on a recent occasion when I DID venture to the grocery store, the guy packing my groceries put his hand next to mine and said, "Look how orange you are!" I can't walk through the living room because there are too many Lego minifigs and green army guys on the floor. My six-year-old son and my dog have the energy of ten NBA stars between them -- that's why I need caffeine. In short, my life is just about perfect.
A. I can't say, because I don't want to tempt fate.
A. my boyfriend
A. like, you know, I mean
A. not adopting two kids instead of just one
A. becoming a published writer
A. I'm a very lenient mother of both my son and my dog.
A. I guess I just think I'm a nice person.
A. I wouldn't mind knowing what it's like to be a beloved dog.
A. I'm always chewing on something -- ice, carrots, gum, whatever
A. Huck Finn
A. Robert Kennedy. I'd tell him that when he was assassinated, I was 12 years old, and I cried and cried. Then I'd thank him for inspiring so many people.
A. Empathy, strength, creativity
A. Girls Just Want to Have Fun, It's a Wonderful World, Smooth, Like a Rolling Stone, Badlands