A. Teacher, Waitress, Retail Sales, Waitress, Nanny, Waitress
A. Point Loma Nazarene University
A. Billy Madison
A. Crazy and full--usually covered in spit-up.
A. "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."- Jesus
A. Having a baby fall asleep on you. And perhaps I'd be rocking said baby to sleep on a porch overlooking a white sand beach. And Bono would be there. You know, singing hymns to help the baby sleep. And someone highly qualified might be massaging my feet. And then another person would bring out a platter of delicious cheeses so that I could keep my strength up.
A. Becoming lactose intolerant.
A. See question regarding "Perfect Happiness."
A. You've never heard of her.
A. My husband.
A. "Perhaps," "seems like" and "I think." I am a commit-a-phobe.
A. Not inventing and patenting the Snuggie when I had the chance.
A. I would love to be a good runner. Magically--not through practice.
A. Miles and Genevieve. I don't know that I "achieved" them, but labor made it feel like that, so I'm going with it.
A. I hope it's compassion.
A. I can't imagine being anything or anyone but me.
A. I hope it's compassion, but I have a feeling that it's my proclivity for using the filler word "umm."
A. Alyosha Karamazov.
A. Arvin Sloane from Alias.
A. It would be Jesus. And I hope I wouldn't be talking but listening.
A. When people take themselves too seriously. Or when you need something from your purse and you can't find it, even though you specifically carry small purses in order to avoid this.
A. Bubble baths.
A. Writing books. Or being an extra on one of JJ Abrams's shows.
A. Honesty. Compassion. The ability to forgive.
A. Oh, this question only means to embarrass me. Think of the dorkiest songs you know; then imagine me liking them.
A. Anne Lamott, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Marilynne Robinson, Scott Russell Sanders, E.B. White, Frederick Buechner, Sloan Crosley, Donald Miller, Ralph Ellison, Dean Nelson, Ranier Maria Rilke, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Tina Fey, Langston Hughes, William Shakespeare, J.D. Salinger, Jon Krakauer, John Steinbeck
A. Gilead by Marilynne RobinsonTraveling Mercies by Anne LamottThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldInvisible Man by Ralph EllisonTwelfth Night by William Shakespeare (does a drama count?)
A. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
A. There's no one way to write-- do it how it works for you.