Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Another Questionnaire!

No, i don't play games, don't fill forms and attend wedding showers...this one came by way of a defunct site why not post my answers? serious work refuses to come out of the

# 1: So, why the user-name? 
It's the one i use at the grocery store, the bank and the public restrooms in Europe. It works...and i remember it.
#2. Give us one word to describe you.

#3.Chose one Desert Island Disc:

My life in the Bush of Ghosts, Brian Eno and  David Byrne. okay, i was in a hurry when the world came to an end!

#4. Chose one Desert Island Book:

Edible and Medicinal Plants, by Wildman Steve Brill; it's for the pictures, i already know too many words in English and the mind, ( she)will not stop.

#5.Chose one Desert Island Film:

Something to make me laugh and not miss society at all; Little miss Sunshine? not Eraserhead.

# 6. What floats your boat?
Sensory suspension; to hold the senses just above intellectual reality for a second longer than necessary.

#7. Tell us something no one knows about you:

I could live in a cave where no one would recognize me, and disappear.

#8. What's your idea of a dream date?

Crusty baguette, goat cheese and fig jam, a cotton blanket and thou. BYOW(bring your own words)

#9. Do you believe in love at first sight?
First by the eye, then by the nose, they shall know each other, slowly yes.

#10. Which characteristic could you not live without in your life partner: sexiness, intelligence, or financial stability?

By process of stability must not be a must, or i would have opted for a better career--sexiness is, of course, implied in a mate's choice, or the living arrangements would not have happened a priori...lastly and foremost, some form of intelligence permeates the whole of a relationship, so i elect it to be the stable, sexy necessity in my life partner. Got it!

11. Where did you grow up?

Born in Normandy, raised in Southwest France, given up at birth, and bounced between live and dead relatives, back to original parents...feel sorry for me yet?...wait till you read my writings..i miss the stones, the woods, the moss and Angouleme, my ancient hill town.

12. Where do you live now and why?

Oh now you ask the hard questions--In the belly of the Beast, the Midwest, near the Aorta of America. Why? Real estate was cheap, and now i know why.

#13. When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A nurse in Africa--a translator for hospitals and a writer--all at once. I grew up, forget the geography, it moved.

#14. When you were a child, who was your hero?
My grand-mother's sheep-dog, and Docteur Leakey in the science books.

#15.How would your friends describe you?

In my presence, brilliant woman!--in my absence, she must be uh, ? but she's so wonderful! ( no, i' m not)

#17. Have you ever met a celeb? What did you say?

Read my poetry for the family of President Mitterand, was escorted back to the secret service  car before i realized whom i was actually talking to, so don't recall the words, something deliciously haughty about the ARTs i' m sure..

#18. What's your all-time favorite football ground?

Rue Victor Hugo, third block, soccer style, pre-puberty, just before they realized i was a girl with obvious hallmark physionomy and kicked me off the team.

#19. What's your favourite outdoor activity?

Not football. Swimming in lakes, counting ants and finding funny leaves in the grass, spotting animals and vegetals in their natural habitat.

#20. What capital cities have you visited? Which was your favorite?

Paris, Geneva, Berlin, Copenhagen, Washington, Vienna, Oslo, Helsinki, Madrid, Rabat, Stockholm, Dublin Salt Lake City (Jello capital of the world!) etc..but the old Paris still tugs at me.

#21. What is your favorite city?
San Francisco, you can walk and walk.. and experience a world a day. I was told i would have enjoyed the old New Orleans, or Montreal.
#22. Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
A  novitiate nun, 3rd grade teacher who knew that i wrote under my desk. A miner in Death Valley who knew that i wrote in the sand, and each gave me books to feed insatiable me.

#23. What do people notice most about you when they first meet you?

That i must be some sort of artist, some may not know what, but all forgive me for being different. Many perceive me as their chameleon sister, as i speak in their voice and loan them mine in exchange.

#24. When was the last time you lost your temper and why?

Fleas, there is only one thing which can unhinge physical rage, fleas. I flipped the covers and vacuumed the couch, killed the carpets and drowned the linens. It took a month to fumigate the critters out of existence. Relatives must now check their dogs at the door, i do like pets, hate their assorted  fur-dwellers.

#25. When's the last time you cried and why?

Hey? I just picked the clean laundry from the line, don't want to air out the dirty ones. I cry for two trigger  reasons, personal emotion and fictional emotion; so give me a poignant movie and a hanky <and don't look.

#26. Are you the star of the show or more behind the scenes?

Aie, both...more comfortable behind the curtain, but, like to lecture when i can hide behind the words, as in spoken word and music performances or teaching.

#27. Do you screen your calls or answer after the first ring?

Seldom get calls, will answer but, not happy with telemarketers, must remind them that i am busy, in my own cave, and have nothing for them,period. No, no cell phone or appendage on me.

#28. What do you do when you're bored silly?

If coffee and worry gain momentum on me, i escape into the garden, the forest or the wood pile. If too cold, the book pile and music collection. My painting and textile supplies are waiting for me to become bored before they disintegrate.

#29. Which of your five senses would you LEAST want to lose?

Asking this of a sensual purist? i should have sensed it coming, i smelled it.. my sight? ouch, i am attached to all, so closely, so personally. shhh!

#30. When you're lost, do you ask for directions?

Of course, as soon as i first try, may i brag just a bit? i have always had a keen dog sense about me--visual, directional and intuitive.

#31 Have you ever participated in a protest?

Joined an international writer's group on an anti-nuclear rally at a site above New-York once, did not scale the fence, chicken me, feared for my family and immigrant status...did an Amnesty International benefit gig in France, does that count?

#32. Who would play you in the movie of your life?

Well, Natasha Mc Elhone, of course! alright my eyes are brown and my legs only reach the ground, but other than that, i mean she has the class and the guts, the finesse and courage  to play my life in an upcoming book about the desert years ( there is a spunky Irish girl, but can't remember her name...)

#33. If you are a cat, which life are you working on now
How did you know? okay, seventh life stage to be sure, i have donated some of mine to good and not so good causes, but i have shunned bad habits and sloth, so i should live well and long still.

#34. If you could invite a famous person to dinner, who would it be?

Naom Chomski, he looks like he doesn't eat much...actually, we would not have time to eat for the world would soak up the conversation. If he weren't available i would take Arundhati Roy, she needs help to carry this whole planet on an empty stomach.

#35. If you could bring someone back from the dead, who would it be?

Lao Tse, he would soon prove the futility of the ten thousand things man gets tethered to. Rumi would fill the senses, but we are not ready for him yet. hang on, Voltaire is calling on the telepathophone.

#36. If you had your own music festival, what five bands or musicians would play?

PJ Harvey, Ani DiFranco, Hector Zazou, Etron Fou, Can.

#38. If you could live anywhere, where would you live?

Surrounded by books and music in a remote village above the Mediterranean, where rain and sun suffice.

#39. If you could go back in time, which era would you choose? What would you most like to do?

To write an epic at the last of the middle ages when country women were appreciated for their gifts and men were assured of their identity in the social context, then came renaissance competition and the church vied for lost powers, don't worry, we're almost there...

Oof, may i squeeze out of the straight jacket now? it's hard to dance.

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