What is your usual bedtime? Do you like that, or would you rather it be different?
It varies – we’re very nocturnal, so we tend to be up at least til one, and two or three on weekends, but I wish I was one of those people who could easily fall asleep around eleven, at least in summer, so I could take advantage of cool mornings.
When it comes to advice, do you give more or receive more?
I tend to give more, but it depends on the subject.
Describe a memorable meal you’ve had.
We’re currently staying at the Hotel Indigo in Houston, and we just came upstairs from a light supper at their bistro. We had appetizers of red and blue corn chips with melted bleu cheese and salsa, and then Fuzzy had a bbq chicken pizzetta, and I had a delightful salad of spring greens and sliced zucchini, carrot, and tomato with sundried cranberries and balsamic vinaigrette, with grilled salmon crumbled on top. Filling but still light and healthy. Not the most divine food ever, but a very relaxing end to a day of driving. (Also this hotel rocks – they have the same cherry laminate flooring we do.)
Name a work of fiction that affected the way you think about something.
I read so much, but for the most part, fiction is mind candy to me, and doesn’t linger. There are, however, elements of many novels that stick with me – anything that involves having the courage to write, or taking time to plant flowers. But if I had to name one, probably The Mists of Avalon is probably it – I read it in high school, and it was the first time I’d ever considered there was a different POV – and a feminine one, at that – to Arthurian Legend.
What is your favorite type of fruit juice?
Odwalla’s Tangerine juice is my favorite single-flavor juice. It’s different than actual orange.
At home, I blend orange and cranberry a lot, or mix cranberry juice with sparkling water and lime.