(Ripped off from Julia.)
Explain what ended your last relationship?
Honestly? I wanted kids, he didn’t.
When was the last time you shaved?
This morning. Every day. I am compulsive about it.
What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.?
Sound asleep in my bed, tucked in under the down comforter with Abby at the foot of the bed, Chris to my right, and Sausage on my head. (Out of context, that sounds bizarre. Actually, it doesn’t sound normal in context, either.)
What were you doing 15 minutes ago?
Making a cup of black tea.
Are you any good at math?
Complete crap at it. If there wasn’t a bolus wizard on my pump, I would be low all the time. Don’t ask me about my sense of direction, either. It’s on the Crap List as well.
Your prom night, what do you remember about it?
My date wore a white suit, we had a limo with 7 of our friends, and my prom dress was dyed to match my old 1996 VW Jetta. I actually had the dress shop match swatches to the paint job on my car. Yes, troubled. I agree.
Do you have any famous ancestors?
Not really. But on his mother’s side, my nephew is a direct descendant of William Wallace.
Have you had to take a loan out for school?
Last thing received in the mail?
A copy of “The Record” music magazine. (More on that later.)
How many different beverages have you had today?
Two: A cup of juice to treat a tricky low and a cup of tea to start my day the British way.
Do you ever leave messages on people’s answering machine?
I leave the worst messages on people’s answering machines. I never remember to say, “Hi, this is Kerri.” Instead, I launch right into my message about whatever random thing I was calling for, end up tangled in my words: “Remember that thing we talked about the other day? I was thinking about it on the way home and I heard a song that could work for the thing we were talking about … and do you remember that time we were at that show and we saw that girl wearing pajama pants? … so anyway, yeah, call me back. This is Kerri.” Ridiculous.
Who did you lose your CONCERT virginity to?
Radiohead. 1996. Awesome.
Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?
Unfortunately, yes. That whole “my name washing away in the waves of the ocean” bit is way too romantic for me to resist.
What’s the most painful dental procedure you’ve had?
All of them. I’m scared to pieces of the dentist.
What is out your back door?
A back deck, filled with plants and a ladybug infestation.
Any plans for Friday night?
This past Friday I went to the movies to see “Casino Royale.” (Tremendous, by the way.) This coming Friday, we’re hosting the Thanksgiving weekend, so all bets are off.
Do you like what the ocean does to your hair?
Volume is a nice change for a fine-haired girl.
Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorns?
Yes. I find them to be both revolting and delicious at the same time. I’m also convinced they were packaged the year I was born.
Have you ever been to a planetarium?
Yessir. I love planetariums, museums, aquariums, and anything Imax 3-D. They bring me great joy.
Do you re-use towels after you shower?
”Yes,” says Cheap Kerri.
Some things you are excited about?
Getting a letter in the mail (LETTER, not a bill, thank you), a new book to read, writing projects, the prospect of a new car, and unexpected flowers.
What is your favorite flavor of JELL-O?
Jell-O: Every high diabetic’s favorite food. Blood sugar cresting over 300 mg/dl? No problem. You can devour as much Jell-O as you’d like. My personal favorite is strawberry banana. Add a little light whipping cream to the mixture before you put it in the fridge to cool and it makes a lovely little dessert. Yum.
Describe your keychain(s)?
Keys to the apartment, my mother’s house, my father’s house, my car, our old apartment, Nana’s house (some reason, I haven’t let that key go yet, even though it’s been 2 years), keys to the dLife office, the storage area at our building, and other assorted key bits. These are all attached to a ring from the Watch Hill carousel, of which I am very, very proud. It’s like carrying around a bit of my childhood.
Where do you keep your change?
In two almond jars, separated into “pennies” and “silver coins.”
When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people?
At my Nana’s funeral a few years ago.
What kind of winter coat do you own?
Long black wool coat from J. Crew that I spent way too much money on but I love.
What was the weather like on your graduation day?
High school? Overcast, threatening rain. College? Gorgeous. I had tan lines from my graduation cap.
Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed?
Open. How else would the cats be able to torture me all night long?