Saturday, March 14, 2009

Five Little Questions

Tall Son said that he would live here if he were a "Keebler Elf."

Tara over at Design on Post sent five questions for me to answer:

1.  If you could live anywhere in the US, aside from where you live now, where would it be and why?

I would live in Austin, Texas.  Because my twin granddaughters live there and Lavender grows there.  Also, I want to live in the house, above.

2.  Who is your most beloved character from literature and why?

That would be Orlando in the book "Orlando" by Virginia Wolf, because of the variety of experiences Orlando had as a male then a female over centuries.

3.  What are your favorite and least favorite things about living in Houston and why?

My least favorite thing is the heat and humidity in the summer and even some "winter" days. My favorite thing about living in Houston is the variety of cultural & design activities in which one can participate.

4. You are given 5 choices…which would you pick? A chef, housekeeper, weekly massage, personal assistant, or driver and why?

I would choose a chef, but only if he/she also cleaned up the kitchen.  I'm a messy cook and I hate cleaning up after a me.

5.  If you could change your name (or could have at any point in your life) what would you change it to and why?

I didn't have to change my name, as Tall Husband did it for me, in a way: he calls me the diminutive (Annie) of my middle name (Ann).  He said that "Jo Ann" was "too regional."  You know, many of us have double names here in Texas, such as Betty Lou, Mary Ann, Tommie Fay, or Jo Ann.  When I was a kid in the Girl Scouts, every girl in my troop had a double given name with "Ann" as her middle name.


  1. What an interesting post!

    If I could have any of the items in #4 it would be a chef.

    In #5, I always kind of liked my name except I had to spell it to everyone (still do). But as girl growing up and playing Hollywood Stars with the girl next door, I often changed my name to Lynette Swan. Isn't that dreamy!

  2. You live in Texas and your least favorite thing is the heat and humidity? Now THAT is funny, hahahahaha! I thought you guys loved heat and humidity, LoL!

  3. Coralie: "Lynette Swan" is a dreamy name. I'm impressed that as a girl you invented that persona.

    Mona: Houston heat+humidity in summer is very different from other areas of the state. After having lived in Nebraska, New Mexico, Bavaria (Germany), etc. I have never adjusted to Houston's weather. I forgot to mention that I hate Houston's hurricane season.

  4. I would love to live in the TX hill country too. Austin is one of my favorite cities.