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Your favorite songs
I have so many, but here are three that have endured!
Your favorite bands
This is much the same answer as to the last question. I like all kinds of music, across genres, so it’s hard to pinpoint just a few. The bands above, of course. Black Flag, Eminem, The Cranberries, Disturbed, Shepherds Reign, old Tupac and DMX.
Your favorite actors or actresses
Jensen Ackles, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington, to name a few. For actresses, definitely Katharine Hepburn (she’s my all-time fave), Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt. Really, I like a lot of actors and actresses.
Your favorite books
Oh, boy. I read a LOT, so this one is hard. A cheat answer… any book in Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar saga, any Stephen King novel, and the Harry Potter books. Other than that, a less-than-exhaustive list…
Your favorite movies
Also by no means exhaustive…
Your favorite TV shows
I love all the iterations of Law & Order, all the iterations of NCIS, S.W.A.T., S.E.A.L. Team, Game of Thrones, True Blood, and a lot of the talent-type shows like America’s Got Talent and The Masked Singer.
Your favorite foods/drinks
Ube anything… cookies, cake, shakes, ice cream. If it’s got ube in it, I’m there. And I have to have my iced tea (UNsweet) and coffee, too. Ahi poke, sushi, lau lau, loco moco. Pretty much any local food!
Your favorite kitchen appliance
This is a toss-up between my KitchenAid stand mixer, my bread machine, and my Ninja Foodi.
Your favorite animal
I don’t really have one, although I adore dogs.
Your favorite scents
Coconut, jasmine, plumeria, coffee, yummy food
Your favorite things you do in your free time
read, write, go to the beach, chill at the coffee shop, watch movies, binge-watch
Your pet peeves
liars, bigots, anyone who stands by and watches something wrong happen and says/does nothing
Things you collect
foreign-language dictionaries, true-crime books, sea glass
Things you like to swap
Places you’ve been
In the States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, DC. Elsewhere: Canada, Mexico, England, Germany, Vietnam, Austria.
Places you’d like to visit
I want to go to Ireland, maybe back to Vietnam. Lots of places, really!
classes you liked in school
French and Latin are the top of my list, of course, being a former linguist!
crafts you would like to learn
Knitting and macrame.