Friday, January 11, 2008
What is your middle name? Would you change any of your names if you could? If so, what would you like to be called?
Ann. My mom named me Linda after Linda Darnell, the 1940's movie star, which I think is funny. No one my age is named Linda; they're usually older than I am. I used to hate it when I was in school. It was like being named Betty Lou or Mabel from another era. But it could have been worse. She was about to name me Beth, which I like OK, but I would have been "Beth Batt" until I got married. That sounds like a Jewish holiday. And now you can see that I turned out completely glamorous like Linda Darnell.
If you were a fashion designer, which fabrics, colors, and styles would you probably use the most?
I would steal everything from Vera Wang. I like strong, classic lines rooted in the 40's. But sometimes I get on a feminine kick.
What is your least favorite chore, and why?
Cooking. It's tedious and unrewarding and messy and doesn't taste good. It's like when you were little and you got out the Play-doh for a friend and then realized you never wanted to get it out nor clean it up. Bummer.
What is something that really frightens you, and can you trace it back to an event in your life?
Driving on the interstate. My mom and dad were extremely cautious about my driving and scared me by saying, "Linda, if you make one small mistake, you could wipe out somebody else and your passengers and yourself." I am a white knuckler when I have to do it.
Where are you sitting right now? Name 3 things you can see at this moment.
I'm sitting with you, of course. A coffee mug (surprise--see post below and header above), a picture of my dog and a piece of Dove chocolate that is flirting with me outrageously.