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Okay–here’s a  QUIZ:

  1. My first name:
    1. Is from this poem my parents loved by Ogden Nash: Always Marry an April Girl
      by Ogden Nash (1902-1971)
    2. Is the sound the crowd makes when they see a really, really great athlete (“Aye…..Pro!”)
    3. Comes from the word meaning “open”
    4. All of the above
  2. Our dog, Rosie

    1. Is a pure bred all-American mutt
    2. Is afraid of kittens
    3. Is the smartest dog on earth (yes, even smarter than for yours)
    4. Is 128 in dog years
    5. Looks as if she has Cleopatra’s eye make-up
    6. All of the above
  3. My favorite book is:

    1. The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    2. Harold and The Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
    3. Charlotte‘s Web by E.B. White
    4. The Worst Is Over: what to say when every moment counts by Judith Acosta and Judith Simon Prager
    5. True Believer by Virginia Euwer Wolffe
    6. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
      (about writing–and life–very smart, very funny ~ includes some swear words)
  4. The thing I am embarrassed to admit is:
    1. I can’t keep my office neat—where does all this PAPER come from?!?
    2. I stay up ’til 3 am and sleep until 10 am
    3. When I was a teen, I had an altar in my closet to the goddess of agriculture.
    4. When I was in elementary school, I named my knees
    5. All of the above
  5. It’s all true…
    1. In college, I named my bike Annie Greensprings.
      (The bike I have now is Neon Leon.)
    2. My first car’s name was Prince. He was a Valiant.
    3. My second car’s name was Willy. He was a Datsun.
    4. My old red Volvo’s name was Ruby. I had her fourteen years.
    5. My next car’s name was Cloud. She was white.
      Guess what was painted on her?
    6. My current car is a 1990 Volvo named Mortimer.
      I am deeply in love with him
  6. I am terrified of writing because:
    1. What are you supposed to do with all that white space?
    2. What are you supposed to do with all those little black letters?
    3. What if what I write is awful?
    4. What if what I write is just okay?
    5. What if I can’t come up with any cool, original ideas?
    6. AAAAArrrrrrggggghhhh!!!!!!
    7. All of the above
  7. I write because:
    1. All of the below
    2. I get to make up all the rules
    3. If I don’t write, I’m really crabby (ask my family!)
    4. When I’m writing, I’m on another planet
    5. When I’m really writing–really cranking, I am soaring, soaring–flying high ~
    6. All of the above

Answers to all of the above: All of the above!

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