Must be time for a meme (specifically, the ABC meme, which I saw at jo(e)’s)!
Accent: Not usually. When I taught lots of kids from Maryland and Virginia, I’d drift a little southern. Out here, I sometimes drift a little surfer (dude!). But, despite having spent the bulk of my childhood in New Jersey, I don’t have a Joisey accent.
Booze: Usually single-malt Scotch, but this time of year mojitos.
Chore I Hate: Besides grading? Dishes. Thankfully, my better half does ‘em, else we’d all just take turns eating over the sink.
Dog or Cat: Dog. It’s an allergy thing.
Essential Electronics: My iBook and our wireless router. (The microwave comes a close second.)
Favorite Cologne: Don’t have one. We have jasmine right outside the front door, though, and I very much enjoy its scent on the breeze.
Gold or Silver: I’m ambivalent.
Hometown: I grew up in Ridgewood, NJ. However, I’ve lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for longer than I’ve lived any place else, and it feels most like home of all the homes I’ve had.
Insomnia: Only when febrile.
Job Title: Assistant professor/assistant coach (elder offspring’s soccer team — I have no expertise!)/Mommy.
Living arrangements: In a house on a cul de sac with the sprogs and my better half.
Most admirable traits: Sense of humor. Tendency to keep struggling with a problem until I’ve at least subdued it.
Overnight hospital stays: Just for the sprogs (giving birth to ‘em, once when the elder offspring was very sick as an infant).
Phobias: Serious crowds. Serious heights. Slugs in my garden gloves (ew! ew! ew!). Other than that, I’m fine.
Quote: “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” (Emma Goldman)
Religion: Raised Catholic. Now, not so much.
Siblings: Three brothers.
Time I wake up: Generally, after the alarm persuades me I cannot escape, 6:09 am.
Unusual talent or skill: Touching my nose with my tongue.
Vegetable I love: Almost any of them if they’re grilled, but especially sweet potato slices grilled with Korean barbecue sauce.
Worst habit: Procrastination.
X-rays: Teeth, ankles, knees. Also, a couple MRIs of knees. Knees are poorly designed.
Yummy foods I make: Dutch baby. Pizza (on the grill). Apple crisp. Borscht.
Zodiac sign: Pisces.