Last seen at jo(e)'s - but a lot of other folks have done it too (duh, it's a meme!).
Accent: Hard to describe. Probably Californian with a dose of Midwestern, as one of my cousins with basically the same background as me has nearly the same speech patterns.
Booze: Foofy sweet stuff. Things with umbrellas. Amarula. Peppermint schnapps. Port. But I don't keep any in the house, because both my mother (who stopped drinking several years ago) and my grandfather (who didn't) easily fell into the drink-a-day habit, and because alcohol makes me depressed and moody.
Chore I Hate: Putting away clothes. Washing and folding's fine... but putting them away? Doesn't happen.
Dog or Cat: Cat. I love cats. Dogs are okay, but to me they're also smelly, messy, and need far too much attention if they are to be decent pets.
Essential Electronics: Digital camera. Laptop.
Favorite Cologne: I don't really wear cologne or perfume. I have a bottle of Jo Malone's Red Roses that D. gave me that I wear on special occasions, and I love scented soaps (sandalwood, lavender, amber, sage, pine, neroli).
Gold or Silver: Silver. Especially chunky or funky pieces.
Hometown: Birthtown is Phoenix. I don't really have a "home" town.
Insomnia: No. I'm a good sleeper. Though I can't sleep sitting upright.
Job Title: Collection Development Assistant.
Living Arrangements: Three-bedroom, two-bath rental house in a rural Red State college town. Costs less than a one-bedroom studio in San Diego!
Most Admirable Traits: Loyalty. Good observation, descriptive, and analytical skills.
Number of Sexual Partners: Ah, the question next-to-no-one answers. I join the crowd...
Overnight Hospital Stays: When I was born. In college I stayed overnight at the Health Center in the wake of a panic attack, and in grad school I spent several hours in the emergency room late at night, afraid that I was having a malaria episode. (I wasn't, and the experience cost me $400.)
Phobias: Ticks. Eugh! Not quite a phobia, but a recurrent worry: house fires. I'm also not that fond of heights, but who is?
Quote: "Why did we build the road where the chicken walks?"
Religion: Unitarian Universalist, with pagan/animist/Buddhist leanings. I don't go to services all that often; the world is my church.
Siblings: One younger brother.
Time I Wake Up: 7am when my job requires it. 9-ish otherwise.
Unusual Talent or Skill: Um. There are either too many answers to this question, or none. I'm not sure which. I used to be able to juggle with my eyes closed while standing on one foot...
Vegetable I Love: Artichokes. Also roasted carrots, the inside of broccoli stems, and french fries.
Worst Habit: Either picking at myself, or brooding. I also interrupt people a lot, and talk about myself too much. (What's good in a blogger isn't so good in a companion.) I'm distractable.
X-Rays: Teeth. Gawdamighty, have my teeth been x-rayed a lot. Regular check-ups. Baby teeth removals. Crozats. Braces. Retainers. Adult wisdom teeth removal. Have I ever mentioned how much I loathe bitewings? Hate them! Also one chest x-ray, during my first episode of palpitations (triggered by stress during my first year of grad school).
Yummy Foods I Make: Curry rice with raisins (chicken optional). Miso soup. Cranberry-walnut-blue cheese salad. Roast chicken. Homemade bread.
Zodiac Sign: Pisces. With Sun, Moon, Mercury and Venus all in Pisces. A bit overdetermined, I am.