Trish posted this on her blog. It works something like this; I answer five questions that she asked me, here on my blog. Then, if anyone out there is interested in answering five random questions of my choice, on their own blog, post here and I will ask you five questions in turn (max of five people because that’s how these things work, in fives, get it? :giggle: )

The questions Trish asked me:

* What is your favorite thing to do when you are by yourself or with Josh & why? *snicker* no one said these questions were going to be so personal. Ummm…by myself, I would choose reading in a comfy spot every time. With Josh, being somewhere that we can talk, maybe dinner. Why? Well, reading has always been my greatest escape and pleasure, and Josh and I rarely get quiet time to talk, just the two of us, where one of us isn’t concentrating on something else at the same time (Brianna, tv, work, et).

* If you had to sing a karaoke song what would it be? Hanky Panky by Madonna :spank:

* Was there an event that happened in your life that had a lasting effect on you?There have been many, but the most profound was my mom’s death when I was 17, surrounded closely by a number of other deaths. I lost many people in a five year time period, including a close high school friend, my mom, my grandfather, a great aunt and uncle who I was close to, a college friend…all those deaths happened when I was between the ages of 16 and 21. There were other losses during that time. They all combined to give me a…wariness, I suppose. Nothing is permanent and loved ones can be taken from you in the blink of an eye.

* How do you deal with stressful situations and/or people?Besides sarcasm? lol, umm…I dealt with a lot of stress when I was working in mental health. That field of work is all about stress and being over-worked and underpaid. When I’m in the situation itself, I’m very collected, organized and super competent. But all of my “nice” emotions are also stripped away. At that point I look kind of scary and mean, lolol, because I’m concentrating so hard on the situation at hand. Afterwards, I usually need to get out, talk with friends, blow off steam.

* Have you ever thought about writing a novel, since you have been doing your editing job?
Not with any amount of serious thought. I get asked this question a lot and my answer is always no. I don’t feel that drive to write that authors do. I have an enormous amount of respect for someone who can produce a book, because not only is it not just a simple matter of just putting the words to paper, but the author is putting their work out their for thousands–or millions to critique and say “you could have done it better…I could have done it better”. It would be like getting a job performance review over and over and over again. And I don’t know anyone who enjoys job reviews. It’s painful to have your flaws pointed out. I certainly don’t enjoy it, lolol. I can’t imagine being an author and having someone (like me) read their book and say their heroine is a spineless idiot. Ouch. Nah, I’ll stick with the behind the scenes stuff!

Now, does anyone else want to be interviewed? Here’s the instructions from Trish’s blog: Leave me a comment saying “interview me.” The first five commenters will be the participants.I will respond by asking you five questions.You will update your blog/site with the answers to the questions.You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

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