1) How old were you?
2) Where did you go to school?
THEN: I didn't
NOW: I don't.
3) Where did you work?
THEN: Getz Travel
NOW: Still in travel, onsite at a law firm.
4) Where did you live?
THEN: Mission District, San Francisco
5) How was your hairstyle?
THEN: Medium length, nondescript, curly.
NOW: Shoulder-length. Very red. Usually in a scrunchy.
6) Did you wear braces?
THEN: Neither the British or US usage.
NOW: Still not.
7) Did you wear contacts?
8) Did you wear glasses?
9) Who was your best friend?
THEN: BFF Jennifer, but we weren't in contact very often. In practicality-Hubby.
NOW: BFF Jennifer and I talk more via email and I'd say on a day-to-day basis, hllangel.
10) Which of your pets was still alive?
THEN: Tony Blair, our Eastern King Snake.
NOW: The finch.
11) Who was your boyfriend/girlfriend?
NOW: Still am.
12) Who was your celebrity crush?
THEN: I was still holding onto a lot of my 80's/early 90's crushes. William Devane in Knots Landing. Kevin Costner (circa Bull Durham/No Way Out), Charlie Sheen etc.
NOW: John Barrowman in the #1 position. With Hugh Laurie close behind.
13) Who was your regular-person crush
THEN: Jason Chandler. He's in a band called The Frustrators and he used to hang out at the Mint doing Elvis like he was channeling the King himself. One reason I wrote my whole West Hollywood book was to fuck him, at least on paper.
NOW: My friend Rich, also a karaoke dude, and my friend David Ortmann a little bit. And strangely enough, they're both in the book I'm writing.
14) How many piercings did you have?
THEN: 2-ears only.
NOW: Still that.
15) How many tattoos did you have?
NOW: Still none.
16) What was your favourite band/singer?
THEN: Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry
NOW: I still say that, but I do listen to A LOT of John Barrowman
17) Had you smoked cigarettes?
THEN: I tried. I failed.
NOW: Haven't tried again.
18) Had you got drunk?
THEN: OH YEAH!
NOW: Not since 1987
19) Had you DRIVEN?
THEN: Yes. And I was a menace.
NOW: Not since I got to SF in 1987
20) If so which car?
THEN: I had a Chevy Camaro that I totaled. :( After that I drove a Toyota Corolla
21) Looking back, are you where you thought you would be in 2008?
In 1998, I was sort of dealing with the failure of my first book deal and realizing I wasn't going to be Sue Grafton. On the other hand I had high apple pie in the sky hopes for West Hollywood. I thought I was going to finish it quickly and sell it and start the process all over again. HA HA HA.
I also thought that if I were in travel, I'd still be at Getz. I loved that place and the people there.
Getz got sold to Navigant i.e. The Evil Empire.
West Hollywood took too long to write and according to 20 agents wasn't worth looking at.
I NEVER thought I'd get back into fandom or fan fiction and look at me now. :)