9 Layers: A meme to peel away the layers of you.
-- Name: Miriam
-- Birth date: October 23, 1964
-- Birthplace: New York, NY
-- Current Location: San Francisco, CA
-- Eye Color: Brown
-- Hair Color: Red
-- Height: 5'3 1/2
-- Righty or Lefty: Righty
-- Zodiac Sign: Libra/Scorpio cusp
-- Your heritage: Russian Jewish
-- The shoes you wore today: black and white Crocs.
-- Your weakness: External validation
-- Your fears: poverty, fire.
-- Your perfect pizza: Cheese and mushroom.
-- Goal you'd like to achieve: Publishing another book
-- Your most overused phrase on AIM: SQUEEEE!!!!
-- Your first waking thoughts: What time is it?
-- Your best physical feature: I have a great smile.
-- Your most missed memory: I wish I could still rattle off Oscar winners the way I used to.
-- Pepsi or Coke: I'm off soda.
-- McDonald's or Burger King: I'd prefer not to have either.
-- Single or group dates: Not applicable.
-- Adidas or Nike: New Balance
-- Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Celestial Seasonings
-- Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate
-- Cappuccino or coffee: I'm off caffeine.
-- Smoke: No
-- Cuss: Yes
-- Sing: Yes
-- Take a shower everyday: Nope
-- Do you think you've been in love: Yes
-- Want to go to college: Did it. Sort of.
-- Liked high school: Miserable every day.
-- Want to get married: Done
-- Believe in yourself: I'm pretty sure I exist.
-- Get motion sickness: Yes
-- Think you're attractive: Sometimes
-- Think you're a health freak: I try, but I fail.
-- Get along with your parent(s): With my mom as long as we don't talk too much.
-- Like thunderstorms: Yes
-- Play an instrument: No. Tis a pity.
LAYER SIX: In the past month...
-- Drank alcohol: No
-- Smoked: No
-- Done a drug: No
-- Made Out: Yes
-- Gone on a date: No
-- Gone to the mall?: No
-- Eaten an entire box of Oreos?: No
-- Eaten sushi: Yes (tonight, in fact.)
-- Been on stage: Yes
-- Been dumped: No
-- Gone skating: No
-- Made homemade cookies: No
-- Gone skinny dipping: No
-- Dyed your hair: Yes
-- Stolen Anything: No
LAYER SEVEN: Ever...
-- Played a game that required removal of clothing: Yes
-- Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: Yes
-- Been caught "doing something": Yes
-- Been called a tease: Yes
-- Gotten beaten up: ...No
-- Shoplifted: No
-- Changed who you were to fit in: No
-- Age you hope to be married: Till I die
-- Numbers and Names of Children: Never Never Never Never Never Never
-- Describe your Dream Wedding: Already had it. (We got married in Chinatown in front of a statue of Sun Yat Sen. We were married by a Universal Life Minister, we wrote our own vows. The ceremony took ten minutes tops and then we went around the corner and had vegetarian, kosher Chinese food.)
-- How do you want to die: Rich and famous.
-- Where you want to go to college: If I went back, it would be to City College.
-- What do you want to be when you grow up: Famous writer
-- What country would you most like to visit: Back to England
-- Number of drugs taken illegally: 2
-- Number of people I could trust with my life: Probably just hubby
-- Number of CDs that I own: Hundreds
-- Number of piercings: Two, one in each ear.
-- Number of tattoos: None
-- Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper?: One in the Newark Star Ledger when my first book came out and I might have been in the Chron a few times as a Bay to Breakers finisher.
-- Number of scars on my body: Two that I can think of.
-- Number of things in my past that I regret: Too many to count.