1. where were you raised and what was your favorite thing about it?
I grew up in Los Angeles. I love LA even though lots of people hate it, or maybe because lots of people hate it. To be honest, there are plenty of things wrong with LA. But there was always a lot going on, art shows, raw culture (and clashing)... and the opportunity to go to the beach in a bathing suit (something I can't do in San Francisco). I love the feeling I'd get from the city. Something was always happening no matter what time of night it was. You could almost feel people's struggling to survive and well... lonlieness. I think LA is one of the lonliest places.
I actually grew up in San Fernando Valley, the home of the porn industry as we know it today, which is cool on one level, but really not that great of a place to grow up in to be comepletely honest. I did have a lot of great summers that I just spent swimming in friend's pools and playing marco polo, and I don't think anything's better than that though.
2. what is your favorite type of music/artists/bands etc?
I love almost all music. I used to say that I'd never listen to country. But now I love it as much as anything else. My music tastes are all over the map: Dwight Yoakam (he made me not hate the accordion), Red Hot Chili Peppers (Under the Bridge is my certified LA song - see above), Front Line Assembly (my style of industrial), M83 (space-rock-ambient-I dont' know), and Team Sleep/Deftones (current flavor of the month) - and metal, blues, jazz, roots, folk, and bluegrass. Pretty much all and everything.
3. what is one of your life's passions?
Passions? Well, my husband.
And art, I suppose. Contemporary art, not modern art made 50 years ago. I used to really enjoy dancing as an art form, way to be free, etc. I used to love baking desserts, but I have no oven at the moment, and I don't crave sweets anyways with this pregnancy. I do LOVE making ice cream though, but still haven't felt like doing so with this pregnancy. I love to make desserts for other people though, since it's good to see them happy.
4. what do you like to sing in the shower?
I think I have a horrible voice, and I don't really sing all that much. I mostly just moan in the shower, cause I have a hard time waking up and the shower feels good. But I dance in the shower sometimes.
5. do you have pets, names/kinds?
I have a rottie mix named Moose. He drools a lot, but he's super cute.
6. if money weren't an issue, what would you spend your life doing?
Well I have a hard time picturing not needing money. I would probably travel the world, or take one of those cruises that goes around the world. And then I'd start an ice cream business, although I'm not sure where I'd open it.
7. if you had to choose to lose one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
I think I'd give up sight first. All the other senses are just too enriched and full for me to give them up. But then again taste is not that big a deal. But then being blind would ruin my planned cruise around the world. And losing my taste buds would kind of kill my ice cream business too. :*(
8. what is your favorite thing about being pregnant?
I'm not sure yet, since this is my first pregnancy. It's probably going to be seeing my new baby and holding him in my arms and feeling like a family.
9. what is your least favorite thing about being pregnant?
Hands down it's morning sickness.
10. are you feeling the baby move yet?
I think so, sometimes. I'm not sure yet, although I do seem to feel tugging on my bellybutton. But maybe that's just me growing.