*Who is your favorite character on television or in the movies?
These are hard questions! I loved Brenda in 6 Feet Under. I loved the innocence of Amelie. I love strong, well developed, intelligent and witty charcacters in format. I'm also a sucker for talking animals like Babe and Wilbur/Charlotte and Milo and Otis.
*Who is your parenting role model and why? Oh, boy. My mom is a rock star, though an evolving one. I loved the free reign she gave me as an adolescent, though it was a mixed blessing in more ways than one. I didn't always tell her that I was hitchhiking through the UK, or Guatemala or sleeping with more than one person.
She has a second family, so I have brothers that are 19 and 23 years younger than I am, and I love how much she does with them, how involved and supportive she is. That said, I also glean from my fabulous circle of friends...not one single one stands out as the shining example, but everyone carries little gems of wisdom, and I so respect and admire them all.
*Do you have a best friend? If so, what is he or she like? I was a single kind of best friend kid. I had really really close friendships. It has changed some as I've gotten older, moved a lot, and started parenting. I still have some pick up right where you left off kind of valuable friends..most of them on the east coast, 3000 miles away. These people I don't close the bathroom door or hide when changing and feel okay if they see me with snot running out of my nose as I'm crying. All creative and smart and lovable on all levels. I consider myself lucky that I still find myself meeting people with spunk and spark and humor that fit on the life-raft of friends.
*Describe your favorite picture of yourself. I have a fun picture that is black and white taken by my sweet friend when we were on mushrooms and skinnydipping at a Maine lake. I am dancing and have really long hair swept up in the wind, and I am laughing like I will never stop. It looks like such pure joy. I have it up in a stairwell so that I can see it every morning and say, I'm still a little bit that 19 year old girl, swept up in moment and unafraid of the future.