UPDATE JULY 13 - This post has been republished, after vanishing during Typepad's service outage on Wednesday, July 12.
Favourite season: Fall, followed closely by spring
Favourite colour: Aqua blue like the ocean; red is a close second
Favourite time: Midnight
Favourite food: Bread - multigrain baguettes; San Francisco sourdough
Favourite drink: For day, tea; for dinner, Burgundy wine; for celebrations, champagne!
Favourite ice cream: Italian gelato or Pralines n' Cream
Favourite place: Must I choose just one? Impossible! San Francisco, Santa Fe and Seville enchant me.
Favourite sport: Bicycling and swimming; to watch, rugby!
Favourite actor: Gabriel Byrne (I met him in San Francisco)
Favourite actress: Diane Lane and Catherine McCormack
Current feeling: Anxious
Current drink: Iced Chai tea
Current time: 12:01 p.m.
Current show on TV: BBC World News
Current mobile used: Nokia
Current windows open: All of them - it's hot in Paris! As for the computer, BBC and Typepad windows
Current underwear: Victoria's Secret cotton
Current clothes: Cropped jeans and gauze shirt over tanktop
Current thought: I have too many things to do today!
First nickname: I don't remember
First kiss: Allen in first grade
First crush: Jamie
First best friend(s): Angie and Marianne; in college, Pam, Dinah, Marci and LaJuan
First vehicle I drove: My parents' champagne-gold Buick LeSabre
First job: Babysitting, picking pecans, picking tomatoes
First date: I don't remember a real first date - we tended to hang out in groups
First pet: My dog Allen (named after first kiss guy)
Last drink: Water
Last kiss: My husband, goodbye this a.m.
Last meal: Dinner - Spanish pork dish with red peppers and tomatoes
Last web site visited: Soozphotoz
Last film watched: Matchpoint
Last phone call: My daughter
Last TV show watched: CSI Miami
6 Have you evers
Have you ever broken the law: Technically, yes
Have you ever been drunk: Yes, in my early 20s
Have you ever kissed someone you didn't know: Yes! We do it all the time in France (kisses on both cheeks, when greeting)
Have you ever been in the middle/close to gunfire: Yes, as a reporter
Have you ever skinny dipped: No
Have you ever broken anyone's heart: Sadly, yes
Things you can hear right now: Traffic, computer whirring, television news
Things on your bed: Summer-weight Rachel Ashwell quilt, sheets and pillows
Things you ate today: Watermelon
Things you wouldn't want to live without: Reporters' notebook and Waterman pen; laptop; digital camera; books; music; art; moisturizer; eyeliner; smiles, kisses and hugs.
Things you do when you are bored: I'm never bored.
4 Places you have been today
A bicycle ride
3 Things on your desk right now
Arts and Crafts inkwell
Black or white: Black
Hot or cold: Cold when it comes to drinks and the weather; hot and spicy for food and music
1 Place you want to visit
Asia (I'd love to see India, Thailand, Bali, China and Japan) and South America - well who can choose just one??!!
Now, what about you??