Roger’s Magical, Mystical Questions:
Have you ever driven the wrong way on a one-way street? How did this come about?
Yes, but the no-entry sign was in Hebrew and I hadn’t learned to read it yet.
As a kid, did you ever decide to run away? Did you have a plan? Take a pet? Sandwiches?
I thought about running away, but it was pointless. Where would I go? I had no money and my family would just send me home because they didn’t “get it.” Children living in abusive homes rarely have a family that gets it.
You suddenly found you have a hidden talent for playing a musical instrument. What musical instrument do you hope that accompanies your talent? Any particular song?
I already play the piano and the guitar (badly). I would have liked to play the piano better. I played pretty well, but pretty well isn’t good enough, not in the classical music world.
Do you accessorize with jewelry? There was an opal necklace (cursed) and Slytherin’s locket (also cursed) in the Potter story. Have you had any heirloom jewelry passed down through the generations? Is it more ‘keepsake’ or do you wear it on occasion? (Hopefully, yours was not cursed?)
I inherited a lot of jewelry from my mother and I still have most of it. I don’t wear it much because it’s fancier than the way I dress. I’m kind of denim and sweatpants. My mother was more taffeta and everything matched. And fit perfectly because she made all her own clothing. Different generations. It is beautiful jewelry, but it’s not quite me.
Melanie’s Ordinary Muggle Questions:
What ingredients go into YOUR favorite salad?
Itty-bitty tomatoes, a few mixed greens, sliced cucumbers. Not very exciting. Oh, maybe some cooked, chilled asparagus, if it’s available and raw spinach can make a nice touch too. But I don’t like strange un-saladly things in there. If you have hard boiled eggs, make deviled eggs. If you have leftover chicken, make chicken salad or chicken soup. And I don’t like very crunchy stuff in salad, either. I like your basic green salad with tomatoes and cucumbers. Sorry to be so boring.
If you care to, share something that really irritates you.
Technical help where they understand nothing. I have more understanding of the technical material than they do. I can’t even explain the problem because they don’t understand what I’m talking about. it’s infuriating.
What are your favorite ‘lounging around the house’ items of clothing? Now that a lot of people ‘lounge around the house’ waiting for the all clear in respect to Covid being shown the door, have those lounging items changed?
It depends on the day. Right now, it’s jeans, a long-sleeved shirt, and a denim jacket. Dangly Navajo earrings and a couple of rings. But there are slobby days (and cold days!) and then it’s all sweatpants and sweaters. If cold enough, maybe another sweater and a blanket, too. I wear a lot of long skirts and dresses in the summer because they are comfortable and cool.