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Okay! Let's move on!

My NaNoWriMo pal Dupont got me interested in the Five Questions Meme, which goes like this: I read her answers to five questions that one of her old profs asked. I asked her to ask me five questions, and she did, because she is nice like that. So I'll answer them shortly, but first! If you would like me to ask you five questions, let me know in the comments. I'll send 'em to you, you answer in your blog/journal/whatever, and the world goes around and around.

Here we go!

1) You can hand over any of your motherly/woman of the household duties (any at all, even doing the taxes) to someone who will do it perfectly and just as you like it... which do you take off your plate?

This one's a no-brainer: the scrubbing of the bathroom. I hate the scrubbing of the bathroom. Joe and I actually divvy up the housework, according to a very simple rule: whoever gets most disgusted first, does the work. Joe has a much higher tolerance for bathroom grossness than I do, so I usually do that one. I would happily hand it over to anyone who wanted to do it. Any takers?

2) You write books, if you could have written any book that someone else all ready did, which one would you choose?

Oh, this is interesting! There are so many to choose from, but for the sheer beauty of the writing, I'll choose Bel Canto, by Anne Patchett. And since I've never been able to stop at one, I'll add The Stand, by Stephen King, and Summer Lightning, by P.G. Wodehouse.

3) If you could turn Clown Girl in to a movie, who would you cast?

A gentle correction: it's Girl Clown. Clown Girl is very different (and it's only got 4 stars to my 4.5, so take THAT, Chuck Palahniuk and Monica Drake!). Let me see... Sean Bean - or maybe Matthew McConaughey because Sean Bean might be too old - would be Sidewall Sam; Zach Braff would be Larry; Jenna Fischer (or maybe America Ferrera) would be me, I mean, Mary Flynn; and Harvey Fierstein would be Cookhouse Al.

4) Object question: If you could be any implement that has anything to do with NaNoWriMo (aka - a coffee machine, a laptop, a pen, the funny stickers, the strange challenges on little slips of paper...) what would you be and why does that fit you better than the others?

Ah, as much as I'd like to be a pen or a funny sticker, I think I'm going to have to go with a laptop. Joe would assert that it's grafted onto my knees anyway, so I'll just go with the flow.

5) If you could be an international superstar in any sport at all, what sport would you pick, and what would your cool superstar nickname be?

Oh wow -- ice hockey! I mean, it's the Stanley Cup playoffs, after all! Plus, hockey players all have great nicknames -- Olie the Goalie, OV, Sudsie... so mine would probably be Wise-o.

Bonus (because I'm curious): Are you doing ScriptFrenzy in June? Nope!! I can only get that worked up once a year!

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