Friday, November 4, 2005

All about Ellen, part 2

Shannon tagged me for another meme. I'm not tagging anyone else-- feel free to snag this if you want it for your own blog. Here are the questions, and my answers:

Three screen names that you’ve had: No comment. If I've ever used pseudonyms, I have my reasons. I'm not a Sith Lord or anything like that. Really.

Three things you like about yourself: I'm a good mother; I'm an okay wife; I'm a reasonably decent writer.

Three things you don’t like about yourself: Laziness. Lack of self-control. Need to exercise more.

Three parts of your heritage: Scottish (Maxwell), Irish (McGrath), Welsh (Gwaltney)

Three things that scare you: Stephen King books. Slasher flicks. The thought of anyone in my family getting seriously ill.

Three of your everyday essentials: Mountain Dew, new books to read, my husband and kids (okay, that's seven things:-)

Three things you are wearing right now: Denim shorts, a blue shirt, and glasses (because I can't see the end of my nose without them)

Three of your favorite songs: "Wasted on the Way" by CSN, "Break Away" by Kelley Clarkson, "Agnus Dei" by John Rutter. Go ahead, analyze that. I dare you.

Three things you want in a relationship: Love. Sex. A guy who doesn't insist on fixing the damn kitchen light by himself when he really ought to call an electrician. I have two of the three:-).

Three things you can’t live without: My kids, my husband, my computer

Three places you want to go on vacation: Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii

Three things you just can’t do: Skate. Ski. Sing in the soprano range (although that never stops me from trying).

Three kids’ names: Well, I keep my kids' names anonymous on this blog. Let's go for three names I would have stuck my kids with, if cooler heads (ie, DH) hadn't prevailed. I gave these names to my poor hapless characters instead: Gwaltney, Kipling, Greyson

Three things you want to do before you die: Um, nothing springs to mind. I'm too much of a weenie to want to "go skydiving, go Rocky Mountain climbing, go two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu." I like my nice safe suburban existence, thanks. I would like to see the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls again.

Three celeb crushes: R2D2, Brent Spiner (see a pattern?), Harrison Ford

Three of your favourite musicians: Graham Nash, Yo Yo Ma, Django Reinhardt

Three physical things about the opposite sex that appeals to you: Height, sense of humor, nice legs (DH has all three, which is why I married him)

Three of your favourite hobbies: Reading, reading, and reading

Three things you really want to do badly right now: Finish this stupid Christmas novella so I can get back to work on my other two novellas.

Three careers you’re considering/you’ve considered: Writing (obviously), insurance underwriting (did that for five years), working in a bookstore (who wouldn't want to work in a bookstore??)

Three ways that you are stereotypically a boy: I love science fiction. I love fantasy. I root for the Redskins even though they're total losers.

Three ways that you are stereotypically a girl: I love romances. I love having babies (not the actual labor part, but everything else). I love to wear perfume.


  1. Ellen, I loved your answers to this meme!

    You're a Redskins fan? Hmm, our teams clash tonight on ESPN at 8:30! E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES! :-)

  2. Alas, we don't have ESPN (last family left in America without cable), so DH and I will be listening on the radio. I imagine the Eagles will kill the Skins, frankly. But we love 'em so we keep rooting for them despite their incredible pitifulness.

  3. I wanna go to Hawaii. This job I have. Between the peak time of 11/20 to 12/20 if I make it to work every day, my name will get enterred into drum for 3 trips to Hawaii! Now that is incentive to make it to work almost more than a paycheck. Sad, but true. ;)