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I was born, I grew up (sort of), and here I am.

Me in Q & A:

Boys or grrls? Boys, so far. But who knows where life will take me? I don't like to rule out possibilities.

Originally from? Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

Location? Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

How High? 5' 4".

How Heavy? Plenty.

Eye color? Green.

Hair color? Various shades of red.

Relationship status? Single.

Boxers or briefs? I wear neither. But on guys, boxers or boxer-briefs.

Favorite Sports? Hockey, college football, college basketball, soccer.

Favorite TV Shows? West Wing, Buffy/Angel, Will & Grace, Queer as Folk, The L Word, Queer Eye, Young Ones, My So-Called Life, Alias, Lost, Daily Show, Project Runway, Supernatural, Firefly, Dollhouse, Agents of SHIELD, Scandal, Elementary, American Horror Story, Twin Peaks.

Favorite Movies? Casablanca, The Divorcee, A Free Soul, Nosferatu, Rebecca, Sunset Boulevard, It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Philadelphia Story, White Christmas, The Women, Serenity, The Cabin In The Woods, Avengers (& most Marvel films), Maleficent, Pacific Rim, John Hughes/80's stuff, Harry Potter movies, Lord of the Rings trilogy, just about anything with vampires (Only Lovers Left Alive!!!), and most classics. I am a TCM addict, and especially love Pre-Code films.

Favorite Actors? Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Nathan Fillion, Gary Oldman, Clive Owen, Jonny Lee Miller, Tim Roth, Jensen Ackles.

Favorite Actresses? Norma Shearer, Marlene Dietrich, Joan Blondell, Gloria Swanson, Leslie Caron, Katherine Hepburn, Jane Russell, Rosalind Russell, Angelina Jolie, Stockard Channing, Alison Janney.

If you were making a movie about yourself, who would you want to play you? Samantha Mathis. This is a holdover from the Pump Up the Volume years, when lots of people told me I looked like her (it was the hair, I think).

What TV show or movie title best describes your life? My So-Called Life.

If you could marry a superstar, who would it be? Hmm. I wonder if any superstars are like I want them to be? If so, Tom Hiddleston, Jensen Ackles, Jon Stewart, Jonny Lee Miller, provided they leave their significant others first.

Who are you jealous of? Rock stars. Looks like fun. Also successful (i.e. able to make a living off of it and have fans of their work) writers.

Do you have any bad habits? I have a tendency to procrastinate in my personal life. I don't work out enough.

What is the #1 priority in your life? Family, friends, and just generally being happy and striking a balance.

If you were another person, would you be friends with you? Absolutely.

Favorite Bands? There are so many. Bowie, Cure, Peter Murphy, Sisters, Assassins, Radiohead, Birthday Massacre, Jeff Buckley, The Stone Roses, The Pixies, The Church, Slowdive, The Smiths, Editors, Nick Cave, Nina Simone, Pet Shop Boys, La Vulgara, any band my brother is in. I like a ton of stuff...

Favorite Colors? Green, black.

What do you do to vent anger? Punch & kick, preferably on a heavy punching bag. Write. Dance.

Who is your idol? I tend not to have idols. I find they fall off their pedestals so easily.

Do you trust others easily? I trust people easily to an extent. But I don’t trust very many people deeply.

Do you keep a diary? Yes. Livejournal & handwritten journals at home.

Have you ever intentionally hurt another person? Yes, I’m sure I have. I can be mean, and I can take vengeance. But I honestly try not to hurt people for the most part.

Do you feel understood most of the time? Among my closest friends and family, yes. But not by everyone else. Most people don’t care to understand others, sadly.

Have you ever thought seriously about committing suicide? I've had my moments, but I could never do that to my loved ones.

Would you rather be hot or cold? Cold. I hate humid weather so much.

What was the best Christmas present you ever received? Airfare to London.

What are you worried about right now? Whether my family & friends are happy. Money, as always. If I’ll be able to do the things in life I want to do.

Do you hate anyone? Not really. Most people aren’t worth hating. I can't be arsed, you know?

Have you ever been in love with someone? Yes. More than once.

When did you last cry? I dunno, probably just some random moment when life overwhelmed me.

Favorite foods? Tapas, french fries with tons of ketchup, Mom's Thanksgiving dinner, tomatoes, Dad's Swedish pancakes.

Least favorite foods? Any type of seafood – even the smell makes me ill.

Most disgusting food ever consumed? Alligator. Yech.

If you were a flower, which one would it be? Anything dark.

Do you speak Spanish? Un poco.

Do you speak French? No. I am learning German, however.

Who is your favorite cartoon character? Dangermouse.

Would you shave your head for $1000? Probably not, I can be a little obsessive over my hair. And $1000 doesn't go very far these days.

What was the last thing you ate? Leftover pizza.

Who do you want to spend the rest of your life with? My family and friends.

Do you like snow, sun or rain? Yes.

What are the first things you notice about the sex you're attracted to? Style, eyes, voice, manner of speaking (in that order).

Your favorite drinks? Sangria, Stoli & soda, VanderMill cider, hot apple cider with caramel, coffee with cinnamon cream, iced tea, mulled wine, bloody mary, eggnog (spiked).

Have you ever laughed until you cried? Yes.

What makes you happy? Good music, great books, family and friends, unplanned adventures.

Have you ever watched a sunrise/sunset? Many of both. Sunsets on the lake on which I grew up were amazing. Once in summer I drove out to the Grand Haven, MI, beach at sunrise, and watched all the boats that had been out on the lake all night come in. It was cool. Normally I hate still being up when the sun rises, though (unless I'm someplace where it's still dark).

Who named you? Mum.

Do you like to dance? Quite.

Are you too shy to ask someone out? No, but I won’t do it unless I’m fairly sure they’ll say yes. And I don't feel the urge too often, because I'm really rarely interested in anyone. Such is my curse.

What's the stupidest thing you've ever done? I have done so many stupid things. Most of them boys.

Would you kiss a random person for $50? Depends on who the random person is.

Would you ever kill a person? Only if they were about to kill me or someone I loved.

What is the worst movie you've ever seen? The Transporter. We turned it off about 20 minutes in.

What is the worst TV show you've ever seen? Most reality shows, game shows.

Do you wear underwear? Yes. In lots of pretty colors.

Do you wear socks to your knees? Yes. I love knee socks. Especially stripey ones.

A free vacation, where would you go? London, again. L.A., Europe, Australia, Asia, I wish I could travel the world!

Do you like rollercoasters? Yes.

How many kids do you want? Zero.

How many times have you been kicked out of school? None. I was a good kid.

Would you get in a shark tank? If I had adequate protection...maybe.

Ever wanted to hook up with a friend? Yes. And I’ve done it, too.

Who do you go to for advice? Depends on the problem.

Do you wear a watch? Always.

Do you have a car? Yes.

Do you like applesauce? Sure. The kind with cinnamon in.

Do you like cats? They're cute – but I am allergic to them.

Have you ever caught a fish? Yes. I grew up on a lake, it was required.

Do you like pizza? Doesn’t everyone? Never trust someone who doesn’t like pizza.

Do you love somebody right now? Lots of people.

Do you take a shower or a bath? Both.

How many times per day do you wash your hair? Once, if that.

Do you prefer Pepsi or Coke? I don’t drink soda. I’m an iced tea girl.

Do you believe in ghosts? Yes, but I think "spirits" is a better word.

Right of left handed? Right.

Do you have a good sense of humor? Yes.

What is one thing you can't do? Go running and enjoy it. Running sucks.

Are you afraid of dying? "Afraid" is not the right word. "Unready," maybe.

What is one word that you think is overused? I dunno. In my work, I think capital letters are overused.

Do you like where you live? Yes.

What is your biggest pet peeve? Poor grammar.

Favorite board game? Apples to Apples.

Favorite magazines? Bust, Bitch. Fashion & culture magazines. I love magazines, but not Cosmo. Cosmo is the same article recycled over and over.

Favorite smells? Frankincense, tea, Mom's Thanksgiving dinner, hot cider, Halloween candy all mixed together, fresh coffee, grapefruit.

Least favorite smells? Cigars, trash, seafood, illness.

Favorite sounds? Crackling fire, waves on the lake, soft rain, my friends' bands, conversation and ice clinking in glasses.

Worst sounds? Explosions, car alarms, screaming kids, neighbors crashing around.

Worst feeling in the world? Futility.

What is the first thing you think of in the morning? Ugh, what day is it?

How many rings before you answer the phone? 1-2.

Do you like to drive fast? Sure.

Thunderstorms - cool or scary? Cool.

What was your first car? Eddie - my red Dodge Omni back when I was 18.

If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be? Jacqueline Carey. Melissa Marr. Margaret Atwood. Jon Stewart. David Bowie. Tom Hiddleston. MattTaibbi.

What is your zodiac sign? Virgo. REALLY Virgo. Why isn't this list in alphabetical order? ;)

If you could have any job you wanted what would it be? Writer.

If you could dye your hair any color what would it be? Fire Engine Red with all sorts of hues of red streaks, maybe various shades of purple.

Favorite numbers? 7, 4.