1. What's your fondest memory of Ocean City (NJ)?
Oh gosh, just one? If I pick just one, then I'd have to say the boardwalk. That covers a lot of memories: the arcade and skeeball, Copper Kettle fudge, salt water taffy, the giant slide & burlap bags, riding bikes in the early morning hours, the sound of the waves, cheesy stores with seashell dolls, and so on. (That's not exactly parallel construction... I'm sorry, Suzanne -- I know that bugs you!)
2. What type of music did you play when you were a college DJ?
A hodge podge. This was in 1986-87, so I was playing what was big at the time. And whatever my friends wanted to hear! The traditional college bar stuff - Paradise by the Dashboard Light, It's Raining Men, Relax, ..and then you had your Talking Heads, Phil Collins, U2, ... Plus stuff that I brought with me. My college roommate and I had an eclectic and wonderful record collection (yes, we played LPs back then), and I always brought a few interesting things to play. Remember Boom Boom (Boom, Let's Go Back to My Room)? I had that 45. My favorite time of the evening was early on, 9:00-ish, when I could play whatever I wanted. It didn't have to be dance music early on. That was FUN. That's when the Lou Reed would come out. And some very cool Canadian music. My roomie lurks here... maybe she'll de-lurk to help me out! What'd I play, roomie?
3. What’s your next big home improvement project?
Either repairing and painting the living room walls and ripping out old carpeting, or fixing the upstairs bathroom plumbing & kitchen ceiling (those are related projects, since the bathroom is above the kitchen). I really dread the second project, but that's life in an old house! I've learned that I detest plumbing projects. Granted, I'm only the helper, but still... My hubby got me a Plumbing for Dummies book for my birthday one year (as a joke). I refuse to crack the binding. (Get it?... plumber... crack...?! )
4. What authors would you recommend that I read?
Oh, this? Well, I do spend an awful lot of time in front of the computer. But now that it's nice outside, I'm going for a lot more walks. Now Weight Watchers, which I started in February... well, I have kind of fallen off the wagon, in terms of recording my intake. I'm down 8 pounds though, which is good.
5. How is your New Year's resolution going? New Year's resolution? I made one?
5. How is your New Year's resolution going?
New Year's resolution? I made one?