Radiogurl a la Carte

Monday, Apr. 19, 2004

Well, boys and girls, since I got three questions, it gives me the impetus to write tonight, now that I finally finished up my work.

All three questions courtesy of Wench77. And I swear she's got to be psychic. All three connect directly to my life...

1)What would your dream life situation be right now? (vocation, living space, people in your life etc)

I would dearly like to be a writer, with the opportunity to take a day off - a real vacation, at least once in a while. I'd like to travel, but I really want a home to come home to. It doesn't have to be fancy - a modest 2 bedroom townhouse in a suburb would be ideal, since I couldn't be there to do lawn work! Ideally about 1200sf, big enough to be comfortable without being overwhelming. Just please give me a dishwasher in the kitchen, two bathrooms, and an indoor laundry, and I'm in heaven!

At the moment I really am contemplating a move across country. I have been asked to partner with a friend on a business, have gotten the information to publish some short stories, and am reasonably certain that within the next year or two I will not be living and working where I am now.

As to people in my life, I vascillate. I alternately think I'd like to have a significant other, and think I've got to be crazy for even thinking that. Too much water under the bridge, I suppose. But I'd like to have a handful of friends close enough to visit in real life. At the moment my best friends are quite literally scattered across the western hemisphere!

2)Which of your five senses would you be least upset about losing, and why?

The questions in this bunch are all extremely interesting. Deafness runs in my family, on the female side, and I have a minor hearing problem now. I understand the importance of hearing.

By the same token, I've lost my eyesight temporarily and that is horribly limiting, too. I would hate to give up any senses. To lose either of those would cost me my current job in radio. To lose smell it would impact so many other things... Touch - I don't even want to imagine. Taste is tied heavily in with smell, not sure they can be separated.

I guess if I had to choose it would be hearing, because for one, it's a known evil; and for two, I know it wouldn't prevent me from communicating with friends.

3) If you found out you were allergic to something, what would the thing you would LEAST like to be allergic to and why?

Considering that I'm currently covered head to toe in hives - and have NO clue what caused it - I'm beginning to think Wenchy is either psychic or has a Voodoo dolly there with my name on it!

I suppose I'd hate it most if I were allergic to another person. I can't imagine a single food I couldn't live without, soaps and perfumes aren't that important - I use whatever I can - and the same goes for any given type of fabric. I have lived most of my life without pets, so can live without that. I thought about electricity - if that's possible, that would be pretty crummy - but given that you presumably don't come into contact with it anyway, it would be kind of irrelevant.

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )