- How tidy are your kitchen cabinets?
Some of them are extremely tidy because they’re empty. I decided years ago I didn’t want to have cabinets full of stuff that’s just stored and never used. So the cabinets over my stove and fridge are empty. The cabinets over my counter space are not tidy but organized. I have a liquor shelf,
a canned goods shelf, and a dishes shelf, but they are not arranged neatly or really at all.
- What’s an art project you did in school that you remember fondly?
I took photography my senior year, and it was one of the best courses in all of my schooling. Long hours in the darkroom with my classmates were fun, frustrating, and deeply rewarding, but it all started with an optional photography project in my ninth-grade basic art class. Those of us who had access to 35mm SLR cameras could learn to develop black and white film and then print photos in the darkroom.
- What’s the best thing you ate on your most recent trip?
I haven’t traveled for quite a while, but I think my most recent trip was to the Big Island, and when I travel to Hilo all I can think about is food. I had the corned beef hash at Ken’s House of Pancakes three times. Best corned beef has on the planet.
- What’s the dumbest non-political thing you’ve seen lately?
I was writing an article for our staff newsletter and in preparation, I watched the “Thriller” dance scene in Jennifer Garner’s 13 Going on 30. That scene is super, super dumb, but it always makes me smile. I hate that I like it so much.
- What’s soemthing in your home that’s lasted longer than you expected?
The TV I bought in college (that’s 1993) finally died last year, making the $200 purchase come down to $8.70 per year. Good bargain. And yeah, it’s still in my house. I’m waiting for a good electronics recycling fair on a weekend when I have a car.