1. The last thing you made or cooked that you actually felt good about. I made Sesame Chicken and Broccolli a couple of days ago that was made with all fresh ingredients, and actually tasted like real Chinese food.
2. Your favorite book to recommend. Lately people keep asking me about Vampires because they all got into Twilight. I read the first book but wasn't thrilled with it and didn't try the others. I keep telling them that there are much better ones out there. I usually recommend Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris, or for those who prefer team Werewolf, Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs, or Bitten by Kelley Armstrong.
3. The album, or one of them that you've listened to most in your life. The first album that I ever owned was The Carpenters Now and Then. I played that so much I wore it out. When I get something new I still play it constantly for a while. I play Joni Mitchel's greatest hits all the time in the car where I can sing at the top of my lungs when no one is listening. At Christmas time I play the Transiberian Orchestra one with Christmas in Sarajevo constantly. I do listen to newer stuff, but mostly on the radio,
4. How much coffee do you drink in an average day? During the week if I drink it all I'll have one or two cups. On weekends I will usually have at least three or four cups.
5. How you discovered Tai Chi or meditation. about 8 years ago when I was still in NJ, I joined a gym and discovered that I wasn't in god enough shape to take a lot of the fitness classes. I looked at their list for Sr. citizens and the out of shape and saw Tai Chi. They said it would help with stress, which I had a lot of, so I tried it. I fell in love from the very beginning. I could do it first of all. Second, it really did help relieve stress, and third the more I did it the more physically taxing it became. In the beginning you do your Tai Chi according to what your body can handle and then as you advance and your body can handle more, you get more of a workout. After I moved to North Carolina I couldn't find anyone who was teaching the particular form that I had been learning. It took two years before I found the Taoist Tai Chi Society and started doing their form, which is similar to my old one, but not the same.
6. Your favorite Chick-lit book. I'm never really sure what constitutes chick lit. I tend to read books by women with female protagonists. I wold recommend any of the authors I mentioned above, or anything by Janet Evanovitch. I love her Stephanie Plum books, but I also like her romances.
7. The best movie made before 1980 in your opinion. Please remember that before 1980 I was in High School and didn't have very good taste. I guess I'd have to say Charade with Carey Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The move that was the most memorable to me was Smokey and The Bandit because that's where I went on my first date. I also have a lot of memories of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but I can't say that was the best of anything.