A couple of answers from my questions (a bit late, sorry!)

Aside from the birth of your daughter and when you got married, what was the happiest day of your life?

Hrm, good question. That’s a tough one. When you ask the question, what I think of are moments: moments from my life-sabbatical trip back in 2005, a warm, humid Mexican evening sitting with my brother smoking cigars while looking up at the night sky, winning a science-fair project in the 9th grade even though my display looked like shit due to the strength of the science. But what *day* was happiest. Hrm.

It occurs to me that while I have my moments of happiness, I’m tightly wound enough that it’s hard for me to let go for any length of time. I fool a lot of people. But if I look back at my brothers wedding, all I can remember is a loving day full of fun and friendship and laughter. It was the culmination of a lot of planning, and the sheer joy of seeing my brother happy (and my parents, and all of our family friends around us)  – it was fantastic. I stayed out all night after the reception. I paid for it afterward – I got sicker than a dog for a week – but it was worth it.

Now do you believe in Rock and Roll? Can music save your mortal soul? And….Can you teach folks to dance real slow?
Hoping things are good, in a mellow, satisfactory fashion

I’m afraid I have too much in me for my soul to be saved by Music, unfortunately.  🙂
Things *are* good for me, atlhough not particularly mellow these days. But satisfying nonetheless, in both ways expected and unexpected.

What is your number one goal (outside of work/kids/family) for yourself?

Work/kids/family take up 99% of my time and energy, I find myself not much time (at least right now) to devote to myself. Only when J. is asleep and the dishes are done and the garbage is taken out and A. is sleeping and Zoe is fed and walked and the laundry is put in and the lights are out do I get a few moments to devote to myself. I spend too much of it skukling around the net, instead of doing something more goal-oriented.

That being said, I want to continue to write. Publication last year was a great pat on the back, but I want to get a few more stories published, and even paid for.

I also really really need to focus on losing weight and getting into healthy shape. I think doing so will give me more energy (sorely needed) although finding time to get out to the gym on a regular basis has been hard to manage. I suppose it’ll get harder when the next one comes, but I need to find a way.

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