1.  Are you named after anyone?


No.  My mother really liked the name Diana, but my aunt had a baby 6 months before I came along and stole it!  So I ended up with Diane as a middle name.  I think my mother enjoyed using it when "yelling" at me... "KAREN DIANE!!"


2.  When was the last time you cried?


It was happy tears, while listening to my eldest son play "Music Box Dancer" at his piano recital a couple weeks ago.  He conquered a very difficult tune and I was a proud mama.


3.  Do you have kids?


Yes. Two boys, ages 13 and 10.  They are fantastic human beings. 


4.  If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?


I don't let people get too close too easily, but yes, I would want to have me as a friend. 


5.  Do you use sarcasm a lot?


Yes.  It runs in the family...


6.  Will you ever bungee-jump?


I will ride a lot of crazy stuff at amusement parks (unless it spins like tea cups!), but NO, I will not do the bungee.


7.  What's your favorite cereal?


Cold -- Cheerios!  Hot -- oatmeal.


8.  What's the first thing you notice about people?


If they smile/have a twinkle in their eye.


9.  What's your eye color?




10. Scary movie or happy endings?


Happy endings.


11. Favorite smells?


Cinnamon, fresh clean laundry, gardens full of flowers, the earth after a summer rain...


12.  Summer or winter?


Winter...  Autumn especially.


13.  Computer or television?


We don't have cable TV anymore and nobody misses it.  We do have PBS, which has the best shows anyway.  Anything else I would want to watch is on the computer nowadays.  So I guess it's the computer for me.


14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?


The Bahamas.


15. Do you have any special talents?


I can touch my nose with my tongue.  But a few years ago I met another person who could do this, so I don't think it's so unique anymore.


16. Where were you born?


Big Sky country -- Montana!


17. What are your hobbies?


Reading, walking, walking the dog, making sure kids get to their stuff on time.


18. Do you have any pets?


A wire haired dachshund named Charlie.  He is the best dog EVER!  


19. Favorite movie?


Oooooh, this is tough.  I have to choose just one??  I'm going to go with the movie that lifted my spirits after being broke down in blizzard and finally getting home safe and sound -- "While You Were Sleeping".  I never tire of watching it.


20. Do you have any siblings?


One older brother.


21. What do you want to be when you grow up?


A radio announcer.  Oh wait!  I am one of those!  Life is good!