Last week I was tagged by a friend/fellow blogger with the following questions. The first question deals with superpowers and so I immediately thought of my favorite superheroes Batman and Robin (60’s TV show).
I’m not really a big superhero/superpower fan but I loved watching Batman when I was a kid and not because of their superhero-ness. In all honesty, I watched the show because I thought the guys were cute. Especially Robin. I loved him. I had a crush on him. He was everything any eight-year old looks for in a man: 1)Cute…check. 2)Funny…check 3)Seems to be kinda on your level…like never the boss…check. So you can see where my interests lie when it comes to superheroes and superpowers. Now that I’ve admitted my crush on Robin, here’s what I have to say about the rest of the questions:
1. If you could have any superpower, what would you have?
I’m a bit of a mystic girl. I believe in psychics, astrology (although some argue that is a science), ghosts, you know, all kinds of things that can’t be explained with pure logic. So, I’d opt for mythic healing powers. I’d love to have the ability to wipe out illness, sadness, suffering and really bad attitudes. Peace baby. All the way.
2. Who is your style icon?
I have a few, depending on my mood: Audry Hepburn, Princess Diana and Roseanne Rosannadanna.
3. What is your favorite quote?
I have two:
“In the face of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein.
“The best things in life are always a little bit gross.” —My brother.
4. What’s the best compliment you ever received?
A successful writer told me I have a mind like a writer.
5. What’s on your iPod/CD player right now?
Double Fantasy and Milk and Honey — John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
6. Are you a night owl or morning person?
Morning. Always. My best childhood memories are of my dad and I being the only ones up on vacation and going for breakfast at the Howard Johnson’s hotel restaurant, just the two of us.
7. Do you prefer cats or dogs?
I’m an animal lover. I don’t have a cat because my son and husband have asthma and you know what that means…
8. What’s the meaning behind your blog name?
Artichokes aren’t a passive food. Life is like an artichoke. Like an artichoke, you can’t be passive about life. You have to keep at it, peeling away the layers to get to the heart of it. People are like artichokes too. And the Aristotle part? I’m a writer and lover of philosophy. Say no more.