My good friend asked me to answer these questions about myself.
- That robots will take over the world (This actually used to frighten me. In elementary school, I read a book called "You in the 21st Century." Robots did everything: they cooked the food, cleaned the house, did the laundry. Doesn't sound half bad. But it terrified me. I worried that robots would take over the field of writing fiction, and I wanted to write ever since I could hold a pen. I'm sure my mom had to bite her cheeks to keep a straight face to tell me that robots probably wouldn't be awarded any Pulitzers.)
- That I'll be a bother.
- That I'll look back and regret wasted time.
- An apparent lack of food-cooking, house-cleaning, laundry-doing robots. While they would be nice, the threat of an uprising always persists.
- Books: I think we may have bought over 50 books last month. Of course, it helps when they're a dollar or less at the library sale. If only bookshelves cost that much.
- Mr. Christopher.
- Be prepared for a robot uprising.
- Play Rhapsody in Blue in its entirety.
- Graduate with an MFA.
- You'd guess robots, wouldn't you? You'd be wrong.
- Words in the Oxford English Dictionary.
- Short stories.
- I'm not actually anti-robot. I imagine robots could prove quite useful.
- I played in a steel drum band for one semester. I was no good.
- I recently rediscovered that I really like sewing. I just bought this book and hope I'll have time to crack it open once I graduate.