Elsa’s answers

Very good. Here’s how well my friend Elsa knows me:
1. My name: Elli
2. Where did we meet?
Somewhere between **** and **** TX. If memory serves, we met on or about the property line, where those pineapple-shaped palm trees stood.
3. Take a stab at my middle name: Elli! HA! A trick question!
4. How long have you known me? Since August of 1976. Our friendship is nearly twenty-seven years old and should really think about settling down and raising a family, or maybe starting on its doctorate.
5. How well do you know me? So bloody well.
6. Do I smoke? Certainly not — you’re a Virgo!
7. Do I believe in God? You believe in gods and chocolate, not necessarily in that order.
8. When you first saw me what was your impression? We were seven, and I had just moved to a new town, so I suspect it was along the lines of “Will she be my friend?”
9. My age? You’ll be 33 on August 24th.
10. Birthday? Oh, I jumped the gun. See above.
11. Color hair? When last I saw you in person, it was chocolate brown — not milk chocolate, but true chocolate. However, that was the winter of 1988/89, so cut me some slack.
12. Color eyes: Green! Green? I think, um, green. Winter of 1988/89, remember?
13. Do I have any siblings? No.
14. Have you ever had a crush on me? Sadly, no — how disappointed you must be!
15. What’s one of my favorite things to do? Take photographs.
16. Do you remember one of the 1st things I said to you? Oddly enough, I do not, but I do remember the air of suspicion with which you regarded me. Looking back, I suppose that it was more an air of diffidence or simple shyness, but it didn’t bode well at the time.
17. What’s my favorite type of music? I have no idea. (Seems odd, that.) I do know what it used to be. . .
18. What is the best feature about me? Your sense of humor. It is a joy and gift to have a friend who shares my laughter not just at the happy events of our lives, but also the sad.
19. Am I shy or outgoing? Both.
20. Would you say I am funny? Oh, sweet Jesus, yes!
21. Am I a rebel or do I follow all the rules? You make your own rules, then despotically insist others follow them. Is this still true?
22. Any special talents?That photography is quite something.
23. Would you consider me a friend? Don’t make me cry! Yes.
24. Would you call me preppy, slutty, a homie, average, sporty, punk, hippie, glam, nerdy, snobby, or something else? Groovy!
25. Have you ever seen me cry? Oh, yup.
26. If there were one good nickname for me what would it be? Cookie.
27. Are my parents still together? No.
28. What do I love? Your husband, your home, your photography (love/hate going on there).

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