3) Have you ever been to the Florida Keys? I ring the new year in there every year. I have a dear friend who moved down there more than 15 years ago, and this is our traditional time together. With my mother's death this past September, I suspect I may begin spending Christmas down there, too, in 2013.
7) Two of the most common fears are going to the dentist and speaking in public. Do either of those really get under your skin? Nope.
8) We're having burgers. What do you want on yours? Lettuce, mayo, barbecue sauce.
9) Here's your chance to do a shameless plug -- What charity or cause do you wish got more support? Right now, New York's North Shore Animal League. I first discovered this charity after 9/11, when they willingly went in and rescued pets from the residences around Ground Zero for people who weren't allowed to return home. So I'm not surprised that they are once again providing shelter to companion animals who would otherwise suffer or be abandoned because of Hurricane Sandy. I can't imagine the heartache that accompanies being told to evacuate my home and not being able to bring my cats. They are members of my family. It would be an enormous comfort to know there was a resource like the NSAL there to help.