Three names you go by, other than your given name: My oldest friend always calls me, "Dear." When I was really little, my dad called me "Mouse" and "Andy Panda."
Three things you like about yourself: I'm as tough as I need to be, I'm there when you need me, and, like Ellie Mae, I have a way with critters.
Three things you don't like about yourself: I'm sloppy, I procrastinate, and I have terrible teeth
Three parts of your heritage: Like my parents and grandparents, I'm an American, I'm a Chicagoan, I'm a Cub fan
Three things you are wearing right now: My comfy gold nightshirt, my unmentionables, and bright blue slipper socks
Three favorite bands/musical artists: The B's -- The Beatles, Babs (Streisand) and The Boss (Springsteen)
Three favorite songs: Here's one from each of the above -- "All My Loving," "More Than You Know," and "Thunder Road"
Three things you want in a relationship: Those three songs have me musing about romance, so I'll answer through that prism -- Affection, fidelity, fun
Three of your favorite hobbies: Books, movies, baseball
Three things that scare you: Squirrels, clowns, airline travel
Three of your everyday essentials: Coca Cola, my shower radio, my laptop
Three places you want to go on vacation: There are places I'd like to return to -- Colonial Williamsburg, New York City, and Hollywood for the TCM Classic Film Festival (I've got my hotel, my pass, and my airline tickets for the upcoming 13th festival)
Three careers you have considered/are considering: Transcriber, shop girl, layabout
Three things you want to do before you die: I'm sorry but I simply won't do The Bucket List thing. It's morbid.
Three things you want to do really badly right now: Win the lottery, finish my seemingly endless dental saga, feel more confident and comfortable as a I navigate this life change into retirement