Do you think there is such a thing as a ‘gendered’ brain?  [My interpretation of that term “gendered brain” is that some brains (regardless of the body they may occupy) are inherently “female” and others inherently “male”.]

Yes, I do. I don’t have any scientific data to back this up, only the anecdotal comment that I’ve always felt female. It isn’t something I was taught. Even more convincing is how foreign the idea of being a man is to me. Between those two things I’m feeling pretty confident I have a female brain.

What is the silliest fear you have? 

I live in constant fear of having stuff stuck in my teeth. Maybe it’s a result of having braces in my thirties, maybe it’s from a bad broccoli experience. Either way it leads to floss stashes in my car, BrightSide’s car, the front entry table, the kitchen junk drawer, my purse, and my bathroom. I’m not above stealing floss from a kid’s bathroom either. In a rather ironic twist this fear leads to a ridiculous amount of flossing, a habit that’s surely not reflected in the fact that I easily have the highest dental bills in this house. Sheesh.

Out of your family members, who are you closest to?

Seriously? Do you want me to pick a favorite kid, too? Bwahahahaha!!

What is something you’ll NEVER do again?

Go for a helicopter ride. The only way you’ll find me in a helicopter is if I’m getting airlifted to a hospital.

If you’d like, please share a photo or a comment about something good that’s happened recently!  Thanks! 

We had my family over for dinner and a late birthday celebration for Bear on Sunday and it was wonderful.


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