1. How much of your socalizations is online (AC) vs offline, and how many of your AC friends do you know offline?
I would say about 50/50 now. Although most of my 'AC friends' no longer play AC, I 'met' them because of AC related chat boards. I have not met any of them (besides my brothers, who DO still play AC) face to face. I have talked to a few of them on the phone, but that was more than a year ago.
2. Hindsight being 20-20 would you have waited on having a kid knowing the marriage was failing?
Yes. Having a child seriously complicates everything. One must simply accept that and plan for it. But one doesn't usually plan for the end of marriage. In making my decision not to contest my ex's filing for divorce, I had to weigh what was best for Thomas. In the end, I decided that being in an 'unbroken' but miserable family was worse than making him the child of divorce. I am very lucky in that both my ex and I cared more about making the change for Thomas a painless as possible than the actual details of the divorce. Me, because I had heard the stories and did NOT want to be the one responsible for them happening to Thomas and my ex because he had LIVED some of them. I really do admire his ability not to completely repeat his own past. Without Thomas, I don't think there would have been much of anything that could have kept me in the marriage when my ex asked for the divorce.
3. Now that you have done the court lady thing are you going to be seduced into working faire?
It's possible. Maybe not this year, as I AM a part-time single mommy and Thomas really isn't old enough to release on the faire. I will likely spent even more time at faire this year, however. Next year... who knows. But I plan to go to the RenFest meeting that is coming up, to see what is what.
4. Your parents raised kids that love and respect each other and are friends in addition to siblings, any idea what worked to make that so?
Not a clue and I really wish I did know. But my parents tried very hard to be fair to all of us and showed no favoratism (in fact, I cannot fathom how anyone can show favoratism amongst their children, I simply cannot.) and mother was very, VERY against us fighting. She simply would not stand for it. And I don't think it ever really occurred to us to be truely horrid to each other simply for the sake of being horrid. Perhaps it was simply luck of genetics, too. :)
5. Pros and Cons of a hybrid car now that you have had one for a while.
Well, mine isnt' getting the gas milage advertised, but it IS getting better than my old car. I still love it dearly, although, many of the features I am most fond of have nothing to do with being a hybrid. I still LOVE that I get power back from braking, tho. :D
Thank you, thank you, thank you for not asking 'what are your 5 favorite...." I never can seem to answer those. I liked your questions.
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