Member Site of the Month: Meet Deoris (Boots)

Conundrums to Guess

TC: Describe yourself (or your site) in five single words.

Deoris: Eclectic. I like everything.

TC: Tell us about your first website.

Deoris: This is actually the first website I ever owned. It has grown as I have. It was very basic, with a page for ‘about me’, one for links, and one for my husband. Ah, the simple days.

TC: What’s the last word or phrase you did a search on?

Deoris: Carol Mosely-Brown (Should be Mosley Braun) She was a Democratic candidate for the Presidential nomination. She was mentioned all of ONCE in the news story (national) about the recent debate, and that was at the end of the NEXT story. She’s a black female, and I really wanted to know about her policies. So, I went and found out.

TC: Do you hand-code your pages or use a program?

Deoris: I use Microsoft Front Page, have since I first began. While there are some things on my site that I had to hand-code, I usually translate it so FP can understand it.

TC: What’s your favorite form of potato?

Deoris: Scalloped. I really love them to death. Must be the cheese. Sadly, we rarely have them this way.

TC: Describe the perfect pizza.

Deoris: Canadian bacon, black olive and tomatos (raw, not cooked). Thick crust, filled with cheese.

TC: Name your poison.

Deoris: Shaun.

TC: What’s the last creative writing you’ve done?

Deoris: I wrote my part of a continuing, ongoing, story.

TC: What are three essential things in your writing space?

Deoris: Thesaurus, dictionary, and the computer.

TC: Tell us about one of the first things you remember writing.

Deoris: A diary. I have it, even. Creative writing, I used to write little mysteries. I was a huge Nancy Drew fan.

TC: Who was the first person to encourage your writing?

Deoris: My mother. She always bought me more paper, better pens, and diaries when I lost or filled them.

TC: Describe your current mood in one word.

Deoris: Bemused.

TC: What one thing is guaranteed you laugh?

Deoris: My son talking about his girlfriend.

TC: What was the greatest invention of the 20th century?

Deoris: Notebooks with spiral bindings. (1924, I looked it up. I still use these to write in.)

TC: What is your favorite word? What is your least favorite word?

Deoris: Favorite: Serindipity. Least Favorite: Swear words. Takes all the fun out of colorful metaphors and honest cursing.

TC: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? What turns you off?

Deoris: On: Usually watching badly done stories. Friends. Family. My past. Tons of things, really.
Off: Memory. It can shut me down fast. Game playing, which doesn’t mean I don’t play them less. LOL

TC: What is your favorite curse word?

Deoris: Sadly, “God”. I’m trying to change it to “goddess” or even “By the Gods”, or something a little more . . . unique. I really do try very hard to use ‘alternates’.

TC: What sound or noise do you love? What sound or noise do you hate?

Deoris: The radio, and almost everything on it.
Rap. Just about any rap. Especially the ‘true’ rap. I just can’t get behind it. Give me the blues anyday.

TC: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? What profession would you not like to do?

Deoris: Try: Nursing, strangely. I have a need to help people and I think nurses have a really hard job. But I doubt I could deal with a LOT of the more ‘ew’ aspects of that particular career.

Not try: High-rise window washer. No. Freaking. Way.

TC: If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Deoris: “Sure, we take pagans.”

TC: Where do you call home? Are you there now, and if not, where are you?

Deoris: Portland, Oregon. Yap, I kind of am.

Deoris’s sites:

:: The Fifth House ::

:: Amazon Way::

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