Member Site of the Month: Meet Caprice Hokstad

Conundrums to Guess

TC: Name you use for posting/chatting [and/or lurking ;-)] at Toasted Cheese:

Caprice: Caprice or cfvici.

TC: Tell us about your first website.

Caprice: It was a simple site for a roleplay character. I made it with one of those utility programs, which back then were very limiting. I soon started writing my own html, so I could do more.

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

Caprice: Lyrics. My daughter wanted the words to some Lizzie McGuire song.

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

Caprice: Hand code.

TC: What’s your favorite form of potato?

Caprice: Potato skins with lots of cheese and bacon, and a dash of chives. Dip in sour cream or ranch dressing…yum.

TC: Describe the perfect pizza.

Caprice: Pizza Hut pan pizza with mushrooms, sausage, & onions. I’m not a pepperoni fan, rather have the less-spicy salami. Canadian bacon is also fine, but not alone.

TC: Name your poison.

Caprice: Poison? Hmm, only poison I have named so far is pentahask venom. I have yet to kill anyone off with it yet.

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

Caprice: Unfortunately, I don’t have much time for writing anymore. I homeschool two kids and work nights 30 hours a week. Even when I get a day off, there’s always a pile of laundry and dishes. And when there’s time leftover (HA!) I rarely have any energy left. I have literally fallen asleep at my keyboard. I have been working on my second novel, but at this rate, it’s not going to get done any time soon.

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

Caprice: Computer. Thesaurus. Word Menu.

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

Caprice: I wrote a sci-fi “story” in first grade. It was maybe 4-5 sentences. I still have it. (Isn’t that pathetic?)

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

Caprice: I had encouraging English teachers, but their comments didn’t mean a whole lot to me, since I really hated English class. I hated being told what stories/books I had to read, and when. And I hated the way they always tore stories apart and inferred crazy philosophical themes into them, and made up hypotheses about what the author REALLY meant. English class sucked all the enjoyment right out of literature for me until way into adulthood.

TC: Describe your current mood in one word.

Caprice: Tired.

TC: What one thing is guaranteed you laugh?

Caprice: Watching Shrek, yet again.

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

Caprice: Define “great” first. I’m pretty fond of indoor plumbing, electricity, and telephones, but I’m not sure these conveniences qualify as “great”. I’d probably have to say something like penicillin or the small pox vaccine.

TC: What is your least favorite word?

Caprice: The f-word, especially when used more than once in a sentence.

TC: What sound or noise do you hate?

Caprice: Rap “music”.

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

Caprice: I’d like to work in a crime lab. I wanna be the DNA guy who gets paid well, but doesn’t have to go out in the field and see the gore, just samples in jars or on Q-tips. Can you tell that the only TV show I watch is CSI? Love that show.

TC: What profession would you not like to do?

Caprice: Firefighter. I really hate fire.

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

Caprice: Well done, my good and faithful servant.

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

Caprice: Southern California. I’m there now, but I wish I could move. It’s just getting way too expensive to live here. I know I’d hate the weather anywhere else but Hawaii (which is no cheaper in cost of living), but I’m starting to think maybe the sacrifice would be worth it.

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