Christine's Frequently Asked Questions

Modeled after those silly "Twenty-five Things You Didn't Know About Me" (and likely don't care about at all) lists you see on Facebook I figure I'll play the game just this once. So here we go...

NAME(S): Christine Beatty, Crystal, {birthname - wait for my bio!}

BIRTHPLACE: San Mateo, California.

ASTROLOGICAL SIGN, FAVORITE COLOR: Buy me dinner and maybe I'll tell...

HOBBIES/AVOCATIONS: Hiking, Movies, Driving, Pool. / Writing, Movies, Music.

FAVORITE PLACES IN THE WORLD: Atop any mountain peak with my dusty hiking boots.
Onstage with a guitar in front of a crowd.

FAVORITE ANIMALS: Cats (domestic), Sea Otters (wild).

FAVORITE PLANT: Indoors: Epipremnum (Pothos, "Devil's Ivy"). Outdoors: California Live Oak.

FAVORITE FOODS: Tex-Mex or Sushi

FAVORITE DRINKS: Ice water after hike/workout. Coffee. Teas.

FAVORITE DRUGS: Music. Hiking. Cats!

FAVORITE MOVIE/TV SHOWS: See Movies & TV above.

FAVORITE WRITERS: Hunter S. Thompson, Joseph Wambaugh, Phillip K. Dick... (see my Books page).

DO YOU BELIEVE IN AN AFTERLIFE? and Reincarnation, and Deja Vu and, most of all, in God(dess).

WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING IN 10 YEARS: Hiking, playing music, traveling and living off my writing and movies.

FAVORITE BUMPER STICKER: Live and Let Live

FAVORITE QUOTE: "The essence of Christianity is told to us in the Garden of Eden history. The fruit that was forbidden was on the Tree of Knowledge. The subtext is, 'All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on. You could be in the Garden of Eden if you had just kept your fucking mouth shut and hadn't asked any questions.'" - Frank Zappa

LEAST FAVORITE SOUND: Asshole drivers showing off outside my window.

MOST FAVORITE SOUND: My cats purring. Second fave: my guitar distorting an A powerchord.

LEAST FAVORITE WORD: Fear

MOST FAVORITE WORD: Love

TURN-OFFS: Bigots who mask their ignorant fear with hate. Closeminded people.
Bullies. People who praise ignorance over education. Theocrats.
People who force their religion or politics on other people.

TURN-ONS: Sensitive, thoughtful people with a sense of humor and love of life.
People with the guts to stand up against popular opinion.