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.

FAVORITE COLOR: Purple.

ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Gemini.

POLITICS: Bleeding Heart Centrist Libertarian Queer Rabblerouser.

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

FAVORITE PLACES IN THE WORLD: Marine Mammal Center by San Francisco.
Onstage with a guitar in front of a crowd.

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

FAVORITE PLANT: Epipremnum (Pothos, "Devil's Ivy").

FAVORITE FOOD: Tex-Mex / Sushi

FAVORITE DRINK: Icy Pellegrino sparkling water

FAVORITE DRUG: Goddess

FAVORITE MOVIE: The Matrix.

FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Past: Hill Street Blues, Monty Python, Kung-Fu, Star Trek and Tales of the City (all three miniseries)
Present: I despise TV, except for ER, N.C.I.S. and occasionally Law & Order

FAVORITE WRITER: Hunter S. Thompson (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: Living off my writing, making movies, playing music and traveling.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A BIOGRAPHY: Any gutsy, smart actress, like Demi Moore or Charlize Theron

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: Crackfiends yelling outside my window at 3:00 AM.
Sarah Palin talking.
MOST FAVORITE SOUND: My kitties purring. Second fave: my guitar amp roaring 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 believe their faith should be forced on other people.
People who believe FOX "News" is actually fair and balanced. Neocons.

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