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When was the last time you received a surprise in the mail, and what was it?

We received a lovely Christmas gift from friends. Totally unexpected, but delightful and appreciated.

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If you could have a summer and/or winter home, where would you want it to be?

I’m actually shopping for a rental property in Pismo Beach. I will enlist a rental agent to manage the property for me, reserving a few weeks for our family in the summer and over the holidays.

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What was the last game you purchased?
An online game subscription for my kids. They have to maintain good grades or I will discontinue it.

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Name something in which you don’t believe.

Reincarnation. I just can’t buy into it, particularly since I find no support for the theory anywhere in the Bible.

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When was the last time you were surprised?

About five minutes ago when I walked into my house, sat down to read my e-mails, and saw that Ann Coulter once again opened her insensitive, bigoted mouth. You might think that, given my profession, I would not be surprised by such behavior. But the opposite is true: Just when I think I’ve heard it all . . .
Coulter draws fire over remarks about Jews
Conservative author offends CNBC host Donny Deutsch with comment

From CNBC and MSNBC

Oct. 11, 2007

Conservative author Ann Coulter finds herself in the middle of a firestorm once again after remarks on a CNBC television show in which she said Jews need “to be perfected” and suggested the nation would be better off if it were all-Christian.

Appearing on “The Big Idea” with host Donny Deutsch on Monday, she said Christians were tolerant of racial diversity but that it “would be a lot easier” for Jews if they were to become Christians.

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On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you look forward to your birthday?

5.

I have a love-hate relationship with my birthday because it is December 21: So close to Christmas that insensitive friends have often carelessly written “P.S. Happy Birthday” in Christmas cards, it is difficult to plan celebrations because everyone is busy with Christmas parties and events, and as a child, I felt cheated because I never had a classroom party (my birthday was always during what was known in those days as “Christmas break”). Thankfully, by the time my kids started school, teachers had “wised up” and all kids whose birthdays fell during breaks picked another day for an “un-birthday” classroom celebration.

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