Blooming Now in Self’s Garden: 2nd Friday of February (2013)

Helleborus "Courage" --  This was self's first helleborus.

Helleborus “Courage”

Viburnum Tinus --  bought this one a couple of years ago, planted it in side yard, and it's just been spurting

Viburnum Tinus — bought this one a couple of years ago, planted it in side yard, and it’s just been spurting


Elmore Leonard: The Proust Questionnaire (Vanity Fair, Dec 2012)

It’s at the back of each issue of Vanity Fair, an interview with assorted celebrities.

Finally, self is done with the December 2012 issue.  But how can she let go of it without quoting excerpts, since the month’s celebrity interview was with Elmore Leonard?  Highlights below:

What living person do you most admire?

Peyton Manning

What is your favorite journey?

Gathering scenes in my head for a book.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

I’ll let you know when I’m 90.

When and where were you happiest?

Here and now.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My next book.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?

Charlie Sheen.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?

Raylan in Justified.

What is it that you most dislike?

Someone telling me about his dog.

How would you like to die?

Does it make a difference?  You’re dead.

What is your motto?

“Keep it simple.”

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