I don't have a favorite animal, but I sure do like sea otters' ability to build giant rafts of themselves and their loved ones tied together with seaweed. And I like telling stories. My three favorite first-person stories involve a copperhead, a supernatural thing, and a magical evening when I once put out a cigarette in a woman's designer purse that I thought was an art deco ashtray.
Other things I love. Roads -- country roads and city roads -- woods, mountains, bodies of water and my home. I've loved every home in which I've ever lived, even those that were not in nice places or easy times.
And my son just started college in Tennessee, so I'm now doing ALL KINDS of things. Developing my career, taking fun classes (like acting), planning trips, applying for fellowships, volunteering, building my community, and writing a lot. Trying to see him as much as possible, of course, without breaking the bank.
I have an MFA in poetry, so most of my favorite reads are sadly known only to others who have an MFA in poetry. My favorite poem is "Sensationalism" by Larry Levis. Other favorite reads include Speak, Memory (autobiography of Vladmir Nabokov), The Autobiography of Red (novel in verse by Anne Carson) and Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig.
[And seriously, I believe that folks who say they hate exercise simply haven't found the right kind(s)].
Also, my favorite "Personality Trait" ("based on answers to match questions as compared to the OkCupid population"), is "Less Suave." Oh, I am SO that! Whatever it means, it's the only one that strikes me as 100%. And I found it so delightful, when I discovered it, that I actually must have bragged about it, because a couple of friends occasionally reference it during our carrying on. Anyway, the funny thing is that I've never seen another "Suave" -- whether more or less -- on anyone else's profile!! Which begs the question, dear Robot, what did I say?