1.What is your full name?
Beverly Anne Sykes
2.How many stuffed animals do you own?
I dont know. A dozen? They are all very old.
3.One charity organization you think is worthy of your money?
Compassion International. I sponsor 14 children with that group
4.Favorite zoo animal?
This is a complicated question. My favorite zoo animal is an elephant, but I feel
guilty about that because they do not belong in zoos or circuses or anywhere
outside of their natural habitat.
5.If you could fly anywhere around the world, where would you want to fly to
Africa, so I could take a photo safari and see elephants in their natural habitat.
10½ double wide
7.Favorite School Subject?
English and French
8.Have you ever eaten at the Costco food court?
9.Favorite pizza topping?
Sausage and mushrooms
10.What kind of laundry soap do you buy?
Tide, those cute little packets
11.Do you like to take pictures?
Heck yeah. I am drowning in real photos and digital photos. Ive been taking
photos for more than 60 years.
12.Favorite childhood toy?
I cant think of any "toy." I liked books and puzzles.
"East of Eden"
14.Do you like to go on nature walks?
I cant walk as well as I used to, but when I have the stamina, yes.
15. Pepsi or Coke?
Oh definitely Coke. Hate Pepsi (and yes they DO taste different!). Diet Coke, though.
16.What TV character inspires you?
Of shows on this season, Mel Fisher.
17.Did you watch the 2013 golden globes?
The only award show I ever miss is the Grammys. I love the Globes.
18.Buying movies or watching on Netflix?
19.Hamburgers or Cheeseburgers?
Cheeseburgers (if possible with Swiss cheese)
20.If you were trapped on a deserted island for 60 nights and 60 days, what 5
items would you take with you?
Assuming my creature comforts are taken care of (food, water, shelter, bedding), my
Kindle (because it holds a lot of books), my camera, my computer (I am assuming I
will have access to electricity), one of my dogs, and sunscreen!
21.Do you have children? If so how many? How old are they?
We raised five children. The three living are 48, 46, and 44. One son died in 1996 at
age 24, another in 1999 at age 30.
22.What kind of car/truck do you drive?
Honda Civic (2014)
23.Ultimate dream vacation?
Photo safari in Africa (see #5)
24.Favorite Disney character?
Bambi or Dumbo
25.When is your birthday?
26.Have you been to college? If so what did you major in?
I majored in French at UC Berkeley
27.Chocolate or Vanilla?
28.Ever been to another country?
Several - Canada, Mexico, Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy,
Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Finland, Estonia, Austria
29.Favorite wild animal?
30.Are we there yet?
I have miles to go before I sleep
31.Favorite clothing brand?
Im not a "brand" person. I dont notice brands
32.Do you like to cook?
I can cook. I am a good cook. After 50 years of planning meals, I am tired of it.
33.Favorite household chore if any?
Organizing the contents of my computer
34.Are you bored yet?
How can you be bored with so many exciting things to learn every day?
35.How did you hear about swap bot?
Cant remember. Its been years.
36.Did you have a good News Years? What did you do to celebrate it?
My husband was sick, so we stayed home.
Autumn, because its followed by winter. I like Spring too, but after that is
38.Do you have a nickname? If so what is it?
My only nicknames are "Bev" and "Mom"
39.Your best friends name?
40.Pizza or spaghetti?
41.Enchiladas or burritos?
Enchiladas (preferably cheese)
42.Do you have any tattoos?
43.What do your lazy days consist of doing?
Watching TV or reading
44.Sears or JC Penny?
Dont shop at either
45.Ever been to California?
I was born in California and have lived here my entire life. My home town is San
Francisco and I love being from San Francisco
46.What TV show from your child hood would you like to see come back on the
We didnt have TV until 1953, when I was 10. Most of the shows that I have fond
memories of are from after I was an adult.
47.Body wash or bar soap?
48.What kind of computer do you have?
Dell desktop, also a Toshiba laptop and an iPad
49.Smart phone or regular phone?
50.Do you need new furniture?
We have never purchased new furniture. Everything we have is hand-me-down. After
49 years, Id LOVE new furniture.
51.Where do you buy groceries?
A local market
52.Where do you buy clothes?
53.Ever had a pillow fight?
Sure, as a kid
54.Did your parents give you a car at the age of 16?
I am 71 years old and have never had my own car.
55.Ever been in a car accident?
No. But my youngest son was killed in one.
56.Do you drink?
Very, very rarely (usually I prefer water)
57.Do you smoke?
Never have. All of my mothers siblings (9 of them) died of lung diseases.
58.Favorite vacation place?
I loved spending 6 weeks in Australia in 2003
59.Ever been to Canada's wonderland?
Where is Canadas wonderland? We went to Canada (Banff and Jasper) on our
honeymoon in 1965.
60.What are you afraid of?
Being cognizant, but dependent on others for everything (because of paralysis or
dementia, or some other debilitating condition.)
61.What is your weakest link?
My inability to stay on a diet or keep a clean house.
62.Bikini or one piece swim suits?
Good lord, one piece! I have a swim suit. I havent worn it in 10 years, and
before that another 10 years, at least
63.Ever been skinny dipping?
Yes. Once, in my parents pool. Alone.
64.Have you ever worked at McDonalds?
65.Rain or Snow?
Rain (we dont get snow here)
66.Favorite comedy movie?
A Star Is Born (the Judy Garland version)
67.Favorite action flick?
Not a big action flick person, but maybe Die Hard
68.Do you like chick flicks?
I love a tear jerker.
69.Cookies or brownies?
70.Do you use a bath robe?
71.Scrunchies or hair ties?
My hair is too short for either.
72.Hotel or Motel?
If I could afford it, a hotel, but we usually stay in motels.
73.Do you believe laughter is the best medicine?
Not exactly, but it helps.
74.Do you like buffet restaurants?
75.What would you do if suddenly the whole computer system world crashed?
Read more, I guess
76.What do you think the future will be like?
I dont have a clue. I would hope things would be better, but it will
probably be more polluted and more corrupt and Im glad Im as old as I am,
though I feel sorry for my grandchildren.
77.If you could be one famous person for a day, who would you be?
Bill Gates (if I could also have access to his check book)
78.Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck?
Oh Mickey, of course.
79.Spongebob or Patrick?
I dont know who Patrick is and I barely know Spongebob
80.Lightning MCQueen or Tow Mater?
Same answer. Never heard of either of them.
81.Saturday or Sunday?
Sunday. TV is better
82.Advil or Tylenol?
Dont really take either
83.If you could change one thing about the world today what would it be?
I would wave a wand and remove all prejudice and replace it with kindness and concern
for our fellow creatures (humans, animals, etc.)
84.How many pen pals do you have?
No real pen pals any more
85.What magazines do you read?
None, other than whatever I pick up in medical offices while waiting
John Steinbeck, Bill Bryson, Pat Conroy
87.What radio stations do you listen to?
When I listen to radio, its usually talk radio, or Jack-FM (Sacramento) where
my son works.
88.Do you remember the 90s era well? Did you like it?
I cant say I like the 90s. I buried two sons in the 90s.
89.Flintstones or the Jetsons?
90.What have you done to make a difference in someones life?
I have sponsored 14 children in countries around the world, fostered >100 dogs
through the SPCA, worked as a breastfeeding consultant for La Leche League for many years,
had >70 people from other countries live with us over a 10 period of time, transported
AIDS patients to doctors appointments, marched for Marriage Equality and supported
our lesbian friends until they could be legally married. Surely along the line I made a
difference in someones life.
91. Blu ray or DVD?
92.Have you ever been to jail?
Only to drive a woman to visit her son (never went inside)
93.Favorite board game?
94.Do you still own VHS?
95.How much wood does a wood chuck, chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?
He'd chuck 361.9237001 cubic centimeters of wood per day, which is the wood that a
woodchuck COULD chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood. (Web
site) Arent you sorry you asked?
96.How much is that Doggie in the Window?
97.Did Grandma really get run over by a reindeer?
As for me and Grandpa, we believe.
Facebook and Swap Bot
99.Where were you in 1999?
Burying my son and doing grief work.
100.Would you like to be pen pals with me?
Sure, if youd like.