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NAME: Kathy Hardeman


WHAT PRESIDENT WAS IN OFFICE THE YEAR YOU WERE BORN

Hey, I didnít know you wanted me to do research on this form!  OK, it was Eisenhower.  Thank you for making me feel my age.

IN WHAT STATE DO YOU LIVE? 

Texas.  Iím not a native Texan which is much more dangerous because Iím passionate about being Texan.  No need to send me any funny Texas e-mails Ė I think Iíve seen them all, but I still donít say yíall.

MARRIED?   So married to the most wonderful man God put on earth.  Together 25 years this summer.


CHILDREN?
   3 - Boy, Boy and Girl along with various strays and 3 grandchildren.  (I am a VERY YOUNG Grandmother.)


FAVORITE TV SHOW WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD
WHAT DO YOU WATCH PRIME TIME?

Batman, Dark Shadows, Gilliganís Island, I Dream of Jeanie, Bewitched.

The only show I try to watch is The Guardian.  Guess I have a thing for guys with no expression.  I am a news junkie who needs a ten step program which is probably why GH holds so much appeal.  Itís a vacation.  For me, reality shows are a complete turn off.  I donít care whoís the hottest or how terrible family members can treat each other or if a celebrity can tolerate bugs crawling up his or her underwear. 

LAST BOOK YOU READ?

Today I read my Bible for my weekly Bible study.  I love a good story!  John Grisham, Frank Peretti, Deborah Smith, Tom Clancy, Nicholas Evans, Catherine Cookson are some of my favorite authors.  If they write it, Iíll read it.


FAVORITE ALBUM?

Another difficult question.  Music usually plays if I am at home or in my vehicle.  Christian rock, regular rock, R&B, Jazz, new age, country (once in a while) Ė I have CDís of all kinds.  The only types Iím not drawn to (so far) are opera and big band.  Currently, I am most passionate about piano.  George Wilson, Peter Elman, Jim Brickman play on a regular basis.  Oh, and donít forget Norah Jones whose CD I purchased last spring when it was only $6.99.  I told everyone who would listen to buy this CD because itís so wonderful.  Norah still hasnít called me to thank me for marketing her music.  Go figure.


FAVORITE NON-SOAP HOBBY?
 

Writing.  Bet that didnít surprise you.  I love Tai Kwon Do and being outside.


WHAT SOAPS DO YOU WATCH AND FOR HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU WATCHED EACH ONE?  WHAT GOT YOU STARTED?

General Hospital won a place in my heart at the height of Jason and Robin.  I guess mid 1997.  Iíd never watched a soap except Dark Shadows as a kid and I made fun of people like me.  My mother-in-law became ill and I sat with her during the day.  She followed a strict television viewing regime, which included General Hospital and a few others.  I donít even remember what the other soaps were now.  Anyway, Jason and Robin on the bridge caught my attention and while I considered myself above daytime TV, I found myself watching their scenes.  The rest, as they say, is history, because I am well and truly hooked since then.

It was a good way to start watching a soap because whenever my husband says something like, ďDonít you think youíre going a bit overboard?Ē  I say, ďBlame it on your mother.Ē  I know Mama is in heaven having a good laugh over my GH habit.  Boy do I miss that woman!

Sometimes I watch Port Charles (obviously something deep in my psyche is drawn to vampires) and occasionally Iíll catch bits of All My Children and One Life To Live, but I donít make an effort to see them.


FAVORITE MALE CHARACTER FROM EACH SHOW ?

Everybody, all together now Ė Jason, of course.  General Hospital


FAVORITE FEMALE CHARACTER, SAME?

I go back and forth because I like smart and tough.  If Alexis and Carly could be combined Ė theyíd be the perfect character.  Liz held my attention for a long time but right now sheís all about bicker and sex. 


FAVORITE STORYLINE FROM EACH SHOW YOU WATCH (PAST OR PRESENT)
?

Past will always be Jason and Robin.  I am such a sap!  Present, I donít know if Iíve become pickier or more discriminating, but I like bits of different storylines - Sonnyís breakdowns, Alexis in smart attorney mode (defending Zander and Sonny), Carly in the middle of a scheme, Skye and Coleman, Zander.


LEAST FAVORITE MALE CHARACTER FROM EACH? 

Depends on the day and storyline.  Many times I dislike the character while I admire the acting Ė A.J., Edward, Ric.  Cameron Lewis hasnít grabbed my interest yet.  Sorry Sherry.

LEAST FAVORITE FEMALE CHARACTER FROM EACH?

Same as above Ė Courtney, Skye, Liz, depends on the day and material.  I didnít mourn Sarah, Lizís sister, or Hannah, Royís Fed daughter.


LEAST FAVORITE STORYLINE FROM EACH?

TEENAGERS.  I am really going to resent having them shoved down my throat this summer when I havenít been offered one reason to care if Maxie sleeps with Kyle or Georgieís crush on Lucas.  Pfft!