Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Tiny insects, aka things that bug

1. I don’t believe in dog-earing pages of a book.

2. I stunk at 8th grade English when you learn how to use commas and the complexity of sentence structure. Can you tell?

3. I sometimes wish I had an office job so I could where high heels to work.

4. I miss tap dancing.

5. I don’t like the idea or reading the day’s newspaper past 10am unless you are looking for movie times.

6. Paper over plastic any day.

7. My first official car was Chrysler Fifth Avenue.

8. U2 (Joshua Tree), Peter Gabriel (Secret World Live), Van Morrison (Moondance) would be 3 of the 5 Cds I’d take on a deserted island. I can’t choose the last 2; there are too many artists I love. Why 5? Why an island? Don’t ask.

9. I believe that Krispy Kreme is crack in doughnut form and Starbucks is liquid cocaine.

10. I don’t believe in divorce save for adultery or abuse, yet I’ve encouraged a friend to get one though there was no adultery or abuse.

11. I think that movies are magic, expect the ones that suck.

12. I miss driving a stick shift.

13. I love John Cusak movies.

14. Jack Nicholson may be a brilliant actor, but he still creeps me out and will forever be the devil from the “Witches of Eastwick.”

15. I love children, especially the special ones.

16. I take showers that are on the colder side. Hot showers make my skin red.

17. I always carry scissors with my fist wrapped around the sharp ends.

18. I love it when it’s raining and the windows are open.

19. I love listening to busy streets.

20. I’m an Apple girl. Seriously, I should work for them.

21. My parents call me their favorite daughter. I’m the only daughter; they think it’s really sweet. OK.

22. I have traveled to England, Paris, Germany, Dominican Republic, Texas, Seattle, Montana, San Francisco, LA and of course most of the east coast states and their big cities including Boston and Miami.

23. No beach in the world will ever beat the beaches of North Carolina because my childhood is there.

24. I love to be crafty. Knitting is the newest skill.

25. I own power tools and know how to use them.

26. I don’t like sand or salt water, although, I love the sound and would spend every vacation on the Bogue Sound, NC if I could.

27. I love London and New York City equally and for vastly different reasons.

28. I was excited when I heard the Counting Crows song “Anna Begins.” Cause I’m a narcissist, that’s why.

29. I love my TiVo.

30. I want to master the art of making of bread and crème brule.

31. If I go long stretches without traveling I begin to feel lost.

32. I make a lot of life changing decisions on long car rides.

33. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.

34. I love SUVs.

35. I love to decorate my home.

36. I am notoriously bad at remembering birthdays or other important dates. Really, really bad. And, I’m really, really sorry.

37. My cousins are very important people in my life.

38. I’m not sure that I want to teach for the rest of my career.

39. I always wished I had had a sister.

40. I watch Oprah.

41. I love shoes and purses.

42. Christmas is my favorite holiday season.

43. I love subways. I’m quite obsessed, actually.

44. I love dogs. I could go either way with cats.

45. Sometimes I make PB and J sandwiches just to make life simpler.

46. I try to take a multivitamin everyday. I forget almost everyday.

47. I believe that music makes anything better.

48. My dance of choice is salsa.

49. Tomato sandwiches must have been what they meant by “manna from heaven.”

50. I love airplane travel, despite the world’s unease at this point.

51. Black and white over color any day.

52. I would not be opposed to a weeklong vacation to Disneyworld.

53. I wish I were fluent in Spanish.

54. I do not have any ability for math or science.

55. A straight man who can pull off a pink button down or a black turtleneck, WHEW!

56. I am really good at killing houseplants.

57. I’m fascinated by Judaism, but am not Jewish.

58. My favorite poets are William Butler Yeats, Billy Collins, and Naomi Shihab-Nye.

59. I like to read memoirs by anyone.

60. I have never had to wear a cast. I have had to use crutches.

61. I’ve known my best friend since we were 7, but we weren’t friend until we were 15.

62. I love camping.

63. I want to go to Italy, Prague, Fiji, Mexico, Canada, Las Vegas, Ireland, Spain, the French Riviera, Moscow, Morocco, and Australia, in no particular order and not limited to.

64. I love my really long eyelashes.

65. I never make my bed.

66. My favorite book is WHILE I WAS GONE by Sue Miller.

67. I don’t think that Tom Cruise is hot in anyway. Ewan McGregor, however, can bring me a glass of water anytime. Well, actually, forget the water he can just…

68. I’m sad Jimmy Fallon left SNL.

69. I smoke almost exactly 2 cigarettes a year on very drunken special occasions.

70. I like the song “The Age of Aquarius” (um, is that the title?) because I’m an Aquarian, but I have no idea what that really means.

71. My favorite color is blue.

72. My favorite song is BAD by U2.

73. When I buy magazines at the grocery store cause I am enticed by the cover or really want to sit down and read, I forget about it when I get home and end up flipping through it like 2 months later and then throwing it out.

74. Winter over summer if given the choice.

75. Favorite flower by far, the tulip.

76. I wear a man’s watch.

77. I can’t choose one fragrance, it depends on the day.

78. My favorite restaurant is C&O in Charlottesville, VA.

79. I am fascinated by Eleanor Roosevelt.

80. I love Saturday mornings the best.

81. I love Patrick Dempsey movies.

82. I remember watching Princess Diana’s wedding on TV.

83. I always wear a seat belt.

84. I can ice skate.

85. When I find inconsistencies in movies, like the girls hair was tucked behind her ear then untucked then tucked again during a close-up scene, I get mad and think that maybe I should a get a job as that girl on movie sets, the one who keeps track of what was where during which part in the scene.

86. I like to imitate people.

87. I hate Lord of The Rings.

88. I love my clear skin.

89. I love down comforters.

90. I love that I have a southern accent. I also love that I can hide it.

91. I get tiny red splotches on my forehead when I sob out of extreme sadness or anger. This is rare, but something I love about me, that you can literally see the extent of the emotion on my skin.

92. I love watching live musical theater.

93. I love lakes and lake houses.

94. My first real kiss was in 9th grade after school on school grounds. It was unexpected. I wanted a do-over and got one.

95. I love Jackie Kennedy’s style.

96. I took dance lessons for 14 years. I hated 90% of it, but I’m glad I have rhythm.

97. I like to see things get used up, like things that are stockpiled like canned foods, soaps, and toilet paper. Yes, I frustrated that they keep coming back in piles.

98. I’ve never gotten a speeding ticket. Oh my God, knock on wood!

99. I never thought I’d get here.

100. Look ma, no hands.

101. Because I can't shut up.

102. I hate John Cage and pretty much all language poetry.

103. I hate it when people use LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

104. I buy shoes, lots and lots of shoes. This does not make me that much different from other women, just confirms that I have estrogen coursing through me.

105. I will always send a thank you note late, if at all. And I'm not proud of it.

106. I just don't understand when people don't have soap or hand towels beside their bathroom and/or kitchen sinks. GROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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