Sunday, January 9

More Crap About Me

I've been hounded by the masses to update this blog, and because I'm feeling lazy, I'm going to publish this, an already-written email. A new grown-up boy and I have been emailing back and forth a bit, and he is good at giving the information, and I returned this, in kind. I added a few at the end of my own.

Color: Red. Or black. I like all kinds of colors, but I like to wear red and black or other bright colors. I tend to have a lot of office goodies that are pink and purple and way, way too girly for a woman who is 35 years old. But it's my office, and that's what makes me smile.

Books: There are SO many I love. Here are some in no particular order. The Prince of Tides, by Pat Conroy (totally different from the movie.) Set This House in Order, by Matt Ruff. East of Eden, Steinbeck. The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love, Jill Conner Browne.

Author: Pat Conroy, Martha Beck, Jill Conner Browne, Mary N., Allison F., and me. OH, and eleven-teen others that I'll think of the minute I send this email.

Wine that I can afford consistently: Blackstone Merlot and this Riesling that my father made. Damn fine stuff.

Wine that I can afford occasionally: Moet et Chandon White Star -- I love champagne!

Wine that I would drink all the time if cost was no issue: I think I'd probably stick with vodka or fine tequilas.

: Gustav Klimt.

Art that I want: If I were more discriminating, I might want more art. I have a print of my favorite (The Kiss, Klimt), and am fairly, but not entirely, content to look at paintings elsewhere. By discriminating, I mean just that. I tend to love art because someone expressed him or herself, not because the art pleases me personally or because it's actually brilliant. On the other hand, I adore vintage prints of wine and cocktails. I also was unfamiliar with Ramon Lomabarte, so I looked him up. WOW WOW WOW! WOW! I'd love to see his work in person!!! The melting clock is one of my favorite images, too. One more thing about art, I think of my entire living space as something to be adorned or modified, so all of it is pretty interesting to look at.

Musical that I thought I'd hate but actually loved: Hmmmm, I haven't been to a musical in FOREVER!

Musical that I thought I'd love but actually hated: Cats.

Favorite opera: Don't have one yet.

Best concert I've been to: Harry Connick, Jr. His show is the reason you go to concerts; you can't get any of that on a CD.

Best concert I've been to but don't remember because of a drug induced haze: This category cracks me UP! Funny!! I remember all of the John Mellencamp concert, but did have a nice contact high.

Food: Comfort foods are up there: homemade macaroni and cheese, my meatloaf, goofy things like that. I do love some breakfast foods!! Mmmmmmmbacon. I adore garlic-laden things, so all Italian foods.

Drink: Vodka. So far, Grey Goose is still my favorite. Though, there is this one that's got mandarin orange essence that is to die for. I'll have to ask my brother what it is.

Season: Summer

Day of Week: Saturday -- all mine!

Holiday: Thanksgiving -- family and lots of lazy time.
Body part on a man: Smile, eyes, triceps muscle. Hell, I don't know. I'm a sucker for a great smile, though! OH, lips! I love lips.

Second body part: Hands. Skin.

Movies: Classic - Casablanca. War - Platoon. 80's - Breakfast Club (not terribly original, sure.) Tarantino - Uneducated in Mr. QT's films. I tried to watch Reservoir Dogs once and it didn't work for me; however, that was quite a while ago, and I'm ready to try again -- that one is David's favorite.

Vacation spot: I adore cruises, so I have to say "on a ship." However, my favorite stops have been Curacao and Aruba. Land-based location: Portugal or anywhere in Latin America. (Excluding Honduras, which kind of sucked.)

Favorite non-alcoholic beverage: Coffee. I freely admit my addiction.

What I like to spend money on: Food, wine, and travel. Oh, and I LOVE buying presents!!!!!!!!

One thing I think is desperately wrong: Extreme Makeover.

One thing I think is really cool: Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

One thing I could totally live without: TV.

One thing I really don't think I could live without: Music.

The most fortuitous thing about my life: My friends.


Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Hey, I just turned 36 and my office is littered with little baby dragons, unicorns, fairies and wizards. I feel just like you do...these things make me happy.

And office, my rules! :)

M'Ary* said...

Yay! Even a recycled update is better than nothing.

Also, yay, I'm on the favorite authors list. Nana Boo Boo!

Girl, I'm gonna have to talk up the opera to you. My fav is "Carmen." I saw it in Pittsburgh, and they brought actual live horses out on the stage. It rocked out loud.

Dave and I were discussing last night that something we'd both really like to do is go to NYC and see a musical on Broadway, but NOT "Cats." Dave saw "Cats" in London and said it sucked rocks. We may need to have a conference call on this topic...

Tasty said...

A conference call it is!

Jackie said...

I love me some Pat Conroy! Try Diana Gabaldon sometime I would start with a book called Outlander. Also for some strange reason I never liked pink when I was young but love it now. strange but true.

christ*el #3tx said...


if you like that lombarte guy, you'll LOVE jack vettriano

and i hope i am an eleventeen.
will you come here so i can hug you lots, please?

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