Thursday, August 19, 2010
Hey everyone, I'm in the last few miles of a big writing project, so today I'm opting for the facebook 20 things you don't know about me prompt. I don't really ever get on facebook so here goes, as spontaneous as I can be --
1 -- I love commercial with stuffed animals doing adult things with a good soundtrack. Thank you KIA!
2 -- I grew up in a neighborhood with an autistic girl named Michelle. Everyone called her Little Michelle. Her dad shot the entire family several years later. My mother commented: Nobody ever washed their hair in that family. I knew bad things would happen.
3 -- I love to give presents. It makes me even happier than receiving them even though I love to receive them as well.
4 -- My Aztec zodiac sign is the Death, something I share with my friend Sharon.
5 -- If my body could look any which way, I would choose Christina Hendrix off Mad Men.
6 -- A lot of my hair fell out after my big washout surgery. For almost a year, I wore clip on pieces from Walgreens. This was not the best look.
7 -- I abuse Comcast On Demand. Seriously.
8 -- I love Woody Allen, even after the Soon-Yi debacle.
9 -- Like the Pewabic pottery slogan, Life really is worth living in Detroit.
10 -- I don't like to go to bed too late, don't like to get up early. Fear of missing something -- umm, no.
11 -- I love my readers, fellow writers, and all the supportive messages I receive. The world can be a harsh place -- it's nice to know some fellow travellers.
12 -- Cleaning makes me so happy. I'm not proud of this, but it's a harmless perversion.
13 -- I'm kind of a mess. That's okay with me, but it took a long time for acceptance of that fact.
14 -- I hate the smell of airplanes, particularly when boarding. It always makes me feel like crying.
15 -- My favorite sounds are church bells and sirens. This pretty much sums up my life.
16 -- I'm not very brave about physical things like skydiving, surfing, etc. I prefer to sit on my ass.
17 -- Above my desk, I have the Janis Joplin tarot card on my bulletin board. She represents the Tower, nothing left to lose.
18 -- Everyone thinks their friends are the best friends anyone could have, but in my case it's true.
19 -- I used to worry a lot. Gave up that habit. It can be done.
20 -- I collect decks of tarot cards. My favorite so far is The Wizard Of Oz deck.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"You expect far too much of a first sentence. Think of it as analogous to a good country breakfast: what we want is something simple, but nourishing to the imagination." Larry McMurtry
Memoir suggestion: Born Round Frank Bruni
Benedictions and Maledictions