OK… so now I can’t stop doing this… Once my brain got into this mode it just kept on going. Don’t worry – I’m sure I’ll become bored with this soon too. Oooh.. there’s the start of another list… I bore easily!
103. I love old diners and restaurants.
104. I love my Birks – and other comfy shoes.
105. I was hit on by a lesbian at Lilith Fair. Yes, she was wearing Birks. No, I declined her offer. Got no problem with it – just happen to like the equipment men come with best.
106. I have participated in a major, award-winning, oral history project.
107. One of my radio pieces is in a time capsule at the Cosmosphere.
108. I can crochet and knit and embroider.
109. I love kitsch.
110. Monet’s gardens at Giverny used to be one of my favorite spots on Earth. Now the hoardes of tourists ruin the effect for me.
111. Willie Nelson told me I had “beautiful blue eyes” once.
112. I have covered all the public areas of the Louvre.
113. I’ve been alone inside Stonehenge.
114. I’ve been alone inside the tomb of Unas.
115. I climbed the Red Pyramid.
116. I love old cemetaries.
117. I’ve studied French. Extensively. Mais je ne parle pas francais.
118. I’ve studied Spanish. No hablo espanol.
119. I’ve studied heirogylphics. No hope I can ever manage that. I know a few things but no way can I read them.
120. I’ve never been married.
121. I’ve never been pregnant. (That I know of, anyway.)
122. I’ve had wonderful men in my life. I have great taste in boyfriends.
123. My mother taught me to be happy. It was a wonderful gift.
124. I have no parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles left.
125. I am fascinated by serial killer stories. No… I don’t want to marry one… just want to study them like a bug under a microscope.
126. I enjoy thinking/reading/talking about quantum physics.
127. I am part Cherokee.
128. I know how to shoot a gun and use a bow and arrow. I’m pretty good with both.
129. I’ve never been arrested.
130. I’ve never even had a speeding ticket.
131. I sued a company once for packing a worm in a can of corn. I lost.
132. I want the world to be “fair” and will fight battles that are not my own. I also think companies shouldn’t pack worms in cans or corn, and sell them as “wholesome,” but a jury didn’t agree so what do I know?
133. I love to dress up – Halloween, Ren Fest, whatever.
134. I don’t like scary movies. Fear is not an emotion I enjoy so I don’t pay people to induce it in me.
135. A drawing of my hand was used on a billboard once.
136. I never cheat. I’m a 1000% faithful in any relationship.
137. I don’t believe in keeping a spotless house – too much energy for too little return.
138. I make very good pie crust.
139. I plan great parties.
140. I don’t believe in regret.
141. I’ve fixed tea, with a dozen things on the plate, for 100.
142. I carry wet wipes with me at all times. Hate germs.
143. I don’t mind the blood on accident scenes but the sounds people make when they’re really hurt get to me.
144. I’ve never dyed my hair. (Although as more gray appears, this will change.)
145. I rarely take any over the counter medication.
146. I love Christmas.
147. I’ve never had a traditional birthday party.
148. I love my long hair.
149. I can’t wear a watch – they stop working on me.
150. I seek others who see beyond the limits of this dimension in which we live.
151. I believe in the power of thought.
152. I like good old boys – minus the trans-am and the skoal.
153. I love fun surprises.
154. My mother didn’t know she was pregnant with me for quite some time. Took modern medicine a four day hospital stay to figure it out. The local “witch doctor” had told her weeks before just from looking at her across a room.
155. I think on dozens of tracks all at the same time.
156. Writing helps me figure thing out.
157. I have a great interest in the civil rights movement.
158. I admire Mamie Till.
159. I think Minnow was right when he said TV was a “vast wasteland.” It has only gotten worse since then.
160. I love rivers. I am a person of rivers.
161. I have some issues with the concept of women’s rights. I’d like “people’s rights.”
162. I think we need to accept that there are some differences between the genders.
163. I am not politically correct a large part of the time.
164. I am not ethnocentric regarding being an American.
165. I love long bubble baths.
166. I know education is the key to solving all the world’s problems.
167. I get very pissed off at the extremes of any political situation.
168. I want to stop having the abortion debate. I want to get rid of unwanted pregnancy and therefore never have abortion again.
169. I am fascinated by the minds of people who do things far outside the “norm” – like mothers who kill their own children. Don’t want to emulate them – just want to question them.
170. I’m a good interviewer – it was one of my great skills in radio.
171. I have a good voice – if I lived in a larger city I could probably make a living by doing voice work.
172. I can’t act.
173. I can’t dance.
174. I can play piano.
175. I was a music major. Briefly.
176. I’ve never been hungry and not known food was available. That is something most Americans can say, but not most of the rest of the world.
177. I have done therapy.
178. I have been in caves.
179. I have been on mountains.
180. I have been at a volcano.
181. I have been on the sea.
182. I have looked at the Mediterrean, the Atlantic, the Pacific and sailed the Panama Canal.
183. I have done pieces for NPR and CBS.
184. I have a large birthmark.
185. I can’t tell left/right without looking at my birthmark.
186. I have won awards for news, public relations and graphic design.
187. I find the French to be lovely people. The British seem to hate me – always rude to me when I’m there.
188. I have been to an Egyptian wedding.
189. I am not a jealous sort. I believe in trust – not jealousy.
190. I have had three broken bones.
191. I have never had stitches.
192. I am impressed with people who have vision. I used to work for a man who had tremendous vision. And he could see how to take it from vision to reality.
193. I’ve never met a very powerful person who didn’t have a vice. (Think: Clinton and women; Bush and cocaine; etc. etc. etc.)
194. My family history goes back to France in the 12th century. Or so we think anyway.
195. Some people think I’m a computer geek. I’m really just a geek wanna be. I don’t know enough to be a geek.
196. I was published in the India Times once. Yeah, the one that’s published in India.
197. I came home from the hospital on Christmas Day.
198. I still have most of my childhood toys – including my first doll.
199. My grandmother was blind.
200. I can drive a stick shift.
201. I own a copy of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Doesn’t everyone?
202. I have over 1000 cookbooks.
203. I have every letter I’ve ever gotten – and copies of many I’ve written.
204. I adore perfume. Nice perfume. Expensive perfume. I wear it every day – even if I’m just in my house alone.
205. I’m not a big jewelry person. But I like to make jewelry. Go figure.
206. I love to make art with other people.
207. Making things with other people is a bonding experience.
208. I have no savings. I have debt. Money is a continual thorn in my side.
209. I’ve been to Graceland.
210. I’m not especially modest.
211. I can’t rollerskate. I’ve tried. It’s not pretty.
212. I can make truffles. And divinity. And fudge.
213. I make a killer carrot cake.
214. I’m not into celebrities. At all.
215. But I do want my Mtv.
216. I painted my kitchen blue and yellow because Monet’s kitchen is blue and yellow. Although I did use much more intense colors.
217. My upstairs bathroom color was chosen from some embroidery floss.
218. I hate snakes. Getting bitten by one this spring did not change my opinion of them any.
219. I’ve been to Nicaragua.
220. I studied handwriting analysis.
221. I love the feeling of sleeping in a chilly room under tons of blankets.
222. I have planned concerts, receptions, weddings, teas, garden tours, homes tours and dozens of other events.
223. My favorite journals are Claire Fontaine quad notebooks about 7 by 9 inches. Unfortunately, they’re unavailable in the US.
224. I love to be in love.