Peach is my favorite color of rose.
I've been considering a lot lately about really knowing a person and how we can think we know someone but, either because they were never honest with us or we just both changed, we suddenly begin acting like strangers.
So, here are a few of my favorite things to help you get to know me a little better. Why should you care? Beats me, but if you're interested here I am in no particular order.
Salad Meal: Haas avocado, tomato, thinly sliced sweet onion, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Served with a slice of "good" french bread and a glass of wine.
Movie: Ishtar and Desk Set (I know that's more than one but it's my list and I can have more than one favorite if I want.)
Now if you've never seen Ishtar I suggest you at least try. This movie is usually on the list of all time stinkers but it stars Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty with music by Nichols and May and I like pulling for the underdog.
Season: Whichever one it is except winter. God, I hate winter.
Cocktail: Gimlet made with gin, not vodka, and make mine tart.
Holiday: 4th of July
I hate those little firecrackers but the big fireworks displays that they waste thousands of dollars on downtown just thrill me and I don't have to buy any prsents or cards.
TV Show: House
How can Hugh Laurie be so sexy with a scruffy face and addictive, abrasive personality? I don't know, but he is!
Music: Well, Lucinda Williams and Tom Waits, have been very high on my list lately but the one with the most songs on my iPod is Rod Stewart.
Book: I've read a lot of books in my life but the books that I could read over and over and never tire of them are "Winnie-the-Pooh" "The House At Pooh Corner" "When We Were Very Young" and "Now We Are Six", especially if there is a little one lying in bed listening to my voice as it sings the words.
Flower: Peony, even more than the peach colored rose.
Fruit: Blackberries especially if I can pick them myself, give a little blow to be sure no spiders are clinging and eat the berries there in the field. My only problem with this is the little green snakes that like to sun on or near the bushes but I'm getting better about them and only shudder for a second as the poor frightened snake hurries away. My grandmother taught me to be afraid of snakes. Thanks, Gram, wherever you are!
Tree: Weeping Willows with their graceful branches swaying in the breeze. There was one near my grandmother's house in South Carolina when I was young and I can still see it in my mind. When I lived in Georgia there was a small weeping willow in my back yard and I'd make tea from it's brances since it has the properties of aspirin.
Actresses: Audrey Tautou, Toni Collette and Katherine Hepburn
Position: Well now, that really depends, doesn't it?
Actors: John Cusack, Tommy Lee Jones, Billy Bob Thornton (this one is constantly changing)
Religion: Buddhism because the little Buddha images just make me happy and, as Wayne Gallant pointed out, the teachings weren't meant to be a religion.
Fun Place: The French Quarter in New Orleans but not at Mardi Gras
Snack: Currently it's carrots or celery dipped in hummus.
Pasta Topping: Pesto and fresh parm
Coffee: Iced with one sugar and half and half
Pastime: Toss up between driving and the ocean but you already knew that if you've been around me very long.
So, that's enough about me, me, me. Do you have anything about yourself that you'd like to share? I'd love to get to know you better.