Just what do Twizzlers and Ken Burns have in common?Our Cheryl had another Random Tuesday post (On TUESDAY! Imagine!) and listed 8 *Random* facts about herself. She challenged us all to do the same and I never back down from a challenge. Okay, I never back down from a LIST challenge. If said challenge involves fisticuffs, I run away screaming like a little girl. But that is another matter entirely...um...so, without any further ado (Just what IS an ado anyhoo?), here is my list of 8 Random Facts. 1. I am entirely far too attached to my collections. There. I said it. I should pare down, give away, flush, barter and otherwise get rid of many of them but I can not do it. Nope. I love each and every piece in each and every collection. The Pixar film stuff, the teddy bears, the Blue and White china, the roosters, the British Royal Family paraphernalia, the pottery, the decorating books, the tea cups, the CDs, the DVDs, the film posters, the rabbit collectibles, the Susie Q Brian Dennehy Museum and Speedy Tractor Lube Artifacts that, in number, are fast approaching Smithsonian sized proportions....oh. And L.A.M.P.S. I have a lot of them but you knew that already. Does anyone have the telephone number for Collectors Anonymous? 2. I have become terribly forgetful. Be it age, menopause, an all too busy schedule, being overly excited about the Disney Channel Debut of High School Musical 2, whatever. I forget. I forget to take things where they need to be taken or what time I need to be somewhere or to turn off the sprinkler on the front lawn (The Water Company has sent me a lovely thank you note however!). I DO have a very nice date book which is meticulously maintained and contains all the necessary information to keep me on time and well prepared. If only I could just remember to USE it. Now, where was I going with this? I forget. 3. I love children. I love the way they think, talk, walk, smile, sing, paint, fuss, yell, play, create, imagine, dance and love. I AM a big child truth be told. I have no idea who that lady is who appears in my bathroom mirror every morning. It can NOT be me. I am much too young and child like. That is childLIKE. NOT childISH. But then again, I can be childISH. But I forget why. 4. I adore documentaries. I think Ken Burns is a genius. I could sit and watch his work, totally spellbound, for days on end. The music, the voices, the photos and film...glorious. I actually remember each and every one I have seen...almost word for word. See? I CAN remember some things! 5. I love Twizzlers. Bill thinks eating them is akin to chewing on candles. Oh he of little taste and knowledge. Twizzlers are delicious. They are low in fat. How many things can say that? I hear they are really good for improving memory. At least that is what I tell myself when I remember to. 6. I could live on soup if need be. I love soup. Egg Drop. Minestrone. Mushroom. Corn Chowder. Chicken Tortilla. Chicken Noodle. Roasted Butternut Squash. Bok Choy and Tofu. Really! It is soooo good. Does anyone know if it helps to improve one's memory? Have I already asked that question? 7. I LOVE Autumn. I am at my best in the Fall. I adore every single thing about this season. The colors, the smells, the crisp, refreshing air, the holidays, the football, the sweaters. I LOVE sweaters. And I truly do not mind that it is but one step away from Winter. I like Winter. So sue me! I will just forget you did anyhoo. 8. I talk to *things*. I talk to my car. "Good morning Olympia. How are you today Olympia?" I talk to my computer...okay, I YELL at it, beg it, plead with it. I talk to my jeans..."What is WRONG with you! Why do you keep shrinking?" I talk to my blender, my coffee maker, my washing machine. I even talk to my bathtub. It is rare that any of them speak back to me although the coffee maker does have a lovely speaking voice. But I forget what it sounds like. I think I will go make some coffee..... See you all later. Have a sweet day now ya hear?
~ Susie Q