The lovely Terri at Lakewood Manor tagged me to tell 7 things about myself that no one else knows....now, this is a challenge since I have a pretty big mouth and am usually an open book. What is there to hide? I turn 51 in a couple of weeks so, at this point in my life, I might as well BE open! Sad to say, I have no real exciting or interesting news to share about myself. I have never been to jail, never been in a bar fight, have no DUIs, never been in rehab and have no *tell all* lovers in my past. I guess this is why I never made it big in Hollywood. I flunked the admissions test. Story of my life... Ahem. But I will attempt to unearth 7 things that you may not know because I adore Terri and she tagged me! Go visit her if you have not yet done so. She is a super lady.1. I can probably act out every single episode of The Andy Griffith Show verbatim. Ditto I Love Lucy, Leave It To Beaver, That Girl, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Bob Newhart Show, Kate And Allie, Cagney And Lacey and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Yup, I was addicted to these shows. Still am...I have all that are available on DVD and still watch them. Seeing them again, through Grace's eyes, has been a blast. On that note...I do NOT have all of Brian's television series episodes memorized. Shocking isn't it? Most were not on long enough to fully log into my brain! I did, however, LOVE his Birdland and it WAS a super show. Great cast and superb writing. Just one of those things. Yet, I DO have his appearance on Cagney and Lacey memorized...I wonder why...hm... And please do not ask me if I watch any reality shows. Nope...I will be the one person in the country NOT watching because I am much too busy working on my Aunt Bee lines from Episode 25. "Oh Andy! I am so worried about the boy!" 2. I wanted to BE Rhoda Morgenstern. Uh huh. When every other female on the planet wanted to BE Mary Richards, old Susie Q wanted to be Rhoda. Rhoda was artsy and cool and had one heck of a groovy apartment. The beads must have swayed me. She was sassy and hip and cool and so New Yorky. That's not a word? Well, it SHOULD be. I will speak to the people at Webster's about that. And I wanted to be a window dresser, like Rhoda. Oh what a thrill to be able to dress Macy's NYC windows...that would be Heaven to me. 3. I would love to be Christiane Amanpour for a week. She is amazing. One of my heroines. Classy, sharp, intelligent, brave and cool under pressure. She has one of my dream jobs and makes it all look so easy. She tried to interview my husband once....long story....he asked that she speak with some of the guys who worked for him instead. That's Bill. Still, he did tell her how much I admired her...the woman rocks. 4. I am terrified of fire. I guess that is what having a fire fighter father will do for you. I can handle just about every other threat to life and property: hurricanes, termites, telephone solicitors...without breaking much of a sweat. But yell "FIRE!" and I go into a fetal position. Sad really. Embarrassing when it happens at a military ceremony. "That 21 gun salute was amazing...Um, where IS Sue?" "Oh yeah...that would be her writhing on the ground." 5. I get rattled around anything HUGE that MOVES. Okay, no snickering now. And no, this does not include Mr. Dennehy although I did get rattled around him and yes, he IS a big guy and yes he does move. Ah..where was I? Oh, I am talking HUGE things that MOVE like battleships and jet planes and machinery and aircraft carriers and, well, I guess you get the picture. Why? I have no idea. I actually get sweaty palms and heart palpitations. I mean, have you ever stood next to an aircraft carrier? Whoa. And yes, I did get sweaty palms and heart palpitations when I saw Brian too but that is a different saga. 6. I often go to sleep arranging furniture in my head. No sheep counting for Susie Q. I don't want to have to clean up after them, cute as they are. Nope, I re-paint walls, add wallpaper, arrange tablescapes and move couches. IN. MY. HEAD. Easier that way...less sweat equity. But really. I will also place my stuff in other houses, ones I have toured and yes, those which belong to my friends and family members. I guess I am a frustrated interior decorator but it does help me drift off to sleep. Calms me. Weird huh? Hey now...you did not have to agree so darned quickly! 7. I name things...cars, lawn mowers, the spider making the very cool web by our garage door...they all get names. The washer and dryer are Archie and Reggie, the car is Olympia, my *green* husband's push lawn mower is Jerry. The spider is Sadie if you were wondering. The refrigerator is Gloria. The stove is Joe. I haven't named the dishwasher yet...working on it. Any suggestions?
So, have I completely lost your respect? Oh....never had it? Well then, I am safe huh? Would you like to play this fun game? If so, TAG! You are IT! I hope your day is going well....have a lovely evening and I will see you all tomorrow!