Thursday, January 04, 2007

Closing Shop

Due to circumstances beyond my control, and totally beyond my comprehension, my Blogger blog is only sporadically available to me now. Following the lead of The Fearless Roxanne, I am moving this blog to WordPad. It's sad to me, really --- I don't think I'll be able to set things up quite the same over there. I'll miss my pictures of Rickman and House especially.

So, join me at When and if I can, I may throw an entry your way here, too.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Easier Than Weird

Melanie tagged me with the " Six Weird Things" meme that's making the rounds now --- I can only think of two things I would define as "weird" about myself. Does not finding yourself weird count as weird?

At any rate, that one will have to wait.

She has also, though, challenged me to come up with 10 things I love, each of which must begin with the first letter of the first name of my first grade teacher. That was Louise Polk, at Glencliff Elementary School, so I am tickled to be able to start with:

1) Lincoln --- Love, adore, worship. Practically every list I'm ever asked to make begins with him. My idol and my hero.

2) Lions --- Graceful, dignified, proud, comic, beautiful. What's not to love?

3) Lobster --- As in to eat. With drawn butter. Couldn't ever choose a live one out of a tank and send it to its watery doom, but if it's prepared outside my vision, I can deal.

4) Laughing --- Mostly, I love the sound of my children really finding something truly funny, but I enjoy a gut-busting laugh, too.

5) Libraries --- The quiet. The out-of-the-way places where you can hide and concentrate. Or daydream. All those books, any of which can come home with you. . .

6) Letters --- Writing them as well as receiving them. There is such divine pleasure in opening a mailbox to find something someone else, far away. composed themselves, addressed themselves, posted themselves. Thank goodness there are still people in the world who share my love of the non-form-letter.

7) Lasagna --- Especially my mother's. You get an occasional bite of the edge, where everything is crunchy, but not burned, or that perfect noodle with mostly cheese and meat, and just enough sauce to hold the tastes together. Aaaaahhhh. . .

8) Linebackers --- If you don't watch football, this won't matter to you. But I love linebackers. Middle ones especially. 'Backers are usually uniquely intense, and play the entire field, and make crunching hits. My all-time favorite pro football player is/was a linebacker: Jack Lambert. Yes, he played middle.

9) Lavalieres --- Necklaces I like long. Really long. (Although I always wear a regular-length pendant Daddy gave me.) Thanks to my son's theater obsession, I learned this word for long necklaces from "Chicago." See? Entertainment and education needn't be mutually exclusive.

10) Left-handedness --- Yeah, yeah. If you've been reading this blog long enough, you know the drill.

Now, I am supposed to give you (yes, you!) a letter of the alphabet to use for your List of Ten. Let's see. . . How 'bout you pick the middle letter of your middle name?