100 Things About me (19/100)

This list is in no order of priority or importance other than the randomness of my mind.

  1. Growing up, I wanted a horse very badly but had to wait until I joined the adult work force and bought one for myself.  It was a dream come true.
  2. I really like to read especially books that others consider Swedish/Norwegian novels, odd, mysteries, and Jane Austin of course.
  3. I like jazz, classical music, alternate rock, and obscure local bands.
  4. NPR and the BBC news programs are the only news I trust (well, usually).  I especially like Marketplace and Fresh Air.
  5. Pets I have had:  turtles, guinea pigs, gerbils, cats, dogs, and my horse.
  6. Growing up, I wore a down vest in the winter so I understand kids today wearing no coat.  Now I hate the cold and I am never warm once the winter begins.  I desperately want to move where it is warm.
  7. I would rather go to the library than buy an E-book.  I just can’t warm up to electronic books although I do use a Kindle.  A Kindle just doesn’t have the look, smell, or feel of a nice old book.
  8. I absolutely hate cold weather.  I want nice warm weather with bright, blue sky all the time.
  9. I love dark chocolate.
  10. If the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice is on TV, don’t talk to me.
  11. I love red wine from South America in particular, merlot, malbec, and most of all, carmenere.  But I am not a wine snob and I really don’t know much about wine.  I just know what I like.  I try not to drink too often since alcoholism runs in my family.
  12. Pet peeves dealing with cars:  Not parking between the white lines in a parking lot; pulling up to a No Parking zone and idling; Driving slowly in left lane.
  13. Favorite Actresses:  Jody Foster. Helen Mirram, Meryl Streep, Maggie Smith
  14. Favorite Actors:  will have to think about it
  15. Favorite Movies:  Lord of the Rings trilogy, Harry Potter movies, Finding Nemo, 101 First Dates.  Before I will consider a movie a favorite, I have to be willing to sit down and watch it whenever I see it is on TV.  There are more movies that I consider amongst my favorites and will add them as I recall them.
  16. Pet peeves about pets:  People who don’t pick up their dog’s poop.  People who don’t walk their dog on a leash.  My dog is a rescue and may bite your dog if it comes running up just to say hello.  And I will protect my dog with my life.
  17. I happen to like college football.  I don’t follow it like a rabid fan but I like the way it operates conceptually.  Every year a coach formulates a team from players that have been around but with varying degrees of experience and incoming new players and somehow through the season, comes up with a team, win/lose/tie.  It appears to be a very challenging position to be in.  In addition, these players must attend class and maintain a certain grade point average.  The coach if he/she is any good, will also aim to assist in the player’s maturation into a responsible adult whether or not they go onto professional teams.  Theoretically, the players do not get paid but play for the love of what they are doing.  I am sure some may have their eye on future multi-million dollar contracts but there are many that are just playing because they love it.  I really know nothing about college football but my understanding of it inspires me.
  18. I want to move out of New Jersey.  I don’t know where but there has to be a place in this world for me.
  19. I really like Quaker Dark Chocolatey bars and they are only 140 calories.  It is very hard to just eat 1.

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