Friday, June 05, 2009

Vital Statistics

Dick posted his own and asked who's next. Here's my list so now it's my turn to ask... who's next?

I drive
a sporty little Subaru Outback Sport

If I have time for myself
I read, write, draw, take a long walk, nap

You wouldn’t know it but I’m very good at
washing dishes by hand
sewing my own clothes
finding creative new uses for used or discarded things

I’m no good at
math (numbers multiply and divide with impunity)
hurrying (I prefer life in the slow lane)
caring for the sick (I get sick right alongside them)

Books that changed me
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The Collected Poems of Rumi edited by Coleman Barks
Lives of A Cell by Lewis Thomas
Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard
Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick
Fractals: The Patterns of Chaos by John Briggs
a hundred others (at least)

Movie heaven
Love Actually
Sound of Music
Hearts and Souls
Monsters, Inc.
etc. etc. etc.
(You can tell I see movies purely for the entertainment factor. If I want to be informed, I read)

Comfort eating
mashed potatoes (preferably with gravy)
macaroni and cheese
pie of any sort (except for banana or raison)
pasta with rich meat sauce

When I was a child I wanted to be

A hermit (sometimes I still do), a writer, a teacher.
(Two out of three isn’t bad.)

All my money goes on
paying off what I owe!

At night I dream of
ridiculous things like driving large vehicles with no brakes, trying to discipline children, or kissing someone I shouldn’t

My favorite buildings
after my childhood homestead? Canterbury Cathedral, the remains of Tintern Abbey in Wales, the “Painted Ladies" near Alamo Square, San Francisco, California

My biggest regret
falling in love with the “wrong” person

If I wasn’t me I’d like to be
someone with a small nose and a very large income

My favorite works of art
the drawings done by my children and grandchildren

The current soundtracks to my life
I’m hopelessly given to oldies (of the 50s and 60s), folk and fiddle tunes, and almost anything classical

The best inventions ever
the bedstead, showerheads, paper and the printing press, the contraption for boiling off maple sap


Sky said...

with that list of comfort foods i would swear you are a southern girl! :)

meggie said...

Nice list. Think I will join you.

Barbara said...

What I love about you is that you are both romantic and practical at the same time!

Mac & cheese is right up there on the comfort foods list, I agree!

Pan's Island said...

I'll be next I think! I'll post my list sometime tomorrow. I think we're going to have some similar answers, we seem to have similar tastes. lol.

Pauline said...

sky - nope, a New England girl through and through but my Memere and my Mama could make the best mashed potatoes and mac and cheese!

I'll look forwarwd to reading your list, Meggie

Barbara - never thought of myself that way but now I will :)

Pan - I'll pop over and read...

herhimnbryn said...

Grand list P.
Funnily enough there's some stuff about Canterbury and the Cathedral over at my place!

Pan's Island said...

Mine are up now as well - a day late but they're there none the less. lol.