My friend Sue over at Lupusranting had a marvelous meme that I meekly asked to be tagged for .
The rules are:
You leave a comment on this post and I’ll assign you a letter. You write about ten things you love that begin with your assigned letter, and post it at your place. When people comment on your list, you give them a letter, and the chain continues on and on.
You DO NOT have to do the meme if you only want to comment. Tell me if you want to do it. Otherwise you will not be tagged.
She did a marvelous job. I became caught up in the anticipation, partly because my little brain has been stumped for a blog topic for days! This is my attempt:
I was assigned the letter “N”.
I am severely allergic to jewelry containing nickel so wearing costume jewelry has always been out of the question for me. BUT recently I discovered a metal called niobium and I am so excited because #1, it’s cheap compared to gold, and #2 it’s so pretty! It changes colors when it’s heated in a particular way so often you will see it as earwires in bright colors like teal, hot pink, blue or simply in copper or bronze. Few companies are using it because it can be difficult to work with but I’ve made some simple earrings by attaching beads to earwires I purchased .
But sometimes I wear this:
I’m not proud of that but it’s true. There’s nothing like a soft old granny gown and a cup of hot tea with lemon when a nasty cold hits you.
I had a strange and violent childhood so when things got too crazy, I would grab a book and run to the woods where there was a perfect tree for climbing. Its branches hung low enough for a short little girl to shimmy up and yet it was full and leafy enough to be well hidden in. Novels became my escape from an extraordinarily nasty family. I became Tarzan when I read Edgar Rice Burroughs, or Crusoe when I read Defoe. I got a thrill reading novels that my family had lying all around our house. We may have been poor and crazy but we had tons of books! Stacks of them everywhere! And thank the goddesses for that!
I collected them for years! The sillier the better! We had a farrier by the name of Preston Sprout. Every time I heard his name a mental image of a wee little leprechaun of a man came to mind! In reality he was anything but! I recently found a great one on a MySpace friends list: Pontificus McSmarmy ! (Sorry George!)
I love it freshly grated over bananas in milk! Yum!
particularly Salento Rosso Puglia and Salento Rosso 2003 ! Inexpensive and so very yummy!
By the time I reached 50 I realized it was time to embrace my naughtiness. There’s a certain satisfaction that comes with understanding that it’s really OK to be as naughty as you like (as long as you’re discreet!)
Carbs are supposed to be a no-no if, like me, you’re prone to pudginess, but damn! Noodles are one of my favorite things to eat in the whole world. Soba noodles with sesame, egg noodles with butter and parmigiana cheese, homemade noodles in chicken broth, and on, and on!!
Yep, you heard me! I love looking at nekkid people. As an artiste I find the naked body to be endlessly fascinating. Not just the beautiful ones either! I think the human form is incredibly interesting and wonderfully varied!
Nesbitt,James swoon….His Mr. Hyde was amazing!
Norton, Edward I never saw a movie of his I didn’t love..especially Fight Club!
Neeson, Liam Ahh, those Irishmen!
Nolte, Nick I have aways loved him….