Monday, September 21, 2009

Checking In, and Honest Scraps!

I hope all my online friends haven't left me. I have great ideas for entries when I'm walking to work (or biking and flashing traffic--haha), but obviously haven't put pen to paper lately.

But I've been busy! I'm teaching cute little first-year law students ("1-Ls") this semester. Last week I saw the tremendous baritone Nathan Gunn perform, accompanied on the piano by his talented wife, Julie. I also attended a local music festival which culminated in a lovely, if rather maudlin, performance by Iron & Wine. I had drinks with my oldest son's roommate and friends who were in town for the festival (older son stayed in Chicago--he has a new girlfriend ;-)), and dinner with younger son. I watched the Steelers lose to the Bears (Wah!).

Other goings-on: Last weekend my husband hosted a guys' absinthe, oyster and cigar party. My girlfriend and I went to a guitar festival and by the time we got back to the house, there were green fairies dancing around my garden and the boys had achieved a wormwood epiphany. (In reality, they were fiercely soapboxing on politics. Yawn.)

Best of all, the beautiful Daily Connoisseur awarded me the Honest Scrap Award! Thus, I shall list 10 honest scrap things about myself. Now, then:

1. I'm not a night person at all and prefer to be in bed by nine, ten at the latest. I don't like this about myself; I think I'd get a lot more done if I could stay up.
2. I'm an indie. I want to do what I want to do and I don't mind doing it alone if no one else wants to join in. Luckily, my husband is usually game except when it comes to dancing. I wish I had someone to dance with!
3. I live to make lists. What would I do without my Filofax and all the ongoing lists within??! It's funny, my younger son is the same way. I am always finding scraps of paper with his lists around the house.
4. My parents and four other siblings are all Republicans; I'm a Democrat. My nieces and nephews, as well as my own children (of course), have *mostly* come over to join me on the left, though.
5. If I am flipping through the channels and a World Wrestling Federation event is on, I'll stop and watch for awhile. I used to know all the wrestlers, but I'm a little rusty now. I wouldn't mind being a professional wrestling announcer, like Mean Gene Okerland. I love yelling "Look at the Carnage!" and "Clothesline!" at appropriate times. I met Stone Cold Steve Austin once.
6. I've collected Halcyon Day enamels, stamps, apples, Match Box cars, matchboxes, and handkerchiefs at some point over the years.
7. I have a birthmark on my lower back that would make a great setting sun in a tattooed beach scene. (But it's not going to happen.)
8. A perfect Friday night includes a Hendricks martini with bagel crisps, goat cheese and sun-dried tomato pesto.
9. The best part of a box of Life Cereal is the "dust" at the bottom.
10. I have perfect eyelashes. No, really. They're awesome.

I wish I was more interesting. Reading this, I realize I'm really just odd. Or let's say "eccentric," shall we? In any case:

Thank you, Daily Connoisseur for honoring me with this award! If you haven't yet met this elegant and erudite blogger, please visit her and introduce yourself!

7 comments:

M.Lane said...

It sounds like you had a great summer!

Lets see, reviewing your list, 2+4+5+7+8+10 adds up to 100 in my book. A cashmere clad, martini drinking, leftie wrestling fan...what's not to like???

ML
mlanesepic.blogspot.com

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Yay! I loved reading these honest scrap items about you. Your social life sounds fabulous and varied by the way (which is in contradiction to you not being a night person)...

I am jealous of your eyelashes. I wish mine were long dark and flowing (that is how I picture yours!)... Alas I must resort to the mascara to make them alluring...

And I'm with M. Lane's observation. Your collection of eccentricities makes you highly interesting and likeable xoxo

The Daily Connoisseur said...

By the way... you are on twitter aren't you? I couldn't find you. You mentioned how interesting Dita von Teese's tweets were and I am now following her... you're right- she's the best! xo

Laura [What I Like] said...

A cigar and oyster party...sign me up!! I'm the same way about being in bed early by the way, I used to feel pathetic about it but now I've just accepted that such is life.

Fantastic Forrest said...

You have been up to all kinds of mischief, I see.

We had a cocktail party with a real bartender and he served absinthe. Yum.

The wrestling thing is funny.

I'll have to check out Nathan Gunn.

pve design said...

I can relate to early to bed!
Love this list of "honest scraps"
pve

MBM said...

I tagged you for an Oct Only post on my blog. It sounds like you have been super busy!! I didn't know you were a Lawyer? Neat. My hubbie is too.

Let me know what you think about a Chicago blogger meet up?? I'm thinking high tea at the Peninsula. It is super fun. I have no idea when to plan it?? Do you have any Chicago trips in the works?

here's my email melissabritt@gmail.com