After I got my fancy new degree, I earned myself a fancy new position at work So, for the last couple of years, I've been watching my hair turn white and my blood pressure spike.
But, hey. What can ya do?
I also think I’m pretty good at learning, never mind that it took me 53 years to graduate with a degree in nothing. Formal education notwithstanding, I consider myself to be a smart fella. Thanks, mom!
What else? Hmmm. I think I'm pretty good at just having fun. I try and not let things "get" to me, if you know what I'm sayin'. Every moment of every day contains some reason to smile... so why not smile? Why not laugh? Sure, there's a time to be serious... but come on, people - relax a little!
The first thing I notice about myself each morning would be the lines creeping in around my eyes. Damn you, aging. Each day I realize that I’m getting closer and closer to finally having to admit that I’m grown up. *sigh* Booooooo. Boo, I say.
If I had to pick one book – you’ll laugh – but my favorite book of all time is The Lost World: Jurassic Park. It’s not that the content was spectacular, but it’s the first hardcover book that I ever purchased with my own money. I remember being so excited when I found out that there was a sequel, lol. It was amazing. I had just started high school and had never been a serious reader, but it started a phase of novel reading for which I am forever thankful.
My favorite movie, if I am forced to pick, would have to be The Silence of the Lambs. What an amazing story – which I had first read. I remember being fascinated by Anthony Hopkins, and the entire world that was captured on screen. Watching it back now, I’m not as affected; but it will always hold those memories – those initial impressions.
As for music – I like it all… country, rap, musicals, Disney, instrumental. Again, it all falls to my mood. As I type this, I’m listening to “Amanda” by Aisha Duo from the jazz album Quiet Songs. No words – just music. It’s kind of elevator music-y, but hey. Don’t you judge me, stranger!
Food. Oh, how I love food. I’m trying to move away from my fried food love and move toward a healthier diet, but it’s so hard! The only style of food I really don’t like is Mexican, though I can work it out if necessary. I love spicy food, so I’m not really sure why Mexican doesn’t do anything for me. *shrug* It happens, I suppose.
Picking six things, I’d say:
1. Music – it’s a connection to who I am. I loves it.
2. Wind – Wind makes me feel alive.
3. Conversation – I need the interaction of other people to survive. I’d die on a deserted island!
4. Ice water - Mmmmm.
5. Moonlight – Much like the wind, there’s something about the moon that makes me feel ok inside.
6. Toothpaste – Yep.
I’m not including my friends or family in this list, as they are not “things.” They are, of course, the most important part of my life, and they would be mad if I started listing them out on some internet dating site!
I know a lot of people who read this are looking for something casual, and I truly, honestly wish you the best of luck and all of the happiness in the world. But that is not what I want. I’m ready to love and to be loved…
See, I already feel lame!
I’m not going to lie though. Last Friday night, I sat home and watched like 11 episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. Yep.
Even if I hate you, you'll at least have done something entertaining for me :) Just kidding… mostly.