Uh oh! Here’s another post of personal factoids. Prepare to be shocked, angered and horrified! (Well, not really but it sounded good.)
Simoa of Champagne for Lunch gave me a One Lovely Blog Award (thank you so much!) and rules call for me to share seven facts about myself. Here goes!
Fact, the First
I am a tea snob, something that is very hard on your social life in the United States.
“Oh, you like good quality tea? Me too! I just got some teabags that have lavender, jasmine, kale, papaya and filet mignon! I’ll just put some water in the microwave and make you a cup! I think I have some pumkin spice blueberry peanut brittle creamer to add to it!”
Wine snobs and coffee snobs get all the respect. Tea snobs are humored until they realize that we don’t mean stuff in bags and we certainly do not mean microwaved water or (ugh!) water warmed up in the coffee maker. There’s a reason why I usually just order the coffee.
Fact, the Second
Fact, the Third
When I’m not annoying people with silent movie trivia, I’m enjoying early music. I have a longstanding obsession with the music of the middle ages to renaissance. The first album I ever bought (I was five) was Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia to Greensleeves because real early/renaissance music was a challenge to obtain pre-internet. Now, of course, it’s as easy as firing up Spotify. I love technology!
One of my all-time faves:
Fact, the Fourth
Living celebrity I would like to have lunch with: Jordi Savall.
Fact, the Fifth
For fun, I perform a reenactment of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as a Rocky and Bullwinkle episode. I even do the voices.
“Bullwinkle! The skull is in South America!”
“Oh darn it, Rocky, I never did like grits.”
“Not southern America, Bullwinkle, South America! You know, the continent!”
You must admit that it’s an improvement and Gidney and Cloyd are much better aliens. Plus, Captain Peter Peachfuzz as the crazy guy! Let’s face it, the film should have just been the adventures of Moose and Squirrel and spared us the sight of Shia LaBeouf dressed as Marlon Brando.
Fact, the Sixth
Alas, I am completely burned out on superhero flicks and haven’t seen one since Iron Man II.
Fact, the Seventh
As a kid, I used to catch, study and release lizards and horned toads. I followed tortoises (it’s illegal to trap them in California, so I looked but didn’t touch) and wrapped my brother’s garter snake around my neck. Yep, I was officially a Weird Kid.