Here is the last of the series that I’ve posted in 4 parts. 100 things about me part I, II, and III can be found here.
75. I collect cobalt blue mugs from places I’ve been to.
76. I like to people watch.
77. I like to thrift shop.
78. I come from a blue collar working class background, and I’m proud of it.
79. I’m a registered Independent, fiscally conservative, who votes Democrat because they represent my interests in Labor Rights, Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, and Environmental Protections better than their counterparts.
80. I’m a night shift stenographer hired by the muse to take down the moon’s business.
81. I once had a job as a night watchman.
82. I frequently write poetry about homegrown produce.
83. I’m a 5 on the Enneagram system of personality types. Now you really know everything about me.
84. I like toys – tops, small gadgets that wind-up and glow, and kaleidoscopes. I still play in the sand. Adults call this “sand tray therapy.”
85. When I was 4 years old, my older cousin carried me around Paragon Park. I pretended I was asleep so she would keep carrying me.
86. My father was in the CCCs (Civilian Conservation Corps) during the Depression. He was artillery solider in Patton’s army and his regiment helped to liberate Buchenwald Concentration Camp. He never got over seeing what went on there. My siblings and I (9 of us!) were educated early about the horrors of the holocaust.
87. My mother has a lake in Nova Scotia named for her family who were from there.
88. I like blogging because it helps me break down my life and my writing into bite size digestible pieces.
89. My favorite writing assignment was an interview I did for a Blacksburg art magazine. I interviewed 92-year-old Ruby Altizer Roberts, the first woman Poet Laureate of Virginia. After it was published and she read it, she sent me a card that said: “You are better than the best. You read between the lines!”
90. My energy is like a ball I’m trying to keep up. If it falls it stays down for a while.
91. Sometimes when I hug people, I see colors with my eyes closed. I call this my “vision.”
92. I once spent so many hours in China Town in San Francisco that I got confused and thought for a split second that I was in China.
93. I once bought a Kachina doll on the Hopi Mesa.
94. I have Andrew Wyeth, Gustav Klimt, RC Gorham, and Susan Seddon Boulet framed prints in my house.
95. I saw Phil Donahue in an airport, Phoebe from “Friends” in Sedona, Arizona, Stephen Tyler shopping in Hingham, Massachusetts, and Jessica Lange at the 2003 Washington DC Peace March. I only spoke with Jessica and just stared at the others.
96. I saw Led Zepplin at the Boston Tea Party before anyone knew who they were. I also saw Joe Cocker around this same time with my sister Sherry. We thought he had Cerebral Palsy because of the way he contorted himself when he sang.
97. I like to make up bumper stickers. My favorite is “If we all got more erotic, we wouldn’t be so neurotic.”
98. “Recess instead of Ritalin” is another one
99. I have a reputation for peeking at my Christmas presents before it’s Christmas.
100. I don’t like knick-knacks. I just see them as more things to dust.
PS. I like lists and resist structure and authority (like sticking to the 100 things rule). I think there’s a sequel coming.