Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday Thirteen

I'm the type of person who . . .

1. . . . writes down what she wants to say before she says it.

2. . . . reads everything she sees, even the labels on food, books she doesn't particularly care for, and articles that state the opinions of "the other side," whatever that may be.

My nails don't look quite this bad today.
3. . . . bites her nails when she is bored, tired, or frustrated (and one of my most-viewed pages on my blog is this one, with pictures of my chewed-up nails, though my nails don't look that bad now).

4. . . . loves to live in the country, where the air is sweeter and the sounds are clearer.

5. . . . thinks Halloween is the best holiday ever, because free candy is definitely worth putting on a costume and ringing a bell for.

6. . . . needs to be hugged a lot, and thinks that if more people hugged and said, "I like you," the world would be a much better place.

7. . . .  believes in a safety net, because most people do work hard and want to work, but sometimes bad stuff happens and it's nobody's fault.

8. . . . makes people laugh without actually meaning to by offering wry, witty running commentary on the many facets of life (too bad it doesn't come through in my writing very often).

9. . . .  enjoys her friends and family and is often puzzled as to their actions and reactions about this and that and the other things.
Hollins University, a bastion
of the liberal arts.

10. . . . enjoys history, architecture, geology, psychology, and literature; you know, the liberal arts, those things about half the country believe have no value.

11. . . . wears conservative, nice Alfred Dunner clothing when she really wants to wear cottony bohemian tie-dye and look like this; I need to lose a lot more weight first.

Two of my clocks.
12. . . . collects postcards, Dept. 56 village houses, and clocks.

13. . . . drives too fast, walks too slow, listens well, and loves ferociously.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 214th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. That's a very good list. It requires a lot of thought to be able to do 214 such lists.

  2. Beautiful list! It's sad the way a liberal arts education is so undervalued these days. WordTrix

  3. I don't chew my nails. I trim them with my teeth. :)

  4. I'm feeling for your poor nails.
    Nice list.

    Enjoy your Thursday!

  5. I bet you press fall leaves in dictionaries too! I part L L Bean with only a flash of bohemian.

  6. Great list! It says a lot about you.

    I like a Bohemian look too, but I worry about wearing it as I'm getting older. I'm afraid I'll end up looking like a bag lady : )

  7. I'm a bored nail biter, too! And I'm a big fan of Alfred Dunner when I need to look like a conservative grown up.

  8. I like your clocks. LOL! I collect different things, too, like those little throw blankets (here they call them "plaids") or the toothpicks with the flags of different countries on them.

    And hey, I'm with you on the liberal arts thing. It's nice to know that according to so many folks, the schools of knowledge which have been around about as long as human thought aren't important - amiright? Am I?


    Happy (belated) TT!

  9. Wear those bohemian outfits! You'd look great in them! Much more interesting than conservative clothes.

  10. Enjoyed the list and seeing nails
    that look very much like mine!

  11. Wonderful post!!
    My sons (and my money!) plus DH and I went to liberal arts schools and we're all the richer mentally for the experience!
    I'd never heard of Alfred Dunner... I say step away from the the frumpy and embrace the Bohemian (in moderation) :)


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