Inspired by Meredith's post over on It's Like This, I thought I'd share five tidbits about myself that you may not know.
1. I am rather skilled at cracking eggs. It's one of my hidden talents. Nary a speck of shell escapes my watchful eyes or nimble fingers. Egg whites only? No problem. Bring it.
2. If I find a song to be funny, then it gets added to this internal list of go-to, pick-me-up tunes. In fact, it's my main criterion for non-ballad songs. Favorites include "Potential New Boyfriend" by Dolly Parton, "Private Dancer" by Tina Turner, and "Stay With Me" by Rod Stewart. Oh, and "Barracuda" by Heart. The more dramatic, the better.
3. I hate Lucite furniture. Hate. I get it. It's "modern" (sarcastic quotes) and doesn't take up visual space. But it seems like such a dust and fingerprint magnet. People tend to throw a damn Phillipe Starck Ghost Chair in a room and call it done. My initial reaction is always this thought: Oh. How clever! I can't help it. Then I think: You just spent $300 on a piece of molded plastic that's ugly as homemade sin. Congrats!
4. I have a twin brother. And in the ways that we're different, we're so different. But I'm coming to realize that the older we get, the more we have in common. Friends who have known us for many years now swear up and down that we have the same sense of humor. That's hard for me to see, but sometimes it takes a third party to point out these things.
5. It's a rare day that I don't quote Home Alone, Clueless, or something from The Golden Girls. Rare. Like I often follow a food order with I'm not drivin', a la Kevin McCallister. These are fine examples of entertainment media that I can count on to make me laugh, regardless how many times I've seen them or how accurately I can quote them.