September 8, 1969
|Me in a nutshell||
Quiet (except when I yell), motivated (but not exactly a self-starter), hard worker (except when I need a nap), hypochondriac who self-diagnoses (and self-medicates with an herbal remedy or the occassional cocktail–whichever is handy)
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|I NEVER go without these||
Erase Paste, sunscreen, mascara, lip balm
|Biggest splurge or steal in my closet||
Black wool Diane Von Furstenberg dress, long-sleeved. I got it at Loehman’s on the cheap (i think it was $60) and it’s a perfect LBD for winter…forever!
|do-gooder: Why I am one||
I walk instead of drive when I can, and when I drive, it’s in my Prius. I bring my own grocery bags. I buy local and organic produce whenever possible. I almost always check out my local small businesses for things I want or need before heading to the big box stores. It’s not much, but every little bit helps.
|read, watch, listen:Favorite books||
Rules of Civility, The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, East of Eden, D.V. (I’m reading this now…what a hoot), Gore Vidal’s Lincoln, Attonement, Jane Eyre, A Tale of Two Cities (I’ve read this book in its entirety more than any other), Love in the Time of Cholera…
Bruce Springsteen, The Killers, Elvis Costello, Arcade Fire, Rolling Stones, Elvis, The Pretenders….wow, my age is showing…I won’t put Neil Diamond…
|Favorite TV shows||
Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Project Runway
My Man Godfrey, His Girl Friday, Platinum Blonde, The Philadelphia Story, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Artist, Chariots of Fire, Schindler’s List, Cinderella Man, It Happened One Night, Sunset Boulevard, Auntie Mame, The Apartment, H.U.D., My Fair Lady, Gigi, The Graduate, Hello Dolly!, Airplane, The Godfather, Cabaret, The Godfather, Jaws, The Deer Hunter, Reds, Raiders of the Lost Arc (the 1st, original and best), Tootsie, The Big Chill, Broadcast News, Altered States, Lady Jane, The Remains of the Day, Life is Beautiful, The Pianist, Midnight in Paris
|home & living:My favorite room in my house||
My Patio/balcony…small, cozy, inviting
|potluck:Five people (dead or alive) I’d invite to a party||
Diana Vreeland, Anna Wintour, Elvis Presley, Thomas Jefferson, Gore Vidal
|beauty & fashion: I can skip these||
Fake nails and eyelashes.
|eat, drink, be merry: Tell us your go to meal||
Tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil…on pasta, on fish, as a sauce, as a salad, by themselves, with bread—YUM. Add some mozzarella and fugetaboutit
|If I were an 80’s movie/tv/music star, I’d be||
Molly Ringwald. Did any teen of the 80’s NOT want to be Molly?