I was tagged about a week ago and I'm finally delivering the goods :)
My Friends Are My Happiest Moments:
I'm exceedingly loyal and have friends that I've known since I was a kid. Getting a big gang get together and putting on a show in the 'barn' is where I was at growing up.Being there for your friends doesn't always mean they are going to show you the same protectiveness but I've been lucky and made good choices. I have platonic male friends whose girlfriends are also my buddies and best gal pal moms who would take a hot wheels across the hand for me. There have been a few times when I was not a decent friend I have not forgotten those rare but bad mistakes. My friends are the gold standard for everything else in my life.
I Lose it When I Deal With SBC Yahoo/DSL: Unflattering to admit but true. The infernal maze of voice mail, trouble tickets and terminal hold has many of us justifiably riled and writhing. It took two tech guys, six hours and about two weeks to get my connection up.(See? Sbc can even make the plot of a cool 70's porn sound bad, they are evil incarnate) My anger is still awful though, I could just sit there on the phone for three hours with tech support and just be 'chill' right?
I've Finally Slowly Started Dressing Like a Sophisticate: Gradually I'm getting higher necklines, nicer shoes, Armani sunglasses, Chloe Paddington bag ala Rachel Fuller...When I finally get it all together I should look pretty chic ( and broke!)! But I can never find shoes that fit: For any girl that can just waltz into a shoe store, and find your size, never EVER take that for granted!!
England is where I'm The happiest: Past life stuff? Who fan thing? A place where I'm welcome? Desperate for decent tea? I'm not sure but I love that storied realm. I have a birthmark on my left thigh that is shaped exactly like England so the fairies had designs on me finding my way back. Many happy adventures await!
Public Speaking: I was a Lion's Club and Rotary speaker as a teen and then went on to speech and debate in college. I wanted control over my topics and prose so I ended up butting heads with the department directors who thought that reading Dougal Butler's 'Full Moon' was just not up there with Albee and Miller. I'm now working on a speech about Paul Robeson, hoping to fill out my FBI file some more.