Archive for August, 2008


Six Random Things About Me

I got tagged by Granny Smith Green to share six random things about me. I’m happy to do it, because my Good Home well has been dry for a while (focusing on other writing projects). Dave has been kindly nudging me to post something, (Dave, you owe Granny Smith Green a big green thank you.) So here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post these six rules on your blog.
3. Write 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person you have tagged know by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is posted.

Where to start:

1. Roy Lichtenstein once gave me a private tour of his studio in Greenwich Village.
Roy Lichtenstein
The Dallas Museum of Art where I worked at the time had just closed a show of his, and I happened to be in New York with a friend who knew his publicist. He’d said to drop by sometime, so we did (well, we did call first). We did not expect to see him, but he answered the door and hung out with us for about an hour. He wore a heather gray Polo sweater and told me that he ran laps around the studio for exercise. It was during his brushstroke series.

2. I have the same heart disease that causes 20-something basketball players to drop dead on basketball courts. Hypotrophic Cardiomyopathy. I was just diagnosed two months ago. Turns out that my 41 years of a generally sedentary life may have bought me a few years. Thanks laziness!

3. I once fitted Anita Bryant, Florida orange juice queen and 1970s D-lister, for shoes at Dillard’s Department Store in Fayetteville, AR. Yay, Anita!
I posted about the day here, and to date it has the highest number of views of any of my blog entries.

4. I love wearing nice suits, but I don’t do it very often because I sweat more than a glass Coke bottle in July. And when people comment on the fact that I’m sweating it embarrasses me, which makes me sweat even more! Obviously I’m a fan of lightweight fabric, but I’ve never owned seersucker anything, except for a pair of shorts with whales embroidered on them that I got a J. Crew earlier this summer.

5. For some reason when I’m on a road trip I feel compelled to buy Big Red soda and pork rinds. Most of the time I resist dropping the cash for the pork rinds because I typically freak out when I bite into them, and then immediately wish I’d bought those Andy Capp’s hot cheddar fries instead, which I’m not sure they even make anymore. I know they still make pork rinds though because I looked for them at a BP station when John and I drove up to Cleveland to visit our friends Julie and Tommy and their dog Bob this past weekend. I didn’t buy the pork rinds this time around. I didn’t buy a Big Red either, but I did buy a Mt. Dew Code Red, which may be even more hillbilly, now that I think about it.

6. Speaking of hillbilly, I once tried to put a penny on a train track while a train was traveling on it.

So here are the folks I’m going to tag:

Jennie at Trim and Fashionable (who probably has already been tagged with this before, but is so interesting that I’m sure she’ll have no trouble coming up with six more things).
Scott at All I’m Saying (whose blog always makes me say, “where does he find this stuff?”)
Susan over at H Squared (a true Arkansas blogger)
Duane over at Potter Dad (who is most likely to take as long as I did to post his six things)
Anne, over at Indy Anne (a fellow southern transplant!).

Okay, that’s only five, but it’ll have to do.