I'm a Taurus, which means I enjoy things like luxury and comfort and being stubborn. In my case, luxury translates to decadent food and as much good wine as I can get. And being driven places (usually by the SouthEastern Pennsylvation Transit Authority). And cheese. Oh god, how I love cheese.
My biggest pet peeve is babies or animals who talk with adult human voices and, in the case of animals, are dressed as people. I cannot stand this. Correct, that means I hate the "art" of William Wegman and the Etrade baby can kiss my grits.
I truly do feel that a strapless gown looks incomplete without a necklace. It's just the way my brain works. I'm not exaggerating my thoughts on this for the purposes of Way Too Shay. Oh, but I never judge my friends for not wearing necklaces. Not ever. That really wouldn't be cool.
I like to re-read books and re-watch movies. It's incredibly difficult for me to delve into something new. But! If I do try something new and I like it, I will become obsessed with it. I'm in the middle of the first season of The Wire right now and I am completely in love with it. And with Omar Little.
so interesting, so terrifying
I was taught in Catholic grade school that God would call each of us to a vocation. The way I understood it, we would receive some sort of secret communication that would light the path for what we should be when we grew up. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a nun so that I could be the really cool nun. I received a secret communication from God that said, "If you want people to think you're cool, do theatre." That God is a scream, huh?
I applied to the College of William and Mary because I wanted to get a job in Colonial Williamsburg and I thought it would be awesome to do that during college...AND FOREVER. Knowing now that I could barely hold down my once-weekly four-hour coffee shop job in college, I'm glad I didn't really try that hard on the W&M application. I'd hate to ruin my future career in historical reenactment.
My favorite mainstream muppet is Gonzo - completely bizarre, hilarious, and genuine. My favorite Sesame Street muppet is Grover for the same reasons. I've always found Big Bird to be pretty annoying.
I like Christmas songs in minor keys or with sad undertones the best. We Three Kings, O Come Emmanuel, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. In the complete opposite direction, my favorite holiday song is Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" because it's freaking amazing.
My favorite holiday is July 4 - barbeques, swimming, watermelon, beers, and the possibility of losing a finger. What's not to love?
So are we all caught up now? You'll come back tomorrow and check out the snarky things I have to say about the Emmy fashion? Because seriously, Gwyneth Paltrow, that is not a dress you should have worn out of the house.