A few things you probably don’t know about me

I always like reading these about other people, and because I have some time to kill, I’m hoping those other people feel the same way.

1. I am a sucker for the cheapass mall carnivals. The ones that’re set up in the parking lot in a matter of days, with the stunningly unsafe rides and quasi-carnies that aren’t even real honest-to-god creepy carnies, just some bums that were picked up off the street and needed a day’s work. Those carnivals rock. There’s one at our local mall, and I’m just dying to go.

2. Question posed on Mark and Brian a few days ago: If you could live the life of any tv character, who would that be? For me, it’s a toss-up between Kaylee Frye (Firefly) and Harriet Hayes (Studio 60). Kaylee never says a bad word against anybody, she can forgive anything, and I wish I could be more like that. I would really like to be more of a Pollyanna. Plus, I’ve never been good with anything mechanical, which is one of my biggest regrets. Harriet…she’s a brilliant comedienne, and if she were real, she’d be my role model. A sucessful woman in Hollywood who is both funny and beautiful and manages to stick to her moral code. It’s a rare thing, and a trait to be admired.

3. I have never seen any of the Rocky films. I have no desire to see them. I’m sure they’re as groundbreaking as everyone says, but I just can’t stand Stallone. He pisses me off. I have no idea why. I see him on screen, and I immediately tense up. Something about him just irks me. I just barely stomached him in Demolition Man, and I credit that to the crazy glee that I feel whenever I see Denis Leary. God, how I love that angry Irish man.

4. I am obsessive about greeting cards. I’ve been known to spend over an hour in Hallmark looking for the perfect one that expresses my feelings exactly. I used to think that it was sweet, but it suddenly dawned on me that I do things like this with song lyrics and poems. For whatever reason, I feel more comfortable emotionally exposing myself by using other people’s words. What’s up with that?

5. I want to look like Julia Roberts. Yes, there are other, much more beautiful women in Hollywood. I don’t care. Julia Roberts reminds me of sunshine. I adore her; I always will.

All for now. Need Trigun and cheesecake.

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