OK, for those of you who are back this week for the remainder of the Facebook-inspired "25 Random Facts About Me" (because why should I do that on Facebook for free when I can get paid to do it here?) here they are ...
No. 16: Yes, it's true that I watch too much TV but it didn't hit home until I heard that Obama was appointing "Locke" to Commerce Secretary this week and I honestly thought that he'd be the perfect choice because, let's face it, there's nothing he can't do on that disappearing island on "Lost," am I right? Then, someone told me Locke was actually some governor from Washington. OK, huge disappointment. I'm betting this guy couldn't find the hatch or the Orchid with both hands and a flashlight.
No. 17: I once won an essay contest to have breakfast with Doug and Julie from "Days of Our Lives." They were nice but didn't eat much. Julie gave me her bacon, which just tells me she is somewhat unstable, despite being soap opera royalty.
No. 18: Speaking of breakfast foods, let's be clear about this: Krispy Kremes, yes; bagels, no.
No. 19: Favorite old song: "Free Bird." Favorite newer song: "Viva La Vida." Both make me cry every time I hear 'em.
No. 20: Best moment of my life: When they placed my newborn baby girl in my arms and she was all plump and pink and perfect.
No. 21: Next best moment: A few seconds after that when it occurred to me that I could drink coffee and margaritas and get highlights again.
No. 22: I once got six straight "F's" in conduct in middle school. Apparently there was a problem with "too much talking during class" and "failure to turn in work on time" and "rolling tiny little cigarettes full of oregano and selling them as joints in study hall." Some school administrators have NO sense of humor.
No. 23: I am so horribly craft-impaired that I have to pay someone to sew a button on my shirt. Seriously. On the plus side, I do mow my own grass and can make a very respectable bread pudding.
No. 24: I have been on national TV twice and sounded like a hick both times. Being on TV is a lot harder than watching it (see admitted obsession above). If you're a Southerner, it doesn't matter what you're being interviewed about because there's just something in your DNA that's gonna make you blurt out, "It sounded like a freight train" even if the story is about the stock market not a tornado rippin' through the Afterglow Estates Trailer Homes. We just can't help ourselves.
No. 25: These lists are really depressingly egocentric, aren't they? Enough about me. What do YOU think about me? On second thought, don't answer that.