Getting to know me....

I am so outgoing and don't mind sharing information, but every so often I say something that totally shocks the people around me. I get comments like "I am so surprised." or "I would never have guessed that about you." So I decided to do a blog about things that might surprise you about me if you knew them. So here it goes...


I am well known for my love of country music. Everybody that knows me knows me as a die-hard country music fan. But did you know that one of my favorite songs is Paradise City by Guns N' Roses.  And that I absolutely love any song sung by Bon Jovi. Yes, I was a fan of the Big Hair Groups of the 80's. 

On the other hand, I love Beethoven and have times at home where I put on a classical piano music while I clean house. 

My all time favorite song of any genre is Take it to the Limit by the Eagles. 


I love to read. Romance novels are my greatest love. All my reader friends swap book recommendations for our favorite romance novels. But if there is a new John Grisham book out, it goes to the top of my MUST READ list. I am a true fan of his and have read almost everyone of his books. Even though I love romance novels and Danielle Steel is the Queen of romance novels but I have only read two or three of her books ever.


I don't watch a lot of television. But when I do, it is usually The Voice or a comedy. But I love to watch American Pickers, Counting Cars and Pawn Stars. Over the past month or so I have become addicted to a show that my granddaughters watch. It is geared to around the 10 year old age group, but one of them had it on and I was mesmerized. So much so that I have my DVR set to record every single episode and I take a couple of nights a week and do a marathon to get caught up on what is happening on it. It is called Maco Mermaids. I just love it.


As with books, I like my movies to mostly be romances. Dirty Dancing, Sweet Home Alabama and The American President top my list of favorite movies. But I some older ones I own that I just love. My all time favorite movie ever, ever, ever is Summer Magic starring Hayley Mills. I watched it when I was younger and it will always be my favorite. But I also love the old musicals like Oklahoma and South Pacific. My favorite musical ever was Lil Abner. And my favorite old movie was Spencer's Mountain with Henry Fonda and Maureen O'Hara.


I am a picky eater. But I love comfort food like pizza, hamburgers and hot dogs. I adore fried chicken with mashed potatoes, brown gravy and corn on the cob. And I could eat breakfast for supper every night. But my favorite meal is hamburger browned and mixed in with Velveta cheese, milk, butter and noodles and a big skillet of fried potatoes with onion, garlic powder, and black, red and white pepper on them. And normally I never put pepper in my food, but fried potatoes, I do. 


If you follow my blog or are friends with me on Facebook or know me in "real life" you know of my love of flip flops. I patiently count the days starting in February and watch the weather daily, just so I will know when we will peak 55°. Then I start bringing them out. And come October/November/December I start dreading the day I have to drag out shoes and socks. But do you want to know the truth? I would rather be barefoot than to even wear flip flops. Flip flops are as close to barefoot as you can get, but if I am sitting at my desk or if I go outside at home these little tiny feet of mine are happiest if they do not have to have anything on them at all. When I was little, it would take longer to wash my feet that it would to do the rest of my body and wash my hair. Simply because I ran around and played outside barefoot most of the time. I love not wearing shoes. It is that simple. 


Simply Linda said...

I totally agree--flip flops are the best...and I prefer barefoot as well. I am so tired of wearing snow boots and being confined, lol. Enjoyed getting to know you. Blessings

Debbie Huffaker said...

I think I knew most of those about you. ;) I can't handle flip-flops...I think because I had to wear them all summer long growing up...and keep them clean....the old-timey ones! Plus the thing that goes between my toes hurts....boooo!!! Yes, I'm obviously a whiner this morning. LOL HOPE you have a great Leap Day.

Terri D said...

What a fun post! Since we are "newer" friends, I learned a lot of new things about you! I did know about the flip flops...but not the bare feet! Thanks for sharing your little known facts about you!