Wednesday, March 20, 2013

5 Things

I accept the challenge to come up with five things you might not know about me, and if you already know them, pretend you didn't, then you'll be pleasantly surprised!

1. I like old movies with Doris Day, Jerry Lewis, Sandra Dee, and anything created by Alfred Hitchcock. Really, I could watch them over and over and over again and never care how many times I've seen them, then I'd watch them again. I can't say that about other movies, even of my modern favorites, well, maybe Fargo.

2. I would rather smell peonies and lilacs than any other flowers in the world. So....I have some lotus essential oil, and I really like it, I just have never smelled a real lotus, so before I add that to the list, I will have to smell a fresh one, and in order to do that, I will need to travel to India.

3. My favorite ice cream flavor is black licorice. Yes, there is such a thing. When I was a child my parents would take us to the dairy barn at South Dakota State University's agriculture college, and we would each get a delicious ice cream cone, the ice cream was made right there, and it was GOOD! They always had black licorice flavor, and that's what I always ordered. I am told they invented cookie dough ice cream, but I haven't looked that fact up to be absolutely sure I should be telling you!

4. If I ever win the lottery, I am determined to help certain causes and people on a list I have compiled over the years, as I truly believe that's the only way you can fully enjoy having so much money. However, I would also treat myself to a ride on the Orient Express....that's what I would do if I had money to burn....ride the Orient Express, yes....I can well imagine that!

5. Last but not least, you will be surprised to know, I am really a chinchilla. Yep. It's true.

Here are a few pictures of March madness:

 The snow soaked right into the ground, but stayed on the trees for a few days, very artistic of nature to have performed such a feat.
 There were little pockets of snow on the pussy willow tips, didn't capture it well enough to see here.
 I can't decide which of these I like better, but the sun was amazingly present after having been so amazingly absent all weekend!


  1. Old movies are the best aren't they? They make a black licorice ice cream??? I must try that - out of mere curiosity.

    1. Yes...I have only found it by mail order these days, and haven't been willing to pay the price, but I sure would like to taste it's a really great flavor!

  2. Yay! Love this! Especially the last one. ;-) And those last shots are beautiful.

  3. Couldn't really challenge anyone else yet....don't have followers enough!!!