I usually have much more of an intro, but I was so thrown by Margo's Favorite Piece of Trivia (see below) that it's all I can think about right now. Seriously. It freaked me out.
Besides, it isn't my intro you're interested in, right? So let's get straight to it!
Book currently reading:
My Kitchen Wars by Betty Fussell. It’s a great memoir of domestic life in the 1940s through the 1970s. It includes vignettes from the author’s college days, when women weren’t allowed to wear pants, through her years as a faculty wife at Princeton, when the university refused to let her take classes because she was a woman. Reading it makes me feel grateful to be a woman in the present generation.
Last Movie Viewed:
It isn’t a movie, but an old TV show—Gidget starring Sally Field. I loved it when I saw it in syndication when I was little, and I still love it now. I grew up in New York City and I can barely swim, but I guess I’ve always secretly longed to be a California surfer girl.
Edward Gorey. Last summer my husband and I visited his house in Cape Cod, which they’ve made into a museum. He lived there with over 25,000 books and six cats, and they even have his trademark raccoon coat on display. (Apparently he felt so guilty about having a raccoon coat that he eventually stopped wearing it, and allowed a raccoon family to live in his attic as a sort of a penance.)
The word "anyhoo." My sister hates that word also, as well as "whatnot," so of course I’ve enjoyed repeating them to her incessantly with the sole purpose of driving her insane. She returned the favor by repeating "preggers" to me when I was pregnant. That word makes my skin crawl.
For my birthday this January, my husband bought me The Murray’s Cheese Handbook, which has a section entitled “Cheeses to Eat Before You Die,” so we’re slowly making our way through that list. We most recently tried the Burrata, which is a hollow ball made of fresh buffalo mozzarella filled with oozy cheese curds and cream—it’s insanely delicious.
The aforementioned cheese, chocolate in all forms, pie, and watching Wife Swap on TV.
There’s a neurological condition called Alien Hand Syndrome, in which one of your hands acts with a mind of its own—it could even unbutton your shirt during a business lunch.
Going into dark basements by myself.
The ten-day tour will wind up tomorrow, with Mindy at Propernoun.net. If you've missed her other stops, here's a handy-dandy list of links:
3/19: Colleen Mondor at Chasing Ray
3/20: Lizzie Skurnick at theoldhag
3/21: Jen Robinson at Jen Robinson's Book Page
3/22: Betsy Bird at Fuse #8
3/23: Kelly Herold at Big A Little A
3/26: Liz Burns at A Chair, A Fireplace and a Tea Cozy
3/27: Jackie Parker at Interactive Reader
3/28: Little Willow at Bildungsroman
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But wait, there's more! If you'd like a free copy of Cures for Heartbreak, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a different winner on each day of the tour.
**That was for you, Margo.