I Bring You “D”

I have never been more impressed with bloggers who post every day regularly.

It’s not that I necessarily don’t have a lot that I want to write about, it’s that I want to mostly focus my blog on my family and occasional odd situations I encounter. It would probably make sense for me to find another outlet for my more politically minded posts, but they are pretty sporadic and often are in some way connected to Alex. Everything is connected to him these days. The life of a mom, I guess.

So today, I am thanking the wonderful ClumberKim for passing on the letter “D” to me. Here’s how it works (thanks, Uncle Crappy!): You leave a comment on this post, and I’ll assign you a letter. You write about ten things you love that begin with your assigned letter, and post it at your place. When people comment on your list, you give them a letter, and the chain continues on and on.

I bring you: The Letter D!

I grew up dancing. As a young child, I was a gymnast. I rolled and tumbled with the best of them, but quit when it became too competitive. Moving on to dance, I fell in love. I took ballet, jazz, modern and tap, but my passion was definitely in tap. I continued to dance throughout young adolescence, but gave it up in the middle of high school. I still love dance. Not only is it great exercise, it is fun

Desperate Housewives I can’t help it. I have loved that show since I first sat down with Season 1 on DVD and watched it from beginning to end during Finals period my second year at Smith. I love the ridiculousness of it all.

Denver What’s not to love? The weather is beautiful. It’s a fun city. My Great Aunt (Grandmother’s sister) lives there.

Donnie Darko: I am in love with this movie. The music is fantastic, the acting is great, and I love movies that force you to think.

Dessert: Sweets are my weakness. I love brownies, cookies, cakes, pies, you name it. I probably enjoy making them as much as I enjoy eating them.

Dalai Lama: It’s kind of cheesy to say that I like him, but I do. He came to speak at Smith before I left, and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Listening to his words and watching him interact with people was moving. Seeing him and the other monks walk around campus was a surreal experience, and it was even more surreal to see all of the pictures posted online after his visit.

Dad: Not my dad, but Zach. I love him, think he is an amazing father, and know he is going to continue to be SuperDad.

Dogs: Yes, I love dogs. I grew up with a Basset Hound and Cocker Spaniel, Phoebe and Sebastian, and was profoundly depressed after each one died. I’ve always had an odd fascination with tiny dogs that yap, but mostly I would love to own a Labrador Retriever, probably a black one. My Uncle has always had Labs, and each one that he has had through the years I have fallen in love with. His current Lab is actually a mutt named Lola. Lola is well behaved, smart, sweet, and was scared of Alex, which continually cracked me up. My mom currently has an adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Jackson, who is wild and crazy but oh-so-sweet.

Drinking: I love wine. I love beer. ‘Nuff said.

Diving: During the olympics, Diving was one of my favorite things to watch. This is kind of a stretch (honestly, I was having trouble thinking of a tenth “D” that I loved), but it really is an amazing sport.

Want a letter? Let me know!

4 thoughts on “I Bring You “D”

  1. I had the rare opportunity to see the Dalai Lama at a Women’s Conference and am still in awe and absolute love. He was so gentle, and hilarious! It was a once in a lifetime experience and I’m so glad I was blessed enough to be there.

    PS, your chubby cheeked boy is squeeeezably cute.

    (Can I have a letter?)

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