Who's Susie?

Wanna know who I am? Check in here from time to time for new random quick ones about how I operate.

I prefer windows to air conditioning.

I like my iced coffee to taste like melted down coffee ice cream.

Hootie and the Blowfish make me smile.

I pick at my scabs. I know it's gross, but I do it anyway. I also carry band-aids with me at all times.

I also pick at my cuticles.  Almost constantly.  It's also gross, and it annoys the hell out of others, but I don't really care.  It's a compulsion and I can't help it.  The band-aids often come in handy with this, too.

I love peanut butter and jam sandwiches. Especially on toast.

I have a sick fascination with extreme weather, and with weather generally.  I love natural disasters.  I think being able to watch a storm roll in or pass by is pretty damn cool.  Thunder scares me a little, but lightening does not.

Along those same lines, I'm also pretty fascinated by any kind of natural extremes - the North Pole, the South Pole, Everest, K2, Kilimanjaro, the islands of the equatorial Pacific, the deep ocean, the list goes on and on.

I only watch soccer during the World Cup, but I often wish I watched it more often.

I used to play rugby, and I miss it terribly.

Generally, in most aspects of my life, I feel like a kid who snuck into the grown-ups table, and now I have no idea what's going on around me.  I think this might be a good sign that I'm not ready to have kids and may never be.

Lately, I really want to go and live in another country.  Like, for good.  It's weird how France is looking more and more appealing every day, and I don't speak a word of French.

I hate my career.  Not my job, but my career.  To the contrary, if I must be stuck in this career (and it's really starting to look like I must), I like my job.

At any given time, pretty much no matter where I am, if you asked me where I'd rather be, the answer would almost invariably be "at the beach."

I develop crushes on rock stars a little too easily.  The dirtier and more drug addicted they are, the easier it is for me to crush on them, or so it would seem. You name him, and I've probably had a crush on him at one time or another.

Similarly, I'm mildly obsessed with Jason Statham and everything he does.  I don't seem to get that way with other actors, though.

I'm pretty much incapable of going to the movies and not getting popcorn.  Even if I just came from dinner.  Even if I brought snacks of my own.  It's like there's an addictive chemical in the popcorn that makes it next to impossible for me to walk into a movie theater and not get some.

There's been a rule in my car for as long as I've had a car that when Pink Floyd comes on the radio, you're not allowed to turn it off.

The opposite rule applies with Smashing Pumpkins - Billy Corgan's cue ball head is not allowed to sing in my car.  Ever.