I love food. I love to cook. I love to eat what I cook. I love to eat what other people cook. I love to eat at restaurants. I might have an unhealthy obsession with Anthony Bourdain. SOAP is/was the absolute best TV show ever. I do not know what my natural hair color is anymore. I am seriously considering going to blonde but my mother would not approve. I haven’t smoked a cigarette since March 21, 2013 February 5, 2014. No lectures, please. I crave a cigarette every single day and don’t think I will get ever get over it. Sometimes self-doubt paralyzes me. My favorite color is purple. I have alot of 80’s hair bands on my iPod. The county my boys call home does not have a stoplight. Everything in my house is a Mac, don’t even think about trying to debate PC vs. Mac with me, you will lose. I graduated from the first class of Carmi-White County High School in 1989. The school wasn’t new, we just accepted the kids from Crossville and changed the name. Luc lives less than 10 miles from the Garden of the Gods’. Blazing Saddles is my favorite movie of all time. Mel Brooks is a comedy genius. My parents still hold hands in the car. I do not have the right words to describe the strength of their love for each other. My Grandma Seitz lived to be 102 years old. When asked what she thought heaven would be like, she said “I live in heaven every day.” Wow. We buried my Grandpa Clark the day before September 11th. It was the hardest and most painful day of my life. I still miss him. My Grandma Clark has Alzheimer’s Disease. She doesn’t live at home anymore. She is smiling every time I see her. It doesn’t matter that she doesn’t know me, as long as she is happy. And I think she is. My mother was diagnosed with Stage 4, metastasized melanoma in her lymph nodes in November of 2012. I always knew she was strong, this has proven it. She walked the survivor lap at the 2013 & 2014 White County Relay for Life. She will walk it again next year. My dad retired a few years ago, but he has not quit working. I wish he would, he works too hard. I drink entirely too much Mountain Dew. Chicago is one of my favorite cities on the planet. Cloud Gate (affectionately called “The Bean”) is my favorite thing in Chicago other than the Hyatt Regency on Wacker Drive and Soldier Field. I love St. Louis too. I love St. Louis a lot. I always take the girls to the Four Seasons and they love it too. I am a proud Democrat. No, I do not want to argue about it. I will always vote for the candidate who is pro-choice. End of discussion. I am pretty happy with the way things are right now. Not today. I am over 40 years old, but I definitely don’t feel like it. I will be writing alot about our Relay for Life team, “ Seitz on a Cure“. And I will ask you for a donation. I have two tattoos. The right thing is never the easiest. Want to buy me a present? These Manolo Blahnik’s would be perfect. I love Jeeps. I am devastated that Californication has ended. I want to go to Vegas. Bingo was his name-o. I still have one love I have thought every single day for the past 20+ years. Sometimes he visits my dreams. And maybe he will come back. Patience. I might eat way too many StarBurst. They are delicious. One day I will touch the pyramids at Giza. My dream job would be for the Travel Channel and would involve food. Kinda a chick version of “ No Reservations“. I have over 17,000 fonts. I love typography and one day I will find or design the perfect script font. I have my doubts about organized religions, but I have a very strong faith. I wear a size 10 shoe. “ The Wizard of Oz” is still a scary movie. I am still trying to get to DisneyWorld. Everyone says I will be disappointed, but I want to find out for myself. My parents have lived in the same house since 1973, it will always be home to me. I sometimes get stuck on a really good song and will play it over and over, especially if I am in the car. Our six grade science teacher Mr. Dennis tested us for blood types, I am O positive. There is no way that could happen in a public school now, but it was sure fun back then. I wish Leonard and Sheldon lived next door to me. I didn’t watch Star Wars until I was an adult. Mark Hamill married a girl from my hometown, and we used to see them at Corn Day. I can only drink white 2% milk, all other types are yucky, including chocolate. I have read all the Harry Potter books and thought they were great. Some people think I look like Flo from the Progressive Insurance commercials. I think they need an eye exam. I have the soundtrack to “ The Rock Horror Picture Show” on my iPod. Some day I will own a restaurant. The food will be great and it will be the place all my friends want to hang out. I have to sleep with a blanket, no matter what the weather. I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone. Exactly how I feel, but said by Audrey Hepburn. I have to wear contacts or glasses to be able to see. I cannot see the big E during the eye exam without my glasses. I read every day. I miss actual books sometimes, but love the convenience of my iPad. I always sing in the car and embarrass my children. My boobs are way too big and I would love to have a reduction. I have never had an ear ache. I learned to type on an actual typewriter. Yeah, I’m that old. Some day the Potato, Bread, Pasta Diet will be invented and I will waste away to nothing. Just once I would like someone to say to me, “You are too thin.” Curling is my favorite sport at the Winter Olympics. I am extremely claustrophobic. I am physically unable to have an MRI. I love to grow things. Right now I am preparing to grow herbs indoors. I was adopted when I was 6 days old, I was chosen. I love bokeh. It makes photos look like magic. I own Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album. My children will inherit it when I die. I can have an intelligent conversation about football with any man. Football on TV without Terry Bradshaw is hard to watch. I really want to go to Italy some day. I cannot watch scary movies, I have nightmares for weeks. I have to have an adequate amount of sleep to function like a normal person. I can go three days with little sleep, then I crash. My hair is entirely too long right now, but I can’t figure out how to get it cut. I could eat 5 lbs of pistachios in one sitting. I can watch “ Breakfast at Tiffany’s” over and over. I have recently started watching old movies again. I had forgotten how great classic Hollywood was. And the beauty of Elizabeth Taylor is sometimes just impossible to describe. I am definitely a better person than I was ten years ago. Sometimes it is just better to let it go. Song lyrics are the accompaniment to my life. I love to watch the Oscars. Sometimes I have to be a girl. I just love the fashion and spectacle of it. According to one ex-boyfriend I tend to do things nonsensically. I disagree. My favorite pizza is made at Dimaggio’s Pizza in my hometown of Carmi, Illinois. When I go to McDonald’s I get a Big Mac with no cheese and no lettuce and I get rid of the middle bun. Although I am definitely heavier than I was in high school, when I see skinny girls from high school who are fat now it makes me happier than it should. Too much energy makes me lazy. I have meant to start exercising for 2 years now. Yoga is as far as I have gotten. Since NetFlix I find it very hard to watch a show every week, I want to start at season 1 episode 1 and watch it til the end. I love rainy days. I’m a cuddler. All I want to do is roll over, feel his fingers entwined with mine, get a kiss on my forehead and gently fall back to sleep. I snore occasionally. (I have been told.) I would rather go to Menard’s than Macy’s or the mall. Although, I do love Nordstrom’s. The smell of diesel and the sound of big equipment always takes me to a place I don’t want to remember. I don’t wait well. I have no patience for stupidity. Ignorance is fine, but stupidity is inexcusable. Murphy is an idiot. It takes more energy and effort to hate than to be indifferent. I am scared of the dark sometimes. I hate clutter. I think Seth MacFarlane is very sexy and I love The Family Guy.