Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rachael Is a Fan Girl

There's an ad campaign where a famous person is lounging in some hotel (I want to say it's W, but I can't swear to it, so I guess it must not have worked that well) and the copy just says, for example, "Judy Dench is a fan." I could be that kind of fan. I'd like to try.

But none of us are ordinary fans. Sure, we get everyday crushes. I'm a fan of Alexander Skarsgard. Of course. Yum.

But I'm also a fan of African violets.

I'm a fan of Shetland wool.

I'm a fan of Venetian lace and the smell of diesel on a wet Venetian morning.

I'm a fan of broken pens from the fifties.

I'm a fan of cleaning the grease from around the edges of stove tops.

I'm a fan of forgetting to dust baseboards for years on end.

I'm a fan of medals with no purpose.

I'm a fan of yoga and accidental Buddhism.

I'm a fan of mothers and sisters and wives. Brothers, sons, and fathers ain't too shabby, neither.

I'm a fan of novels with dangerous curves.

I'm a fan of memoirs that make me homesick for someone I never was.

I'm a fan of yellow.

I'm a fan of kissing, even though I sometimes forget to practice enough.

I'm a fan of fans (electric, in particular).

I'm a fan of ukuleles.

I'm a fan of sweetened condensed milk, eaten with a spoon.

I'm a fan of tomorrow.

And I'm liking today, too.


Juliet Blackwell said...

Don't forget to practice your kissing! Very important, ya know ;-)

I love your list of likes, and agree with lots of them, especially "novels with dangerous curves."

Poppy said...

Baseboards are supposed to be dusted? I think I was absent when they handed out housecleaning instructions. That never even once occurred to me.

Sophie Littlefield said...

ohhhh...i love your list :)

Erika said...

I'm with Poppy - baseboards can be dusted?

Oooh sweetened condensed milk. It's damn good in coffee, too. TOO good, if you know what I mean.

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