Did you read Jill Jill's Bo Bill's blog post from this past Sunday? She was tagged by one of her friends to construct a post using a letter in the alphabet that was given to her as a prompt. With it (hers was the letter R) she had to list 10 things she absolutely loves that start with that letter. I
begged and pleaded asked to join in the fun, and Jill didn't let me down. I just received an email from her stating that my letter is V. This is one I'll have to think long and hard over. It might take me days to write this post. V... What do I love that starts with V?
And who the hell helped her pick out that outfit anyway? Dinah Shore? (If you don't know who Dinah Shore is, you're too young to be here, so scram!)
Then there's Stephenie Meyers' Edward. Sigh. He's even more beautiful in my imagination than he is as portrayed on the silver screen. He's both cold and unyielding as stone, but hey, any man/vampire than can sparkle in the sunlight gets high sexiness points from me.
Vanilla. Not the ice cream though. That's just way too boring for my taste buds. No, I mean the scent of vanilla. Ah, it's my very favorite treat for the shnoz. Candles, scented oils, perfumes, lotion, body wash, you name it, and if it smells like vanilla, I want it.
My very favorite currently, is Vanilla Bean Noel by Bath and Body Works. Oh my goodness, you smooth this on and you are transported to another plane of existence.
Take one of her endearing characters, Queenie, from her first novel, Crazy Ladies. It's mid-century or thereabouts, and Queenie is an older black woman, raised in the south, and works as a maid. Assuming from the vernacular, Queenie didn't have much in the way of education, but what she lacked in book smarts, she more than made up for in her wise black-woman-from-the-south way of looking at things. And the way that Michael portrayed her voice was pure genius. What Queenie said, and how she said it made you feel like you were in the room with her, experiencing what life in the south was like way back then for an uneducated black woman.
So yep, you're darn tootin' I enjoy reading different vernaculars, especially when written by a master storyteller.
And now that I've left you with that lovely vision, it's time to hand over a letter to someone else who can try to have fun with this. I'm telling you, it's a lot harder than you think! Okay, passing off to my hot, sexy sister, Jill. You ready, sis? Your letter is P. Have fun!!!!!