Thursday 13: 0708.16

Thirteen Things about MissMeliss
13 things that begin with N

  1. Napkins: I don’t like sticky fingers, so napkins are a crucial element of every table I set, and every dinner I serve. It drives me crazy when people don’t think to put them out.
  2. Nash, Ogden: One of my favorite poets, especially because he’s so silly. My favorite piece of his is The Tale of Custard the Dragon
  3. Nectarines: Peaches without the fuzz! Actually, they’re not quite the same, but I love them.
  4. Nesting: There are times when the best thing one can do for oneself is to withdraw for a while and just curl up on the couch with books and dogs and tea. This is nesting.
  5. New Jersey: I may be a little biased since I was born there, but it has the best tomatoes, the best corn, and some of the best beaches I’ve ever experienced.
  6. Nifty: In my effort to use the word “cool” less, I started using “spiffy” and “nifty.” It makes me smile when it rolls off my tongue.
  7. Night: My mind is most alive after the sun has gone down. I find myself wanting to write at three AM a lot, and curse the fact that I still have to engage in daylight activities to make money.
  8. Noodling: It’s doodling, but with music, or words.
  9. Northern Lights: Never seen them, always wanted to. They haunt my dreams.
  10. Notebooks: I like my moleskine, but my favorite notebook ever is a simple Mead college-ruled spiral notebook. They’re so un-pretentious that you don’t have to feel as though the words you put in them have to be good.
  11. Novels: I read many things, non-fiction, short stories, etc, but for losing oneself in a story, nothing beats a really gripping novel. Nothing.
  12. Noxzema: One whiff and I’m six years old and coated in sand and salt and sunburn. Instant time travel. Also, I really like how my skin reacts to it – even my froufrou Aveda doesn’t please me as much.
  13. Nutmeg: Grated over latte foam or eggnog, or ground for use in pies and muffins, nutmeg is one of my favorite “sweetening” spices.

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16 thoughts on “Thursday 13: 0708.16

  1. mmm nutmeg is totally essential to good egg nog too! :-) I’m a night person too. And when I don’t have specific things to do during the day its very easy for me to get all turned around.

  2. Entering comment section without knowing if I am allowed to (is this only for Thursday Thirteen participants?) If so, please feel free to delete this comment.

    If not, well….

    I agree the scent of Noxzema is an instant memory trigger. I keep a tub around just for that purpose. Other favourites in your list that I would include in mine…nutmeg, novels, nesting, nifty, Northern Lights (have seen them – breath-taking) and yes napkins!

    Now, where is the BD post? I will be back to check. Don’t make me leave multiple comments asking for it. I will! (wink)

  3. In case I forget I want to wish you the very best on your Birthday! I almost forgot that you were a fellow Leo. Mine just past (August 14) I am now 38. It feels odd. 40 is just in my rear view mirror…YIKES! Anyway have a great one! I am glad that we have reconnected.

  4. Nesting, Night, Notebooks, and Novels – all wonderful items.

    My TT is about mu Summer travels. And, if you like history, drop back occasionally during the week and answer my questions. You could win a prize. Prizes given away monthly until the end of the year (and some include downloads of my books).

  5. Nesting, novels, noxema, napkins… I’m there with you. Noodling, too. I could spend my days doing that and at the end of the day… I’d have a novel.

    Just the way my brain works.

    Happy TT!

  6. I forgot to wish you a happy birthday, too!

    And, yes, you can guess the answers to the questions. They are part of my contest. The first one who answers the daily questions correctly, goes into a monthly drawing for a prize. So, please – yes, answer!!

  7. My husband and I don’t really celebrate birthdays, having found—to paraphrase Dorothy Parker– that when you’ve collected enough of them, the novelty wears off.

    …but I love you for having pink hair at 37. Last year, when coloring my hair (and I am well over 37) I asked the stylist to make it “bright red” meaning, of course, one of the bright reds that hair naturally can be. She took me literally and dyed it “crayon red.” I was on my way to a wedding in Key West and couldn’t get the dye out—a strange experience; total strangers would stare at me incredulously and many of the wedding attendees (past students of mine) expressed astonishment. One told me it was “subversive,” which I liked….but in the end I didn’t dare keep it that color at my stage of life.

    My husband was unenthusiastic. “You look like a pillar box,” he said. (those are the red English post boxes…)

  8. I’m a night person, too. And Noxzema is a complete memory trigger. I haven’t used it in years, but if I smell it, it takes me back to my youth. (Which wasn’t really all that long ago.) Happy TT!

  9. I can’t say I’ve ever though of New Jersey being a place where yummy produce is from, so your list has taught me something new!

  10. Hi MissMeliss! Happy Birthday. You are about 10 years younger than me – yay! (For you, not me.) I hope you’re having a fab day! Michele sent me.

    OK, I have a mini-musical posted on my blog. I think it’s funny. My son wrote it and sings on it and my daughter does too. I’d love you to take a listen and I’d love lots of others to listen too! (But that’s OK if that’s too much.)

    Have a wonderful Day!!!!!!

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