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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Annie, Crash & Me 

A couple of weeks ago, I was contemplating belief systems in a blog entry.     Since then, I've given quite a bit of thought into what makes me who I am . . . in simple terms.     To be honest, that is a harder task than it sounds.     I challenge everyone to give it a go (and, when you do, be sure to post a link back here and let me know where your condensed-version is posted).     Since I originally made reference to the exchanges between Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon in Bull Durham (1988), this blog entry is appropriately titled, "Annie, Crash & Me."

So, without further ado, I give you my pronunciamento, condensing my existence into a few words that, hopefully, encompass who I am . . .

I believe that "Southern by the grace of God" is not just some catchy phrase, but gospel.     I also believe that "Southern Belle by the grace of God" is Chapter 2, Verse 1 of that same book.     As for me, "Protected by Smith & Wesson" is not just some bumper sticker on the back of a redneck's pick-up, but exactly what my home and person are.     I believe that, when needed, kicking up the southern accent a few shades a'la Steel Magnolias -- coupled with a hair flip, coy eye contact, and a sly smile -- will get you practically anything you want or need.     I believe that there is no such thing as too many shoes, too many purses, too much jewelry in the jewelry box to choose from, or too many "pretty, pretty boys that [she] calls friends" (thank you - D. Felder/D. Henley/G. Frey).     I believe that there's something magnificently freeing to slipping into leather, strapping on a helmet and straddling the back of a Harley-Davidson.     I believe that the saying "A bad day at the beach is better than a good day at work" isn't just a saying, but a fact!     I believe in Birkenstocks, tie-dyed t-shirts, and denim - and, I also believe in silk, cashmere, lace and 6" f.m. heels.     I believe every day starts with slipping into Victoria's Secret!    *and I have a platinum Angel card to prove it*     I believe there are high-maintenance occasions, and no maintenance days.     I believe that Spring/Summer means only O*P*I Chick-Flick-Cherry and Autumn/Winter means only O*P*I Vampire-State-Building.     I believe in heavy metal, cool jazz, classical, classic rock -- and being open to lots of new experiences . . . whether visual, auditory, physical, or even a completely other realm or dimension.     I believe in surrounding myself with friends who share the same twisted sense of humor that I have, and enjoy every moment we share together!     I believe life is an adventure -- and I bought tickets for all of the thrill-rides!

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