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I am an animal lover! I love cats, dogs, and my favorite being horses,
but I love almost all creatures, great and small. I am not one that is
afraid of spiders and snakes, mice or toads, or any others, with the
exception of wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets, which I'm allergic to
and I stay away from.
I like most foods, with only a few exceptions, such as mince meat pie
and fruit cake. I drink very little alcoholic beverages, for two
reasons. Most of it, I do not like the taste and I'm not into
self-punishment. ...And I do not like having control of myself. Illegal
drugs I won't even consider, period. Even prescription drugs I avoid as
much as possible. I have more faith in proven holistic treatments and
natural substances with their lack of side affects.
For the most part, I like people and I try to accept them the way they
are. However, I do not like people that are only out for themselves with
no regard for or what their self-seeking ambitions will do to another. I
do not like people who enjoy putting others down to make themselves
"appear" like they're better. I hate it when others assume to know me
better than I know myself and will therefore, assume what I know, I'm
thinking, I'm feeling, etc.. Nor do I like it when people brag and boast
about themselves. Constant self horn tooters as far as I'm concerned,
must be insecure individuals and need to convince themselves of their
'greatness'. The greatness of a person will radiate to those around them
and interact with naturally without self initiation.
Television: There isn't too much worth watching anymore, really, in my
opinion. I like all of the CSI shows, NCIS, some news' programs and some
old re-runs. Other than Extreme Makeover (homes) and Dancing with The
Stars, I detest reality TV such as Survivor, The Bachelor, and so forth.
Funniest videos I like. My favourite older TV shows were: Magnum P.I.,
Touched By An Angel, Hogan's Heroes, Mash, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,
Frasier, Star Trek, and countless others.
Movies: I am not the biggest movie person, but I liked War Of The
Worlds, Forrest Gump, The Silence Of The Lambs, The Godfather, Dances
With Wolves, Pretty Woman, and I like even older movies like The Sound
Of Music. The Wizard Of Oz and The Ten Commandments I can't ever watch
too many times. I like movies with animals, like Homeward Bound, for
example, and movies that are wholesome and viewable by all ages I
prefer. I DETEST pornography in ANY form. I do not enjoy watching
violence. There's more than enough of it in the real world, thank you.
Romantic movies with tastefully done love making scenes are okay.
| ~ Angela Lansbury
~ Anne Baxter
~ Barbara Eden
~ Bette Midler
~ Betty White
~ Candice Bergen
~ Carol Burnett
~ Cloris Leachman
~ Della Reese
~ Donna Mills
~ Emily Procter
~ Emily VanCamp
| ~ Farrah Fawcett
~ Fran Drescher
~ Jaclyn Smith
~ Jane Seymour
~ Jane Wyman
~ Jean Smart
~ Jean Stapleton
~ Joan Collins
~ Jodie Foster
~ Judith Light
~ Judy Garland
~ Julia Louis-Dreyfus
| ~ Julia Roberts
~ Julie Andrews
~ Katherine Helmond
~ Kerry Washington
~ Kirstie Alley
~ Linda Gray
~ Loretta Swit
~ Lucille Ball
~ Lynda Carter
~ Lynne Thigpen
~ Marilu Henner
~ Marion Ross
| ~ Mary Tyler Moore
~ Meryl Streep
~ Nicollette Sheridan
~ Pauley Perrette
~ Roma Downey
~ Sally Fields
~ Susan Sullivan
~ Suzanne Somers
~ Valerie Bertinelli
~ Valerie Harper
~ Vicki Lawrence
~ Whoopi Goldberg
| ~ Alan Alda
~ Andy Griffith
~ Anthony Hopkins
~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
~ Bill Cosby
~ Bob Crane
~ Carroll O'Connor
~ Charlton Heston
~ Chuck Norris
~ Clint Eastwood
~ Craig T. Nelson
~ Danny DeVito
| ~ David Caruso
~ David McCallum
~ Dick Van Dyke
~ Don Knotts
~ George Clooney
~ Harrison Ford
~ Henry Winkler
~ Jerry Seinfeld
~ John Ritter
~ John Wayne
~ Kelsey Grammer
~ Kevin Costner
| ~ Kevin Sorbo
~ Larry Hagman
~ Lee Majors
~ Leonard Nimoy
~ Mark Harmon
~ Marlon Brando
~ Michael J. Fox
~ Michael Landon
~ Patrick Stewart
~ Paul Newman
~ Redd Foxx
~ Ricardo Montalbán
| ~ Richard Gere
~ Robin Williams
~ Scott Baio
~ Tim Conway
~ Tom Hanks
~ Tom Selleck
~ Tony Danza
~ Tristan Rogers
~ Werner Klemperer
~ William Petersen
~ William Shatner
~ Yul Brynner
My favourite cartoon character: Garfield
My favourite broadway show: CATS
Although I love country music, particularly classic country, for I was
raised on this genre, I also enjoy a wide range of music including jazz,
light jazz, pop, rock, classical, folk, metal, and so on. I don't care
for rap or music that has nothing to say, or consists of heavy banging
on the instruments (noise) or screaming rather than singing (more
noise). There is a difference! My favorite instruments are: pedal
steele, violin, soprano saxophone, harmonica, and accordion, but this
doesn't mean that I don't appreciate other instruments played well, too.
I enjoy so many singers and bands. I like Norah Jones and Céline Dion,
but I also like Michael Jackson. I love Jim Reeves, with his velvety
smooth voice. I like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Josh Groben, Michael
Bolten, Jewel, Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole, George Jones, and Luciano
Pavarotti. Kenny G. on his soprano sax, I never grow tired of his music.
I like listening to a good orchestral sound, but I very much like music
with a great beat like Disco and Techno. If I were too list all of the
singers and bands that I like to listen to, the list would be extremely
I love hymns: How Great Thou Art; The Old Rugged Cross; Precious
Memories; In The Garden; What A Friend We Have In Jesus; I'll Fly Away; I
Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore; Amazing Grace; and many, many
others. Other all-time favourite songs of mine are: Danny Boy;
Memories; Go Rest High On That Mountain; Walk Through This World With
Me; Amazed; Lady; No Charge; How Far Is Heaven; Old Shep; Don't You Ever
Get Tired Of Hurting Me?; and lots more. Christmas songs include: The
Gift: The Christmas Shoes; The Little Drummer Boy; and most all of the
traditional Christmas music. Patriotic songs include: God Bless America;
America, The Beautiful; Stars And Stripes Forever; The Star-Spangled
Banner; God Bless The U.S.A.; and also many more. Almost all of these
songs listed, plus many more, I've memorised and play on my keyboards.
~ Reading: Books/Magazines ~
Only occasionally do I find time to read a book, but I love to read. I love books and some would say I have my own library! Usually, if I'm reading something, though, it's reading to gain knowledge. I enjoy learning new things and expanding my knowledge base, as I also try to make it a point to keep myself as informed as I can about what's happening in my country AND around the world. I ALWAYS HAVE A DICTIONARY WITHIN REACH.
The Bible, The Harry Potter Series, The Good Earth, I Dared To Call Him Father, Giants In The Earth, The Red Badge Of Courage, All Quiet On The Western Front, All Good Animals Go To Heaven, The Nancy Drew Series, Bunnicula, Scarlet Royal (read this book 13 times), and just about all books about horses, dogs, cats, and other animals, including White Fang. I do not much care what age level they are written in. I like Peter Pan, but I had better, because this was my daughter's favourite and I read it many times to her.
Some favourite magazines:
PC World, Horse & Rider, Arabian Horse World, Equus, and several horse based magazines. Also, Cat Fancy and Dog Fancy I like, plus others.
I like quotations. Some favourites:
~ "God grant me the power to change the things I can, the ability to
accept the things I cannot, and the wisdom to know the difference."
~ "What has a person to gain, if they lose their soul?"
~ "There are many people that walk through our lives, but only a significant few will leave indellible footprints."
~ "You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar."
~ "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink."
~ "If you walk like a duck and you quack like a duck, then you must be a duck! "Quack! Quack!"
~ "Do not burn your bridges if they needn't be, for you may want or need to cross those bridges again."
~ "A stranger is a friend I have yet to meet."
~ "A friend in need, is a friend indeed!"
~ "A bird in hand is better than two in a bush."
~ "Never place all of your eggs in one basket."
~ "If the shoe fits, wear it!"
~ "Ze power of ze pen!"
I like to write quotations; a few of mine:
~ "Something that is morally right to do needs NO justification. When
the justification needs to be sought, it is already wrong."
~ "The cost of truth is high, but the cost of lies can be insurmountable."
~ "We seek answers only to find more questions."
~ "If one is prepared for the worst possible scenario, they are prepared for anything."
~ "A person's worth is in their heart."
~ "The best teacher in my life, is Life."
~ "Love UNITES; hate DIVIDES."
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