About Me

Arizona
Sonja’s faves (list may grow each day!)

Favorite husband

  • Bill (ahem…first and only husband)

Color:

  • blue, blue-green

Movies:

  • K-Pax
  • What Dreams May Come
  • Fearless
  • Ruthless People
  • The Thirteenth Floor
  • The Accidental Tourist
  • Living Out Loud
  • Unbreakable
  • Levity
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Airplane
  • The World According to Garp
  • Zoolander
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Mystery Men
  • Blown Away
  • Total Recall
  • Fifth Element
  • Slingblade

Actors:

  • Christopher Walken
  • Bill Pullman
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Vincent D’Onofrio
  • Mariska Hargitay
  • Robin Williams
  • Tom Cruise (before he went bonkers)
  • Ben Stiller
  • Luke Wilson
  • Jeff Bridges
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Denis Leary (could do without his major smoking habit, but, hey, I don’t have to live with him…)

Favorite Sexy Older Man:

  • Sam Waterston

Books:

  • Robots of Dawn by I.Asimov (and the sequels, too)
  • The Shell Seekers by R.Pilcher
  • anything by Maeve Binchy (except her short stories)
  • Home with God by ND Walsch
  • anything by Anne Tyler
  • The Power of Intention by W Dyer
  • The Dortmunder novel series by DE Westlake
  • The No1 Ladies Detective Agency series by AM Smith

Musical artists:

  • Elton John (before 1976)
  • Warren Zevon
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Decemberists
  • Crash Test Dummies
  • Morrissey
  • Tom Petty
  • Liz Phair
  • Aimee Mann
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Cake (!!!)
  • Eels (!!!)
  • Kate Bush
  • Beck
  • Joe Jackson
  • Paul Simon

Cars:

  • Favorite cars of all I’ve owned:
  1. 1991 Volkswagen Golf (“tornado red”)
  2. 1985 Mazda B210 Truck (brown)
  3. 1973 MGB (orange with blue stripe!)
  • Car I have now: 2005 Nissan Murano (my “Black Crow”)
  • Cars I have my eye on for next time: Toyota Prius, Honda Fit, Nissan Versa

Some of my favorite things uncategorized:

  • parrots
  • that musky smell parrots give off
  • airplanes
  • firemen
  • the smell of the air before it rains
  • patterns the sunshine makes on interior walls
  • My Creative Zen player
  • A cozy quilt on a cold night
  • Gizmo’s “Let’s Party!” whistle
  • Jimmy Carter’s charitable foundation, “The Carter Center”
  • random acts of kindness
  • cooking (when I’m in the mood)
  • Rachael Ray’s “30 Minute Meals” (Okay, it takes a little longer than she says, but who’s perfect?)

10 responses to “About Me

  1. I’m very happy that I met you! Blog is a good place!

  2. I don’t know if you notice this yet or not but you won an award today.

    Your site has won a Blog of the Day Award (BOTDA)

    Award Code

  3. Been here a couple of times today. Enjoyed reading your musings.

  4. Yay! Thanks for sharing this – and thank you for adding Ornery Woman to your blogroll. We dig your blog too.

    Take care,
    Billychic

  5. hello sonja, just dropped by to check out your blog. interestingly enough… we write about similar things. hope you have a great new year. peace.

  6. Sabrina

    Just thought I would leave a note to say hello and let you know how much I enjoyed reading your blog! I did feel a bit nosey though…LOL Love ya wiener!

  7. Hi Sonja,

    I’ve looked, but don’t find… is there a way to send you an email?

    thanks,
    Nat Wildish

  8. Hi Sonja,

    To answer your question over on my blog, yes I have done some book reviews. So far, though, I’ve only done the formal book reviews that I’ve linked to in my side-bar under “My Book Reviews”. They were for a website called “Curled Up With a Good Book”. I just sent off another one yesterday, but they give me the books that I select from a list, so at least I get to have a choice, even if they aren’t ones I’d necessarily choose at the book store. I’m currently reading David Sedaris’ latest book of essays and thoroughly enjoying it – I think he’s brilliant. Kind of what I aspire to be.

    Anyway, I spend so much time writing on my blog and my own stories, not to mention my day job, that I haven’t really dedicated any time to doing book reviews on my blog (plus they wouldn’t exactly fit the funny theme I’m going for on the blog). I don’t know if we have the same taste in books yet. I looked at your favorite books list and I haven’t heard of some them, do you enjoy a particular genre? I tend to go for literary mainstream (as opposed to a specific genre) and some non fiction. I really like Christopher Moore and Tom Robbins. I like that smart dark humor.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and I shall look forward to reading your book reviews. I should have put all this in an email or something to you, but I couldn’t find a link.

    Margaret

  9. Dear Sonja,

    Hello. My name is Seth. My soulmate Audrey passed away from breast cancer last year, she was 34 years old. In her memory, I’ve analyzed a panoply of “alternative” cancer treatments, to determine their effectiveness. You can visit my “Beat Cancer” project here: http://ideablob.com/ideas/2684-Beat-Cancer

    If you can find it in your heart to vote for my idea, I would sincerely appreciate it. Whoever gets the most votes by July 31 will win a $10,000 grant to advance their project, so I’m reaching out to bloggers in the hope they can help me spread the word. Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    Seth Aronson

    “One idea lights 1000 candles.”
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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