Barbara Ann Kipfer
Last week, I ordered a used copy of this book out of sheer curiosity. The author has written a good number of other books on various subjects. This particular one is a compilation of things that have made her happy over a 30-year period. She began it, if I remember correctly, when she was just entering her teens.
It's not the kind of book that anyone would read from cover to cover ... I don't think! I was curious to see the type of things that made her list. Interestingly, the list was abridged. I think she pretty much cut the number of entries in half.
Five times, I randomly opened a page and ran my eyes down it. I saw the following selections:
- watermelon with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top
- people who read an article on something and consider themselves experts on the topic
- spice boxes
- smoky eyes
- zippy limes
I have no idea what zippy limes are. In essence, limes ARE zippy, or zesty, aren't they? Isn't that simply their identity? And no, I'm not particularly fond of Key Lime Pie. Once every five years is often enough. As Dexter's foul-mouthed sister, Debra, said (on Dexter), it tastes like dog shit. (Her words, not mine, but I tend to agree.)