Although I enjoy visiting, it doesn’t seem like I spend as much time talking as I do listening. But get me onto a favorite topic and I can talk your ears off (provided you don’t die of boredom because you don’t share my enthusiasm). So for today’s 30 Days of Lists, here are the subjects that I can talk about for hours. They will not come as a surprise to any of you, since I also blog about them frequently!
Books – at a previous job, one of the consultants loved to read as much as I did and very often read the same books too. We had to be careful to not talk too long as we both enjoyed comparing notes and making recommendations.
Dogs – I can never tell or hear too many dog stories. They are an endless source of cute, frustration, and affection.
Photography – I don’t meet many photographers who are as advanced as I am, outside of my favorite boy toy. So when I meet one, I can stand and talk forever about equipment, Adobe software, social media, and places to go for taking pictures. I had that happen a while back at the botanical gardens. The other photographer and I had a great time visiting and had to cut it short because the good light was leaving.
My Daughter – she’s the greatest and I love to talk about everything she’s up to. Last weekend, she participated in a mini-triathlon, placing in the middle of the pack (the only photos I have are copyrighted, so I cannot post them). Her skin tight clothes for the event just looked like she was a bit pudgy, not four months pregnant. When I was four months pregnant, I was already waddling from the bowling ball that was sticking out in front!
State Taxes – put me in a room with the consultants, and we can be swapping stories for hours. They like it as much as I do, mostly because I’m interactive with them and have good stories of my own. I enjoy being able to dissect the nuances behind various tax positions and events, especially with someone who knows as much or more than I do. It’s just plain old fun :)
How about you? What can you talk about for hours? Will I be surprised? Let me know!
I am a backyard adventurer, philosopher and observer, recording my life in journals and photographs. Visit my blog at www.livingtheseasons.com or write me at dogear6 [at] gmail [dot] com.