Aw, thanks, Nathan...ya lil' %@#&! *g*
Oh no! Santa's Secret Margaritas would be lovely!
Actually, I don't have knick-knacks, I have two cats. I do have a windowsill devoted to a bunch of rocks from all over the world, some carved elephants, and a few carved buddhas. That's about the extent of 'stuff that's not books'. Local is NOT boring. Learning about new people and places is half the fun.
Instruments are violin and piano. I'm sort-of-somewhat learning guitar. (that has done wonders for my vocabulary too..) My tastes? Your basic eccentric conservative, I think. I do like wildlife and natural history, but know absolutely nothing about mythical creatures (unless dust bunnies count as mythical?)
Historical interests go in context of whatever I'm doing at the moment. Right now, I'm fighting my way through an Italian book of 20th century Russian poems. Painful, but enlightening. I've learned a lot.
I live in the mountains, but love the ocean best of all. Romantic, yeah. Not like the harlequin novels though, more like moonlight and marshmallows.
Oh, you and your poor secret sources. (and I can't wait for the story of the brilliant idea, you know...it screams to be a mudcat christmas carol)