Sunday, March 26, 2006

What a Girl Wants

If you asked me, my dream house would be full of window seats and built-in bookcases. There would be nooks and hidey holes. A glass-fronted butler's pantry. A tin ceiling in the kitchen and a tin roof on the house. A faded, painted wood floor on the screened porch. A deep, sonorous windchime hung somewhere in the yard. And all within walking distance of a rather deserted, untidy beach with lots of tidal pools.

That's the house in which I'd live if I

had my druthers
Have one's choice. The noun druthers is a contraction of “would rather.” [Slang; late 1800s]
"have one's druthers." The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992. 26 Mar. 2006.