Tuesday, April 5, 2011

These are a few of my faaaa-vor-ite thiiiiings!

I don't know what I was doing the other night but I started thinking about *laugh* how persnickety I am in my likes and dislikes and they why and the how of them...and thought I'd shoot the breeze here and make a list. I'm very fond of lists, you see. We go way back. Forget 'Nam--we go back to the French Revolution. Which may be weird, but is on my...

Favorite Things [list].
  • The French Revolution
  • Cary Grant movies (and old movies in general)
  • Snow
  • High places
  • French food
  • The way "Annapolis" rolls around my mouth
  • Good rich dirt smell (that black garden dirt)
  • That one chapstick from B&BW
  • Dry, long red wines
  • Hoppy beers and Nattie Lite
  • Highland Scotches, 18-25 years
  • Whiskey
  • Chopsticks
  • Thunderstorms
  • Sunny benches in unfamiliar cities
  • Cooking for a house full of people
  • Quiet Friday nights with an amazing book
  • Vintage hats
  • HIGH, high heels
  • Calligraphy pens
  • The scent of rice paper
  • Books with gold edging
  • Old bookstores with cranky-but-interesting owners
  • Swimming
  • Laying in the sun like a turtle
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Sand volleyball  (at which I always lose!)
  • Watching baseball
  • That feeling after a good workout (too bad I can't get it without working out, ha!)
  • Men who make me laugh and can also cook
  • Women who break their own molds
  • Children with insightful questions, like this: "So, what exactly is sin, anyway?"
  • Hiking/walking
  • Camping
  • A nice pot of loose leaf tea
  • Coffee with cardamom in it
  • Mountains
  • Blue, blue lakes
  • Warm oceans
  • The smell of dying firs
  • Yellow cake batter
  • Yellow cake
  • CAKE
  • Puppies and kittens
  • Sketching
  • Meeting new people and convincing them to tell me a story
  • Roly-polies
  • White morrels
  • Spike lavendar,  lemon thyme, rosemary and basil (they're good for so many things!)
  • Red bell peppers
  • Margaritas
  • Long talks
  • Sailing
  • Flip flops
  • Pearls
  • Roses

Least Favorite Things [list]
  • People who talk in text. What, the language you've known since you could speak is suddenly too cumbersome to bother using? Give me a break!
  • People who blow smoke in other's faces
  • Men who smack my as$
  • Inappropriately timed cell phone use. Twenty years ago, that phone call could wait. Why not now?
  • Pyramid church schemes
  • People who cannot maintain a train of thought...irritating! Bah!
  • Certain kinds of taxation
  • Yuppy morons. Yeah. I said it. Give me hippy-dippy-trippy any day.
  • Coke fiends
  • Tennis shoes (I should clarify I just find them terribly uncomfortable, plus they make my feet look like tugboats. My feet are not tugboats.)
  • Fantasy league crap
  • Litter and the people who do it. Stop it, a-holes! What, you don't have a trash can at home?
  • Bar food in general
  • Hollandaise and all other egg sauces
  • Movies without plot AND characters
  • People who see external things like clothes/cars/houses/wives (eek!) as symbols to make others feel less or bad rather than for themselves to feel more or good. Because there is a difference.
  • Monsanto
  • Blase women
  • Men so concerned with machismo that they act like little girls.
  • Crying in sports over little sh*t like missing a shot or causing a fumble. Gimme a break!
  • Rich bored mothers in large groups
  • The children of those rich bored mothers
  • Houses with no fresh air
  • Small, enclosed, pressurized places like, say, deep sea diving or cave tunnels or being buried alive. lol
  • Cellulite
  • Overly-wrought plastic surgery cougar types
  • Licorice in general
  • Pie (I know...)
  • Blueberries (again, I know)
  • Things that sting, like scorpions or wasps
  • Driving flat, flat land. Sorry, Kansas. No offense intended.
  • Snobby feminists AND chauvinists...feminism is about MY choices, not yours. I choose to like dresses and cooking and pretty red lipstick. I don't choose these things because I'm stuck in a 50's time warp or because I can only value myself if a man thinks I'm a "ten," but because I like the feeling of swishy skirts on my thighs and the taste of sauces straight from the stove, and the color red. Makes my teeth look white and shiny, biatches! 

Funny Stuff
  • The word "waft"
  • Tripping/falling--especially myself
  • Old ladies who dress like rock stars
  • Plays on words
  • When dogs fart and are scared of it....Whoa! What or who was that!? Is someone in my butt?! What the heck is going on here?! Nobody look at me, everything's fine. Nothing to see here....
  • Wet cats
  • Pick up lines. The more brazen, the better. Just don't expect them to work.
  • Penguins.  


  1. Hey Jes ~~ quite a mish-mash of thingiemajiggies above LOL !!! I had a good chuckle at some of them !


  2. I know, I know. Ha! I got going, and then just kept going, and going--lol. I only now realized how long the post was when I scrolled down...