Saturday, June 27, 2009

listy list.

It's been a lovely day. lovely. when days are this lovely, they call for a list.

Here is a list of all things, fun, silly, random, and the stuff that dreams are made of:

1. I love to allude to Shakespeare, whenever possible. Some days, I really love that I have a B.A. in English, {because I like English, writing, and literature} not because I wanted to be a teacher. Today is one of those days. I have a feeling that it's especially because.... see #2.

2. I watched You've Got Mail today. It definitely ranks on my top {insert number here} list. It inspires me to own a quaint little book store, to have more fresh flowers in my home, to imagine how fun it might be to actually live in New York City, to read Pride & Prejudice {again, yes, again} because, like Kathleen Kelly, I have a confession.
Also, I adore the witty banter, and always fall for a good movie that includes lots of letter writing and characters who narrate their thoughts, especially when characters think of such things as:
Which leads me to #3.

3. I think we should wear hats more often.

4. Speaking of doing things more, I could listen to David Gray's, Life in Slow Motion, at least twice a day, everyday, for the rest of my life. He is a poetic and musical genius and if I ever created a soundtrack to my life, he'd hold a few tracks. Which, brings me to #5.

5. Regina Spektor's music makes me giggle and dance. Her new album is the best yet. Her music cheers me up right away. {this of course, leads me to... }

6. Whenever I hear the words, "cheers me up right away, " I am playing the scene with Holly Golightly and Paul Varjak, in Breakfast at Tiffany's, which is my number one favorite film of all time, when she tells him about how Tiffany's makes her feel.

Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul Varjak: The mean reds, you mean like the blues?
Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you're getting fat and maybe it's been raining too long, you're just sad that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?
Paul Varjak: Sure.
Holly Golightly: Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that would make me feel like Tiffany's, then - then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name!

She says, "calms me down right away," but I think she equally meant cheers me up right away too. And this, obviously, brings me to #7.

7. Barnes and Noble is my Tiffany's. I mean, it is like instant therapy. I actually, just have to open the doors and breathe in the marvelous smells of coffee and books. This both calms me down and cheers me up right away. Something else that cheers me up right away, well #8, of course.

8. We're teaching Hudson how to kick a ball, no eight months is not too early. We're hoping that it comes so naturally, that he instinctively wants plays soccer, rather than something miserably boring, like baseball. He laughs some of his very best laughs every time we help him "kick," the ball. Which is a good sign, of course. I love my little boy.

I must conclude this list because...
...Sunday morning always seems so much earlier than the rest.
...The coffee never seems strong enough.
...I, in no way, resemble those strange creatures called, "morning people."
...I often miss going to Mosaic in LA, where we had an evening service only, that's the most brilliant idea ever.
...I love my church and want to be awake for it, which won't happen unless this happens....

bon soir, sweet dreams.


  1. awww, baseball is fun!

    i heart health food stores. that's my tiffanys.

  2. Special yay's to 1, 2, and 6. :)

  3. Yes, Ruth, I thought you'd enjoy those especially. Mandy, I do enjoy health food stores too, but probably not as much as you. :)


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