H & R and other things
February 2, 2009
F.B. recently did this at one of my favorite blogs The Change I Wish to See. When I asked if we could change the format slightly (to suit my borderline obsession with listing things in 5’s) he happily complied. If you want to participate leave a comment at the end of this post and I will assign you a letter (or two) and you will list ten things (or five in my case) that you love that begin with the assigned letter. F.B. gave me H and R so…here goes.
Hi-C- I love it. I know that nothing in it even resembles food and one day when I kick the bucket the inside of my stomach will be stained that horrible orange color, but I can’t get enough of it. It is the one thing that will get me to to stop (and make a purchase) at a Mc Donald’s because the only thing better than regular Hi-C is ice cold fountain Hi-C.
Hair- Well, facial hair. On men. Anyone who has met or seen pictures of D probably already knows this about me but I love facial hair. I am not sure if it is the economy or the resurgence of all things 1970’s but the other night at a bar I noticed a lot more guys running around with well trimmed beards. I am all over this. I am also a big fan of chest hair but I think I will leave it at that.
Holmes, Santonio – Like any member of (what they seem to be calling) Steelers Nation the last few minutes of last nights game were killer. And I don’t know about the people you were with but when Holmes first made that catch not a person in the room thought his feet were in. He knew they were in, the ref saw that they were in and thanks to the wonders of replays from EVERY ANGLE we all got to see that they were in, but it was an amazing few seconds. I don’t know if it was a good as last years helmet catch, but it was pretty great.
Having drinks with Blog friends- Friday night I finally met up with the lovely Beth from bethis and let me tell you; she is twice as hilarious in real life as she is on her blog. We chatted like old friends and proved the idea that no good comes from drinking before 4:00. Actually, no good comes from drinking before 4:00 when you don’t move from your bar stools for 3 hours and your direct report from work shows up and sits right next to you. My plan: to avoid him like the plague for the next 5 days.
Historic Preservation- in addition to all the other causes I support, the idea of historic preservation is pretty near and dear to my heart. I know that we all want big bathrooms and central air and I fully support the ADA. However, you can read about history and hear about important places and people but nothing can come close to walking through the halls of Mt Vernon or along the gardens of Monticello.
Rusted Root– ok, I know they are not the best band ever and their song writing does not necessarily knock your socks off but nothing takes me back to high school like the introduction to Drum Trip and the night I spent at SUNY Albany listening to them in 1993 may remain as one of my favorites.
Robbins, Tom– Aside from David Sedaris, one of the all time funniest authors ever. When I am having a bad day or I just want to scream, I picture a large metal turkey zooming down the highway at 60mph and laugh out loud.
Running- Contrary to some of the things I may have written, I really do love it. Nothing feels better than a long run at the end of an even longer day and for the most part, it is totally peaceful.
Rain- Soft misty rain, rhythmic pitter-patter rain, drenching swollen drops, angry sideways rain, circular hurricane rain…I love it all. I think this love may have been the one thing that made the six solid weeks of rain I experienced when I was living in London bearable.
Reading- books, magazines, the NY Times and… all of your blogs.