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. 

Super Bowl XLIII Football

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.


17 Responses to “H & R and other things”

  1. Erin Says:

    ADORE Sedaris. My life mission is to make him break up with his boyfriend for me.

    Maybe I’ll leave his ass for Robbins now.

    His chapter about eating out in NY in ‘Me Talk Pretty One Day’ is one of the funniest things I have ever read.

  2. Liebchen Says:

    I’m a big fan of the facial hair, too. I’m not sure what it is…

    Me either, but I love it.

  3. Matt Says:

    The red Hi-C they sell at Wendys is better than the orange Hi-C they sell at McDonalds.



  4. I was the only Steeler fan in the bar, and I didn’t make sound until I saw the replay.

    We just thought there was no way he was in. It was not until we saw the second camera angle that we started to breathe again.

  5. apollocreed Says:

    Ha! I used to love RR back in my hippie days. Now? Not so much.

    This is how I feel about Phish. I hear it now and think…really?

  6. fritz Says:

    i too am beginning to dig facial hair, kevin started a beard type thing and its growing on me…HA i didnt mean to do that!

    sure you didn’t….

  7. f.B Says:

    Love Hi-C, even though with every sip I have to calm the nerves about losing every tooth I own.

    Since I first learned how to grow a beard, I’ve tried going without. My face gets cold, though. And being cleanly-shaven makes my head feel folically imbalanced. Besides the alternative is rubbing a razor against my face; over, and over, and over..

    And ditto on the rain.

    Stick with the beard, it’s a good look for you.

  8. Elizabeth Says:

    Bring it. I’ll take a letter or 2…
    Drinking before 4. I coulda told you that. Drinking before noon, now that is another story. Bloody Mary, love?

    No, a bloody mary would have been a smart move! I’ll send a few letters over and you can pick.

  9. Mike Says:

    Dude, I was beginning to get worried. Glad to see you back.

    How about drinking with this blog friend?

    but, in the meantime, throw me a letter.

    You don’t have to ask me twice. Let’s do it.

  10. I love your five things!! What about a drink with this blog friend? Oh wait, I will see you in a couple weeks!! YEAH!!

    Send a letter my way i will see what i can do as well!!

    Can’t wait!

  11. I love Tom Robbins…great author!

    One of the best!

  12. Mike Says:

    Well, I mean, if it’s noon, we’re doin’ it? Right?! We better be. Speaking of be, what’s my letter?

    And, more importantly, I think you need a post about your blog is all about double reading. I mean, jesus, I’ve got to come here to read the blog, and then I have to come back to read the comments, and then I have to come back and read the comments about the comments.

    When is enough enough?! 🙂

  13. Arjewtino Says:

    Did bethis talk about me the whole time? She did, didn’t she? Awesome.

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  15. Lexi Says:

    Ooh, I’ll play!

    PS. Mount Vernon is one of my top three favorite places in the DC area. If Steve wanted to plan a perfect proposal for me, it might be there…

  16. michgal18 Says:

    Mike pointed me in your direction–loved this–drop me a letter, I’d like to play!

  17. love it! I totally see you like a 70’s girl with a guy full of facial hair.

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