Thursday, August 25, 2011

7 Things I Love...

I thought it might be fun, since I'm in such a good mood right now, to share a short list of the things that rank highest on my list at the moment. I'm so rarely upbeat about anything, I thought it might be a nice change of pace. Maybe next time, I'll do a list of seven things I hate (ha--bet I could come up with a lot more than seven things I hate!!).

1. Romantic Comedies

Believe it or not, I love romantic comedies. The kicker is, I don't much care for romance movies, but make it a comedy and you've got me! Poor Matt is absolutely tormented by my adoration for romantic comedies... I'm pretty sure if he see's The Proposal, Maid of Honor, Leap Year, The Ugly Truth, or Mama Mia! again, he's going to revolt. Poor thing!

2. Blueberry Tea

Nothing is more fantastic than this... nothing. It's amazing. If you haven't tried it, try it. The scent, the flavor, everything about blueberry tea makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. Yes, I realize it's summer, but I just love it so much. In fact, I recently made iced tea out of and wow was that good!

3. True Blood

Most particularly, Eric Northman. Season 4 of True Blood is absolutely amazing. While the plot line really isn't as compelling as the other three seasons, seeing good Eric has more than made up for it. Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd is so, amazingly hot. Who doesn't love him, I mean, really?!

4. Dice

Yeah, pretty much a no brainer. I love everything about them: their shape, their weight, their size, their colors... everything! As a matter of fact, I'm getting myself the above pictured set (the right side of the image is a schematic image) as a reward for passing my comps, even though they're $90! They're one of the most unique sets I've seen and soon, they'll be mine!

5. The Gothic

Before I really started studying the Gothic for my thesis, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Now, I absolutely love it! Not just the modern Gothic, or the traditional, but the whole genre. There is a special kind of joy in finding something you really love to study, and going for it. For me, the Gothic is it!

6. November

November brings NaNoWriMo and what's not to love about that?! I've been doing it for 6 years, 7 years as of this year. I think, though, that this year I'm going to pass and not do it. It's taking a huge amount of willpower for me to not participate. I love the whole experience, but this year, with my thesis to write, I hardly have time to put November aside for something fun. What a bummer. Next year, I am all over it!

7. Football

If you had asked me, before the end of the 2010 football season, if there was anything about football I didn't love, the answer would have been an unequivocal no. I loved everything about football, everything... then the lockout and the debate about the 2011 season, and I was absolutely heartbroken. I actually shed tears of happiness when I heard the season was on! Now, Peyton Manning is questionable to start, but I'm okay with it. Just give me my football!

So there you go!  This list was going to be 10 things, but I decided that would be entirely too long and I'm working on scaling back the length of my posts. They're entirely too long!