Things I Love Thursday, October 21st ’10


Ohhh…Ian Curtis.  You were a tortured genius who made some of the most beautiful music I’ve ever heard.  Also? You were pretty dreamy.

Huzzah! It’s Thursday!! (Now *that* was a strange shift from thinking about Ian Curtis and feeling melancholy).  It’s time to take our noses from the grindstone (err…figuratively…wouldn’t that be really bad for allergies? Or something akin to miner’s lung?), take a look around (use some eye drops if need be) and revel in all the wonderful, special things that make life so gosh darn wonderful and special!  Here’s my list, brace yourselves!

* Feeling melancholy about Ian Curtis.  Sometimes, a little light melancholy is necessary.  Maybe not so much in an uncontrollable-weeping kind of way, but more in a purposefully-listening-to-sad-songs kind of way, or even creating a “Sad Songs” playlist or mix CD?  I feel like there’s a subtle distinction here, but maybe the subtle distinction is that I’m nuts.

* Eating a frickin’ amazing sandwich that was made with homemade bread.  For the love of yams, it was so frickin’ good!!

* Not to jinx myself, but I’ve been driving in a large (or at least compared to my hamlet) city, and even during peak traffic hours, and things have been going pretty smoothly!  I rely heavily on my TomTom GPS, though.  Otherwise, this would be an addition for a “Things I Hate Thursday” type of list.

* Hot chocolate all the time, for any occasion.

* It’s autumn, and you know what that means! Buffy marathons!! Alas, I’ve come pretty late to the sheer knock-your-socks-off win that is Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and have only seen random episodes or snippets in the past.  But now? Now, I am fully committed to watching each and every episode in all its glory.  Mucho thanks to SPF for encouraging/enabling this addiction, and for watching them with me, and to our friend Heather, who lent us all her DVDs.  Happy Birthday, and you rule!!

* The rare millisecond that my eyes are not glued to the screen, watching Buffy, I like to prance around in the autumn weather.   Thanks, autumn!  You’ll always be around, right?  … Right?

* Fantastic birthday dinners for old friends and heaping slices of ice-cream cake!!

* An epic three-person friend reunion this weekend!!!! It is long-overdue and even more highly-anticipated.  For the love of decorative gourds, I am so frickin’ excited!!! I’m imagining matching tattoos of dragons on our backs.  Or eating lunch.  It could go either way.

* Encouraging and supporting (either financially or good-vibes-y) people who are committed to making a difference in the world, and who are making the world an infinitely better place in their own special way.

* Shout-out to my dad!  It’s his birthday tomorrow!! Happy Birthday, Dad!! He doesn’t really know how to use computers, nor does he care to learn.  He also has mixed feelings toward the internet, and most of his time is spent telling me to get off it before my face is fused to the screen (like, I don’t think that’s *science*, dad), but maybe, by some miracle, he’ll see this?  In any case, I think he’ll appreciate the shout-out, and will appreciate ice cream cake even more.

Now is the time for me to go foraging for sandwiches, so now it’s your turn to share your TILT list!  What has been making you go all swoony this week.  I’m bracing myself, I can handle it.

Cheers to you!


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