Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Raindrops on Roses

One of my very favorite things to do is make lists. Lists are the best. And although I end up losing most of the lists that I do make, or not using them to their fullest extent, it doesn't stop me from making up more lists. In fact, I'm thinking right now I should go make a list of ways I can stop losing my lists. But first things first.

A list of My Favorite Things. Because I'm bored and crazy enough to think that you actually care.
1. My New Ring
It's the Open Sorrento Ring from James Avery, a jeweler here in Texas. All their stuff is hand crafted and they have some really lovely pieces. The Cowboy has gotten me quite a few things from there over the years, but this one I bought for myself, with the help of The Cowboy's Sister who gave me a gift card for my birthday. So she bought half, I bought the other half. But I will serioulsy catch myself staring at my finger, I love this ring so much.
2. Silk Soy Creamer
Soy Milk tastes like donkey butt. I imagine. Blech. But that's coming from someone who thinks that regular milk tastes like evil semen, so do with it what you will. However, I do like a little cream in my coffee. No sugar, just a little something to cut the bitter. Well this stuff is awesome! I use the French Vanilla, and put a little in my coffee and not only does it cut the bitter, but it tastes good too. I swear I can't tell the difference between it and regular creamer, nor will I allow myself to do a taste test because I don't WANT to be able to tell the difference. Anyway, it's good and it's good for you. Amen.

3. Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

I will seriously throw a major hissy fit if at any given time I find myself without this product in my posession. Ask The Cowboy, he has seen me completely Lose It because I haven't had my chapstick with me. Especially in the winter months. And I will fully admit to being a chapstick snob (regular ChapStick? Blistex? I turn my nose up to you), but this stuff is the shiz. It isn't greasy, it goes on smooth and it really works. You can feel it curing dem lips.
4. Flip Flops

I never ever want to have a job where I can't wear flip flops to work at least part of the time. I know this is a very unrealistic expectation to have, but I've been pretty lucky so far. I would wear flip flops all the damn time, were it socially acceptable.
5. Tiramisu

Oooooooooh, mommydaddy. Sometimes I forget about tiramisu, and sometimes it's all I can do not to think about it 24/7. Like right now. Screw the rest of this list. I need to go get some tiramisu. Does anyone not like tiramisu? Because I can't understand how you wouldn't. I could maybe MAYBE see not liking it if you didn't like coffee, but even still, you have ladyfingers and custard and creamy delicious wonderfulnesssmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Sorry. Lost it there for a second. Anyway, I think I just figured out what's for lunch today. Thank you Italy.

6. Big Wine Glasses

I haven't concluded yet if I like big wine glasses because they are cool to look at and hold, or if it's because they can kick all the smaller wine glasses' asses. Hahaha. Glasses asses. That's funny. Or maybe it's what's INSIDE the wine glass that makes me like the extra large ones. Eh? Eh? Am I on to something? I think so. Red wine and tiramisu? And then a desk nap? My afternoon is really starting to shape up.

(Ok back to being a good human being and not talking about my self indulgent fat ass for a second)

7. Those Green Grocery Bags

Unlike The Cowboy, I don't care that they cost 99 cents. That is a small price to pay to help The Environment. Look at all that Al Gore has done for us. I can give back. Thank you Al Gore. Anyway, I love these bags, and the thing that I love the most about them is the superior feeling they give me when I remember to take them to the store with me (which is about 50% of the time lately) and I'm walking back to my car with my 3 green bags chock full of groceries, and I see other people coming out of the store and they have plastic bags, and I can give them dirty looks and judge them in my head and say to myself that they aren't helping the environment. I'm helping the environment. This doesn't work when I forget to take them to the store, of course. And I should probably start a list somewhere of reasons why I should always remember to take them to the store. That list would look something like this:
1. Al Gore is watching
2. Superiority

8. Sharpies

Like a child on Christmas. That's me when I get a new pack of Sharpies. A girl I worked with quit a few weeks ago, and I promptly raided her desk and stole all her old Sharpies, before any of the other nuts I work with could get their hot little hands on them. They now live in my desk and I count them every day. If this makes me crazy, then pass the potatoes. There are 14 of them, and I haven't named them (yet).
9. Socks

I have always appreciated a good sock. If you are ever in doubt about what to buy me, always go with socks. It's a safe bet. Oh, and Sharpies. Red Wine. Tiramisu. Well, pretty much just check the above list for gift ideas. But really, socks make me happy and I think that's why I enjoy the knitting so much. Well that and it really cooperates with my OCD, but the knitting of the socks! Oh, what could be better?

10. Jar Candles

Another thing I find that I buy randomly for no reason whatsoever just because it looks pretty/smells good/was on sale/felt like it/it was Tuesday/your face. I don't need a reason to buy a jar candle.

11. Tomatoes from the garden

In the summer, there is nothing better than fresh tomatoes from the garden. Tomatoes from the garden taste so much better than store bought tomatoes (for reasons other than the fact that they don't carry salmonella)and I tend to forget that the rest of the year. But once we pick those first few tomatoes and slice em up, maybe put a little olive oil, salt & pepper, some basil and fresh mozzerella (if I have it...usually I don't)....oh, it's damn near heaven.

In conclusion, I am going to take my Sharpie and make a list. Then I'm gonna put on my flip flops and go to HEB where I will purchase fresh mozz, red wine, tiramisu, soy Silk creamer, maybe a jar candle, whatever. Then I'll take my green grocery bags, judge some people, and call it a day.

(I realize I didn't get everything I listed up there in my little spiel. And I don't care because you know why? It's my blog and I'm the boss. Lunch time.)

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