Thursday, January 29, 2009


Both Tiburon and Ruhiyyih (emailing my post, so I can't link - but they're in my sidebar) did a fun tag that I'm copying in an attempt to get myself blogging again.  Ruhiyyih assigned me a letter - the letter "S", and I have to come up with 10 things I like that begin with that letter.  Here goes:
Salad - I absolutely love salad.  It really is my favorite food.  There are so many things you can throw together and toss up - endless combinations - that is never gets boring.  And its usually (relatively) healthy, which is an added bonus.
Sleep - It seems I can never quite get enough of it, but I love my sleep.
Shoes - I'll admit it - I'm a total shoe person.  No matter how fat and out of shape I am, I know that my feet size is still the same.  I love fun, cute shoes.
Swimming - Hands down, swimming is my favorite workout activity.  I love the peace and quiet of being under the water with just the sound of my breathing and my thoughts.  Its very therapeutic for me.
Soup - I must be super hunger today, because I just keep thinking about foods.  Or maybe its because its cold today, and nothing is better on a cold day than a cup of soup.  Yummy!
Skiing - I totally love to ski.  I didn't learn until I was an adult - some friends and I took skiing as a class in college.  I'm not the world's best skier, but it doesn't stop me from loving it.
Snow - Again, most people think I'm crazy, but I love cold snowy days.  I think they're beautiful.  I should move to Alaska - I'd love it!
Shopping - Totally my favorite hobby.  I'm such a happy person when I'm shopping, even if its just for boring stuff, like groceries.
Snakes - I know, another weird one.  But I love snakes - I think they're the most interesting animal.
Sillies - I love when my girls get the sillies.  There is nothing better than my kids' giggles.
And, just for fun (and to totally copy Ruhiyyih), here are 10 things I hate that start with the letter "S".
Sunshine - I'm a total vampire because I hate bright, sunny days.  I have really sensitive eyes, and I literally cannot see outside when it is really sunny.  I know I'm a psycho, but that's just how it is.
Snoring - I cannot sleep when someone is snoring, because it keep me awake.  Don't mess with my sleep - I love me my sleep (see above).
Spiders - I'm absolutely terrified of spiders.  Its a good thing I have a brave 4 year old daughter who graciously kills them for me.
Secrets - I hate secrets.  I think I'm pretty good at keeping them, but it kills me.  And I hate when people won't tell me something too.
Stories from my head - At bedtime, G always wants me to tell her a story from my head (i.e. one I make up on the spot).  I love reading her books, but I simply cannot come up with a story on the spot.  I must lack that creative gene.
Scales - They're not my friend.  I hate even stepping on them.
Small-talk - There is nothing more inane to me than having to chat about the weather with someone.  UGH.  Get me some interesting conversation or just shut up.
Sundays - I probably shouldn't admit this, but I think Sunday is the most boring day ever.  I feel like all we do is hang around the house and watch TV. So BORING!
Smog - Every winter, there are a few days where the smog gets really bad.  The air is literally brown, and it hurts to breathe.
Stock Market - I don't even check my 401k and Roth anymore.  I think I've lost 1/2 of my life savings, which wasn't that much to begin with.  Maybe I'll start putting it away in my mattress - it is probably more secure that way.  Of course, when the economy turns around, and I triple my money in a year, this will move to the like category (trying to remain optimistic).
This is really taxed my brain, but it was fun.  If anyone wants to play along, just let me know and I"ll assign you a letter too.


Anonymous said...

I love snow too. And I was going to say you should move to Colorado, except that doesn't jive with your dislike of sunshine, of which we are also known for here... Yep, probably Alaska would be good. :-)

I'll take a letter.

Ruhiyyih Rose said...

I love your list!! Boo on the stock market too. Boo boo boo...FAIL! So sorry about that one. Thanks for playing along :)

I hope you have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I'll take a letter. I need something to jump start my 2009 blogging efforts!

Julia said...

I'll take a letter, even if it takes me a few days to get to it.

Salads and soups. I just ate a sandwich, but now I'm hungry for salad and soup.

Omgirl said...

It's ironic because they tend to come together, but I love snow while hating the cold. Go figure. I do like snakes and sleep though!

tiburon said...

Excellent list! S is way better than O!

Good stuff :)

Lynita said...

Well now that I have some internet access, I am up for a good blog. So give me a letter and let's see what happens...

Lynita said...

Well now that I have some internet access, I am up for a good blog. So give me a letter and let's see what happens...