Saturday, February 20, 2010

What I Like About You, Me, and Today

There are lots of things I like today. Well, I like them pretty much every day, but today I got reminders of these specific things I like: (and since i used numbering in my last post, i'm going to branch out and use letters... maybe next time i make a list, it'll be bullet points ... oh, the possibilities)

a. Getting out of bed when I want to. It's next to impossible for me to sleep in to the degree I used to, thanks to my work time habits, but I am able to squeeze in a couple of extra hours on the weekends when I don't have an early-morning appointment. No 5:30 wake-up time today!

b. As the Wizard of Oz would say, "Good deed doing." I'm hardly anonymous, considering the nature of my recent good deeds require some face-to-face contact and physical presence, but just the little things I can do for people make me happy. I'm pretty lucky that I have the capability and resources to do them, no matter how small they may seem. I like that good feeling.

c. Eating. Oh, Outback Steakhouse, how I love thee. And how I adore thy bloomin' onion. Delectable.

d. Seeing old friends. Today marked a reunion of sorts for the Megai (for you uninformed, that of course is the plural of Megan). A few years ago, Megan and I were pretty much peas in a pod (hence the creation of the nickname "the megai" by dear bishop hunt), but I haven't seen her in a few months, much less had a good conversation. So I was pretty excited when she texted me the other day, having noticed my departure from facebook and wondering what I was up to. So we went out for lunch and had a good catch-up session. As ever, we discovered that we still seem to lead parallel lives, although I'm grateful that I'm not working 60-hour weeks like she told me she's done a few times the last couple of months. Phew!
An old pic of me and Meg (2006!)

e. Blankets. Living in the basement gets a bit chilly during the winter (thanks again for the rice bag, becky!), but fortunately I've got a stockpile of good blankets down here when it's particularly frigid. (my favorite is grover, so named because he is fuzzy and blue.)
No, this is not my blanket. But isn't his namesake super awesome?


"My favorite animal is steak." -Fran Lebowitz

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

GRRRRover!Hey, are you growing out your hair? No bangs?
It looks like it's grown a ton since Christmas.