10 Word Review – Jersey Boys

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Pronunciamento

I love words and this is a great one. Pronunciamento. Meaning… pro·nun·ci·a·men·to   [pruh-nuhn-see-uh-men-toh, -shee-uh-] noun, plural pro·nun·ci·a·men·tos. a proclamation; manifesto; edict.

I came across this one today as I was looking around the dictionary.  Or more precisely, in this new age, dictionary.com. It’s a wonderful word found in a wonderful place.  Dictionaries are exciting, to me anyway.  I’ve been reading them since I knew what one was and found one in our house.  Words.  Wonderful.

I used to play word games with some of my work mates.  Emails going around with sentences made up of words with the same letter.  Peter picked pickled peppers.  Like that.  We’d start with A and work our way to Z and back again, or we’d rhyme, or be cute some other way with wonderful wacky words.  Fun, to us anyway.  We’d stretch our minds, our vocabularies, and we’d laugh and laugh.  Words are good like that.

Today as I looked around I came across this great word.  Had never heard of it.  And now I love it.  I am also, I think, going to use it here.  Make a pronunciamento about things I’d like to do this summer… a proclamation of sorts.  Here, publicly, live and “in person”.  Maybe if I put some things down here I will do some of them… maybe I already have.  Maybe I would anyway.  No matter… it’s a fun exercise.

(Riley is playing with her Uncle Kevin right now… he’s rubbing her belly, she’s growling, barking, and jumping up to wiggle around and play bite at him.  She’s like popcorn. It’s cute.  They missed each other.)

Anyway… back to the pronunciamento.

100 things to do this summer… and in life.

  1. Be present.
  2. Act with grace.
  3. Ride my bike around town.
  4. Use the frisbee golf set I purchased.
  5. Play with Sebastian.
  6. Eat grapes.
  7. Get my photos better organized.
  8. See an opera again.
  9. Hold hands.
  10. Be patient with people.
  11. Listen.
  12. Walk.
  13. Sing loudly in moving vehicles.
  14. Eat more whole food, less processed food.
  15. Play guitar again.
  16. Travel to foreign places.
  17. Write.
  18. Be silly.
  19. Dance suddenly and randomly at home, and sometimes in public.
  20. Be child like.
  21. Hug my honey more than I already do.
  22. Use the library more than I do.
  23. Make pudding.
  24. Sleep outside.
  25. Be less afraid.
  26. Live more sustainably.
  27. Don’t buy anything for myself, including music, clothes, videos, etc. unless it’s second hand. (related to previous point)
  28. See a few movies in the park.
  29. Stop and listen to live music (street corners, festival bands, etc.)
  30. Paint something.
  31. Go to the drive in.
  32. Take photographs that inspire me.
  33. Continue to evolve.
  34. Give more than I get.
  35. Show respect to strangers.
  36. Buy meat from a farmer.
  37. Write and send actual letters.
  38. Study other cultures and ideas.
  39. Honor my ancestors.
  40. Swim in wild waters.
  41. Walk in Central Park in New York, eat lobster in Maine, watch hot air balloons in New Mexico.
  42. Use the crockpot to make dessert.
  43. Put my feet in lakes, oceans, rivers, puddles, tiny wading pools.
  44. Do another paring down of my clothes and shoes.
  45. Eat tomatoes from our tomato plant.
  46. Sit quietly outside in the wind and sunshine listening to the trees and not talk or play on the computer or phone or any other man made thing.
  47. Live responsibly.
  48. Worry less.
  49. Try new foods that scare me a little.
  50. Use hairbrushes and wooden spoons as microphones.
  51. Give the pups even more attention than they already get.
  52. Go snorkeling.
  53. Take random day long road trips with my honey to nowhere in particular with good music playing and great conversations.
  54. Embrace my dorky nature.
  55. Go to museums.
  56. Dinners with friends.
  57. Be in awe.
  58. Make people laugh on purpose.
  59. Learn.
  60. Make and eat pudgy pies.
  61. Talk to strangers.
  62. Laugh at myself and things that might irk me, but shouldn’t.
  63. Be the nicer version of me in taxing situations.
  64. Do things I love more than things I should do.
  65. Make and drink naturally flavored sun tea.
  66. Make a fort out of blankets.
  67. Smile often and only from the eyes.
  68. Camp in wild beautiful places.
  69. Put my toes in the sand.
  70. Color.
  71. Eat more fruit and less bread.
  72. Read at least two books a month.
  73. Make stuff.
  74. Take care of my honey like she deserves.
  75. Skip, hop, and jump.
  76. See the AFI top 100 films.
  77. Know what’s going on in the world.
  78. Read poetry again.
  79. Play games and cards.
  80. Volunteer my time.
  81. Be passionate in life.
  82. Always look people in the eye.
  83. Wear funky hats.
  84. Write random and unexpected emails to friends and family more often.
  85. Love.
  86. Get paid for being creative.
  87. Take the dogs to parks and on walks.
  88. Be an agent of positive change.
  89. Travel to new places.
  90. Take the train more often.
  91. Ride a bus to Chicago or maybe some other random place.
  92. Sit around our chiminea with good company.
  93. Make a s’more or two.
  94. Say what I mean and only that.
  95. Smell flowers.
  96. Live free.
  97. Eat handcrafted ice cream.
  98. Help out friends and family.
  99. Be kind to myself.
  100. And lastly, though I could go on, laugh laugh laugh at why WordPress has famous nuns and Saint Peter as recommended highlighted links down below this as I type.  Hmmmm….

100 Favorite Places – Revisited

I decided, since returning from our recent trip, that I needed to update my favorite places list as I now have some new favorite places. I will say, once again, that these are listed in no particular order. I put the new locales in the same spot as the places they replaced. Whoa… places they replaced… deep. They are also in bold. Anyway… check out the new list.

100 Favorite Places – so far

from June 12, 2006

 

In no particular order….

01. Las Vegas – Nevada
02. Portland – Oregon
03. Bandon – Oregon
04. Polihale Beach – Kauai
05. Camp Sherman – Oregon
06. Key West – Florida
07. Munich – Germany
08. Grand Canyon – Arizona
09. Hana Highway – Maui
10. Antigua
11. Yellowstone Park – Wyoming
12. Bryce Canyon – Arizona
13. San Juan Islands – Washington
14. Missoula – Montana
15. Keystone – South Dakota
16. Salzburg – Austria
17. Cham – Germany
18. Ashland – Oregon
19. Eureka – California
20. Canyonlands – Utah
21. Boise – Idaho
22. Berchtesgaden – Germany
23. Seattle – Washington
24. Zion National Park – Utah
25. The Lakes District – England
26. Sisters- Oregon
27. Arches National Park – Utah
28. Leavenworth – Washington
29. Bellingham – Washington
30. Washinton D.C.
31. Helena – Montana
32. Cannon Beach – Oregon
33. Jacksonville – Oregon
34. Oklahoma City – Oklahoma
35. Mangum – Oklahoma
36. Mt. Rushmore – South Dakota
37. Des Moines – Iowa
38. St. Louis – Missouri
39. San Diego – California
40. Eureka – California
41. Redwood Forest – California
42. Lancaster – England
43. Monterey – California
44. Tampa Bay – Florida
45. Miami Beach – Florida
46. Sedona – Arizona
47. San Juan – Puerto Rico
48. Bend – Oregon
49. John Day Fossil Beds – Oregon
50. Anacortes – Washington
51. Mt. Vernon – Washington
52. Burlington – Washington
53. Vancouver – British Columbia
54. Lewistown – Montana
55. Lake Powell – Arizona
56. St. George – Utah
57. Carmel – California
58. Crater Lake – Oregon
59. Morecambe – England
60. Wasserspiel – Austria
61. Wurtzburg – Germany
62. Cologne – Germany
63. Reno – Nevada
64. Netherlands
65. Denver – Colorado
66. St. Paul – Minnesota
67. Madison – Wisconsin
68. The Dells – Wisconsin
69. Wall Drug – South Dakota
70. Marble Mount – Washington
71. Olympia – Washington
72. Devil’s Tower – Wyoming
73. Eugene – Oregon
74. Kirkby/Lonsdale – England
75. Yahats – Oregon
76. Magen’s Bay Beach – St. Thomas
77. Honolulu – Hawaii
78. Lahaina – Maui
79. Waikiki – Hawaii
80. Long Key – Florida
81. Orient Beach – St. Maarten
82. Hilo – Hawaii
83. Florence – Oregon
84. Coeur d’Alene Lake – Idaho
85. Corvallis – Oregon
86. Crater Lake – Oregon
87. North Shore – Oahu
88. Diamond Head – Oahu
89. Nassau – Bahamas
90. Gainesville – Florida
91. St. Petersburg – Florida
92. Barcelona – Spain
93. MacLeay – Oregon
94. Manchester – England
95. Newport – Oregon
96. Brookings – Oregon
97. Redmond – Oregon
98. Astoria – Oregon
99. Timberline Lodge – Oregon
100. La Conner – Washington

100 Things That Make Me Happy

001. Watching How Karen Eats a Meal
002. Cuddling with Weston
003. Honey Soap from Lush
004. Finding New Music to Love
005. A Cup of Decaf Kiwi Pear Tea in the Evening
006. Waking Up Without an Alarm
007. Reading Amazing Writing of Any Kind
008. Rain When the Sun is Out
009. Knowing My Family is Happy
010. Writing – Anything
011. The Cool Wind in My Face on a Hot Day
012. Looking at Fantastic Art
013. Falling Asleep Holding Karen’s Hand
014. The Quiet of Our House
015. Being Able to Wear Big Boy Shorts, Flip Flops, and an Old
Funky T-Shirt
016. Great Cinematography, Direction, and Writing in a Film
017. Exploring a New Place
018. Taking Pictures
019. Playing the Guitar
020. Completing a Hard Crossword Puzzle
021. Going to the Opera
022. Finding a Sand dollar
023. A Nice Glass of Red Wine
024. Gerbera Daisies
025. Watching Weston Sleep
026. A Movie with Stellar Dialogue
027. Laughing until I Cry
028. Wearing Worn Pajama Pants
029. Listening to the Indigo Girls Sing
030. Adding New Music to my Ipod
031. Tweaking My Blog
032. Hanging Out With My Mom
033. Getting a Letter in The Mail
034. Sunrise
035. Sunset
036. Sending Postcards
037. How Music Sounds Through Bose Headphones
038. Saying the Word Pickle
039. Working On Our House
040. Winning at Hearts
041. Playing Scrabble with Family and/or Friends
042. Chocolate Milk
043. The Sound of a Hard Rain
044. Getting My Feet Tickled
045. When Karen Laughs
046. Hot Fudge Sundaes
047. Finding Funky Bookends
048. Leaving To Travel Somewhere New
049. Coming Home After a Trip
050. Picking Karen up at the Airport
051. A Comfortable Cozy Chair
052. The Sound of Windchimes
053. Snuggling
054. Looking at Weston’s Toys Laying All Over
055. Dinner with Friends
056. Lots of Color
057. Seeing a Play
058. Great Conversation
059. Being Heard
060. The Trees Moving in the Wind
061. Swimming in a River
062. Birds Eating From Our Bird Feeders
063. Building Our Japanese Garden
064. The Stained Glass in our Lamps
065. Getting an Unexpected Present
066. The Ease I Feel Around Linda
067. Stacia’s Wit and Heart
068. Ted’s Dry Sense of Humor
069. The Way Karen Knows Me So Well
070. Sandy’s Passion For Life
071. Kev’s Loyalty (and hugs)
072. The Fact That Don Has Made My Mom So Happy
073. Lisa Lynn’s Earnestness
074. Genine’s Depth of Soul
075. Mary’s Sense of Truth
076. Khris’ Mind
077. Martin’s Accent (and the way he looks at Mary)
078. The Fact That I Have Such Wonderful Friends
079. Playing Croquette
080. Changing of the Leaves in Fall
081. Office Supplies
082. Spontaneous Dancing
083. Drinking Root Beer
084. Giving Presents
085. Beach Combing
086. The Freedom of Riding My Bike
087. Caramel Apples
088. Silly Rhyming Games
089. Puppets
090. Birkenstocks
091. Eating an Ice Cream Cone
092. Road Trips
093. Road Food
094. Being Out in Nature
095. Bologna Sandwiches
096. Playing Chess
097. Coloring
098. Sitting Looking at the Ocean
099. Riding Rollercoasters
100. Karen, Karen, and yes… Karen

100 Favorite Places – so far

In no particular order….

01. Las Vegas – Nevada
02. Portland – Oregon
03. Bandon – Oregon
04. Polihale Beach – Kauai
05. Camp Sherman – Oregon
06. Key West – Florida
07. Munich – Germany
08. Grand Canyon – Arizona
09. Hana Highway – Maui
10. Antigua
11. Yellowstone Park – Wyoming
12. Bryce Canyon – Arizona
13. San Juan Islands – Washington
14. Missoula – Montana
15. Keystone – South Dakota
16. Salzburg – Austria
17. Cham – Germany
18. Ashland – Oregon
19. Eureka – California
20. Canyonlands – Utah
21. Boise – Idaho
22. Berchtesgaden – Germany
23. Seattle – Washington
24. Zion National Park – Utah
25. Eagle – Colorado
26. Sisters- Oregon
27. Arches National Park – Utah
28. Leavenworth – Washington
29. Bellingham – Washington
30. Washinton D.C.
31. Helena – Montana
32. Cannon Beach – Oregon
33. Jacksonville – Oregon
34. Oklahoma City – Oklahoma
35. Mangum – Oklahoma
36. Mt. Rushmore – South Dakota
37. Des Moines – Iowa
38. St. Louis – Missouri
39. San Diego – California
40. Eureka – California
41. Redwood Forest – California
42. Gold Beach – Oregon
43. Monterey – California
44. Tampa Bay – Florida
45. Miami Beach – Florida
46. Sedona – Arizona
47. San Juan – Puerto Rico
48. Bend – Oregon
49. John Day Fossil Beds – Oregon
50. Anacortes – Washington
51. Mt. Vernon – Washington
52. Burlington – Washington
53. Vancouver – British Columbia
54. Lewistown – Montana
55. Lake Powell – Arizona
56. St. George – Utah
57. Carmel – California
58. Crater Lake – Oregon
59. Sacramento – California
60. Wasserspiel – Austria
61. Wurtzburg – Germany
62. Cologne – Germany
63. Reno – Nevada
64. Holland
65. Denver – Colorado
66. St. Paul – Minnesota
67. Madison – Wisconsin
68. The Dells – Wisconsin
69. Wall Drug – South Dakota
70. Marble Mount – Washington
71. Olympia – Washington
72. Devil’s Tower – Wyoming
73. Eugene – Oregon
74. Veneta – Oregon
75. Yahats – Oregon
76. Magen’s Bay Beach – St. Thomas
77. Honolulu – Hawaii
78. Lahaina – Maui
79. Waikiki – Hawaii
80. Long Key – Florida
81. Orient Beach – St. Maarten
82. Hilo – Hawaii
83. Florence – Oregon
84. Coeur d’Alene Lake – Idaho
85. Corvallis – Oregon
86. Crater Lake – Oregon
87. North Shore – Oahu
88. Diamond Head – Oahu
89. Nassau – Bahamas
90. Gainesville – Florida
91. St. Petersburg – Florida
92. Aurora – Oregon
93. MacLeay – Oregon
94. Depoe Bay – Oregon
95. Newport – Oregon
96. Brookings – Oregon
97. Redmond – Oregon
98. Astoria – Oregon
99. Timberline Lodge – Oregon
100. La Conner – Washington

100 Things – Movies

Oops! It has been recently pointed out to me (thanks Charles) that I had The Sixth Sense on my list twice. Once as The Sixth Sense and once as Sixth Sense. I have corrected this little blunder by taking off Sixth Sense and adding V for Vendetta. If anyone else has noticed a similar faux pas, please be so kind as to let me know.

88 of the Hundred Best… Revisited

Thanks to some info from the following site – http://www.tuaw.com – I was able to figure out how to post my imix to my blog. The arrows on the right will take you to itunes and the songs, if you already have itunes. It’s a much easier way to get the music than I’d previously tried to convey. Enjoy!

100 Favorite Movies – Give or Take 15 (in no particular order)

01. Long Kiss Goonight (1996)
02. Dune (1984)
03. Usual Suspects (1995)
04. LA Confidential (1998)
05. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
06. Peter’s Friends (1992)
07. Rebecca (1940)
08. Suspicion (1941)
09. The Trouble With Harry (1955)
10. Philadelphia (1993)
11. I Confess (1953)
12. Matrix trilogy (1999, 2003)
13. Star Wars trilogy (77, 80, 83)
14. Schindler’s List (1993)
15. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
16. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
17. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
18. The Godfather parts 1 & 2 (1972, 1974)
19. The African Queen (1951)
20. Amadeus (1984)
21. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
22. Silence of the Lambs (1991)
23. Jackie Brown (1997)
24. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
25. Superman (1978)
26. Dances With Wolves (1990)
27. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
28. Pulp Fiction (1994)
29. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
30. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001, 2002, 2003)
31. 12 Angry Men (1957)
32. Rear Window (1954)
33. North by Northwest (1959)
34. Vertigo (1958)
35. Metropolis (1927)
36. Alien (1979)
37. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2 (2003, 2004)
38. Blade Runner (1982)
39. Notorious (1946)
40. Playing by Heart (1998)
41. The Princess Bride (1987)
42. The Green Mile (1999)
43. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
44. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
45. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
46. Before Sunrise (1995)
47. Mystic River (2003)
48. A River Runs Through It (1992)
49. Legends of the Fall (1994)
50. Roman Holiday (1953)
51. Inherit the Wind (1960)
52. The Searchers (1956)
53. Planet of the Apes (1968)
54. Jurassic Park (1993)
55. Twister (1996)
56. Apollo 13 (1995)
57. Double Indemnity (1944)
58. X-Men (2000)
59. Dark City (1998)
60. Dead Poet’s Society (1989)
61. The Sixth Sense (1999)
62. The Abyss (1989)
63. Batman (1989)
64. Ladyhawke (1985)
65. The Terminator (1984)
66. Die Hard (1988)
67. Gladiator (2000)
68. Shrek (2001)
69. Dead Again (1991)
70. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
71. Willow (1988)
72. Bicentennial Man (1999)
73. Copycat (1995)
74. Immortal beloved (1994)
75. The Hours (2002)
76. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
77. Red Planet (2000)
78. The Negotiator (1998)
79. Mission to Mars (2000)
80. Traffic (2000)
81. The Children’s Hour (1961)
82. Good Will Hunting (1997)
83. A Beautiful Mind (1992)
84. V for Vendetta (2005)
85. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
86. Terms of Endearment (1983)
87. Love Actually (2003)
88. What Dreams May Come (1988)
89. Michael (1996)
90. The Aviator (2004)
91. Kiss the Girls (1997)
92. Space Cowboys (2000)
93. Airplane! (1980)
94. Inside Man (2006)
95. Phenomenon (1996)
96. Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995)
97. City of Joy (1992)
98. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
99. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
100. Remember the Titans (2000)
101. Chocolat (2001)
102. Sideways (2004)
103. Primal Fear (1996)
104. Tin Cup (1996)
105. State and Main (2000)
106. Finding Forrester (2001)
107. On Golden Pond (1981)
108. The Natural (1984)
109. Absolute Power (1997)
110. Ordinary People (1980)
111. Dances With Wolves (1990)
112. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
113. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
114. Crash (2004)
115. Rocky (1976)

88 of the Hundred Best

OK gang, there’s now an itunes mix, for those with iTunes, that’s called 88 of the Hundred Best. If you’re interested in finding any of the music on my 100 Best Songs list, you might want to look there. Go to iTunes home page for music, click on iMix, then search for 88 of the Hundred Best. iTunes didn’t have all 100, but 88 out of a hundred isn’t bad. You’ll be able to listen to snippets of the songs and purchase any you feel the need to own. (did I really just type snippets back there?) Enjoy.

B Sides – 100 Best Songs

As I made the 100 Best Songs list I had occasion to add and delete songs as I went along. In order to give those songs who were once on the list their due, I include them here in what I like to call the B sides.

Long Road Home – Patty Griffin
Galileo – Indigo Girls
Two Tickets to Paradise – Eddie Money
Weather With You – Crowded House
Vox – Sarah MacLachlan
Creep – Radiohead
Hollywood Nights – Bob Seger
Avalon – Roxy Music
Burning Down The House – Talking Heads
Right In Front Of You – Celine Dion
100 Years – Five For Fighting

100 Best Songs (in no particular order)

Preface: I realize people won’t agree with all of these selections, and frankly, I might decide to change some of them up at some point, but for now, these are them. Take em or leave em… they’re the 100 best songs I could come up with. Let me know what you think and what you’d add, or remove. Music is personal… so without further ado, here’s a look into my musical psyche.

1. Under Pressure – David Bowie & Queen
2. Me & Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
3. Sister Golden Hair – America
4. Tuesday Morning – Melissa Etheridge
5. She Says – Howie Day
6. I am… I Said – Neil Diamond
7. Never Been to Spain – Three Dog Night
8. Suspicious Minds – Elvis
9. Heroes and Villains – The Beach Boys
10. Yesterday – Beatles
11. Summer Highland Falls – Billy Joel
12. Slave to Love – Roxy Music w/Bryan Ferry
13. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes – Crosby, Stills and Nash
14. Time to Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli
15. Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin
16. You’re Still You – Josh Groban
17. Come On Come On – Mary Chapin Carpenter
18. Anna Begins – Counting Crows
19. Stuck in the Middle With You – Steeler’s Wheel
20. Sail Away – David Gray
21. Arms of a Woman – Amos Lee
22. Hold You In My Arms – Ray Lamantagne
23. Nessun Dorma (from Turandot) – Puccini
24. Don’t Come Easy – Patty Griffin
25. Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
26. Rocket Man – Elton John
27. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – The Platters
28. Boogie Woogie – Tommy Dorsey
29. Maybe I – Five for Fighting
30. Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald and Louie Armstrong
31. All of Me – Billie Holliday
32. At Last – Etta James
33. Don’t Take Your Guns to Town – Johnny Cash
34. Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’ – Charlie Pride
35. Behind Closed Doors – Charlie Rich
36. For the Good Times – Ray Price
37. He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones
38. Let’s Stay Together – Tina Turner
39. When I Fall in Love – The Lettermen
40. Along Comes Mary – The Association
41. To Love Somebody – Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
42. Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You – The Four Seasons
43. Let it Be Me – Everly Brothers
44. That’ll Be The Day – Buddy Holly
45. Soul and Inspiration – The Righteous Brothers
46. Candy Man – Roy Orbison
47. Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles
48. I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt
49. Colour My World – Chicago
50. No Woman, No Cry – Bob Marley
51. Fever – Michael Buble
52. Cecelia – Simon and Garfunkel
53. Honky Tonk Woman – Rolling Stones
54. Changes – David Bowie
55. The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice
56. Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & the Pips
57. Closer – Better Than Ezra
58. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
59. Mercy Mercy Me – Marvin Gaye
60. Dance To The Music – Sly & The Family Stone
61. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
62. Stormy Weather – Etta James
63. Come Rain or Come Shine – Ray Charles
64. This Side – Nickel Creek
65. Cold Day in July – Dixie Chicks
66. Secret Garden – Bruce Springsteen
67. Take Your Mama Out – Scissor Sisters
68. Everybody’s Changing – Keane
69. Angel – Sarah MacLachlan
70. Melt With You – Modern English
71. Let Me Down Easy – Chris Isaak
72. Daughters – John Mayer
73. Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World – Israel Kamadawiwo’ole
74. She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
75. Sorta Fairytale – Tori Amos
76. These Are Days – 10,000 Maniacs
77. I Don’t Wanna Talk About It – Indigo Girls
78. Have a Little Faith In Me – John Hiatt
79. Red Light – Jonny Lang
80. No More, No Less – Collective Soul
81. Home – Dishwalla
82. I Fall to Pieces – Patsy Cline
83. Bright Lights – Matchbox Twenty
84. Doth I Protest Too Much – Alanis Morissette
85. Right to be Wrong – Joss Stone
86. Cannon in D – Pachelbel
87. Four Seasons – Vivaldi
88. Midnight Rider – The Allman Brothers
89. Home – Marc Broussard
90. On The Sea – Vertical Horizon
91. In the Mood – Glen Miller
92. My Funny Valentine – Frank Sinatra
93. Bleed To Love You – Fleetwood Mac
94. Something in the Way She Moves – James Taylor
95. Drift Away – Uncle Kracker
96. Big Yellow Taxi – Counting Crows
97. Let The River Run – Carly Simon
98. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters – Elton John
99. Superstition – Stevie Wonder
100. Behind Blue Eyes – The Who

100 Things About Me – In Four Parts – Part 4

This was actually a post I finished yesterday, but didn’t post. I missed a 30 posts in 30 days, but this is only the second time I’ve missed so far, so I’d say that’s not too bad. I’ll be posting twice tonight to make up for it. This one from yesterday and something new for today.

76. I have a dirty mind.
77. I don’t see or hear dead people.
78. Red Jello is my favorite kind.
79. I always read more than one book at a time.
80. I love taking pictures.
81. I secretly enjoy the music of Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond.
82. My golf nickname is banger.
83. I play a pretty good game of cribbage.
84. I have had a beer in Munich, Germany; snorkeled in the Bahamas; looked at the heads of Mt. Rushmore;
been up in the Arch of St. Louis; strolled the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.; looked at the Grand Canyon;
body surfed in Hawaii; and watched the buffalo in Yellowstone Park.
85. I like red licorice, not black licorice.
86. I’ve made the switch to an Apple laptop and will never go back.
87. I have Adirondack chairs in primary colors on my front deck and a hot tub on the back deck.
88. One of my favorite things in my house is a huge red painting that was a friend’s first major work.
89. I’ve spent time laying on our double chaise lounge with my sweetie looking at the stars.
90. I like to swim in rivers.
91. I wear reading glasses, which is new for me.
92. I, to this point, have 2657 songs on my ipod.
93. My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate.
94. I love sweet potato fries with chipotle dip.
95. There are three night lights in my house that only get used when company stays over.
96. I can do the alphabet in sign language.
97. I will watch almost any sport on TV, but tennis, baseball, and football are my favorites.
98. I type really fast.
99. I just turned 41 yesterday.
100. When choosing a path or direction to walk in, I always go left.

Extra Credit

My favorite book is Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt.

I’m a little afraid of heights.

I just went on a road trip and we traveled 3504.7 miles.

We have a painting in our house called blue dog with green apple.

We have three sets of dragonfly tiffany lamps in three different color patterns.

I have a toy shelf in my office.

Our favorite souvenirs are usually rocks or shells we’ve picked up at different places we’ve been.

My favorite Mcmenamins beer is Terminator Stout though sometimes I order a Rubinator (a mix of Terminator and Ruby).

#14

100 Things About Me – In Four Parts – Part 3

51. I once played backgammon while driving.
52. My truck is 10 years old, though I’ve only had it for 8.
53. I once gave up on my career, quit my job, and went to live at the beach
for a year where I worked pouring coffee while wearing a berret.
54. I went on the road with a truck driver for a few months.
55. I’ve enjoyed at beer at the Hofbräuhaus in Munich.
56. My second toes are longer than my big toes.
57. I fell off a horse once.
58. I shower every other day, unless it’s a special occasion.
59. I’m an excellent communicator.
60. I’m the unofficial IT person at work.
61. My favorite alcoholic beverage is the Mojito, which I first had in
Key West and have been stuck on ever since.
62. I can’t play the accordian.
63. My golfing nickname is… Banger.
64. Right now I need to go throw the clothes from the washer into the dryer.
65. Celebrity Poker Showdown is a guilty pleasure of mine.
66. I use the jokers from decks of cards as bookmarks.
67. I love good writing and cinematography in film.
68. My first car was a 73 plymouth scamp.
69. Arrogant people and attitudes piss me off.
70. I’ve had to dive for underwear and glasses, at separate times,
and neither of them were mine.
71. Thai food is my favorite.
72. My espresso drink is a triple grande latte, no flavoring.
73. I love to make music mixes.
74. I am a member of the Sierra Club.
75. I’m also a member of my local zoo.

#25

100 Things About Me – In Four Parts – Part 2

26. I like peanut butter and powdered sugar on my French toast.
27. I would wear cargo shorts, a t-shirt, and Birkenstocks every day if I could get away with it.
28. My favorite flower is a gerbera daisy.
29. I sleep on the left side of the bed, but used to sleep on the right.
30. Purple is my favorite color.
31. I’ve written poetry most of my life.
32. There are over 500 cds in my collection.
33. My favorite painter is Salvador Dali.
34. I was the psych club vice president in college.
35. My motorcycle helmet is red.
36. My wisdom teeth have been pulled.
37. My house is in the woods.
38. I recycle.
39. I’ve traveled a bit and still love Oregon more than anywhere else I’ve been.
40. My dorky sense of humor came from my dad.
41. My appreciation for truth and living an honest life came from my mom.
42. My brother Kev calls me his lost bohemian sister.
43. I’ve been accused of talking too much.
44. I’ve also been accused of being shy and not talking enough.
45. I love to read.
46. I’m intimidated by big dogs and have been since the time I was bitten by one.
47. I have a Ukulele.
48. I’ve had on the same toe ring for three years.
49. I have an authentic pooka shell necklace I’ve worn for nearly three and a half years.
50. I floss daily.

100 Things About Me – In Four Parts – Part 1

1. I love Karen
2. I play guitar, though not as well as I used to.
3. I can’t roll my tongue.
4. I have a pretty good poker face.
5. I have 9 siblings.
6. I make a mean beef stroganoff.
7. I own WAY too many jackets and pairs of shoes.
8. I like to try new restaurants with strange food.
9. I love to laugh.
10. My favorite vacation was the cruise in Hawaii where I got married.
11. April 9 is my favorite day.
12. I accidentally hit my brother in the head with a hoe when we were kids.
13. I’m an excellent swimmer.
14. I once sprained my ankle by stepping off a curb, which earned me the nickname curbie.
15. I see beauty in the world.
16. I have a habit of taking pictures of food.
17. I can’t knit.
18. I’m a dork and proud of it.
19. My hair went prematurely gray, but I like it.
20. I like beef tongue sandwiches.
21. My initials are carved into a sidewalk at the capitol grounds in Salem next to the initials of the guy I was dating at the time.
22. I like almost all vegetables.
23. I always place the toilet paper roll with the paper coming over the top, never from the bottom.
24. I have size 10 shoes in women’s, but wear size 8 in men’s, which the majority of my shoes are.
25. I call cargo shorts and pants big boy shorts and big boy pants.