Thursday, May 3, 2012

Here's a list of things that are awesome:


  • Getting third place in a cut-throat Pub Quiz
  • Old friends/New friends
  • A job--in this economy, any job
  • Living the dream
  • Epic ski mountains 30 minutes away
  • Epic climbing 30 minutes away
  • Family
  • Great Television, in general
  • Arrested Development, The Wire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Justified, Parks and Rec, Modern Family, Raising Hope, 30 Rock, Archer, Frisky Dingo, Black Books, Green Wing, Kids in the Hall, Futurama, in particular. 
  • Movies. Just, just, movies. 
  • Good books; complicated books, pop books; books
  • Kittens in baskets
  • Kittens with yarn
  • Kittens in general
  • Cell fucking phones
  • The ability to travel 500 mph, through the fucking air, while sitting comfortably in a chair
  • The universe
  • Seriously, every single one of the ~300 billion stars in our mid-sized galaxy, which is one of ~200 billion known galaxies in the universe. 
  • The math that results from multiplying ~300 billion and ~200 billion
  • Science!
  • Salt Lake City
  • Washington, DC
  • L.A. 
  • New-fucking-York City
  • Other places I've been and enjoyed
  • Other places I've been and haven't particularly enjoyed
  • Other places I haven't been. But would like to visit
  • Humans, in genera
  • Humans, even the shitty ones
  • Modern transportation systems
  • Cars
  • Subarus
  • AWD
  • My car
  • Music
  • Music, really--all of it--even the shit I don't listen to. Fucking notes on a page, some jerk singing. Brilliant
  • Computers (seriously, you wouldn't even be reading this without one. Ha! Get it? Hint: The joke is, nobody's reading this)
  • Family, specifically having three amazing siblings who are all their own amazing people
  • Family, specifically a mother who taught me everything I know about being kind, loving, and accepting of other people; one who said, "do anything you want, I don't care, just be sure you want to do it--and I hope you're good at it."
  • Family, specifically a father who cares, helps, and offers significant guidance in every walk of life. 
  • Family, specifically the hundreds of cousins, aunts, and uncles who help remind me where I came from. 
  • Snow
  • Sunshine
  • Warm rain
  • The feeling you get when you don a rain coat and tell cold rain to go fuck itself
  • Seasons
  • Comedians
  • Comedians, specifically Louis C.K. and Patton Oswalt--also David Cross
  • Mitch Hurwitz, Kurt Vonnegut, Mark Z. Danielewski: three very different writers who have taught me writing can be fresh, funny, and full of potential
  • Sleep, most of the time. But not always when it cuts a list short...

2 comments:

Audrey Turner said...

I agree 100% with this list.

except for the 100's of aunts and uncles part. and the great skiing and climbing part. The only climbing I do is onto a bar stool. hayoh.

Rebecca said...

You and my husband would get along really well.