Saturday, May 27, 2006

A completely useless Saturday post

Since it's Saturday and no one really reads blogs on Saturday and since it's a holiday weekend and everyone's probably out doing something useful with their lives I figured I could put up a completely pointless post and no one would notice. So here goes.

50 Silly things I love, in no particular order:

1. Good writing
2. The smell of fresh-cut grass, especially on Saturday mornings
3. Books--the sight of them, the smell of them. Rows and rows of them stacked, pressed together, waiting to be opened and pour out their mysteries
4. Banana pudding, the kind your mom makes at home with Nilla wafers and Cool Whip
5. Hydrangeas in a blue glass vase
6. Christmas Eve
7. Towels still warm from the dryer
8. 1980's hair bands. Long hair, make-up, tight pants. There is nothing so cheesily wonderful as the power ballad
9. A room of my own
10. Sleeping with a warm dog curled up against your back
11. The slow, soft swell of the violin
12. Fairy tales
13. Led Zeppelin (Come on, you gotta admit-Plant was hot back in the day)
14. A clean house
15. Road trips
16. Jane Austen's books (Odd, since most of the books I normally read tend to be of the horror/bizarro genre. Gotta love those English romances, eh?)
17. European history circa 15th-18th centuries (I have no explanation for this one either, except there were some really kickass women back in those days)
18. The paintings of Jackson Pollock and Gerhard Richter. Sloppy, messy, disorganized, and absolutely beautiful.
19. Vintage photographs
20. Old cars
21. Pumpkin pie
22. Fuzzy navels (I'm talking about Peach Schnapps and OJ. Get your minds out of the gutter.)
23. Christmas lights
24. Rainy days
25. Flip-flops
26. New notebooks (So much possiblity)
27. The first day of school (Still a nerd, after all these years)
28. Libraries
29. Full moons at the beach
30. Fairs, carnivals, and worst of all, fair food--foot-long corn dogs, turkey drumsticks, and caramel apples
31. Early morning walks
32. Wraparound porches
33. Chocolate milkshakes
34. Rufus Wainwright
35. Stargazer lilies
36. Travel guides (Not that I ever go anywhere)
37. Shabby chic decorating
38. Thrift stores
39. Whacking the hell out of a golf ball--I'm good at the whacking, not so good at the aiming
40. Getting mail, any kind, even junk
41. Long skirts
42. Candy canes
43. Fireworks
44. Making useless lists
45. Watching people
46. Reading fantastic blogs
47. Funny socks
48. Mountains, particularly the Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia
49. Roller coasters
50. Making someone laugh

So, there is my completely nonsensical list. Maybe it'll inspire someone to go out and write something way better. Or it may just inspire them to click the 'Next Blog' button, who knows.


Blogger willowtree said...

It's fun

5/27/2006 9:11 PM  
Blogger Voix said...

That is a totally wonderful list.

And there are a few readers on holiday weekends, just not nearly as many as usual.

5/28/2006 10:20 AM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

willowtree, thanks for the link.

Most of the time, I figure no one reads this stuff anyway so I don't sweat it too much. I just wish I had something to do this weekend myself besides sit around making stupid lists. :)

5/28/2006 11:30 AM  
Blogger J Malcolm said...

If I may I want to add to number 24.
I don't just love rainy days, but also the smell of wet asphalt after a heavy rain, when all the worms are coming out, like I remember when growing up in Washington

5/28/2006 11:31 AM  
Blogger Moncrief Speaks said...

Lovely list and wonderful blog. I'm bookmarking you.

5/29/2006 11:49 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Moncrief, thank you and I'll be sure to check out your blog as well.

5/30/2006 2:05 PM  

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