Things I Love


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celebrating anniversaries of fiction characters
remembering dates of first hang outs, ice cream sundaes and trips to the beach nine years back
Essie nail polish in Lilacism 
Making cards and coloring them in
buying books for a penny on Amazon
planning naps into my day
rereading books by SARK 
heavy pouring rain and loud thunderstorms, seeking out lightening
asking for guest posts
thinking about magic
goat cheese enchiladas with verde sauce
bubbles!

what do you love today?

Things I Love Thursday


Pink Champange cupcakes


Marylou’s Iced Coffee

Chicken dosas


Lilies & the other flowers at my house

*The English subtitles in Harry Potter (according to them, everyone pants a lot, there’s lots of noble themes playing and at one point Snape’s name is Snipe). It was a fluke that we saw it in this format, the subtitles just happened to be playing at the showing we chose.
* dancing all night at weddings
* spending hours talking about books and movies
* self revelations
* plans for a beach picnic
* it’s getting closer and closer to FALL
* starting a Gilmore Girls marathon
* steel gray
* researching vitamins
* selling books online
* adding more things to my life list (ride in a Hot Air Balloon & go to Rocky Horror Pictureshow)

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Things I Love

*posting these on days that aren’t Thursday, apparently

*I’ve been reading a lot. Especially this week.
*This week I read:
Forever by Maggie Stiefwater
Julie & Julia by Julie Powers
Ordinary Beauty by Laura Wiess
And I picked up In The Woods by Tana French again. I had left
off  halfway through, troubled by all of the murder stories that
were bubbling up all around me in the media.
* the fact that I have an air conditioner in my bedroom. the heat index is 109 degrees today. i can’t imagine not being somewhere cool
* looking up recipes to make bread and cheese
* Gala Darling’s announcement about her Radical Self Love Bootcamp
* my 8 week long online writing class and all of the wonderful, supportive girls I’ve met through it.
* Spending a lot of time with myself, mostly reading (though that makes me unproductive). I’m looking forward to spending a lot more time to myself in the future.
* It’s possible that my throat is healing!!! (And that I was poisoning myself all although via accidental rust inhalation every night.)
* Looking at Ford Fiestas online and trying to decide if I want to buy one or lease one or just keep on looking.
* E-mails offering me free things, like facial cleanser by Bare Escentuals and reward certificates from Best Buy
* Borders. My heart is broken, now the closest bookstore is at least a forty minute drive, but I still love the memories.

What do you love today?

Things I Love Thursday – Harry Potter Style

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So, it’s no longer Thursday, but I’m sitting here in a post Harry Potter hangover, seeking hydration (I ate way too many Salt N Vinegar chips) thinking, well I haven’t posted all week. I’ve been sick (with what might be a third case of strep throat in four months. Or just a whole lot of tonsil problems?). I’ve decided to do a Things I Love  Harry Potter list incorporating the books and movies alike. (I started this post on Friday, and now it’s Saturday and I’m finishing it.  And it was supposed to post way before this. Somehow I managed to fail at pressing “publish”) Here are just a few things, because honestly there are few things that I don’t love about Harry Potter’s world.

* Midnight book releases and movie premiers The experience is worth doing at least once (though you no long can with Harry Potter) for the excitement and character all around.
* Alan Rickman. He’s just amazing as Snape.
* The Wonderful World of Harry Potter theme park. I’ve yet to find someone willing to commit to spending a day or two with me roaming the streets of Hogsmeade and riding through Hogwarts Castle, but I will someday. Or maybe I’ll just take myself on a grand adventure.
* Butterbeer and Pumpkin Pasties. A lot of the foods mentioned in Harry Potter books aren’t to my liking, but then there are the sweets and these two particular creations that I’d love to try. Also, Pumpkin Juice
* The Room Of Requirement – a secret room in Hogwarts that becomes anything you need it to become at just the time you need it. It’s been a bathroom, a hiding place and a place to practice Defense Against the Dark Arts spells.
* The Loyalty. Harry remains “Dumbledore’s man, through and through” as he admits to in Half Blood Prince. Even when truths are revealed about Dumbledore’s past, even when Harry realizes that Dumbledore has led him through this journey with the idea that Harry must die at the end, Harry remains true to Dumbledore. Snape’s loyalty to Lily Potter may seem flaky by his obvious hatred for her son, but in reality, this hatred is stemmed by the existence of the man who one Lily’s heart; James Potter. And even after their deaths, Snape is willing to remain loyal to Lily. He plays an incredibly believable double agent to the point where no one is really sure where his loyalty lies until the very end of the series.
* Love. This theme is reinforced in every book. Love is more important than anything else.
* Lune Lovegood. She’s quirky and strange, she believes in creatures that other Harry Potter characters don’t think exist and she’s loyal and friendly. She’s adorable and unintentionally hilarious. Luna lives inside her head in her own world, but she’s there for the characters when they — and the story — need it most. Luna is on the list of favorite characters for me, most definitely.
* Owls carry mail. And they’re pets. Totally cool.

What do you love about Harry Potter?

Things I Love Thursday

I missed last week, oops! I’ve been slacking on posting lately, but not really slacking on writing (so that is good). I hurt my left hand… possibly from writing too hard on my bed. Ironic. And annoying. Anyway, here are the things that I love this week:

* Drive In movies
* cute nails
* cleaning out stuff in my basement, donating a ton of stuff and throwing other stuff out
* making lists of more things I want to do
* heart shaped sun glasses
* starting an online book club (details to come)
* wine tasting on Cape Cod
* Cranberry wine that tastes like Sangria
* finally trying Escarot (in the form of rangoons)
* I’m taking an online writing class, it’s only just begun but I’m already super stoked about it
* planning on taking dance classes starting extremely soon
* huge lobster rolls
* long car rides
* hoop dance
* “let obsession be your guide”
* smoothies for breakfast
* I have tickets to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 twice in the same 24 hour period.
* Provincetown, MA

What do you love today?

Things I Love Thursday

Some weeks Thursdays come around just so quickly. Here are some things I love this week:

Meeting Francesca Lia Block
late night walks & using my iPhone as a flashlight
watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
looking up information on grad schools
e-mail exchanges
movies that take place in Italy
everyone’s Facebook status updates Wednesday night about the Bruins game
a 7.4 lb loss this week
marinating my own portobello mushrooms
walking around Cambridge
the Cambridge Public Library
feeling not sick for the first time in a while
naps

What do you love today?