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Friday, March 8, 2013

Favorite Things: Randoms

I like sunsets.

I like chocolate, and white wine, and blue fingernail polish.

I like boots. All kinds of boots.

Leather jackets.


The smell of snow.

I like classic cars.

'67 Chevelles with black cherry paint.

I like Christmas lights.

Twice baked potatoes.

The smell of book ink.

The sleepy sounds of a barn bedded down for the night.

Everyone is full to bursting with inane little aesthetic favorites: things that only those closest to them know or understand. They're insignificant to strangers; but sometimes, learning that someone likes the smell of diesel fuel and cries through the last ten minutes of Seabiscuit brings about a certain closeness. They can make friends out of acquaintances. They can also make friends out of characters.

Characters need quirks, too. It takes them to the next level - transforms them from names on paper to living breathing people with which an audience can connect.


  1. I like a lot of what you like!

    In addition I like:

    Flowers, most any kind, I love to plant them, look at them, shop for them, smell them, water them, etc. I think that is what they call an addiction!

    I like kitty cats, they are like potato chips, you can't have just one. I like to see all the different colors there are in the same litter.

    I love dishes and stemware, I think I could fill a large room with all the patterns and styles that I like.

    I love sitting on the front porch on a beautiful morning and watching the birds at my bird feeders.

    I love fountains and koi ponds.

    Best of all I love my children, my spouse and my family!! Without them, none of the other stuff would be as sweet.

    1. Ooh, I like when people participate!

      I haven't been bitten by the china pattern bug...yet. The older I get, the more I find myself liking domestic things.