Monday, July 11, 2011

10 Things I Love

Tapped by my Twitter pal, Betty Herbert, here is a random list of 10 things that I unabashedly love. They are not in rank order and this might be a completely different list tomorrow. Anyway, it distracted me for a moment from the packing panic.

1. Peter Cook

2. Mark E Smith

3. Jane Austen

4. Beowulf

5. Cary Grant films

6. Martinis

7. London

8. AbFab

9. My kantele

10. Writing

What are YOUR ten?! Don't think about it; just list them. I challenge you! Come here and leave a comment to tell me when you've answered.


pattinase (abbott) said...

My list would be very similar. I would expand London to all of the UK though and make Paris my city.

K. A. Laity said...

Hee -- I'm sure a lot of people would agree with this (mostly predictable) list. I've never really taken to Paris. I know it has a lot of history and romance for people, but I just never felt the frisson of excitement that most people do for it. Complete lack of Gallic blood, I guess. Not that there's anything English in my heritage (as far as I know).

The Queen said...

Being on the water
Live music
My friends

K. A. Laity said...

Oooh -- good list. I can't believe I left off friends! But AbFab is just code for you and Miss Wendy anyway. I left of Robyn Hitchcock, too. Sacrilege! I can't say I love Montreal, but the rest of your list, AGREED!

lochee lad said...

This list is subject to change tomorrow or for that matter in the next 10 minutes:
1. Cool sheets on my bed
2. Guinness
3. Barcelona
4. The Fall
5. Iain M Banks
6. Johnny Cash
7. Monty Python
8. Oral History
9. Celtic F C
10. The night sky

C. Margery Kempe said...

Excellent, Mark! That's a great list. I've not been to Barcelona, but I hope to get to Spain since it'll be a shorter hop from Ireland. Guiness -- oh yeah. I prefer Ian no M Banks, but he's good fun. THE FALL THE FALL THE FALL! Johnny Cash of COURSE. Pythons -- of COURSE. Hot as it is here, yeah on cool sheets. Night sky out in the hills especially when it's cold and crisp and you can see a million stars. Oral history -- wonderful!

But you lost me on Celtic FC. ;-)

Anonymous said...

i like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.

K. A. Laity said...

Oh, Bertie! Now that song is going to be stuck in my head NOOOOOOOOO!

Betty Herbert said...

That's such a sophisticated list, Kate! Since writing my one, I've been kicking myself over all the things I didn't include: Radio 4, Furikake seasoning, swallows, swimming in the sea...there are so many good things out there

C. Margery Kempe said...

I think that may be the first time I've been called "sophisticated"! Just my obsessions. But yeah, as soon as you start listing things, the list grows and grows. I suppose that's the nice thing: there are so many things we love!

Lou said...

1. World Cup soccer
2. Bodysurfing
3. Semi-occult Philosophy
4. Dancing to every musical style from around the globe
5. Elephantmen comicbook series
6. Math
7. great beer
8. my peeps (wife, son, friends,etc)
9. SPAC Philadelphia Orchestra on a cool summer night under clear skies
10. Martial arts (doing, watching, contemplating)

and btw great big congrats on your upcoming excellent academic voyage!

K. A. Laity said...

Great list, Lou! It really captures your personality :-)