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Things that make you go Hmm

My Favorite Things:

  • Woodstock (from the Peanuts)
  • Ice Cold Water on a hot day
  • Listening to the rain while snuggled up in bed, knowing that you don't have to be anywhere
  • Scrapbooking
  • Rubber Stamping
  • A job well done
  • My nephew
  • Reading (would usually choose a book over tv)
  • Music (I even think I can sing, I am always belting them out in my car!)
  • Choosing the right gift for someone
  • Snuggling
  • Sleeping in
  • Christmas lights
  • Long drives with good music

Favorite Books:

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • What Girls Learn by Karin Cook
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail by Malika Oufkir and Michelle Fitoussi
  • The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride
  • The Last Jews In Berlin by Leonard Gross
  • The Chosen by Chaim Potok
  • She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
  • Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie McDonald
  • A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty White
  • White Oleander by Janet Fitch
  • The Ann of Green Gables Series by L.M. Montgomery
  • All books by Jonathon Kellerman
  • All books by Faye Kellerman
  • All books by Patricia Cornwall
  • The Last Time They Met by Anita Shreve
  • What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage
  • All books by Anna Quindlen
  • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  • Revenge: A Story of Hope by Laura Blumenfeld
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  • From The Corner Of His Eye by Dean Koontz
  • Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides
  • Gone To Soldiers by Marge Piercy
  • Bury Me Standing by Isabel Fonseca
  • The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor
  • All But Myself by Gerda Weisman Klein
  • The Peoples History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • Rachel and Her Children by Johnathon Kozol
  • Turning Stones by Marc Parent
  • Angelas Ashes by Frank McCourt
  • The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got that Way by Bill Bryson
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen
  • Wake Up, Im Fat by Camryn Manheim
  • More to come....

Favorite Music:

  • Dixie Chicks
  • Fiona Apple
  • Garth Brooks
  • Beth Neilson Chapman
  • Jamie O'Neal
  • Elvis Costello
  • Madonna
  • Incubus
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Metallica
  • Creed
  • More to come....

Favorite Movies:

  • Big
  • Hope Floats
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • More to come...

Favorite Restaurants:

  • Claim Jumper
  • Roadhouse Grill
  • Lucille's Smokehouse Barbeque
  • Don Jose's
  • Pick-Up Stix
  • Rubio's Baja Grill
  • Coldstone Creamery

I know...  why do I torture myself with a favorite restaurant list on a WLS website?  Because lets face it, it still tastes good.  I have no intention of living my life without this particular joy, just a joy that is more contained and not part of my everyday, every meal life.