21 October 2009

Some Specifics.

For a writing exercise in my Composition course this week, we were asked to make Top 10 lists of specific likes and dislikes. I'd never really made a list like this before, but it was interesting to think about and "discover" what some of my (un)favorites are. A few are pretty superficial, but a couple are more profound than I thought (at least personally).

  1. Reading bedtime stories to Veronica, my 3-year-old daughter, and watching her slooowwwly fall asleep
  2. Foggy, rainy, windless weather, complete with low-lying clouds
  3. Upbeat British electropop music like Little Boots, La Roux and Ellie Goulding
  4. Salmon sashimi very lightly dipped in soy sauce, mixed with a little wasabi (spicy Japanese horseradish) to give it a bit of heat
  5. Going to movies by myself. It's really not very different from renting a DVD and watching it at home -- but on a much bigger screen
  6. Washing dishes. I find it extremely therapeutic
  7. Hanging out with my brother or sister, both cool and cosmopolitan in their own unique ways
  8. The noise, excitement and energy of modern city life
  9. Long road trips to either coast, accompanied by good music and even better company
  10. Attending the weddings and baby showers of childhood friends
  1. The inevitable daily piece of junk mail waiting for me when I get home
  2. Mowing the lawn, although other yardwork is fine with me
  3. Passengers on a bus or train who don't offer their seat to someone who obviously needs to sit down
  4. Bank and post office hours. Some of us don't get off work until after 5, you know
  5. The evening shift of my clinical rotations. Noon to 8:30pm really throws my schedule off for the entire week
  6. Dead bugs, road tar and other highway debris accumulating on the front of my car after a long road trip
  7. Office politics and gossip. Just do your work!
  8. People who hide behind a facade of friendliness when they are really not that pleasant
  9. Babysitting friends who've had too much to drink, ruining the fun for others
  10. The short battery life of my cell phone. It barely lasts a whole day on one charge

1 comment(s):

Me said...

I'm with ya on likes 5 and 7. Although, my sister is neither cool nor cosmopolitan. I just like how she makes me laugh so hard I can't breathe, and she keeps me feeling young. I do have to say that there is something about washing dishes that puts you in a weird zone. It's hypnotizing.

I definitely dislike 1, 3, 7 and 8.

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