• saddest songs
  • favorite places to eat in my town
  • foods I want to learn to make
  • favorite smells
  • my funeral playlist
  • favorite comedians
  • fictional lives I would try living if I could
  • things I want people to say at my funeral one day
  • sounds I hate
  • songs and memory associations
  • ideas for band names
  • my favorite villains
  • favorite music moments in film
  • people i'd like to meet
  • favorite cover songs
  • things to try one day
  • high school top ten albums
  • jobs I think I'd be good at
  • animals I don't like
may 23 2010 ∞
jul 4 2010 +
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Bill Burr
  • Steve Buscemi
  • Hank Azaria
  • John Waters
  • Oliver Platt
  • Liza Minelli
  • Louis CK
  • Joel McHale
  • Sam Rockwell
  • Liev Schrieber
  • Fred Willard
  • Angelica Huston
  • Jodie Foster
  • Allison Brie
  • Adam Scott
  • James Franco
  • Mos Def
  • Jeff Goldblum
jun 9 2010 ∞
jul 16 2010 +
  • Lorna Doone shortbread cookies
  • Oreo cookies
  • other non Lorna Doone shortbread cookies
  • Girl Scout Thin Mints
  • Pecan Sandies
jun 17 2010 ∞
jun 17 2010 +


  • finish the scary cat pillow I started making for my pregnant friend's baby
  • finish my Andre the Giant cross stitch project
  • finish my Muhammad Ali cross stitch project
  • paint my little sets of shelves white
  • attempt to do "National Novel Writing Month"
  • decide if I think my webcomic idea is sustainable long term, or if I should just go back to blogging, or something else altogether
  • make beer or wine
  • experiment with makeup
  • make Bierochs


  • take a class in something truly interesting to me, like C++ or Russian
  • learn to properly play the ukulele I got ...
jun 3 2010 ∞
sep 6 2010 +
  • fail to pay all my income taxes
  • let an 8 year old who wasn't tall enough ride in a car without a humiliating booster seat
  • if I smoked, smoke as much as I wanted wherever I wanted, except I would be very considerate about it for people
  • own a gun and take it around with me just any old place
  • keep small livestock inside city limits, like a shed with bantam hens in it
jun 5 2010 ∞
sep 2 2010 +
  • Lava . To be played at a park or some other place with outside play equipment . The ground or the floor is made of lava, and you will immediately burn to death if you touch it. You must move around without letting any part of your body come in direct contact with the lava. Variation: "Acid".
  • Wolf . To be played with any sort of large, dumb retriever type of dog . The dog is a rabid wolf and must be avoided at all costs, or else you become rabid and begin to chase the other players too.
  • Mermaids . To be played using a wading pool full of water . You are mermaids that have been captured and are now kept in a water exhibit. Maybe the wizard can save you. But can you pay his terrible price?
  • Shipwrecked . To be played using a wading pool with no water in it. Inevitably accompanied by lots of philosophical discussion regarding what it takes to be able to eat human fl... . Your ship, carrying valuable cargo, wa...
may 28 2010 ∞
may 28 2010 +
  • Butler
  • Finch
  • Freamon
  • Little
  • Queen
  • Quinn
  • Reed
may 22 2010 ∞
may 22 2010 +
  • Drowning scenes on TV or in movies
  • People who make important decisions based on religious faith
  • My own mortality
  • The very idea of "a home where the buffalo roam"
  • Knowing that in 200 years probably no one will know I ever existed
may 22 2010 ∞
jun 5 2010 +
  • Chuck Berry. "Johnny B. Goode".
  • David Bowie. "Moonage Daydream".
  • Johnny Cash. "Ring of Fire".
  • The Clash. "London Calling".
  • De la Soul. "3 Is A Magic Number".
  • The Delfonics. "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time".
  • The Dixie Cups. "Going to the Chapel".
  • The Everly Brothers. "All I Have To Do Is Dream".
  • The Faces. "Ooh La La".
  • Fleetwood Mac. "Secondhand News".
  • The Foo Fighters. "Monkey Wrench".
  • The Foundations. "Build Me Up Buttercup".
  • Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. "Walk Like A Man".
  • The Go-Gos. "Vacation".
  • The Grassroots. "Midnight Confessions".
  • The Herman's Hermits. "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter".
jul 4 2010 ∞
jul 4 2010 +
  • Hen House on Antioch in Merriam
  • Dillons on 23rd Street in Lawrence
  • HyVee on Martway in Mission
  • Reebles Country Mart on Merchant Street in Emporia
  • Cosentino's on Main Street in Kansas City
jun 17 2010 ∞
jun 17 2010 +

A book deserves to be on this list if it fits these described criteria:

I'm talking to a friend and we discuss books. I ask them if they have read Such-and-Such Book and they say no. Oh, but you must, I tell them, and I promise to bring it for them to read. When I get home I immediately locate Such-and-Such Book on the shelf, but instead of putting it by the door to go with me next time I leave, I cannot restrain myself from sitting down on whatever is closest and opening it up and looking at the first page. This reminds me why Such-and-Such Book is basically one of my favorite things in the whole world, and I then can't loan it to my friend because I have to read it again first. For this reason I have two copies of some of these books.

  • Brontë, Charlotte. Jane Eyre .
  • Coupland, Douglas. Microserfs .
jun 16 2010 ∞
sep 2 2010 +
  • Andre's (Main Street location) - special favorite foo-foo place that my husband will also agree to eat at
  • Avelluto's Italian Delight - special favorite place to eat veal parm on a roll
  • Bob Evans - special favorite place to eat old people food
  • d'Bronx (Bell Street location) - special favorite place to eat round puffy crust pizza
  • Friends Sushi & Bento - special favorite place to eat Asian food out of tiny compartmentalized trays
  • Grandstand Burgers - special favorite place to eat a cheeseburger with ham on it
  • Grinders - special favorite place to eat Hungarian food on a Monday night (courtesy of George!)
  • Johnny C's - special favorite place to eat square cracker crust pizza
  • LaMar's Donuts - special favorite place to get rings of sweet fried dough
  • Noodles & Company - special favorite place to get a bowl o...
jun 9 2010 ∞
jun 9 2010 +
  • RF. 9/1/2010 *. "I'm beginning to wonder if I say "get your finger out of your nose" in my sleep."
  • LMS. 5/28/2010 . "Is there anything more perseverant than a 10 month old that wants dog food?"
  • TA. 5/22/2010 . "So much for a trip to wine country, there are mini horses that need enemas."
may 28 2010 ∞
sep 2 2010 +
  • 6/16/2010 . Disagreement about whether waking up and finding 1 spider in the bed at night is worse than waking up and finding 3-6 worms
  • 5/21/2010 . Disagreement about whether theoretical adopted sloth should be named "Sidney" or "Megadeth".
  • 4/27/2010 . Disagreement about whether the dog LOL'd at a joke he made earlier.
  • 1/11/2010 . Disagreement about whether Lady Gaga's zebra dress in the "Just Dance" video is hideous or not.
may 29 2010 ∞
jun 17 2010 +
  • Banks, Lynn Reid. The Indian-in-the-Cupboard books . A boy inherits a magic key that makes plastic figurines real when locked into a cabinet. He gets into scrapes. The plastic people help him defend his family's dwelling from skinheads .
  • George, Jean Craighead. My Side of the Mountain . A boy runs away from New York and successfully becomes a mountain man .
  • Lowry, Lois. The Anastasia Krupnik books . A girl named Anastasia Krupnik does tons of interesting shit and learns IMPORTANT LIFE LESSONS from her eccentric parents .
  • O'Brien, Robert C. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH . Mrs. Frisby is afraid of the rats and the great owl, but she conquers her fears to save her son. Mr. Ages helps. So does Justin. The rats know about electricity .
  • Porter, Eleanor. Pollyanna . An orphan who is glad all the time goes to live with a woman who is not at all appreciative of her continual gladness. When she gets hit by a car and stops being glad, the woman realizes she misses the gladness after all .
  • Robertson, Keith. The Henry Reed books . Henry Reed and his friend Midge Glass pur... .
may 22 2010 ∞
jun 9 2010 +
  • moan
  • panties
  • poodle
may 22 2010 ∞
may 25 2010 +
  • math and computer programming
  • food making
  • fashion design
  • sewing
  • woodworking
sep 24 2010 ∞
sep 24 2010 +
  • Tim Hortons coffee cup ("always fresh")
  • my first red lipstick
  • my Bose headphones
  • Essie "Raspberry" nail lacquer
jun 24 2010 ∞
jul 29 2010 +
  • Tyra Banks (except I enjoy it when Joel McHale makes fun of her
  • Bill Maher (too smug)
  • Glenn Beck
jun 16 2010 ∞
sep 2 2010 +
  • see movies
  • do geocaching
  • go somewhere to play miniature golf
  • see special visiting exhibits at museums
  • window shopping in outdoor retail areas
  • see special events with speakers, like book signings
  • go on tours for different things
  • take a class about how to do something interesting
  • take a day trip somewhere
  • play video games
  • put together jigsaw puzzles
  • play quiz games
  • visit with other people for dinner
  • do scavenger hunts
jun 5 2010 ∞
jun 5 2010 +
  • Alice Roosevelt
  • Tommy Smothers
  • Charles II of Spain
  • Herblock's Law
  • Hofstadter's Law
  • Hebb's Law
  • the EMP
  • Kate Seredy
  • mirages
  • test equating theory
  • Amstrad computers
  • affluenza
  • Jason Rohrer
  • Ghillie suits, or as I put it to my husband, "Why do some of the people in your video game go around in furry straw suits?"
  • writ of habeus corpus
  • aquavit
  • what made Howard Hughes Howard Hughes
  • the slums of Rio de Janiero
may 23 2010 ∞
sep 2 2010 +
  • when a movie or video is paused mid-action and a caption is flashed on the screen accompanied by a "ding" sound
  • small built Hispanic men dressed in western clothes
  • when a musician says "watch this" in a studio recording
  • leaving a hair salon knowing I look nice and have somewhere to go
  • eating a proper sit-down breakfast at a restaurant
  • shoes that don't have to be tied
  • having time to explore when traveling places for work
  • books that are so interesting it's painful not to be reading them all in one stretch once you start
may 25 2010 ∞
jun 17 2010 +
  • animatronic
  • bankrupt
  • Bantu
  • decay
  • diode
  • efficiency apartment
  • ensemble
  • fish
  • shark
  • subpoena
  • syzygy
may 22 2010 ∞
aug 24 2010 +