Friday, May 13, 2005

101 things that I love...

Here are 101 things that rock my world...
(in no particular order)

1.Friends
2.Chocolate Chip Cookies
3.Coke Slurpees/Icees
4.The 3rd season of The Simpsons
5.Australia
6.Diamond Lake, Oregon
7.Schaffhausen, Switzerland
8.Lugano, Switzerland
9.Braising (as a cooking method)
10.Cooking
11.Joy Division
12.Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
13.A really f'in good cup of coffee
14.Hugs
15.A dog's head in your lap
16.Shiraz from McLaren Vale, SA, Australia
17.Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame Rose Champagne
18.Duck (to eat, in any form)
19.Lamb (rare)
20.Kyslowski films
21.Audrey Tautou's smile
22.Chinese cinematography
23.Unagi (river eel sushi)
24.Chamber's Rutherglen Rare Muscadelle (Tokay)
25.The redwoods in northern California
26.The view at Crater Lake, Oregon
27.Silk scarves on women
28.Obscure pop culture references
29.Valrhona 71% Dark Chocolate (French)
30.PBS
31.Record collecting (vinyl and CD)
32.Sharing laughter, food, music, and wine with close friends
33.Rehabilitating Mr. Wiggles (the comic strip)
34.Chicago
35.Cuisine restaurant (Detroit)
36.Blackbird restaurant(Chicago)
37.Milk
38.Krema brand peanut butter (chunky)
39.Scrabble
40.The scrambled eggs at Bill's Cafe in Sydney, NSW, Australia
41.Train travel
42.The Rigi
43.Picking wild blueberries high up a steep grassy mountain somewhere in the Italian speaking section of the Swiss Alps
44.The clam chowder and onion rings at Moe's in Lincoln City, Oregon
45.Calder Brothers Dairy ice cream
46.Garlic (lots of it)
47.The smell of leeks sauteing
48.The smell of coffe brewing
49.The smell of bacon cooking
50.My Wusthof Trident 8" Chef's Knife
51.My All-Clad saute pan
52.My Le Creuset Dutch oven
53.Gianduja
54.A perfect pizza Margherita
55.A perfect margarita (no salt)
56.Fresh Del Monte Gold pineapple
57.Dostoyevesky
58.John Steinbeck
59.Bloom County before Berke Breathed's hang-gliding accident
60.Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce
61.Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey
62.Normandy butter
63."Atmosphere" by Joy Division
64.Carolina style pulled pork shoulder
65.M*A*S*H
66.The Rosengarten Report
67.Books, novels, cookbooks written by chefs and food writers (ie. Jacques Pepin, Anthony Bourdain, Julia Child, Ruth Reichl)
68.The crisp autumn air
69.Untouched snow
70.A thunderstorm in the summer
71.Quiet snowfall at night
72.Air conditioning
73.Older women
74.Younger women
75.Women my own age
76.Great tiramisu
77.Flourless chocolate torte
78.Idealists
79.A great concert
80.Whitewater rafting the Rogue River
81.Clear, starry nights
82.Guinness Stout, Cooper's Ale, or a nice IPA
83.Meeting someone with similar interests
84.Snuggling
85.Monty Python
86.Anything by Jim Henson (especially The Muppet Show and The Muppet Movie)
87.Good chili
88.Biting satire
89.Canadian humor
90.Music, music, music
91.Vacation
92.Bill Murray and Chevy Chase
93.Thandie Newton
94.Once Were Warriors
95.Noah Taylor films
96.Foreign/independent film
97.David Cross (the comedian)
98.Bill Cosby (his early comedy records and stand-up)
99.Summer breezes
100.Switched On CDs
101.Watching too much TV

There are a lot more things that I love (white truffles, sleep, not working, etc.), but these came to me pretty quickly.

Cheers,
Jason

2 Comments:

Blogger Eri said...

Nice list. It reminds me of when my parents used to hiss at my sister and myself that they did not want to hear about what we hated; they wanted to know what we liked, instead. Perhaps, the whining was offputting. . .and yet, I've grown to agree with them. Sign of maturity?? One can only hope. :-)

Have a good day, Jason!

--Eri

11:47 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Gotta agree with a number of those...particularly the flourless chocolate torte - best b-day cake I've ever had!

7:55 AM  

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