Wednesday, February 14, 2007

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things (that start with "R")

How do you narrow down your favorite things in life? Well, when you have one letter to work with, that helps a lot. Here are some of the things that make life good.

Ranunculus-They are unusual flowers that have layers of petals and subtle colors. I love to dig in the dirt. Some of my happiest moments have been spent taking care of flowers.

Rock-As in music. Couldn't live without it.

Racing-I like stock car races. I like to watch them on TV, but I love going to dirt track races in small towns where there's an accident on almost every lap and you can feel the engine in your belly when the cars roar by.

Ragdolls-Our cat Ed is a Ragdoll. He is fluffy, silly and social like a dog. This is his Great Grandpa "Bear."

Running-I used to run a lot. I loved running. I like being outside and I like being by myself. It was the perfect sport. Then I shattered my ankle. No more running. I still miss it. I like walking, but it's not the same.

Ribs-When I lived in South Carolina I lived near Piggy Park, best barbeque in the country. Now we have Hecky's. Mmmmmm.

Reading-I like reading. I don't like reading my textbooks, well, sometimes I like reading those too. I like reading before I go to sleep.

Rest-A good nap is like heaven on earth.

Records-I like the smell of vinyl. I miss big LP covers and liner notes. I still own a turntable and always will.

River Thames-Next to Chicago, London is my favorite city. I love the narrow streets in some areas, the Tube, the stores, the art, and the history. My roommate from college lived there and I visited her a couple of times many years ago. I've lost touch with her and it is one of my great sorrows in life. I have fond memories of piling in her roommate's itty bitty car and going down to a pub on the river. I hope to visit London again soon.


Dale said...

Nice Rs! Does that sound like arse? Those flowers are very cool. And so is that river. And everything in between.

Sonja said...

I'd like to add "Reibekuchen", which are German potato pancakes. Hand-shredded potatoes and onion, a bit of flour and eggs as a binder, salt and pepper, then crispy fried.

They're Nirvana...and I don't mean the band.

Chris said...

Mmmmmm, ribs!

Grant Miller said...

How about that?! My middle name starts with R too!

wonderturtle said...

Chris took the words out of my mouth!

Bubs said...

Running and ribs! I'm glad to see someone else who appreciates both of those things. Sorry to hear about your busted ankle. Does less time for running leave more time for reading and records?

Tenacious S said...

Bubs, I haven't been able to run for many, many years. Maybe that's why I took up the whole music thing.