Saturday, September 30, 2006

21 Things

that I love (besides the obvious family, friends, etc.) in no particular order:

1) Curry (Indian and Tim)

2) Candles and incense (many, many kinds, but they have to be STRONG)

3) Brit Wit

4) Chocolate

5) Pumpkin Spice Latte (Yes, I'm obsessed.)

6) Douglas Adams books, and other great books

7) The smell of old books

8) The smell of a library

9) Laughing

10) Star Wars

11) Rolling around in a leaf pile with my kids

12) Jumping/flying kicks

13) Swimming underwater

14) X-rated activities

15) Tea (mostly herbal)

16) Lao food

17) Music, loud

18) Reading/listening to stories with my kids

19) Lightbulb moments (when I'm teaching the kids and they go "Ohhhh!!!")

20) Quirky idioms, clever turns of phrase, puns, exclamation points and parenthesis (yes, I'm cheating by cramming in all of these)

21) Comments :)

Tag - YOU'RE IT!!!


Egan said...

Do 13 & 14 go together? I love that you really like pumpkin spice lattes. Do you like chai also? Oh my, I love the smell of dusty books. There's something about it I can't explain.

tshsmom said...

I live for those 'lightbulb moments'!! Just when we start feeling lost and hopeless, something clicks, and Z gets it.
I LOVE book and library smells. New books smell good too. Book smells are like comfort food to me.

SighsofmyLife said...

To me, old books smell musty and mildewy. And I can't stand the feel of the pages. I'll send you all the old books and I'll keep all the new ones.

~d said...

I had to LOL at the Tim Curry. I am suddenly a Sweet Transvestite! Or a butler on Clue.

I shall consider myself tagged, dammit.
(what are the rules?)

Bostick said...

I like beer and boobies

Logophile said...

ok, I will do this too.
But I don't want any complaints about how similar our lists may end up looking.
I think we similar taste

Slade said...

LOVE curry! I swear, we are lost sisters or something...I love all of these things!

I love pumpkin spice cheesecake--if you want the recipe just let me know!
I love Siberian Huskies
I love knitting by the fire
I love having coffee on my front porch just before the sun comes up!
I love wet dog noses
I love gospel music
I love smelling books as soon as I pick them up!

Crashtest Comic said...

I love curry, but it makes me fart.

Candace said...

Efo - I was in Target today and managed to resist the call of the Starbucks, but it was DAMN hard.

Yes, 13 and 14 could most CERTAINLY go together! The more unusual, the merrier! I'd like you to offer up a scenario, though, for my reading pleasure.

TSHSmom - yes, new book smells, too. Yummmm. I didn't have room, and I like old book smell slightly better. I shoud've cheated and squeezed both in. :)

Sighs - NOooooo! Really? Even the old, dry, sweetish, yuummmmmmmy ones? OK, I'll buy the oldies. :)

~D - You ARE most certanly tagged! No rules. 21 things. That is all. :) Woo hoo! This is gonna be good!!

Bostick - I bet you can come up with 21 kinds of beer and/or attributes of boobies. . . :-D

Logo - Yes, yes, yes! :) Are we separated at birth? :-D Can't wait to read your list.

Slade - We must be. I think there's a whole group of us. :) OMG, PLEASE - I would LOVE the recipe!!!!! You have an awesome list. I enjoy knitting, but am too much of an instant results junkie. :-/ That's why I sew. But knitting is much more fulfilling in the tactile sense.

Crashtest - hopefully they are all "hollow" and no one notices. ;-) I hear if you eat something enough, your body acclimates. . . :-D

Bostick said...

I bet I can too if I tried. Chat at Erin's!!?? I will be there..

Bostick said...


Bostick said...

we are here. where are you??!!

Candace said...

Aw, phooey! Was watching a DVD w/my kids and reading Stormbreaker.

Spider Girl said...

I love pumpkin spicelatte,tea,Douglas Adams, and book smells too.

I also love the movie Ghostbusters, dew-drenched spiderwebs,cobblestoned streets, and live music.

Faltenin said...

Sounds like a good plan for a fun week-end!

Can you mix numbers? Like, 13+14, 4+5, 1+15?

Or 14+2, 14+4, 14+8, 14+11 (minus the kids), 14+17, 14+12 (ouch, Trinity)

Candace said...

OOhhhh!! Nice ones, Spider Girl!! I was trying to take a pic of a spiderweb just the other day, but alas, I was unsuccessful.

Why, yes, you can, Fal. And the more you can get working together, the more exciting it is! (More is the new Less ;) )

Jaichan said...

What about your beloved Boondock Saints? 22 things?
I love the following things (a very short list, many things are missing):
My friends and family
Apple Pie
Longlegged, blue-eyed bass players with long legs
The Simpsons
King of The Hill
Billy Bragg
Neil Finn
Johnny Cash
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Waiting For Guffman

Whew! There are heaps of other things, too.

I have to try this pumpkin spice latte of which you speak. I wonder if they sell it in Canada?

sleepydog said...

I'm generally not a big fan of meme's but since you the one who tagged me, and I like you, I'll answer you here:

21 Things I Love

1. Beer (Good beer, not swill)
2. Hockey
3. Listening To Music
4. Playing Music
5. Guitars
6. Hot Sauce
7. Steak
8. Walking around the City Of Chicago
9. Hipster Chicks
10. Arizona Desert Vistas
11. Going out to eat
12. Cooking (Especially for friends)
13. Off the wall indie movies
14. Pepsi
15. Irish Stew
16. Arguing with Neo-Conservatives
17. Playing with my dogs
18. Napping with my dogs
19. Chili Dogs
20. Audrey Tatou
21. Big Sweaters

~d said...

Gotcha. Let this be known I will not think about it b/c whatever my answers are today-(coff-coff) would be diff tomorrow.

I will do it (yeah, baby!)

I've been tagged! Lalalalala!

Candace said...

Jaichan - oooh! Apple pie! My Boondock Saints have to be a given, LOL! :)

SleepyD - Hockey is GOOD! But I can't watch it on TV - have to be playing or at a real game. How many dogs do you have?

~D - Yeah, Baby, yeah!! :-D

sleepydog said...

Two dogs. One is evil and one is not evil.
One is a beagle and one is part beagle.
Neither is named Evel Kneivel.

Candace said...

LOL! Is the beagle evil?

Egan said...

Resistence is futile Candace. You shall succumb.

Candace said...


Jaichan said...

You truly are eeeevil. Like the froo-it of the devillll. Turns out they do sell the pumpkin spice latte in Halifax. I had one today.
And it rocked.

Candace said...

OMG, my mouth is watering. :-) Are they not Ambrosia, nectar of the Gods?? I wonder whether I will turn to a life of crime to finiance my new habit.

Egan said...

I might have to get you and Janice a little treat.

Candace said...

Oooooohhhh!! Talk dirty to me, Baby!! Or Pumpkinny. :)