Sunday, August 14, 2011

Twelve things I love

In no particular order or genre:

  1. Pizza Hut Thin & Crispy Chicken Supreme Pizza - My favorite pizza. Chicken breast, red onions, green peppers, and mushrooms.

  2. Adam Lambert. I never watched American Idol, and only discovered him after the show was over. There's just something about him. He's adorable, of course, but it's also his personality. He's (or at least he seems to be) sunny, happy, and helpful, just a nice young man. Okay, a make-up wearing, glammed up young man, but he seems to be pretty together, and has a great voice and stage presence.

  3. The way Aveda Shampure smells. Unfortunately, it isn't moisturizing enough for my hair, but Bob uses it, so I get to smell it by proxy.

  4. O.P.I. nail oil. I have the driest cuticles on the planet, so I use this stuff constantly. It improves the look of my nails instantly.

  5. Chris Grabenstein's John Ceepak series. I'm halfway through this (so far) six book series about an Iraq war veteran who is a policeman in a Jersey shore beach town. He lives by a code of ethics, will not lie nor tolerate lying, and quotes Bruce Springsteen lyrics when he's stressed. I'm currently reading Hell Hole, the fourth installment.

  6. Seanan McGuire's October Daye series. I can't wait for the next installment, "One Salt Sea" next month. October "Toby" Daye is part fae, part human, she spent 14 years as a fish after being spelled. She's understandably reluctant to get involved with magic again, but she keeps getting pulled into circumstances where her help is needed. She's sort of a flawed knight errant; she keeps getting into trouble, but she never gives up.

  7. My Built NY neoprene iPad sleeve. It's actually a sleeve for a small laptop, but I felt like the iPad sleeve that they make was too small. I got it for an unbelievable price--less than $6.00 plus shipping.

  8. Oikos Greek Yogurt. I love the chocolate and caramel flavors--dessert that's actually good for you.

  9. Clinique 3-step system (bar soap, clarifying lotion, moisturizing lotion). I've used Clinique for probably 30 years, and can't imagine putting anything else on my face.

  10. Vera Bradley bags. I know that the Vera Bradley bags aren't really stylish except on college campuses or with grandmas, but I love them. My current pattern is Simply Violet, a deep purple background with ivory paisleys. It's discontinued, so I was able to buy a few pieces at a discount. It's less busy than some of their patterns, and the dark color seems easier to keep clean.

  11. Design Seeds. LOVE this site. What a great idea.

  12. Kindle app on iPad. Love the iPad, and love the Kindle app, although now that they aren't allowed to sell books from within the app, it's less fun. And I love how, if I end up standing in line somewhere like the post office, and decide to read a little bit on the Kindle app on my iPhone, it syncs up to where I stopped reading on the iPad.

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