Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I Love

I decided to look at Valentine's Day kind of like Thanksgiving. Which is another holiday that is not really my favorite. They both suffocate me a little with their expectations. With Valentine's Day comes this expectation of over-the-top romance and swirly hearts and flowers and chocolates and unicorns and being in love love love.

So I decided to make a list of things I love. My family and friends, well, I love them more than anything. But after them, listed without any effort at comprehensiveness, and in no particular order:
  • sunshine
  • M&Ms - peanut or plain, depends on the day
  • Guinness - and really, just good beer in general
  • dahlias
  • the whimsical creations of Niki de Saint Phalle
  • hot weather - even DC summer hot suits me fine
  • espresso
  • the feel of new running shoes
  • Brussels sprouts
  • the feeling of finishing an art project and actually thinking it's beautiful
  • olive oil
  • the work of Odilon Redon - his colors give me that sharp rush of breath stomach feeling, like when you have a crush
  • pickled herring (thank my Viking ancestry)
  • gin - in particular, Sapphire martinis, up with lots of olives
  • Indian sweets
  • mangoes
  • new fun shoes, particularly high platform ones
  • couch-y coffee places, like Tryst
Wishing everyone a very happy Valentine's Day! Hugs to all!


  1. Happy Valentines, Lisa!

    Hot weather is coming....

  2. Fantastic list! Happy Valentine's - and I second you on the gin, brussel sprouts (with lots of butter) and mangoes especially :)

  3. Thank you! Happy Valentine's Day to you both!

  4. Wow, so much in common! I love the feel of new running shoes, pickled herring (yum!), Indian sweets, mangoes and NEW SHOES (especially the ones you buy to complete the "perfect outfit"!!). Hope you had a great day!

  5. Wow - that's really funny! I don't know anyone else except my mom who likes pickled herring!


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