Friday, January 30, 2009


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I love making lists

Anyone that knows me knows that I am very good at making lists. I may not always cross everything off that list, but it's made just the same. A few other weird interests of mine include organizing and color coding. Just kidding...but seriously.

For lack of things to write about, I am going to share a few random lists. Look out!

List of things I wanted to accomplish in the year 2007 ( I found this in a journal)
  • go on a trip by myself (check!)
  • get my ears pierced again (nope!)
  • run a 1/2 marathon (on this year's list...)
  • bike to class (check!)
  • learn how to play a new sport (eh. sorta)
  • wear my high school jeans again (depends on the day, but check)
Top 5 best concerts I have ever been to
  • Buffett, Cincinnati July 08
  • Buffett, Atlanta June 08
  • James Taylor, Atlanta May 08
  • Michael Franti, Louisville Nov 08
  • tie between Tom Petty and G. Love and Special Sauce, both Bonnaroo June 06
Top 5 favorite books
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Westing Game (read this in middle school, but I still love it)
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Redeeming Love
  • Angels and Demons
Top 5 best running songs
  • New York Groove, Ace Frehley
  • Thunderstruck, AC/DC
  • Best of You, Foo Fighters
  • Brother Lee, Citizen Cope
  • Beating Heart Baby, Head Automatica
Top 5 favorite places in Knoxville
  • by the river Sequoyah Park, or just walking the Boulevard
  • Tomato Head
  • McKays
  • Holston Hills CC pool, good times from 2002-2006
  • my granddad's field, mainly running through it as a kid...and dodging the cows
Top 5 favorite smells
  • Irish spring soap, it reminds me of granny and pop-pop's house
  • Cherry almond lotion, reminds me of grandma
  • just-mowed grass
  • burning leaves, or just bonfires in general
  • pine needles, reminds me of Hilton Head Island
Top 5 (ok 6) favorite quotes from Gilmore Girls
  • Hey, why don't you go check that frying oil with your face.
  • I'm not feeling so well, I think my leg is haunted.
  • Oy with the poodles already!
  • Yeah, as obvious as a man wearing sunglasses with a dog selling pencils...
  • Don't wait up and remember only 2 or 3 crack heads at the most, they eat all the good cereal.
  • Hello, headmaster Charleston, this is my stepdad, Kirk. Try not to make any sudden movements, he's a fear biter!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

peace love and books

One of my favorite things to do is readreadread! I think I developed this after 20 years of not having more than say, 10 TV channels.

I am also a nerd in the fact that I keep up with the books I have read! So here are the books I read in the year 2008! Who can believe it's already over!?

The Broker (my favorite of all the Grisham I have read)
The Rainmaker
The Firm
-all by John Grisham (one of my FAVORITES!)

Vanishing Acts
Plain Truth
Salem Falls
Keeping Faith (to date-the only one I have NOT liked of hers)
The Pact
-all by Jodie Picoult (my FAVORITE!!)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (LOVE IT)
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 3 (my favorite of the 4)
Forever in Blue (meh)
Valley of the Dolls (really risque for a 60s book)
Pirate Looks at 50 ( I.Love.Jimmy)
The Reading Group (cutesy)
Alphabet Weekends (okay)
Into the Wild (better than the movie, like all book-movies)
My Answer is NO! (totally a self-help book)
The Art of Keeping Secrets
Love in the Time of Cholera
The Dark side of Camelot
The Fair Tax Book

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (my favorite Potter book)
Redeeming Love (beautiful story)
The Westing Game (my favorite book in middle school, which I found at McKays)

working on...(I read like 4 books at a time, so that when one ends, I pick right back up!)
Conservatize Me (hilarious)
The Alchemist (excited about the ending!)
In a Sunburned Country

happy reading! and HAPPY 2009!!!