Friday, March 13, 2009

My Top 37 List

Since we seem to be bombarded by bad news on a daily basis(natural disasters, bankruptcies and foreclosures, crime, politics, national debt, etc.) it's easy to become a Debbie Downer or Negative Ned because of this. So, I thought now would be a perfect time to come up with a list of things I think are cool. I could easily think of a hundred things, but I am going to just do my top 37, and I chose the number 37 because that happens to be my favorite number this year (yes, Katdish I'm THAT young). This list isn't necessarily in order of importance except for #1. #1 IS actually #1 on my list, as well as #2, then #3 & #4, always. But really, the rest are in no particular order.

1. God loves me, he's always there no matter what and he never holds my crummy actions or junk against me and he is bigger than any mountiain I face. That is awesomely cool.

2. Jon is the love of my life and I really dig him.

3. My daughter is funny, sweet, big-hearted, ridiculous, stubborn, sassy, beautiful and we have a lot of fun together.

4. My son is a hunter and fisherman, a gentleman, kind-hearted, extremely smart and he has a great laugh that makes me giggle.

5. My parents rock. Seriously, I am a lucky girl to have the parents I do.

6. Scott's BBQ'd teriyaki tri-tip. He is the King of that!

7. Tulum, Mexico. I am sure that God has a favorite vacation spot and this is it.

8. My house on the river and in the woods. I don't have one yet, but one-day Jon is going to buy one for me.

9. Indian summer days.

10. When me, my parents and my two brothers are all together. We can laugh for hours.

11. Chips and salsa. These are even better when eaten in Mexico.

12. A cold Pacifico with lime on a hot summer day.

13. A 61' Impala in cortez silver and black - and if God had a favorite car I'm sure this would be it.

14. Jon's laugh.

15. Walking Bozley on the river trail. He is the coolest most dorkiest dog ever.

16. Riding on the motorcycle.

17. Seeing Jon's face when he realized he was the proud owner of a 69' Camaro.

18. Rocky road ice cream with real marshmallows.

19. Friends that I've know my whole life and my new blog buds.

20. A good cry.

21. Coaching volleyball (Go Bears!).

22. People with big hearts and enormous amounts of humility.

23. My nieces and nephews, especially Eli in his Spidy costume.

24. Vacation.

25. Coffee first thing in the morning.

26. Eggs, bacon and biscuits and gravy from Pilot Butte Drive-Inn.

27. Sunrises and sunsets.

28. Naps.

29. A good book.

30. Gardening AFTER the last frost in June.

31. Tulips.

32. The sun.

33. Hiking in the woods.

34. Mountain biking on Phil's trail.

35. Cocktails with the girls.

36. Dinner with friends.

37. Laughing.

Yep, good stuff.


katdish said...

THE LAST FROST IN JUNE?!? You actually have frost in June? We only have frost in the non-frost free refrigerator, which we don't have.

Annie K said...

Yes, my garden was 'killed' 3 times last year with the last time being on June 26th, 2008. Every year I curse the frost and 'hate gardening' until my plants finally start coming up without threat of frost.

Helen said...

This was a good idea. I may tweak this a little for my 40th Birthday in September. "Forty Things I Think Are Cool"....Except me doing the Salsa in the supermarket is going to be number four. What could be cooler than an overweight woman dancing in the produce aisle to Marc Antony's "I Need to Know" while holding a banana in front of my mouth. I am like the poster child for cool....

Helen said...

Tell me this couldn't get anyone to dance wherever they are, including at one's dinner place at dinner in a wedding reception, or is that just me?.

Beth said...

That is my absolute FAVORITE song to cha cha to. No joke. I learned how in college. But I only know the basic steps...someday I'm going to take more ballroom lessons...

sherri said...

My list is almost identical! Except, I don't love Jon, I love Big Al. I can't have cocktails with the girls,I can't go mountain biking because we don't have mountains here,I don't coach volleyball (but would love to-'cept they won't let me cause I'm horrible!)and If I get frost here in June, I'll have to move!

Stacey said...

Thanks Annie - I really enjoy posts like this that help me get to know other bloggers a little better. I'm Stacey (wife of Hucklebuck), "contributor" to this blog which I contribute very little to besides giggles and occasional comments.
My biggest fear is that katdish might kick me out of the fellowship one day, or at the very least put me in the time out corner if she ever finds out that I subscribe to Martha Stewart Living. (Crap, do you think she might read this?)
Nice to meet you!

Annie K said...

Hi Stacey - nice to meet you. I've posted annoying comments on Huck's site a few times.

I was getting concerned that Katdish was beginning to think I was lame for not contributing, so I had to come up with something. I don't want to be kicked out of the club (although subscribing to MSL just might make it happen...). Nah...


Helen said...

Don't worry Stacey. I am helping you to keep your secret safe by cluttering up the comment section here with an extra comment.

Stacey said...

I owe you one, Helen. :)

Candace Jean July 16 said...

Could I order a #28 please? Oh wait, this isn't a menu??? Sorry.