I’m behind on Mess updates thanks to being without the internet for days on end, so I’ll do my best to make up.
My friend Lynn, the bitter, hostile one, made a list recently called “The Little Things”. http://piecesofravenhex.blogspot.com/2006/05/little-things-list-i-blame-lisa.html
Now, while I find it funny in the sense that Lynn had to write about things she appreciates I also thought it was an interesting idea. (WARNING: Visit the above site only if you’re the type that doesn’t need a lot of hugs and hand holding.) I wanted to add to Lynn’s list so here it is:
Q-Tips – Nothing beats these little cotton swabs of goodness. Of course, this may fall under fetishes for me since I strive to have freaky clean ears. Blame the doctor when I was a kid – a few ear infections followed by some nasty and painful ear flushings and you’ll be a clean ear freak, too.
Cows – Everything about a cow is good. The best things in the world come from cows. Just think about it – food, clothing, furniture, musical instruments, dog chews – they’re perfect! Well, except the one that chased me over the fence, but that taught me a valuable lesson – that when I want to, I can clear a fence. Ok, maybe not today but back in the day. You people are so hostile.
The Internet – From the beginnings with the Arpanet to what we have today. I’ve been around computers since around 1983 or 84 when Dad sold his MGB to purchase an Apple IIe. I had my first e-mail account in 1991 when all I could do was log into a mail system called Pine and access the internet primarily through telnet. Please note that Unix is not on my list of things I appreciate. I’m sure Unix gurus are gasping for breath while comforting their horrible little vi editors.
Music – I don’t think I need to elaborate.
Modern Folklore – Everyone should take a moment and really listen to people’s stories.
“Tell Me a Story” – This is a follow up to folklore and since the list is about little things I appreciate, this is a big one for me. I appreciate anyone who understands that this request is for a personal account and not some “once upon a time” thing that you made up on the spot that is likely going to embarrass you and me – it doesn’t have to be poignant, humorous, involved or over the top – just a story. You can learn a lot about a person through the stories they choose to tell.
Those are the little things in this world that I appreciate.
Oh… and presents. 🙂