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Friday, February 6, 2009

'A' mazing

Over at Clever Girl Goes Blog (if you've never been there, you should. She's a hoot) she did a post where she was assigned a letter (L) and had to make a list of 10 things she liked that started with that letter. She asked if anyone else wanted to play and I said sure (hey, I've got little to blog about, remember?) and I got the letter 'A' not the letter I would have liked (E would have been better-Edward!, but it's my letter, so here we go.

1. I don't know where I would be without amazon. There are days when I think I single handedly keep them afloat. You can get almost anything from amazon and it comes in a box with a little happy smiley swoopy thing.

2. Art. What's not to like? Well, okay, plenty because there are some weird artists out there who do freaky stuff. But mostly I like art. I've been to the Louvre, the Orsay, the Art Institute of Chicago and countless other not so big named museums and galleries. I love to look at portraits and imagine who those people were. What their lives were like. Stuff like that. Caillebotte's Rainy Day in Paris is one of my all time favorite paintings. I have a copy of it hanging in my bedroom. It's lovely isn't it?

I also really like sculptures. The Winged Victory of Samothrace is one of my favorite sculptures. I don't know why but I could just stare at it all day. It amazes me how artists could take a piece of marble and make it into something so beautiful and detailed. I think it's the details that get me.

3. ABBA Oh, that's right, I said it. Come on, they made a song and worked in Napoleon and Waterloo. That's freaking genius, that is. And you KNOW you know the lyrics to their other songs. Here are a few, tell me you don't sing these in your head from just the title: Dancing Queen, Mama Mia, Take a Chance on Me, S.O.S, Fernando. All awesome songs. ANd they did it while rockin' these looks:

4. America! 'Nuff said.

5. All-In-One Printers. Man, whoever invented these should be given some sort of techy award. Fax/copier/printer/scanner in one machine? Are you kidding? Only one wire! Huzzah! I adore mine.

6. Apple ipod! So I can listen to Abba! I think this is probably the absolute best piece of portable technology ever. I could live without my cell, but my ipod? No way. It also plugs into a special little port in Ulrika von Nordland so I can have good music while I drive. Plus, it comes in pink.

7. Apples! One a day keeps the doctor away! Pink Lady and Honey Crunch are my favorites. Also, an apple was on the original Twilight cover!

8. Anderson Cooper. If any man could make a woman want to watch MORE news, it's AC. Delicious, wealthy (his mother is Gloria Vanderbilt) and smart. What more could a girl ask for (other than Edward Cullen, of course)?

AC is thinking: Who is the Edward Cullen I keep hearing about? Is he better looking than me? Let's get him on the show and then we'll see who the ladies like more. Look at me brood. He doesn't stand a chance.

9. Ahi Tuna. This is my favorite fish in the world. Indy loves it too. If you've never had it, you're missing out. It's brilliant grilled with a slightly pink center. Eat it by itself or slice it up and put it on a salad. You'll never look at tuna the same again.

10. Alexander McQueen shoes. could you not love these?

BTW, these boots are on sale! They are a mere $987. Down from $1608. That's a bargain!

So, there's my 10 'A' things. If you want to play, just let me know and I'll shoot you a letter.


Anonymous said...

I love your blog! It's so cute- I saw you on Clever Girl Goes Blog. :)

I'd love to play! :) I'm trying for NaPoBloMo so I need more things to blog about!

These Days said...

I'd love a letter! I'm BRAND NEW to blogging... so this will give me something to post about. :) Thanks- L

Michelle said...

Shoot me a letter! We'll see what I can come up with!!

Fiona said...

I'll take one - this looks like fun.

On Alexander McQueen: pairs 2 and 4 are amazing. Amazing. I don't think I could pull off #3 (more Ginger Spice than professor) but those boots are to die for. And on sale!

victoria ~ auction girl vintage said...

Great post, fun game, and I'd love to have a letter. I'm with you on AC ... the grin, the pout, the gorgeous eyes, and smart to boot!

koala said...

I don't think ABBA is like a guilty pleasure no more. It came back to grace with the movie.

Karen said...

Just wanted to say hi. I played Tia's ABC game and got stuck with the letter U. I was just checking out some of the others. You did a great job!

(I love ABBA too!)

Fiona said...

Ok, "F" is over at - no boots, though. Perhaps I should have included Ferragamo?

Tia said...

kickass list. i totally laughed when i saw those pics of abba. and of course, clearly, i love alexander mcqueen.

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and saying Hi! It's so wonderful to meet new people. You're welcome anytime!

You blog is beautiful and I look forward to more visits. I'll be back.

Have a blessed Sunday.
~Warmly, Melissa :)

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