...for a different kind of girl

silent surburban girl releasing her voice, not yet knowing what all she wants to say about her life and the things that make it spin. do you have to be 18 to be here? you'll know when i know.

Friday, March 07, 2008

'that's just who I am this week...'

In continuing with the great tradition of Friday posts filled with lists, I give you a random sampling of things I love. At the end, feel free to share something you love. If you say you love me, I'll blush a little bit, and then probably ruin the illusion of your passion when I share with you that this week, I've been sick and blowing things out of my nose that, I'm not kidding you, look like they should be the villain in an old school John Carpenter horror movie.

If you tell me you love me more after that bit of disclosure, then we should get married, post-haste.

Now, without further suspense:

  • matinees
  • U2's Joshua Tree cd, specifically, the opening 2 minutes of "Where The Streets Have No Name"
  • Cormac McCarthy's The Road
  • Cool Whip
  • Red hair
  • dolphins
  • a good ugly cry
  • goatees
  • the way my 6 year old says "Actually," "By the way," and "As a matter of fact."
  • fresh batteries
  • manicures and dark fingernail polish
  • the smell of gasoline
  • naps
  • Robocop
  • irony
  • tuna fish sandwiches
  • all the personal time I reclaimed last fall
  • brownies
  • shifts with my work boyfriend
  • VH1 Classics
  • New panties
  • The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness
  • singing loudly and thrashing around during my drives to and from work
  • laughing so hard I snort
  • people who make me laugh so hard I snort
  • Chuck Norris facts
  • purple, red and green
  • being unexpectedly called "gorgeous"
  • rolling my eyes and responding "sure" when being unexpectedly called "gorgeous"
  • pastries
  • "Please Read The Letter" as performed by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
  • watching my 10 year old search for me in the stands as he throws his fist triumphantly in the air after sinking a basket
  • sprawling out to sleep in the middle of the bed
  • coloring
  • Fiber One chocolate chip bars
  • my glasses
  • nuclear hot french fries

Your turn. I have to go blow my nose now.



Blogger Phyllis RenĂ©e said...

Let me be the first to say it: "I love you, man!" Really I do. But if we get married, I'll have to fight ya for the middle of the bed -- we could wrestle for it . . . ?

Friday, March 07, 2008 9:39:00 AM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

Dolphins. . . heh, heh, we know. . .


Tuna fish sammiches. . . mmmmmmm. . . Brownies. . . mmmmmmm. . .

I love Allison Krause's voice; the woman can plain sing. . .

And - Fiber One. . . oh, my. . . You're definitely over 40 now, my dear; it's certifiable. . .


Friday, March 07, 2008 9:40:00 AM  
Blogger Bee said...

With the exception of the 6 and 10 year old stuff, you and I could be the same person. Which is as it should be! Every town, city, province etc. needs at least one of us.

Friday, March 07, 2008 9:49:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Speaking of the way your six year old talks, my daughter used to be able to talk *exactly* like Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch of course) when she was younger. I confess I entertained myself for hours on end asking her to say different phrases using her "Stitch voice."

Is that cruel?

Friday, March 07, 2008 10:43:00 AM  
Blogger FTN said...

I love food. Sampler platters. Some nachos, maybe some chicken wings, some chicken strips in buffalo sauce, maybe even some mozarella sticks. But a wide variety of food.

I'm really hungry right now.

Like a wolf.

Friday, March 07, 2008 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger Melody said...

My 4yo says Akshudee (Actully) and it's SO freakin' cute.

I love Chuck Noris Facts, also. http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/

And, now I'm hungry, too. Darn French Fries...

Friday, March 07, 2008 12:39:00 PM  
Blogger kimmyk said...

fresh batteries? you're talkin' for the smoke alarms in your house right? give ya that whole "i'm safe" sort of feelin'. I get that. *cough*

i love pastries!

and i love hot french fries-especially from McDonalds!

I love new panties!

I can pump gas til I'm in a coma if there's some fumes comin' off. Oh don't even let me get near the snow blower when it's goin. I love that smell.

We are kindred spirits you and I.
Well, 'cept that whole *waving hand around in the air* Chuck Norris thing. Yeah whatever.

Friday, March 07, 2008 1:10:00 PM  
Blogger Mandy Lou said...

I love new batteries too, but not for the smoke detector! What, I was talking about for the Wii remote, what were you thinking?

Now that you mention manicure with dark polish I'm looking at my tatty cuticles and thinking that's what I'm doing tomorrow! OPI color of the moment is "Lite my Saphire".

Friday, March 07, 2008 1:35:00 PM  
Blogger Bex said...

I LOVE anything that John Hughes had a hand in. The man, I must say, is a flippin' GENIUS! Also? I love the following meal: a cosmo, nice salad, roasted potatoes and a nice steak. Sigh. OH! And whoever said McDonald french fries? I'm totally with you.

Friday, March 07, 2008 1:43:00 PM  
Blogger Chuck said...

I have to say I got a little excited at first when I saw the name Chuck....then realized it wasn't me! lol

That opening two minutes of Where the streets have No Name takes me back. We used it in our Rush video for my college fraternity and during those two minutes we had old pics flashing up on the screen. Pictures of the brothers from years past.

I like new panties too! ;)

Friday, March 07, 2008 1:53:00 PM  
Blogger Edtime Stories said...

I love you , you know that.
Great list...stop in sometime and say hello.

Friday, March 07, 2008 3:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your list, gal. I love the smell of gasoline too. oh, and doobie also. :)

Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 07, 2008 3:06:00 PM  
Blogger Bunny said...

Naps and the smell of gasoline . . . Mmmmmmm!

I love garlic!

Friday, March 07, 2008 7:12:00 PM  
Blogger The Savage said...

Hey there Gorgeous! I have a goatee.. (wink)
I also can get some coolwhip AND pink frosting which for some strange reason isn't listed....
I lust you.

Friday, March 07, 2008 7:15:00 PM  
Blogger Wethyb said...

Goatees for sure! Love Hubby's! And gotta love new undies. Nothing like replacing those ones w/ the holes in 'em :)

Friday, March 07, 2008 7:24:00 PM  
Blogger Sailor said...

Hey, you are gorgeous, and I love you, as well as pastries. But you know you'd come before the pastries, right?

Friday, March 07, 2008 8:37:00 PM  
Blogger Scarlett Wanna Be said...

I love that we have so much in common. I love that you have a nice cleavage in your profile photo. I love that you and the hubby are naughty but not so naughty that you can't stick your pinky in the air when you drink tea.

I love when Big Daddy does impressions of the SNL target lady with me. I love naps, corn, clean socks, and for some sick reason, I get excited when my pee is clear.

Friday, March 07, 2008 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Backpacking Dad said...

Hi there! Long time listener, first time caller. Actually, stalked on over from Cynical Dad.

You had me at "Robocop".

(adding to Google Reader feed...)

Saturday, March 08, 2008 7:15:00 PM  
Blogger you da mom! said...

great list. but ew about the john carpenter stuff comin' out your noz.

Sunday, March 09, 2008 12:50:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Phyllis - Ahh!! Yeah for being the first one to step up and share the love! I may let you win the wrestling match, but beware my rear end pushin' ya out of the bed by middle of the night!

Des - But...but...40 is barely a shadow behind me yet! Those chewy Fiber One bars are hella good! Not brownie good, and not Allison Krauss good, but good nonetheless! Gorgeous!

Bee - The universe needs us, Bee. We wield a lot of power. Other people just don't understand us. Know why? Because they're mortals, and what do mortals do? That's right. They fear us!

Michael - Is making your daughter talk in the Stitch voice cruel? Not at all! I would totally do the same thing with my kid!

FTN - Please, please tell me now...was there a buffet for you this weekend? Dude, I didn't even get a sampler platter! I need to belly up to a buffet soon or I may start digging around in some garbage.

Well, not really, but for the love of pete, I need some mozzarella sticks at the very least.

Melody - Oh, I love when little kids use words that are "big" for them. Love it! Like I love me some french fries!

kimmy - Hello my kindred spirit. I adore you like I adore batteries for my "smoke detectors" and hot ass french fries. Let's eat some long johns and cinnamon rolls and talk about how much we dig each other, shall we?

Mandy - And I love my new batteries for things that are probably the size of a Wii remote! I hope you got a great manicure this weekend. I didn't, but I wish I would have. My cuticles are horrific!

Bex - Your love of all things John Hughes, potatoes and steak means you have a red carpet welcome here at any time! So glad you swung in and commented! (You'd have been welcome even without the John Hughes love, but way to sell it!)

Chuck - Maybe it *was* code for you! I love the opening of "Where The Streets Have No Name" so much that I folded and put away panties this weekend while playing it over and over again. Woo hoo!

Ed - Thank you, dear..

Katie - I used to go with my dad to the gas station and roll the window down when he'd fill up the tank. Now I tell my kids they can't do that!

Bunny - Naps sort of trump the smell of gasoline...but just barely!

Savage - You're right! I completely forgot pink frosting. Hell, I forgot frosting in general. Pink rocks, but I'm an equal opportunity frosting lover. Thanks for reminding me!

Wethyb - I'm trying to convince my husband to grow his goatee back, but so far, no go. Maybe some new underwear would help!

Sailor - Ha! Um, sometimes *I* would put pastries before me! Thank you for your kind words!

Scarlett - Gah! I completely forgot to make note of my completel love for Target, and now that I know you do the SNL Target lady, I love you more! Come here and bump my cleavage, girl! BTW, I'm proud of you for having clear pee! I always check for that!

Backpacking Dad - Welcome! I'm glad you're giving me a shot!

you da mom! - Completely ew. I fear it may be trying to kill me from the inside out!

Sunday, March 09, 2008 9:07:00 PM  
Blogger Nanette said...

Love you, gorgeous!

(snort at the thought of fiber one chocolate chip bars, but intrigued at the same time)

Monday, March 10, 2008 6:18:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Nan - I love you, too, gorgeous! Let's tell each other that again. Tell me. Tell me. Say it!

Put those Fiber One bars on your list! They are delicious! Just don't tell them you love them! That's just for me!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 9:07:00 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I am listening to "Please Read the Letter" right now and freaking the f**k out. That is really really creepy, woman.

P.S. I love you.

P.P.S. Extra Kleenex right here, babe.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 8:10:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Melissa - That is hella freakin' creepy!!

It's a good cover, though, isn't it?!

I love you, too. Thanks for looking out for me with the Kleenex and stuff!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 8:54:00 AM  

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