August 20, 2008


Today is my 200th post! Can you believe it? It's kind of crazy. In honor of reaching 200, here is a list of 200 things I love...

  1. A Widow for One Year by John Irving
  2. My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki
  3. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffeneger
  4. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer-Bradley
  5. "Incarnations of Immortality" Series by Piers Anthony
  6. "Homecoming" Series by Orson Scott Card
  7. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  8. The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
  9. Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
  10. Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
  11. Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin
  12. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Polan
  13. The Emperor of Scent by Chandler Burr
  14. "Anita Blake" series by Laurell K. Hamilton
  15. Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer
  16. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R. Tolkien
  17. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  18. The "Lincoln Rhyme" novels by Jeffrey Deaver
  19. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster
  20. Everything Bad is Good for You by Steven Johnson
  21. A Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
  22. The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
  23. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  24. Sphere by Michael Crichton
  25. A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snickett
Children's Books
  1. The Cinder Eyed Cats by Eric Rohmann
  2. Anything by Bill Peet
  3. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett
  4. Alexander and the Magic Mouse by Martha Sanders and Philippe Fix
  5. Andrew Henry's Meadow by Doris Burn
  6. The Sheep Books by Nancy Shaw
  7. Chowder by Peter Brown
  8. That New Animal by Emily Jenkins and Pierre Pratt
  9. The Rainbow Goblins by Ul De Rico
  10. Strega Nona by Tomi De Paola
  11. Kiss Good Night by Amy Hest and Anita Jeram
  12. Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
  13. I Love You Like Crazy Cakes by Rose A. Lewis and Jane Dyer
  14. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
  15. Ricki Ticki Tembo by Arlene Mosel and Blair Lent
  16. Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
  17. A Story for Bear by Dennis Haseley and Jim LaMarche
  18. The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson
  19. Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
  20. My Teacher Sleeps in School by Leatie Weiss
Movies (so good, but not to watch too many times)
  1. Hotel Rwanda
  2. Brokeback Mountain
  3. The Last King of Scotland
  4. American History X
  5. 300
Movies (to watch over and over)
  1. Bride & Prejudice
  2. The Day After Tomorrow
  3. Once
  4. Jurassic Park
  5. Nightmare Before Christmas
  6. Singing in the Rain
  7. Prancer
  8. Jesus Christ Superstar
  9. The Lord of the Rings Triology
  10. Sliding Doors
  11. 300
  12. That Thing You Do
  13. Sixteen Candles
  14. The Breakfast Club
  15. The X-Files: Fight the Future
  16. Bring It On
  17. 13 Going on 30
  18. Freaky Friday (original version)
  19. Underworld
  20. The Matrix Trilogy
  21. Hello Dolly
  22. Drumline
  23. The Last Unicorn
  24. The Harry Potter movies
  25. Save the Last Dance
TV Shows
  1. The X-Files
  2. Quantum Leap
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  4. Sportsnight
  5. Lost
  6. Alias
  7. Grey's Anatomy
  8. Arrested Development
  9. Firefly
  10. Battlestar Galactica
  11. Psych
  12. Supernatural
  13. Pushing Daisies
  14. House
  15. Gilmore Girls
  16. Kenny vs Spenny (Canada)
  17. Heroes
  18. The West Wing
  19. Angel
  20. CSI (Original)
  1. Graceland by Paul Simon
  2. Every Second Counts by Plain White T's
  3. Tapestry by Carole King
  4. Love by The Beatles (compilation c.2006)
  5. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy by Sarah McLachlan
  6. Purple Rain by Prince (soundtrack)
  7. American Beauty by The Grateful Dead
  8. Songs About Jane by Maroon Five
  9. Stunt by the Barenaked Ladies
  10. Love. Angel. Music. Baby. by Gwen Stefani
  11. Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
  12. Fly by the Dixie Chicks
  13. Edge of Silence by Solas
  14. Once by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (soundtrack)
  15. Once More With Feeling from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (soundtrack)
  16. More of the Monkees by the Monkees
  17. Automatic for the People by REM
  18. American Idiot by Green Day
  19. OK Go by OK Go
  20. The Instigator by Rhett Miller
Individual Songs
  1. In China or a Woman's Heart by Kate Wolf
  2. Nightswimming by REM
  3. Elsewhere by Sarah McLachlan
  4. Where You Lead by Carole King
  5. Oh Happy Day (traditional)
  6. I Will Lift My Eyes by Bebo Norman
  7. Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn
  8. Underneath Your Clothes by Shakira
  9. I'm a Believer by The Monkees
  10. Mercy by Duffy
  1. Cheesecake
  2. Pizza
  3. Pears
  4. Strawberry Shortcake
  5. Garlic Bread
  6. Tacos
  7. Lasagna
  8. Cheese Fondue
  9. Salt Bagels
  10. Mozarella Cheese Sticks
  1. My Grandmom's beach house in Ocean City, NJ
  2. Lake Ozette on the Olympic Peninsula, WA
  3. Versailles, France
  4. San Diego, CA
  5. Wells, England
  6. Rome, Italy
  7. Yellowstone National Forest
  8. Phoenix, AZ
  9. My Mother-in-law & her husband's house in Grapeview, WA
  10. Philadelphia, PA
  11. Flemington, NJ
  12. New York, NY
  13. Seattle, WA
  14. Wimbledon - London, England
  15. Waipaio Valley, Hawaii
  16. Fargo, ND
  17. Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
  18. My best friend's house in Mountlake Terrace, WA
  19. My future home out in the county in Bellingham, WA
  20. Bellingham, WA
Alcoholic Beverages
  1. Amaretto Sour
  2. Chocolate Martini
  3. Mudslide
  4. Lemon Drop
  5. Malibu & Coke
  6. Key Lime Martini
  7. Mojito
  8. Margarita (I like 'em blended)
  9. Strawberry Daquiri
  10. White Russian
Celebrities (let's be honest. Droolworthy male celebrities).
  1. James McAvoy
  2. Pierce Brosnan
  3. Jamie Bamber
  4. Orlando Bloom
  5. Nathan Fillion
  6. Jason Bateman
  7. Oded Fehr
  8. Alan Rickman
  9. Taye Diggs
  10. David Boreanaz
Performances by Actors/Actresses
  1. James McAvoy in Atonement
  2. Don Cheadle in Hotel Rwanda
  3. Cate Blanchett in The Aviator
  4. Leonardo DiCaprio in Finding Gilbert Grape
  5. Alan Rickman in the Harry Potter movies
  6. John Hannah in Sliding Doors
  7. Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Carribean
  8. Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line
  9. Edward Norton in American History X
  10. Viggo Mortenson in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Best 5 Concerts I've seen
  1. Barenaked Ladies New Year's Eve (2001?)
  2. Prince
  3. Duran Duran
  4. OK Go
  5. Gwen Stefani
  1. Marrones in Ardmore, PA (Italian - Pizza)
  2. The Bagelry in Bellingham, WA
  3. Duane's House of Pizza in Fargo, ND
  4. The Melting Pot (chain - various locations)
  5. D'Annas Italian in Bellingham, WA
  6. The Rock in Lynwood, WA (yes it's a chain. I like this particular location)
  7. The Shaker Cafe in Flemington, NJ
  8. Cicchitti's Pizza in Bellingham, WA
  9. Philly Fevre in Seattle, WA
  10. Mi Mexico in Bellingham, WA
This is my last list. For 300 we'll figure something else out. Or else my brain might explode. Happy 200 to me :-)


Anonymous said...

That was fun to read, but WOW! It must have taken you a lot of time to put that list together! Happy 200th!

(James McAvoy!!!!!)

dianne - bunny trails said...

I like the way you did your list! That's really fun. Congrats on 200 posts! :D

Dawn said...

So I told you I fell in love with you right...
So I'm going back and reading all your posts that I missed out on...

Anyways, You don't have Brad Pitt on your list!!! WTF?

And I'm going to go through your book lists and see what ones I haven't read for me or for the tots.