Oh, look, it’s 2012. Time for the obligatory year-in-review post, full of pithy sentiment, crafted to make you stop and think, and put forth in an effort to change the world, one person at a time.
Or, in keeping with the tradition I began last year, I’m going to paint a 12 make a list.
Last year, I listed things that annoy me. This year, just for a change of pace, I’m going to list things I value and appreciate. Things allowing me health and comfort and/or things I am otherwise fond of or drawn to for no particular reason.
Health and beauty aids
Central heating and air
The many brainchildren of the late Steven Paul Jobs and company
Hazelnut coffee creamer
Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream
Coke Zero slightly slushy
Red, black, red and black, red and white and black, red and gray and black, red and silver and black, or any combination thereof
My vintage elf collection
Men in ties, assuming said tie is paired with a LONG-sleeved shirt
Gentlemen who open doors and pull out chairs for ladies
Gentlemen who guide a lady’s steps by lightly touching the small of her back
Good manners. Manners are sexy. So is good grammar. And intelligence. Hot, hot, hot.
That hip thingy on men with cut abs. I don’t know what that is called, but I like it. A lot.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Snow (On a day I don’t have to drive in it with all the idiots in Atlanta)
Rain (On a day I don’t have to drive in it with all the idiots in Atlanta)
Music (Good music, not that crap you hear on the radio now. Ack.)
Dooney & Bourke
Michael Buble’s version of Santa Baby
Angels (Not figurines of angels. REAL angels. The ones you don’t see but know are there and the ones you do see but don’t recognize.)
Mary-Janes (the shoes, not weed or the candy)
Freedom of: thought, will, speech, religion, etc., etc.,
The King and I (with Yul Brenner)
The episode of The Andy Griffith Show where Opie is saving his money to buy his girlfriend a coat
Briscoe & Logan
The State of Georgia
Roller coasters* **
Words, word games, word puzzles, word play
The word salamander
Rainbow in a puddle
Pegging out the AC in a hotel room
Thank you notes
A quick wit
The SEC (ball, not stocks)
Good non-roofing tar tasting coffee
Redddddd Robbbbin. Yummmm!