Favorites

A few things I really like™ presented here so that you and I can find common ground, and so that I won't forget them should they fade into obscurity.

adored, or perhaps simply preferred
animals, aquariums, armchair psychiatry, being on the porch while it's raining, coffee, dried plums, earth tones, finding a bargain, finishing my Christmas shopping early, fresh pineapple, happy endings, hardwood floors, list-making, low-fat food (for health reasons), low-maintenance hair, music from the '80s, my mom's biscuits, natural peanut butter with only peanuts and salt, nature trail hiking, non-extreme couponing, people who ask how you are and truly want to know, photography, pot-luck get-togethers, probiotics, recycling, steamed vegetables, stone walls, sweet iced tea, water

brands¹
Aldi grocery store, Amazon dot com, Aquafresh toothpaste, Bath and Body Works Twilight Woods scented lotion, Belly Flops jelly beans, Burt's Bees lip balm, Chock Full o' Nuts coffee, cinnamon Tic Tacs, Degree Girl deodorant, fish tacos from Rosie's Mexican Cantina, Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation, Ricola honey lemon drops with echinacea, Scott Extra Soft toilet paper, Twinings Earl Gray decaf tea, Victoria's Secret Divine scented lotion, Wet n Wild lipstick in Breeze, Zen Stone MP3 player

¹ uncompensated endorser!

collectibles
arrowheads, books, candles, coins, comic books, mugs, postcards, rocks, stamps, stickers, stuffed animals

collectibles: on-line/computer
cartoons, links to self-help articles, pictures of hairstyles, quotes

dreamboats
AJ Simon [Simon and Simon], Aragorn [Lord of the Rings movie series], Bo Duke [The Dukes of Hazzard], Bono, Brian Bloom, Brian Hackett [Wings], Buck and Jimmy [The Young Riders], Captain Wyler [Hunter], Frank Lemmer [Parker Lewis Can't Lose], George Harrison, Guys Next Door, Keanu Reeves, Kidd Video, Kirk Cameron, Loki [Thor movie series], MacGyver, Mr. Darcy [Pride and Prejudice], Prince Dastan [Prince of Persia], Richard Grieco [Booker], Rollie Tyler [FX: The Series], Sylvester Stallone, Tom Petty, Winter Soldier [Captain America movie series], Wolverine [X-men movie series]

literature
Pride and Prejudice [Jane Austen], Be Anxious For Nothing [Joyce Meyer], The Five Love Languages [Gary Chapman], Anne of Green Gables [Lucy Maud Montgomery], Anastasia, Ask Your Analyst [Lois Lowry], Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret [Judy Blume], Cherry Ames, Camp Nurse [Helen Wells], The Girls of Canby Hall series, Karen Kepplewhite is the World's Best Kisser [Eve Bunting], Sweet Valley High series, The Pistachio Prescription [Paula Danziger], Trixie Belden mystery series

Music, Movies, and Television

I classify hundreds of songs, TV shows, and movies as favorites, but in this section I'm highlighting those cases where my devotion has moved me to action.

"I must possess it!" I liked these enough to spend money on them!

Celebrity Obsessions Aerosmith, Beatles, Brad Pitt, David Boreanaz, Guys Next Door, John Waite, Keanu Reeves, NSYNC, Sting, Tobey Maguire, U2

Movies Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man, Knight and Day, Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, Miss Congeniality, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Oscar, Spiderman, Spiderman 2, The Three Musketeers, Thor, While You Were Sleeping, X-men

Movies - Repeat Theatre Viewings Bourne Legacy, Interview with the Vampire, Knight and Day, most of the Marvel Comic book movies, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Red, The Lion King, Troy

Music - Albums All Right Here [Sara Groves], August and Everything After [Counting Crows], Bad Animals [Heart], Bad English, Faith [George Michael], Greatest Hits [ABBA], Greatest Hits [Air Supply], Greatest Hits [Clint Black], Greatest [Duran Duran], Jagged Little Pill [Alanis Morrissette], Jesus Freak [dc talk], Joyride [Roxette], Let It Loose [Gloria Estefan], Life for Rent [Dido], Make It Big [Wham], No Name Face [Lifehouse], Out of the Blue [Debbie Gibson], Permanent Vacation [Aerosmith], Pump [Aerosmith], Raising Sand [Robert Plant and Alison Krauss], Repeat Offender [Richard Marx], Richard Marx, Tell It To My Heart [Taylor Dayne], The Beautiful Letdown [Switchfoot], The End of the Innocence [Don Henley], The Hits Chapter One [Backstreet Boys], The Return of Bruno [Bruce Willis], The Sign [Ace of Base], The Whole Shebang [She Daisy], Tiffany, Traveling Wilburys Vol 1 [The Traveling Wilburys], True Blue [Madonna], Twice the Speed of Life [Sugarland], Wallflower [Diana Krall], Wheels Are Turnin' [REO Speedwagon], Whitney [Whitney Houston], Wilson Phillips

Music - Concerts Attended Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Jackyl, Joan Jett, Kansas, New Kids on the Block, Ronnie Milsap, Skid Row

Music - Genres blues, Contemporary Christian Music, jazz, Celtic, classical, country, opera, pop, rock

Songs "Drive" [Incubus], "Creepin' Up On You" [Darren Hayes], "Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)" [Roxette], "Fast Love" [George Michael], "Flood" [Jars of Clay], "I Wanna Come Over" [Melissa Etheridge], "Insensitive" [Jann Arden], "Lights" [Ellie Goulding], "Somebody That I Used To Know" [Gotye feat Kimbra], "Superstar" [Jamelia], "Touch My Hand" [David Archuleta], "Wonderwall" [Oasis]

TV Shows Chuck, Felicity, Greatest American Hero, Hart to Hart, Hunter, Monk, Once Upon a Time, Remington Steele, Square Pegs, The Dukes of Hazzard, Third Rock from the Sun

 

"Hey, Mr. DJ, put that [media] on replay" I like these enough to enjoy them over and over again!

Movies 9 to 5, Angels in the Outfield, Back to the Future series, Caddyshack, Dan Juan Demarco, Die Hard, First Wives' Club, Grease, Home Alone, Lethal Weapon, Mannequin, Mrs. Winterbourne, Ocean's Eleven (2001 version), Overboard, Parenthood, Pretty Woman, Romancing the Stone, Sabrina (1995 version), Sleepless in Seattle, Speed, The Brady Bunch Movie, The Fifth Element, The Goonies, True Lies, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Working Girl

Movies - Made for TV Dance 'Til Dawn, Camp Cucamonga, Made for Each Other, The Counterfeit Contessa

Music - Albums Poem [Delirium], Supernatural [Santana], Sway [Michael Lord] {See also: the list in "I must possess it!"}

Songs "Big Bad Handsome Man" [Imelda May], "Don't Let Him Go" [REO Speedwagon], "Goodbye to You" [Michelle Branch], "I've Been Thinking About You" [Londonbeat], "If I Were Your Woman" [Gladys Knight], "In Your Eyes" [Peter Gabriel], "Oh, No" [The Commodores], "Say It Isn't So" [The Outfield], "Spending My Time" [Roxette]
Bad English: "Possession," "Tough Times Don't Last"
Diana Krall: "Operator," "If I Take You Home"
Hall and Oates: "Every Time You Go Away," "Out of Touch," "So Close," "Starting All Over Again"
Lifehouse: "Only One"
Michael Lord: "What Have You Got to Lose?" "Some Days," "Suitable to Frame"
NSYNC: "Just Don't Tell Me That," "The Game is Over," "Bye, Bye, Bye"
U2: "One," "With or Without You"

TV Shows Belles of Bleeker Street, Blossom, Daddy's Girls, Designing Women, FX: The Series, Kidd Video, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Sliders, Step by Step, Who's The Boss?

Videos "1985" [Bowling for Soup], "50 Ways to Say Goodbye" [Train], "Bye, Bye, Bye" [NSYNC], "Drive By" [Train], "Fortress Around Your Heart" [Sting], "I Drive Myself Crazy" [NSYNC], "I Want it That Way" [Backstreet Boys], "If You Had My Love" [Jennifer Lopez], "Love and Affection" [Nelson], "Lyin' to Myself" [David Cassidy], "Make It Better (Forget About Me)" [Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers], "One" [U2], "Romeo" [Dino], "Take Me Dancing" [Sting], "Walking on Broken Glass" [Annie Lennox], "White and Nerdy" [Weird Al Yankovic], "Wild Boys" [Duran Duran], "With or Without You" [U2]

Videos - Country Music "Alabama Song" [Allison Moorer], "Commitment" [LeAnn Rimes], "Everybody Knows" [Trisha Yearwood], "Foolish Pride" [Travis Tritt], "Framed" [Chris Knight], "Girls Lie Too" [Terri Clark], "Goodbye Says it All" [Blackhawk], "Guilty" [The Warren Brothers], "I Feel Lucky" [Mary Chapin Carpenter], "I Wanna Fall in Love" [Lila McCann], "I Won't Lie" [Shannon Brown], "I'll Take Today" [Gary Allan], "In a Week or Two" [Diamond Rio], "Just Between You and Me" [The Kendalls], "Leave The Pieces" [The Wreckers], "No News" [Lonestar], "Nothing" [Dwight Yoakam], "Online" [Brad Paisley], "Sometimes She Forgets" [Travis Tritt], "The Secret of Life" [Faith Hill], "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'" [Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart], "Then What?" [Clay Walker], "There's Your Trouble" [Dixie Chicks], "Ticket out of Kansas" [Jenny Simpson], "Unbelievable " [Diamond Rio], "When I Grow Up" [Clint Daniels]

 

talked it up I like these enough to quote them quite often!

TV Shows Alias, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Frasier, Friends, Gimme a Break, Golden Girls, Home Improvement, Saved by the Bell

 

All of the Above I like these enough to do all of the above!

Movies Adventures in Babysitting, Aladdin, Babes in Toyland, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Dirty Dancing, Marvel's The Avengers, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Prince of Persia, Red, Shakespeare in Love, The Princess Bride

TV Shows 21 Jump Street, Booker, Caroline in the City, MacGyver, Moonlighting, My So-Called Life, Quantum Leap, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, The A-Team, The Young Riders, Wings

 

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