Friday, November 28, 2008

a few of my favorite things...

with a twist.

a few days ago, a cute blog topic caught my eye - a list of ten favorite things all starting with the same random letter, which in her case happened to be R. i asked lynette for a letter of my own.. and she sent me J.

a J - i pondered. what on earth did i like that begins with J? it's taken me a few days to come up with this list...:

1. Jumping in puddles. i like to jump in puddles because now that i am grownup, no one tells me i can't. it also means i am most likely wearing my red boots:

which are, quite possibly, one of my most favorite things in the world.

2, 3 & 4. my son Jamie and my brother John. they are cute and smart and sweet. helpful, too. what more would anyone want in a man? then of course, there's my grandson, Baby Jake. he's cute and smart and sweet, too, and maybe not so much helpful yet as agreeable. again, an excellent quality in a man.

5. jabberwocky, by lewis carroll... that's the one that starts... twas brillig and the slimy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe. all mimsy were the borogoves and the mome wraths outgrabe. i love quoting it. lines of it spring unbidden in my head at moments both opportune and otherwise. no wonder my kids think im crazy.

6. the jacobites... thats the stuarts and bonnie prince charlie, boggy moors, lost causes and mournful scottish laments. i love all that stuff.

7. james - as in King James and his version of the Bible. i love the sonorous, soulful phrases.. come to think of it, i like to quote it, too. and jezebel, job and jesus are three of my favorite characters in it.

8. johnny-jump-ups and jonquils... i love these wild pansies...with their bright little faces and exuberant greens, and their tendency to spring up in expected places, they speak to me of hope. and jonquils - though i prefer to call them daffodils - always bloom around my birthday.

9. the joker as played by heath ledger in his tour de force performance. not only was this a heartbreakingly human portrayal of a heretofore cartoon character, ledger's joker had a lot to say about the role we allot chaos in our culture.

10. the novels of jane austen. she had an accurate eye, a piercing pen. i wish she'd left us more.

and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.


Martha said...

Great list, I love the boots!

Lynette said...

jumping jehosaphate jabberwocky just jams!
So does jumping in puddles and the rain boots. Oh how I would love to own them too!
fantastic post.
thanks for playing with us.

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

I have to say I love those boots too! They remind me of being in Europe and all the colors of Germany/Austria. I don't think I could jump in puddles with them for fear to ruin them though.

annie kelleher said...

hey lynette - thanks for the letter and the idea and im so sorry i couldn't get the link to post til this morning!!! thank you to all who noticed my boots!!! they're rubber and have withstood many puddles!! :)))

livewater said...

I love the boots and jumping in puddles. I love the idea of picking a letter and finding a few of my favorite things. If you worked through the whole alphabet you would find a lot to be grateful for. Hmm!

Margaret Miracle said...

I came from Denise's blog and had to see what you did with J. I am totally impressed and love the Mary E. boots!!! I could do some puddle jumping in those!

Denise said...

Love your list! Thanks for stopping by my blog on my Saucy Week!!!

Kristin said...

I want a list!