Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Quotes and a Few of My Favorite Things
(Okay Maybe A Lot of My Favorite Things)

Poems allow us to savor a single image, a single phrase. Just think how many people have savored a haiku poem over hundreds of years. It slows you down to read a poem. You read it more than one time. Your read it more slowly than you would speak to someone in a store. And we need the slow experience with words.

--Naomi Shihab Nye


Living fast and dying young like an endless poetry….

--From White Zombie’s song “Thunderkiss ‘65”


This applies nicely to poetry:

The ability to do a thing is not all there is. You must know the thing. You must master every facet of it. You must understand how it fits with everything else you know. You must possess it for it to be truly yours.

--Kevin J. Anderson


These are a few of my favorite things…

My wife
Brunette women
Redheaded women
Blonde women
California nectarines
The smell of freshly ground coffee beans
Selected Poems of Galway Kinnell
Strawberry breakfast bars
Silver Queen corn on the cob
Air conditioning
Long hot showers
Movie popcorn
Pepsi Lime
The extra light during spring and summer
Bottled water
Digital cameras
International travel
Star Wars
Desktop computers
Flat screen monitors
Laptop computers
Venti nonfat caramel Macchiato with whip no foam
DVD players
Magnet souvenirs from places I’ve been
Star Trek (TNG, Deep Space Nine, Voyager)
The Internet
Cell phones
Vincent Van Gogh
Hand sanitizer
Whitening chewing gum
Grande Blackberry Green Tea Frappuccino
Sci-Fi Channel
Discovery Channel
National Public Radio
Ceiling fans
Sleeping in on Saturday mornings
Frederick Nietzsche
Chicken with mixed vegetables in brown sauce with white rice
MP3 players
Baseball caps
Wireless rollerball mouse
Power windows and locks
Charlotte, North Carolina Airport
Elliptical cross trainer exercise machines with personal flat screen TVs
Paid Time Off cash outs near Christmas
Organizational charts
Keyless entry into cars
Baby carrots
Wrist watches with metal bands
Fruit of the Loom boxer briefs
Hanes white T-shirts
Old Navy flip flops
Hyperion Analyzer at work that slices and dices data and can be tailored to your needs
Guadalajara Mexican restaurant
Oliver Garden restaurant
Listening to a favorite song at night while driving on an empty country road
A deliciously sweet watermelon


At 7:06 PM, Blogger Writing Blind said...

You know I'm a sucker for a list post. These are great things to love, although I'm a little upset that you put blondes third on your list. :P

At 8:39 AM, Blogger Gerald Huml said...

I might reconsider the ordering if you can confirm that blondes indeed have more fun. ;-)

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