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What makes me happy: Sleeping. Good Italian desserts. Dry humor. Babies. Yarn. Getting my hair cut. The sound of fingers sliding along the strings of a guitar between chords. Cats stretching. Learning new things. Spooning. Coffee from Caribou. Taking a shower after a good workout. Road trips. Target. Pajamas. Watching the leaves change colors. Homemade Chinese dumplings. Freshly washed sheets. Ski...

Bee follows:
  • Outside:
    • Raise chickens and have an awesome chicken coop
    • Raise 2 pygmy goats
    • Raise some bunnies
    • Have a fire pit
    • Have an outdoor meat smoker
  • Kitchen:
    • An awesome place to store lots of cookbooks
    • A Viking stove
    • A pot filler
mar 6 2013 ∞
may 25 2013 +
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mar 18 2011 ∞
may 13 2011 +
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  • a couple trips to Tokyo House
  • a couple trips to Bombay Star
  • a final house party!
feb 23 2011 ∞
may 29 2011 +
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  • Fitz and the Tantrums!
  • Crooked Fingers
  • Interpol
  • The Papercuts
  • British Sea Power
  • Iron and Wine
  • The Decemberists
  • Justin Townes Earle
  • The Walkmen
  • The New Pornographers
  • Surfer Blood
  • And They Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
feb 11 2011 ∞
may 11 2011 +
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  • the air after a thunderstorm (which, I learned, is called petrichor)
  • fresh ginger
  • clove cigarettes
  • babies
  • used bookstores
  • sliced oranges
  • bonfires on a cold fall night
  • nag champa
  • coffee brewing
  • sautéed onions and celery
  • fresh Christmas trees
  • lemongrass
  • lumberyards
  • mint leaves rubbed between your fingers
  • Tutti Dulce Crème Brulée lotion
  • pumpkin pie
  • freshly cut grass (even if it does make me sneeze)
  • lilac
jan 31 2010 ∞
may 24 2011 +
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  • NO OBLIGATIONS!!!
  • Sleeping in
  • Leisurely drinking my morning coffee while listening to NPR
  • Spending time reading and listening to music
  • Lunch at Nicollini's
  • Taking a walk in the park
  • Knitting and making no mistakes
  • Dinner at Tokyo House
  • Drinks out with friends with limited drama
  • Wearing my pajamas the entire day without any weird looks :-)
feb 7 2010 ∞
may 11 2011 +
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  • TRAVEL!
  • Have a baby (or 2)
aug 22 2010 ∞
may 11 2011 +
  • fig trees
  • muscadine grapes
  • nectarine trees
  • fuji apple trees
  • succulent wall
apr 13 2014 ∞
apr 13 2014 +
  • soap: Dove bar
  • facial soap: Clean & Clear
  • shampoo/conditioner: John Frieda Brilliant Brunette
  • moisturizer: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Aging
  • laundry detergent: All Free & Clear
  • milk: Horizon organic skim milk
  • cereal: Barbara's Bakery Puffins
jun 2 2011 ∞
jun 2 2011 +
  • Three words that most define myself:
    • excited
    • intelligent
    • thoughtful
  • Three important people:
    • mom
    • Lisa
    • Harry
  • Three things you'll find in my bedroom:
    • a bed (shocker!)
    • a cell phone charger
    • my jewelry stand
  • Three things I can't do:
    • anything involving skates (ice, roller, etc.)
    • a cartwheel
    • swim properly
may 18 2011 ∞
may 18 2011 +
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  • thunderstorms
  • cuddling
  • finishing a knitting project
  • my kitty Frankie
may 13 2011 ∞
dec 24 2012 +
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  • Necessities:
    • intelligent
    • funny, especially a dry sense of humor
    • someone who I can talk to for hours on end
    • someone who I can be quiet with for hours on end
    • loves music
    • cares about the simple things
    • compassionate
    • honest
    • creative and artistic
    • has a stable job
    • generous
    • independent
    • is tolerant of my spiritual beliefs
    • likes cuddling and spooning
    • responsible
    • cares about friends and family
    • patient
jan 31 2010 ∞
may 11 2011 +
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  • When people chew with their mouths open
  • Arrogance
  • Attention-seeking behavior
  • When people on welfare have nicer stuff than I do
  • Adding the suffix "-gate" to EVERYTHING
  • Using the words "retard" or "retarded" <--in a derogatory fashion
  • Heidi and Spencer
jan 31 2010 ∞
may 11 2011 +
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  • A tattoo across my lower back reading, "Freedom is the courage to risk the unforeseeable future."
  • A tattoo of a bumblebee on the top of my right foot
  • Lots of freckles!!!
  • Small mole on the upper back side of my left leg
  • Small birthmark on the back side of my right leg above my knee
  • Three piercings in my right ear (lobe, cartilage, and conch) and five in my left ear (three in the lobe, cartilage, and anti-tragus)
  • Pierced belly button!
  • Piercing in my right nostril
  • One of my molars is an implant
  • Small birthmark on my chest below my left shoulder
jan 30 2010 ∞
may 11 2011 +
  • yoga
  • save more money
  • work out more
  • spend more time getting ready in the morning (e.g. hair, makeup)
  • take better care of my feet
  • keep my checkbook updated and balanced
may 24 2011 ∞
may 24 2011 +
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  • What is your idea of perfect happiness? Feeling peace and contentment in all parts of my life—physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.
  • What is your greatest fear? Drowning
  • What historical figure do you most identify with? Even though I'm not Christian, I would probably say Mother Teresa. Like her, I am usually in a caregiving role, whether at work or at home.
  • Which living person do you most admire? Maya Angelou! I wanna be her.
  • What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Insecurity.
  • What is the trait you most deplore in others? Arrogance.
  • What is your greatest extravagance? Probably food: I believe in eating well, and good food is usually much more expensive than bad.
  • On what occasion do you lie? I lie mostly when I don't want to hurt someone's feelings.
  • What do you dislike most about your appearance? My thighs. Ugggh.
may 18 2011 ∞
may 29 2011 +
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  • North America
    • U.S.
      • Austin, TX
      • Memphis
      • Any place where I can see the Northern Lights—maybe Alaska?
      • San Francisco
      • The Carolinas, especially Charlotte and Asheville
      • New Mexico, especially Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque
      • Savannah, GA
      • Portland
      • Nashville
      • Maine
      • Seattle
    • Canada
      • Vancouver
jan 30 2010 ∞
dec 16 2012 +
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  • watching Bridget Jones' Diary
  • calling my friends
  • eating at Tokyo House
  • hugs
  • chocolate
  • going to IKEA
  • browsing in bookstores
feb 8 2010 ∞
may 11 2011 +
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  • Read at least 10 books for fun, 3 of which should be classics
    • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
    • Guns, Germs, and Steel
    • Swann's Way: In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
    • A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
    • When You Are Engulfed in Flames
  • Inventory all my valuables
  • Apply to grad school
  • Get a third tattoo? (*idea: non sum qualis eram)
  • Visit Amanda in Wisconsin
  • Back up all my music (inc. CDs) onto my hard drive, then copy my entire hard drive onto my time machine
  • Learn to play the bass!
jan 30 2010 ∞
may 11 2011 +