7 things I love.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Right before I left for my Vegas trip last week, Jasmine from the fantastic An Experiment in Poverty gave me my very first blog award and tagged me for a little something called 7 Things I Love. Hooray! Let me just tell you, this really started my trip off on a great note... Thank you, thank you, Jasmine!

"List 7 things that you love, and then pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you love! Be sure to tag them and let them know that they have won. You can copy the picture of the award and paste it on your sideboard letting the whole world know...you are Kreativ."

So, even though I still consider myself new to all this blogginess and am a little unsure of the protocol, here goes... 7 things I love.

1. Travel. I love almost nothing as much as I love traveling to a different part of the globe and discovering parts of myself, parts of this world and parts of humanity I didn't know before.


2. The beach. I grew up on the beach. It was beautiful and it holds a very special place in my heart, but, honestly, it was cold. Really cold. I prefer a warm beach I can frolic on and swim in for hours. I am terribly nonathletic, but I can be thrashed around in the waves, drink my weight in saltwater, almost drown, lose my bikini top to an incredibly strong undertow and still call it the best day ever.

3. Trips. I heart, heart, heart trips. Who doesn't? One of my all time favorite trips was to Los Angeles with one of my best friends in the world, Danny. We went to see a Madonna concert and stayed at The Standard in Hollywood. (Best. Hotel. Ever.) At one point, we stumbled into the hotel's hip diner and Danny turned to me and said very dramatically, "Kathy, I have to tell you something. This is serious. Calm down. Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake are sitting two booths down from us. Be cool." {I should add that only this man can call me Kathy and that I'm not sure I followed his instructions and acted cool.} Danny and I are from the same tiny town and that night, sitting two booths down from Cameron and Justin in Hollywood, we thought we had arrived... I'm happy just remembering that trip.

4. Pools. Maybe it's because I'm a Pisces, but I love the water. So many of my happiest childhood memories are playing in pools with my family and pretending to be a mermaid. (Come to think of it, my favorite memories from childhood involve trips and pools. Go figure why these two things made my list.) The smell of chlorine just makes me happy. This pool at The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas is the coolest thing I've ever seen and I can't wait to swim there.

5. Words. What can I say? I love words. I love reading a sentence that takes your breath away and leaves you reaching for a random piece of paper to jot it down. I love constructing a sentence that expresses what previously only lived in your heart.

6. These two faces. Max and Jude.

Look at them. I know I'm biased, but - c'mon - they're a-freaking-dorable. Max told his mother that kids and adults were invited to his birthday party, but not cats and not dogs. He then said, "Well, maybe cats, but definitely not dogs." Jude... How do I say this tactfully? Um, I can't. He just seems, well, stoned. We call him Matthew McConaughey. He just seems like he'd always rather be shirtless on a beach with some bongos.

7. Family, friends and this guy. I love my family. I love my friends. I love this guy. There's not a whole lot more to say.

There you have it. 7 things I love. Thanks again to Jasmine. You really made my day! Now, it's my turn. I award and tag these pretty blogs:

- Mad Girl's Love Song

- gabby, she wrote

- Through the Looking Glass

- The Fab Miss B

- Underfunded Heiress

- A Cheery Disposition

- It's Unbeweavable!


  1. ohhh! that was the happiest happy list ever! i loved it! i was totally laughing at your description of yourself in the ocean! hahhaa! i have toootally been thrashed around like that before (i grew up across the street from the beach and only live a few blocks away now).

    my mom has stayed at the standard before too. she said the exact same thing as you. she LOOOVESS it.

    annnd i totally used to pretend like i was a mermaid in swimming pools when i was a kid too. i would put a ring around my ankles to make it more real - probably not the safest idea ever.

  2. oooooooooooooh, how fun, thank you for the tag!!!

    I love your list...I was smiling the whole way through:)


  3. Thank you so much for the tag and the badge. It thrills me to be tagged by a blog that I love more and more-post by post.
    I also needed a kick to make another post so this is such fun incentive! <3 tytyty!

  4. What an awesome list!! And you had some really gorgeous pics to go with it

    p.s: i've just tagged you on my latest blog xx

  5. I am pretty sure we share a few strands of DNA because I LOVE pools and travel! And I lose my shit when faced with celebrity. I once got so tongue tied that I asked Harry Connick Jr if he wanted MY autograph. (Turns out, he didn't).

  6. damn, I wish I was on the beach right now...

  7. woww! awsuuuuum :) love the places:D

    crystal x

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  9. Damn my typos!*

    I enjoyed reading this so much! Most people just moan about memes and make the lists but you had pictures and went all out! :D

  10. Thanks to Hannak66 I've been able to discover your blog! I could have named almost the same 7 things I love than you : travel, the beach, trips, family, my hubby...See you again soon

  11. aww thank you for the tag. love your list.

  12. Thanks for tagging me! I will be doing this asap - once my internet is back on, which should be probably in 47 years. I think. Can you tell I'm a little "rawr" about this?? LOL

    I love your list and will probably copy you on a few of them! Calling your nephew Matthew McConaughey = hilarious!

  13. Ooh, thanks for the award! I will post 7 things i love soon!

  14. I definitely can say 5 is something i love too :) there is just something so magical about how words can be phrased to make you feel something so strongly..

  15. Ohhhh thank you!! Finally I can see this! I love your list...so personal and fun. I love words the most too...XO