3/21/2010

Shit I Love...


  1. Laughing my ass off. I have three different laughs. My favorite (and the least common) is uncontrollable laughter; the side-splitting kind where I have trouble breathing and my eyes tear up. Those of you who have watched my dorky videos are familiar with it. It's hard to know what will trigger it. Usually something really juvenile. The second laugh is my normal laugh. This is the most common laugh. I laugh like this throughout the day at various things I see or hear or read. The third is my least favorite - the courtesy laugh. When someone makes the effort and they're not a jerk and the situation calls for it, I'll reluctantly use it. I try to keep it to a minimum.
  2. Watching Movies. I know I talk a lot about documentaries and they do dominate my Netflix queue, but I also watch a bunch of great narrative films, too. My list continues to grow. Every time I watch something, I think of ten more movies I still want to see. I don't really care when, where, or by whom the film was made. I like all sorts of stuff. I try to watch a movie I haven't seen every day.
  3. Jeopardy! Most of you know about this. It is a six-day-a-week ritual and has been for most of my adult life. It's a show that lends itself to being played at home. As much as I'd love to be on the show, I know from my at-home experience that there would be at least a question or two that I would completely bomb and give some embarrassingly stupid answer for. As much as I love the show, the day Trebek announces his retirement will not be a sad one for me.
  4. Downhill Skiing. Yesterday was my last day of skiing for the season. It happened to be the big St. Patty's/Mardi Gras/Hurry Up And Have A Party Before All The Snow Melts Party. It was a beautiful sunny day. I saw a few yahoos skiing in shorts. Even with a mass of extremely drunk people, there wasn't a single accident. I think it was a first. It was a good season with a lot of early snow that carried us through an extended dry spell. I love the combination of speed, motion, and winter weather when it comes to skiing. I'm glad I get to do it as much as I do.

5 comments:

SkylersDad said...

Great things to love Chris, and I love your label. Well played, well played.

Mnmom said...

My husband laughs like a teakettle trying to hold in the steam, and he starts to cry, and make whiny noises, and it just gets the rest of us going - that's MY favorite laugh.

Life's little things aren't so little.

Dr Zibbs said...

I hate the courtesy laugh.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I'm going to say something now that shocks some people. I have never seen "Jeopardy". Ever. In my life. There, I said it.

This is what happens when you don't grow up in the U.S. even if you have lived there for years.

Gwen said...

The simplicty of your list makes me adore you even more.