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Saturday, December 15, 2007

My Favourite Things

Each Christmas and birthday I send out my want list. Some people think it's too presumptious to do that but when you're self-absorded like I am, people's opinions of how I get my gifts don't mean too much. Besides, why have people scrambling, trying to figure out what to buy you when you can just send a list of about 30 things you really want, hey? (That Canadian "hey" is a shout out to the memory of fellow Blogger Bob Johnson whose wit and dry humour is missed, even now). I'm glad that I forwarded his newsletters because I have copies of them to read every now and then.

So back to my list of favourite things:
-Tea. I love tea, any kind. I go to my local World Market or a grocery store and load up and the different and mysterious flavours each winter.
-Books. I love reading more than anything but music. Mysteries are my favourite, followed by cookbooks of foods from diverse cultures/countries.
-Music. iTunes was created for me! Finding some of my favourite oldies that I can download without having to buy the whole CD is awesome!
-Scented candles. Most women love candlelight. Make that scented candlelight and we've achieved Nirvana:-) I don't like food or vanilla scents. The fresh citrusy, mint scents really get me there:-)
-Cooking utensils. I had to start cooking, really cooking last year so this is still new frontier. I'm sure I'm not the only woman who had to learn to cook at middle-age so stop laughing.
-Crackers. I love cheeses so finding the perfect cracker to eat with cheese is a fun experience. Any cracker except the traditional saltines will do.
-Cheese. You need something to put on the crackers, hey? I must be channeling a Canadian ancestor. That or Bob's around here somewhere:-) Cheese spreads, pate, cucumbers, pesto, hummus are things I love to spread. The spicier and stinkier, the better.
-Handbags. What woman has enough? I've got my eye on the new Carly bag from Coach. I love most of Coach's new line of totes and I can always use another anytime.
-Cologne. I am a woman of many moods. Trust me. I am as moody as hell! So, I need something that can match me and keep up with me so I have distinct scents for each mood: when I'm being professional and meeting with the boss-Quelques Fleur. When everything's fine and running smoothly-Midnight Rain. For the contemplative, quiet days-Sheer Veil. When I'm kicking butts and taking no prisoners-Code.

So there you have it. Let Julie Andrews sing about puppies and string. I'm not ashamed to declare I want it all:-)


Blogger Dave said...

I'd get you a spoon holder, but we've covered that.

Crackers? I love good cheese; but, I've never thought much about it coupled with it's carrier. Usually, a chunk of whatever it is makes me happy.

I'm assuming you aren't talking about what goes on top of a burger.

Tell me, what adds to the cheese experience?

December 15, 2007 1:18 PM  
Blogger Le Fleur said...

Nice list. I'd have one thing on mine and that's german chocolate.

December 15, 2007 6:28 PM  
Blogger Debo Blue said...

Dave-I can't tell you abt the cheese experience. I'd have to email it to you;-)

Fleur-can't get used to chocolate. I'm definitely not a chocolate/sweets eater.

December 15, 2007 10:29 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

I await the promised promise of cheese.

December 16, 2007 8:07 AM  

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