Candy: Inside-Out Reeses (they are out on the shelves now for Halloween), Snickers (I used to eat one or two every afternoon until I gained five pounds), Red Hots (I could easily eat two or three boxes a day), Nerds (I like the little boxes the best; I recommend biting the top off and pouring them down your throat), Wacky Wafers (I can’t ever find them anymore), Tootsie Pops (the chocolate ones are the best), Lion bars, and Goobers (my dad would dump them in the movie popcorn and they would melt, so you never knew if you handful would be chocolate-y or not)…I could go on and on, but you get the idea.
Coloring/Crayons: I love sharp crayons and new coloring books. I think coloring is a medium of art that is totally overlooked.
California: I went there for 12 days after I took the Bar exam and loved it. Every day I would wonder around while my friend worked (in her convertible) and visit places like the Getty, Santa Monica, and Diddy Rieses (hot cookies for only 35 cents). The weather was perfect too. It was especially interesting because it was an election year, and the political mood there was so different than it is here.
Camille: I made friends with her at the gym when I lived in Buckhead. We rarely talk now that she lives in Buffalo, is married, and has a baby. But the story of her courtship with her husband is a source of encouragement and a reminder to me that God blesses our obedience.
CNN: It’s not perfect, but it’s the best we’ve got (on television).
Cheese, Carrabas (I love the bread and herbs), Cracker Barrel (the nicest restaurant in my hometown)
The Cabin: My mother’s extended family has get-togethers at the cabin at least once a year, and it’s in the most perfect setting: two ponds, lots of fields, trees, and large rocks to climb on. It’s absolutely peaceful, and it definitely feels like home.
College: Even when I was four I knew I was going, explaining to my mom that I didn’t necessarily have to move far away from her to attend. I am grateful to have been born into a family that values education and had high expectations of me. I cannot imagine not having had the experience of a liberal arts education.
Canyoning: I’ve only done it once—when I was in Switzerland. It was exhilarating and scary (the first bad sign was when the guide looked at my feet and threw me some rubber galoshes ala kindergarten style to put on my feet), and probably one of the least safe things I’ve ever done (besides driving a car of course). I’m glad I didn’t die (some Americans died the next year doing it) and only ended up with a broken toe.
Cell phones: I am able to stay in touch with people without sitting at home the whole time we talk. I love that!
Since every blog post is better with a photo, here's the only relevant pic I have at work--the driveway to my family's cabin.
p.s. The season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy is tonight! I’m ready for some more McDreamy.