Pollyanna: "And do you know, my father said that if God took the trouble to tell us 800 times to be glad and rejoice, He must have wanted us to do it."
Dough: I love homemade cookie dough. I even like bread dough.
Desserts: My favorites include Natalia's white chocolate bread pudding, peanut butter pie, Italian Cream cake, and creme brulee.
Drew: He's my good friend's husband. He's cute, smart, thoughtful, athletic, and a genuinely nice and normal guy—the kind of person most anyone would enjoy hanging out with. And he's a really strong Christian. From my limited experience as a Christian and in Christian singles groups and whatnot, I've found that most Christian guys that I've met have just not seemed normal or the typical kind of guy you'd want to date. I know that's a huge generalization, but it's just been my limited experience. So Drew is a super reminder to me that my expectations (in that respect at least) aren't too high and that really cool and Godly men exist.
Donkeys: Something about donkeys makes me smile, especially words like "ridonkulous" and Bible verses like "Who makes the wild donkey wild?"
Doughnuts: The only doughnuts I really crave are hot Krispy Kremes, although I won't necessarily turn down other doughnuts. I pretty much think it's sacrilegious to drive by a hot light and not stop, although I did it yesterday; a date and I once consumed eight in less than ten minutes. The best is when you talk them into running a chocolate covered crème filled doughnut through the glaze again.
Dropping gas prices, Democrats, diaries (reading old ones is always entertaining), denim (jeans are one of my favorite things to wear), Dashboard Confessionals, dermatologists (I've seen a bunch of them), David Crowder Band, Donatello, Dixieland Delight, Debbie Gibson (I once loved twirling to her songs), Donut Castle (best petit fours ever), Do-si-dos, the Daily Show
DASS: One of the few salons that always does a great job with my highlights.
Dreams: They can be so entertaining, like the weird one I had in which my paraplegic legal writing professor impregnated me and then tried to learn to walk while holding our baby (and he kept dropping the baby on the ground). Side note: I had this dream while both my step-sister and sister were pregnant, so I think it represented my infertility at the time.
Dogs: They make such wonderful pets, and my dog Sancho has brought me a lot of joy. I was dating a guy in 1998 who bought him (I wasn't a small dog person), but then he couldn't take care of him because he was traveling all the time. So Sancho, a Chihuahua, became mine. He was so little that he could go everywhere with me. When I taught fourth and fifth grade Spanish, the kids loved him. He was my incentive for the students' good behavior, and the kindergarteners thought I was extra cool because I owned the Taco Bell dog. Now he keeps my dad company.
Dad: He has certainly kept me entertained over the years.
I'm shocked that I can't think of somewhere I've been besides the Denver airport that starts with a D because I'm certainly grateful for traveling and learning about new places. I hope everyone is having a super week!