Running: I have a lot of fond memories that involve running. Track in middle school when I could still hang with the best runners in fairly short distances; cross country in high school and various road/beach races; my nice, flat running route in Atlanta; my loop in my hometown; and now it's mainly the endorphins/good feeling that I look forward to. Oh, and I'm grateful for my running playlist, which is how I sometimes time my intervals. It's so much easier to run with fun music. I can't believe I used to run up to 6 miles a day without any.
Roller-skating (and roller blading): LOVE it! Why doesn't anyone ever want to go with me? And why are most skating rinks so gross? I call the one in my hometown the "skanking rank" as a result of all the old men who hit on my when I was in middle and high school. Funny, a lot of them knew my dad who was a local probation officer.
Redeeming qualities: Most everyone and everything has at least one, and Red Lobster is no exception. Its redeeming quality is its garlic cheese rolls, and fortunately they can be purchased to-go (last time I checked it was 6/$1.50).
Rainbows, RJJ, Red Rover, Ryan Adams (if you don't know his music, check it out), raw fish, rockstars (I mainly just like that word), Rolos, "Rhythm of the Night," Radiohead, "Rain King," "Rearviewmirror," "Roundhere," rubber ducks, "Runaway Train," Revenge of the Nerds, romance, roses, roller coasters, rest, relaxation, roast with potatoes, resorts, rainforests, raisins, romaine lettuce, Ryane, recipes, R.E.M., reason, Running with Scissors
Relationships: We're relational creatures, and I am enormously grateful for my relationships with my friends, family, and God.
Reading: My first real memories of reading are from third grade. I remember reading Nancy Drew booksand making a dio-rama (in a shoebox) on The Moonstone Castle Mystery. I also remember Mrs. Grisham reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to my class. In fourth grade, I read over 300 books during the school year. Insane, I know, but I loved to read. I would hide in my closet after bedtime and read. Now I don't read books so much since I read all day at work, but every now and again, a good book still captures my attention.