Thursday, May 26, 2011

Find your meet cute: romantic public spaces that are buzzing with possibility

1. Park benches
2. City bridges, esp. in the middle
3. Cozy bookstores
4. Quiet libraries
5. Bustling coffee shops
6. Elevators, trains, planes
7. Street corners, stoplights, crosswalks
8. Bakeries, fromageries, grocery lines
9. Museums & galleries
10. Popular dog parks
11. Anywhere with your dog, really
12. Intimate concerts or small shows
13. Markets: farmer's, flea, antique
14. The shores of any lake, river, or ocean
15. And - of course! - the internet

Honorable mentions: festivals, weddings, patios, bike racks, boardwalks, rooftops, and standing with awe in front of beautiful old buildings

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Everyone's life could use more

1. Badminton
2. Waffle fries
3. Fun for fun's sake
4. Intelligent debate
5. Excuses to dress up
6. Puppies
7. Patience
8. Romance
9. Rollerblading
10. Crème brûlée
11. Spontaneous getaways

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Things that exist solely to be annoying, give you grief, or otherwise make life difficult

1. Annotated bibliographies
2. Email forwards
3. The TSA
4. Icy sidewalks
5. Ruthless humidity
6. Imaginary numbers
7. Imaginary gender norms
8. Hindsight
9. Dairy allergies
10. Canada's electoral system

Things I should never do right before I go to bed but do anyway and then end up with a big existential hangover the next day

1. Listen to sad Smiths songs
2. Watch old clips of Grey's Anatomy
3. Contemplate what my future holds
4. Make abrupt hair decisions re: bangs
5. Lose all sensible filters re: conversation
6. Reminisce about ANYTHING
7. Try to make important life choices
8. Read Jeanette Winterson quotes
9. Ruminate over ideology of courtly love
10. Listen to more sad Smiths songs