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List Love Book Club: E-Bay Searches

Each Week Elleinadspir, A Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List your favorite E-Bay search terms.

Alright, this is my shortest list ever because I've never used E-Bay! For some reason it's too complicated for me to understand, but perhaps a little inspiration from the rest of you will get me started? I've got the link today so let me know what you guys are bidding for and whether I am alone in my E-Bay confusion.

 

Posted on March 8, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.

List Love Book Club: Fictional You

Each Week Elleinadspir, A Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List Which Film Characters are Most Like Your Personality

Wow, this one was a little harder than I thought it would be. I had to enlist the help of more than a few friends to figure it out, but here goes nothing. A bizarre glimpse of what my "real life" personality looks like.

1. Bridget Jones-I'm not a "singleton" but I am a sort of walking disaster. I could defenitely see myself making this type of speech.

2.Amelie-I'm not quite so emotionally stunted or shy, but I do like to see the world the way Amelie does: bright and beuatiful and just waiting for me to meddle! Bossy-pants.

3.Lexie Grey-Okay, this is cheating because Grey's Anatomy is a TV show, not a movie, but I love Lexie. Like me, she is high- strung, smart, caring and sometimes unable to shut up. Sometimes I watch her jabbering on the show and as she goes on and on and on, I think "Yeah, I know what it feels like sister". Sometimes you know you should stop, but.you.just.can't.

Alright, so that is my list! Can't wait to see who you are like! Head over to Ellinadspir and link up!

 

 

Posted on March 1, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.

List Love Book Club: Presidents

Each Week Elleinadspir, A Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List all the President You Can Name

Uhm, this list is going to be an exercise in embarrassing myself and my country. But here goes...

  1. Washington
  2. Lincoln
  3. Bush Jr
  4. Bush Sr
  5. Taft
  6. Roosevelt
  7. Johnson
  8. Reagan
  9. JFK
  10. Obama
  11. Adams
  12. Nixon
  13. Clinton

Okay, I bet I could come up with more than those but I am so tired tonight that it just doesn't seem possible! I sincerely hope that most of you will beat my patehtic list of 13. Prove your presidential prowess by heading over to Torrie's blog to link up!

    Posted on February 22, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.

    List Love Book Club: GirlCrushes

    Each Week Elleinadspir, A Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List Your Same-Sex Crushes

    I am such a girls' girl that this is one of those topics that I could go on about FOREVER. For me a Same-Sex crush is a person you admire or want to be like for one reason or another. Here's some famous woman that fall in that category for me. It goes without saying that I have a girlcrush on all my nearest and dearest.

    1. Rachel McAdams-Could she be any cooler? I haven't even seen the Notebook but I'm totally on Team Rachel after watching Morning Glory. And how cool was she at the MTV movie awards winning for best kiss? Ugh, she's killing me.

    2.Salma Hayek & Sofia Vergara- I admire these two for the same reason. It's not easy to come to Hollywood, with heavy-ass-accents and make a name for yourself. Salma gets extra points for creating projects like Frida. Also? They are both really hot. So there's that.

    3. Allison Holker-To dance like that. Can you imagine?

    4.Shakira -Wow, I manage to work her into every post. Hips don't lie. She makes me want to speak Spa-nish.

    5.Alicia Keys-Talent is always crush-worthy.

    6. America Ferrera-I love the original Colombian Ugly Betty, the American version AND The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. So there! Also her hair is cool.

    7. Sydney Bristow-Yeah she's fictional. That doesn't mean she's not AWESOME!

    8. P!nk-Always original. Always kickass.

    9. Hermione Granger-She's smart, she's saving the world and she's a half-breed like me. Viva Los Muggles!

    I had a lot of fun putting this list together and I hope y'all do too. I've got the link this week so hook up below!

    Posted on February 15, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.

    List Love Book Club-Sports Teams

    Each Week Elleinadspir, A Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today's Topic: List Sports Teams You've seen Play

    Ugh, for the most part I could really care less about sports. I do enjoy events though where you get to eat and scream loudly and regular intervals, so I wouldn't say no to free tickets ever.

    Here's some that I've enjoyed.

    1. Oakland A's-This was the first game I ever attended. I went with my Junior High School. Can you imagine taking a bunch of 7th graders to a baseball game? Neither can I. Our teachers were either saints or insane, possibly both.
    2. San Diego Padres-You realize their mascot is a Franciscan priest, right? How weird is that? This was a great game, the stadium is right in the Gaslamp which is crazy fun.
    3. Sacramento River Cats-This was Arnold's first baseball game and I blogged a blurb about it here.
    4. Sacramento Kings-Arco is seriously the worst arena but these tix were free and the Kings did well. My ears were ringing for days. Superfun.
    5. UC Davis Aggie Football-I can't watch football, the injuries stress me out and I don't understand what's going on. I think I made it through about 1/2 the game before having to leave over stress/boredom.

    Okay, so that's my list! Danielle has the link today, so head over there to share yours!

    Posted on February 8, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.

    List Love Book Club-Future Vacations

    Each Week Elleinadspir, A Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today's topic: List places you'd like to visit

    Mulling over places I'd like to visit could be one of my favorite activities e-ver. I love traveling so much that I even started taking Imaginary Vacations since we're currently home-bound by the responsibilities of a little one. Don't feel sorry for me though, I've been really fortunate to have traveled a lot already and as you'll soon see I have big plans for the future.

    1. Philippines-My Dad is Filipino. I really want to go back with home one day and see all the places where he grew up. I went to Panama to visit my Grandmother's childhood home two years ago and it was an amazing experience.
    2. Marrakesh-Moorish architecture, the confluence of cultures, the colors, the couscous! I even know exactly where I want to stay!

    3. Paris-The city of Amelie. I have to go and eat many, many, many croissants. It's even on my Mighty List.
    4. Spain: Barcelona & La Alhambra-A good friend of mine studied abroad there when I was Senior in High School. He would spend endless hours describing how wonderful it was via this new technology called "e-mail" I've been enthralled with the idea of visiting Spain ever since. The movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona only furthered his cause.

    5. Italy-Food. Pizza. Italians. Assisi. Of course I have to go.
    6. Sweden-Uh, Swedish design? Marimekko? IKEA. Duh!
    7. Machu Picchu-If you have an M.A. in Spanish you are almost obligated to visit. We'll make it one day!
    8. Oaxaca, Mexico-Food. Art. Fooooood.
    9. Met in NY-Did you read that book "The mixed up files of Ms. Basil E. Frankweilier" about the kids who runaway and live in the museum. Well I did! And that's why I have to go to the Met.
    10. India-The Holi Festival and Taj Mahal. Have you heard of Holi? They throw colored dye all over everyone? Yay!

      I've shown great restraint and cut myself off at ten places. Can't wait to hear where you'd like to visit!

    Posted on January 25, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.

    List Love Book Club - Inspirational Leaders

    Each Week Elleinadspir, A Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today's topic is:  List leaders you are inspired by

    1. Archbishop Oscar Romero-A bookworm by nature, Father Romero became a symbol of resistance in war-torn El Salvador. When others gave in to the oppressive fear-tactics of a brutal dictatorship he remembered his Christian calling to stand up for justice. He was murdered while celebrating mass in 1980.   
    2. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth-If you've seen The Kings Speech you know why King George made the list but did you also know that he and Queen Elizabeth elected to stay in London while it was bombed during WWII? To me these are true leaders, the kind that stand with their people through good times and bad.
    3. Mother Teresa-She defined strength through humility. She was counter-cultural in the very best way.
    4. Coco Chanel-The woman is the reason we don't have to wear corsets. This is on top of rising from her humble roots as an orphan to build an empire.
    5. Rosa Parks-She was a woman who knew her worth. A role-model for us all.
    6. Corazon Aquino-5 foot 3 going on 15 feet tall. I'd elaborate further, but I already did!
    7. Youth Pastor-When I was in college I was talking with a youth pastor and  and he ended up teling me a white lie to cover up having accidentally shared some personal information about a mutual friend. I didn't notice and never would've except that a few hours after our conversation he came back and said "I have to confess something. I lied before and I needed to confess that. I got flustered and made up something stupid. I'm sorry. I shouldn't have." What he lied about was not sensitive information and was truely insignificant but it has always stuck with me that he felt it important to fess up. I've long forgotten his name, but so many years later I still remember his commitment to being an honest person. A true leader eschews vanity and stays humble: I learned that from a man who wasn't afraid to fess up when he made a mistake.

    Okay! That's my list, I can't wait to see yours! Danielle at Elleinadspir is hosting the link today. Head on over there and tell us who inspires you!

    Posted on January 18, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.

    List Love Book Club-Things that are Beyond your Comprehension

    Each Week Elleinadspir, A Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Okay, well my list this week is pretty short, mostly cause I'm so fantastically wise and all-knowing. Even so, there are three things that I just can't get my head around.

    1. Death
    2. God
    3. The intense suffering in this world

    I know this is a kind of a weird list, especially since when I was younger I thought I understood these things. The older I get though, the more I realize I don't know anything at all. Seeing as my list is quite short I'm very curious to see what everybody else has to share. To join the link party, head over to A Place to Share to link up. And if you don't have a blog feel free to play along in the comment section.

    Update: Okay, obviously I took this topic waaaaay too seriously because everybody else's lists are HILARIOUS! Make sure you click over to Torrie's Blog to read them all!

    Posted on January 11, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.

    List Love Book Club No. 2- Books that made you cry

    Each Week Elleinadspir, A Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Books that Made you cry

    Before my list-a short note. I cry all the time. It's embarrassing and problematic! To list every book that I've cried reading could be a daunting task, so I'm going to limit myself to the most recent books I've read that made me cry. Each of these books are top-notch and I enthusiastically suggest that you read them too. Conveniently I've also posted previously on most of them so you can click through on the title if you want to know more. Side note to my note-Some of the posts are really old so you'll also get to see how much I used to suck at blogging, or rather, how much I've improved!

    1. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri - Okay. I may be a cry baby, but you'd have to be made of stone not to cry at this one. I read the most dramatic part on a plane and had to curl up in the corner for fear the flight attendants would get concerned that I was having an anxiety attack. True story.
    2. Rockabye by Rebecca Woolf-I've gone on and on about how much I heart Ms. Bec, author of Girls Gone Child but this book came to me at just the right time. It chronicles her struggle to find her identity as a young mother and wife in a world where being a mommy=being tame. I read it while I was doing the same, except, not quite so young. Her honesty is astounding. Love.
    3. A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg-If I wrote a book I would aspire for it to be like Molly's. This is the kind of book that makes you hungry, happy and touches your heart all at once. Brilliant.
    4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows-This books takes place during World War II. It makes you cry in a Life is Beautiful kind of way. I bought it for my Mom for Christmas. She protested that she didn't want to read it and yet had read more than half of it the next day. Take that Mom! :)
    5. Holy Bible-I've turned to the Bible many a time with tears in my eyes. If you licked my bible it would be salty for sure. I have to say though, if you are in my house licking my bible I think we might have a problem.

    Alrighty, these are the books that have touched my heart over the last few years. I can't wait to hear about yours! Please remember to link to the specific blog post so that everybody can see your list without digging. And as always, if you don't have a blog to link up feel free to play along in the comment section.

    Posted on January 4, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.