to be loved

In honor of Valentine’s Day, a list of some of the things that I love (or at least am very fond of):

It goes without saying, but of course my family and pets
A good number of excellent television shows (Breaking Bad, Justified, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, etc.)
Curb Appeal The Block and its charismatic host, John Gidding, who always makes me smile
Win Butler & Regine Chassagne and heck, all the rest of Arcade Fire
All songs by Vampire Weekend
iced cold cokes
a meal at El Banditos in downtown iowa city
iced soy white mochas
a good donut
watching otters
Raylan Givens and his cowboy hat
all things Merlin Mann
a fresh post from Mimi Smartypants
midwest country roads
Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games Trilogy, too)
Wes Anderson movies, especially Rushmore and Bottle Rocket
West Elm
Ellen Page
Indian food
Agent Cooper
sensible shoes
modern dance
Irvin Yalom
Talk radio in the morning
cobblestone streets
Red brick houses
1920’s women’s fashion
tea with jam, cream, and scones
back rubs
a good lentil soup
reading magazines at Barnes & Noble
Madison, WI
Country Living magazine
Design blogs

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