…to write about 10 things I love, since I have been tagged by Taynement. So here goes…(this could be boring for those of you who know me so well…)
I see Red: As in the red in Redbox and the red in Netflix envelopes. When you love movies as much as I do then these services would be household staples in your home. If you want new (or almost new) releases, you go to Redbox. If driving to a kiosk is not your thing, stream directly to your TV or computer with Netflix or just wait for your selection to come in the mail. I have been able to catch up with my favorite TV shows because of Netflix. I feel a little strange that my favorite color is blue (…sorry Blockbuster, I tried to love you but you made it hard). To date, I think I must have watched about 7,000 movies in the last 11 years.
K-Dramas: This is one of the few things I love to splurge on. My love affair started about three years ago when I picked up a copy of Palace: Princess Diaries. I saw one episode and I was hooked. Ever since, I have spent endless hours on eBay bidding on Korean Drama DVDs. A good region 3 DVD set will set you back $100 at least. As an experienced Korean Drama addict, I have found that historical dramas like Dae Jang Geum and Jumong are among the best ones. Jumong took me two years to complete. That is 81 episodes…81 hours following a story. *sigh* this is love.
Redbull: While some people like coffee, I get my kicks from Redbull. Some cold days I may deviate and have a cappuccino but all in all, my day does not start until I have my Redbull.
Shopping at Ross: Besides being a thrifty way to spend on designer clothes, it saves me so much time! When I have an event to attend, rather than running around in the mall trying to find an overpriced dress, I just head to Ross and dedicate an hour to riffling through the racks. I have gotten so good at this that I can find what I need in a half hour.
Wine: I don’t know how this whole wine loving thing started but now, I am constantly searching for that perfect bottle of Pinot Noir, Carmenere, Kabinett, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, or Beaujolais. It is amazing how a single sip can change your whole evening.
Cooking: Ya’ll already know about this. Dining out irritates me … especially when the food is so-so. I will only dine out if a) I am on the road…even then I try to pack something for myself b) I am socializing with friends c) It is a tried and true eatery I patronize to get a break from my own cooking.
Working Out: Not working out makes me feel sluggish and weird… I guess I need endorphins to function. Without exercise, I can get depressed and mentally flat.
Books: I love books. When I was younger, I read EVERYTHING, which, in hindsight was not particularly a good idea. But as an adult, I am more selective. I tend to prefer foreign books or books that are about stories set in other countries. If I can’t travel, I might as well dream, right?
Vanilla Ice cream: When I am upset and crying, it’s the only thing that can make things right. At least temporarily.
Writing: Need I say more?
So I guess I have to tag someone…okay then…I tag Neefemi, Caramel Delight and Nitty Gritty.