Let’s be honest. If I am going to waste my time on the Internet, I am probably reading some sort of list.
It doesn’t matter what kind of list. Book lists, top 7 things every successful teacher does, 25 camping hacks that you wish you knew, and that only scratches the surface. What makes this worse is that despite the well-written explanations, I only read the numbered or bulleted things unless I want an more in-depth description of why “The Nest” is the best summer read in 2016 (I read it, loved it, and do recommend it).
So, let’s just make a list. No explanations (or super short ones) of things that inspire me.
- Another trip to Napa, California. Another time to feel like I was in a Steinbeck novel but without the angst and dead puppies.
- Swinging in a hammock reading a novel.
- Trying to hold back laughter as I listen to a podcast on a plane.
- My dogs.
- Listening to all of The Lumineers new album “Cleopatra.”
- Bringing home a bottle of wine from Napa that I can’t get in North Carolina.
- Discovering a dive bar, Henry’s, sandwiched between two fancier restaurants.
- An entire week when I didn’t get up before 7am and didn’t put on real clothes till noon.
- Cannery Row by John Steinbeck is surprisingly uplifting and funny.
- I really want to start my own podcast, but I have no idea what I would podcast about…ideas?
- There are more photos of my dogs than myself on my phone.
- Also more photos of my dogs than my husband.
- I have a thing for lists that can be divided by 5.
- The anticipation of Camp NaNoWriMo and Shark Week both start next week.
What about you? What’s on our list?