Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Top Ten - A Meme

There's a meme going around where you list your favorite ten things that begin with a letter. I decided to play along and I was assigned F by the fabulous Jen. If you don't already read her, get to it! There are a couple of very obvious things that begin with F that I love, like family and friends. There are also a couple of less than PG things that begin with F that I like, but we won't go into those.

These are a few of my favorite F things:

1. French Fries - Really it could be a section for all things fried but we'll narrow it down to fries for the sake of brevity. I love french fries so much I wrote a paper about them in a college writing class. Curly, steak, traditional, seasoned, whatever, it's all good.

2. Fire - There is just nothing like the feeling on a cool winter's day of coming in from the cold to a blazing fire. As a kid, alright and an adult, I've always loved stretching out in front of a fire, having to roll from back to front as one side gets too warm. Toasty.

3. Fudge - I'm not much of a chocolate person, but I can put away some fudge.

4. Facials - I'm all about pampering. If I could get a facial every week or even every month, you better believe my butt would be there.

5. Fairy Tales - What little girl didn't grow up believing in fairy tales? I always had a pretty rabid imagination and my fantasies were fueled by the Brothers Grimm, Mother Goose, et al. I was the fairy princess and my prince was coming to save me. There was magic in every corner.

6. Filet Mignon - I likes me some steak. Hey, I'm a Kansas girl at heart, they inject beef directly into your veins out there.

7. February - It's my birthday month. And who doesn't love their birthday? Crazy people, that's who.

8. Flowers - There is just something about the extra something flowers bring to a room. And don't even get me started on how amazing it feels when you get a surprise delivery. *cough* Neil *cough*

9. Fountain Pens - I have a strange and wonderful obsession with office supplies, but in particular, pens. Not just any pens, though, fountain pens. I love the way they write. I get an old fashionedy feeling when I use one that is incomparable to a felt tip or (cringe) a ballpoint.

10. France - I am a serious Francophile. I took French all through high school and even started out as a French major in college. I've been there twice and am dying to go back. Even though the last time I was there (for my thirtieth birthday, X years ago, sigh), my fellow traveler Aparna got her wallet stolen on the subway. Amazingly, six months later, she got a letter saying it had been turned in to the police and she was free to come pick it up at her leisure. I tried to talk her into a return trip to retrieve the wallet but she declined.

So those are a few of my favorite things. If you want to play along, let me know and I'll assign you a letter.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Oh, Filet, how do I love thee! You could re-use it come "s" week!!

  2. Very cute post! My daughter is taking French. She's gonna need that when she's rich and famous and lives in France one day you know.
    She's also got a pen pal over there and they keep in touch quite a bit. Very cool!

  3. Wow--those are all good ones and those would all be on my list too! I minored in French--but I still can't speak it!!

  4. I can give the old upnod to just about everything in your list. How 'bout this though? I was a french fry cook at McDonald's in France. Seriously.

    I also love pens and writing. Can't tell you why, but I do!

  5. I know who to turn to for French help. Scott got me the Rosetta Stone course for Christmas last year...I completed the beginners section (20 lessons!),but I'm still terrible at it. And I long to speak it fluently...because it just sounds SEXY.

    And then I could quote Princess Bride with a convincing French accent. Oui-oui!

  6. Oooo, I like that list. Especially the part about go to France. I have never been but being the foodie that I am have always wanted to go. Lets escape you and me, you can show me around and I can eat my way around.

  7. Those are some great F things~even the ones you didn't mention!

  8. Lol...I love your entry. I particulary agree with French Fries...and Fountain pens. I seriously am obsessed with fountain pens - its a perfect gift to give me.

  9. What a great list! When you said that F was your letter, I though you might have to stretch things a bit, but WOW! You got a good list going! Steak fries...mmm....

    Alright, gimme a letter! =)

  10. You had me at French Fries.

    To add to the parallel lives list, I was only an enthusiastic French student in high school and part of college!

  11. J'adore le francais! I minored in it in college and was able to visit various areas when we lived in Germany a while back. I too want to go back badly. I keep asking hubby if we can get stationed there again.

    I got tagged with this list recently by two sisters who both gave me the letter 'm'. It was hard!


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