Monday, May 21, 2007

Taking Stacy's Tag

The lovely and talented Stacy tagged me with a fun little meme. Let's face it. I love any meme. Well, any meme from someone I actually like. I won't take tags from random strangers who ask me to list my favorite undergarments and the like. I'm truly digressing here.

So Stacy's meme is very simple: Someone assigns you a letter (and Stacy gave me the letter C) and you have to list ten things you like that begin with that letter:



Lil Bro [real name starts w/ C]. Honestly. That had to be number one. Have you seen the loin fruit I've produced? He's insane amounts of cute. And he's three. Which is a very fun age.




Christ. Well, that should probably have been number one. But I think Jesus loves my kids even more than I do and he will forgive my motherly human frailty. But I do love God in all of his aspects. The human form of Jesus Christ still amazes me. And I love God for coming to be here with us imperfect dolts.




Children. I love almost all kids. Yes, there have been exceptions. But almost all children are so awesome. I learn so much from all of them. Of course, my two children are my favorites. But I've been blessed with like 952 nieces & nephews and I teach the toddler to three year olds at church. Children totally rock. God will back me up on that one.







Chocolate. Oh how I love you, you dark melty blob of goo. I just finished a very small bar of Lindt 70% chocolate. I could even use a larger percent of cocoa. But that's all they had at the grocery. That movie 'Chocolat' was amazing. I didn't even need a plot. I just wanted to watch her make that thick dark chocolate drink. And I think I want to pronounce it the French-with-a-bad-American-accent way - Shock-o-LAH.


Church. At the risk of sounding like one of those bible-thumping, self-righteous, judgemental idiots that I so despise...I LOVE my church. The Vineyard churches I've checked out so far are the BOMB, dawg (I was channeling Randy Jackson there for a second). But the people at my church (and people are what make up the church, by the way) rock. So my church therefore rocks. It's been a very long time since I have woken up every Sunday and thought, "YEAH! IT'S SUNDAY! I GET TO GO TO CHURCH!!!" I mean, when you're upset that you're sick enough to miss church? You're going to a good church.


Country. My country, in particular. Well, the whole North American continent. And toss in England & Jamaica for good measure because I'm not really that well traveled. But I love my country. I love living here. I love the freedom to be as stupid as we want and to have it be televised, to boot. I love the freedom I have to work from home, attend any kind of church or religious group I want, to be any sexual orientation I want (ok, let's pretend all the intolerant people magically disappeared), to drive from state to state with no worries except how close is the next bathroom, to buy any kind of music, book, movie I want, to experience all different races & cultures, to eat almost any kind of food I want, to have unlimited access to the internet, to walk out side of my house without worrying about getting shot down in the street, to speak out against any of our leaders without suddenly going on "extended holiday" for the rest of my life. I mean, come ON. We are ridiculously blessed.




Christmas. I love holidays. I love Christmas the best. I love the good will t'ward men (faux or otherwise) that tends to permeate the land at that time of year. I love the anticipation of the actual day. I love the trees we decorate. I love getting my kids way too many gifts. I love doing random acts of kindness to strangers that just baffle them - all in the name of a day on which we celebrate the birth of Jesus even if it is totally in the wrong time of year. I love Christmas. And one more reason I love this holiday so much......



Chocolate Chess Pie! Yes, I already said chocolate. But this is chocolate taken to a whole new level. This is somewhere between a true old-fashioned pudding and a gooey brownie - all in a pie shell. It's a heat attack in a pie. If you haven't had one, you haven't lived. If you have had one and you're thinking, "It wasn't such a big deal," you haven't had one of MINE. Oh yes. Chocolate chess pie. Great...now I'm drooling...



Comic Books Heroes. Ok, that's a stretch. But I just saw a picture of Wonder Woman and thought, dang she kicks batookie!!! I love comic book heroes. Especially the few strong female characters they have. You know the ones that somehow fight world destruction while barely wearing their costumes. The ones with 18 inch waists, 34 DDD boobs and legs that go all the way up (as a former beau of mine used to say). As someone who can't stomach women who use their girly wiles to manipulate people, you'd think I'd be all hatin' the comic book women. Au contraire. Love 'em. The ridiculousness of their get ups is part of my fascination.



Cinema. Movies. Stories. Love 'em. I love losing myself in a movie. It doesn't even have to be a particularly GOOD movie. I just love to shut the brain off and watch. And other days, I love to have my brain work over time in order to follow a good movie. I love a movie that is good enough so that you stop thinking, "Oh, there's Leonardo DiCaprio in really bad hair extensions," and just get totally caught up in the reality of the story.



I know that as soon as I finish and post this list I'll think, "Oh why didn't I remember to put [fill in the blank with some really cool, relevant C word here]?!"


But that's what was floating in my head at the moment. I refrained from putting obviously catty answers like "Commitment - I would love a man that knows the meaning...." etc. HA!

12 comments:

ellesappelle said...

Great list! You've totally sold me on chocolate chess pie. Do you have a recipe? Seriously? My recipe collection is sadly lacking.

JenKneeBee said...

ooo...chocolate chess pie. i'm seconding allie's motion for a recipe post. maybe someday you'll visit colorado and that can be #3 on your list :)

Jane said...

I am SO loving these letter lists! I love the superheroes too and girlfriend, we are going to kick some major butt with our super powers!!! That chocolate chess pie looked good enough to eat right through the screen!!

Stacy said...

I sense some themes here. . .

Great list!

Trish Ryan said...

What a fabulous list (of course, I'm not surprised. You're brilliant). I'm with you on all the great "C" words...except for the Chocolate Chess Pie. I had your pie - it was delicious. But then you moved away. So I'm pretending it wasn't very good after all. It's a coping skill, to quell the yearning for good pie...

:)

Kristen said...

Love the list, and I couldn't stop laughing at "loin fruit." :-)

Beck said...

Cai is such a cutie-patootie! (there's another C word for you.) Fun list.

LEstes65 said...

Allie & Jen - I will post the chocolate chess pie recipe later tonight.

Jane - I'm sure you could pull off a superhero outfit. I have no doubt.

Stacy - yes, I was a bit themed, wasn't I...

Trish - I'll have to hook you and Kristen up. She's a phenominal baker and has my recipe. But she also makes amazing food like blueberry buckle (unless my memory is off). Plus you guys live one town away from each other. Next time I'm in Beantown, I'll introduce you.

Kristen - "loin fruit" hahaha. It's a favorite term I try to use whenever possible.

Beck - I say we fix up Cai with The Baby right now.

Angela Marie said...

This was so Cool and Creative! ;)

I have never had cholcolate chess pie. But it sounds so good!

Wanda said...

How fun to read that list, and the pictures WoW, that made the list junp off the screen.
Trying to catch up ...when you gone a few days, it's easy to fall behind....Love ya

Kendra said...

I want some CCP (you know - the abbreviation for your infamous desert) - I've never had it, heard about it from you for years, and wanted it for as long. Make me one next time we come?? love you -
k

LEstes65 said...

Kendra - how you were raised by one of the Hawkins girls, lived near Muz for quite a while and have NEVER had a piece of chocolate chess pie is beyond me. I will have to chastise your mom next time I chat with her. And I will need to drive up to your house and bake about 4 of them for you. They're THAT good.