Monday, October 30, 2006

It's Monday. I know you could use a little love.

There's something theraputic about compiling a list/manifesto of lurve via e-mail. That's what I found myself doing the past couple of days with Nayiri, friend and co-editrix of Horny Gandhi. Ostensibly this is a list of things we mutually love; for the most part it really is. I will confess that I had to google a couple of her selections, and I really can't say that I love (or am even familiar with) some of her selections that deal with makeup, purses, and fashion-designers. But I trust her, she has impeccable taste. Anyway.

Here's our love parade.

We love:
1. Crispy, flaky, hot croissants. Preferably in Paris.
2. Paris.
3. Corrugated metal.
4. The Arrangement of Things by Ross Bleckner.
5. Eighties songs like "A New England" by Billy Bragg and "That's When I Reach For My Revolver" by Mission Of Burma.
6. Lost. (Yes, that includes Season Two and the new episodes. Shut it, haters.)
7. Dogs.
8. Coffee from The Diesel Cafe, Somerville, MA.
9. Good font usage.
10. Kristen Bell.
11. Archaic-sounding synonyms for slut, i.e. slattern, hussy, painted woman, floozy, tart, etc.
12. The Christian Bale oeuvre.
13. The word oeuvre.
14. Sigerson Morrison.
15. Zombies and the undead in general.
16. The Criterion Collection.
17. The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey.
18. Trivial Pursuit. (But only when played in teams and it gets mad contentious.)
19. Lunch.
20. Snark.
21. Chocolate mousse.
22. Harald.
23. Ann Patchett.
24. Cheese.
25. Danger Mouse, particularly his accent, his eyepatch and his little yellow car.
26. Danger Mouse, the producer.
27. Rum drinks.
28. Dead Baby Jokes.
29. Steven Soderbergh's work ethic.
30. "Laura Palmer's Theme."
31. The theme song and second version of the opening credits of "Homicide: Life on the Street."
32. Dirty martinis with extra olives.
33. Hong Kong.
34. HTML color charts.
35. The Behnaz Sarafpour, Doo.Ri, Lela Rose, Peter Som and Vera Wang collections for Spring 2007.
36. Everyday Italian with Giada De Laurentiis.
37. Mead Composition Notebooks.
38. Book covers/jackets designed by Chip Kidd.
39. New Order.
40. Xenu.
41. Vincent Cassel and Monica Belluci.
42. Shu Uemura makeup & paraphernalia.
43. Birds, particularly penguins, parrots, flamingos and sparrows.
44. Pedro Almodóvar.
45. Traveling, be it domestic, international, or intergalactic.
46. Garlic.
47. Wikipedia.
48. Largo.
49. Mark Romanek's music videos.
50. Eero Saarinen's Gateway Arch in St. Louis
51. Butik.
52. Small Space, Big Style.
53. Regensburg.
54. Yelp.
55. Evan Rachel Wood.
56. Postcards.
57. Sleeping with the window(s) open.
58. The word "parapluie."
59. Cucumbers.
60. Lemony Snicket
61. Lake houses, and waterfront property.
62. Around the World in 80 Homes.
63. GQ.
64. Alexis Bittar jewelry.
65. Century Gothic.
66. Mary Louise Parker.
67. Taschen books.
68. Chamberlins.
69. David Bowie's Berlin period.
70. The celebrity guest appearances on Scooby Doo.
71. Good posture.
72. Proper use of punctuation.
73. Citrus fruits and fragrances.
74. David Ebershoff.
75. Harry and the Potters.
76. Carmel-by-the-Sea.
77. Sad Christmas songs.
78. Chick bassists.
79. Turner Classic Movies.
80. Saul Bass title sequences.
81. The Muse bag by Yves Saint Laurent in burnished gold calfhair.
82. Untying my boss's shoelaces when he's not looking.
83. The dancing styles of the Peanuts cast.
84. Elektra: Assassin, particularly Bill Sienkiewicz's artwork.
85. The Audrey Hepburn/Hubert de Givenchy collaboration.
86. Huy Fong chili paste/sauce.
87. "Waterloo Sunset" by The Kinks.
88. Sally O'Malley. (She likes to kick, stretch, and kick, she's fifty! Fifty years-old.)
89. Macacas For Webb.
90. Articulate contrarians.
91. The light at exactly 8.12 in the morning, EST.
92. "No One Will Ever Love You" by the Magnetic Fields.
93. The smell of tomatoes on the vine.
94. Lavender - the plant, the color, the fragrance.
95. Winston Krikorian.
96. Calvin & Hobbes.
97. Blueberry pancakes.
98. Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall.
99. Wong Kar-wai.
100. Lists.


At 2:04 PM, Anonymous nayiri said...

Nice Wonder Boys shout-out, you Chabon-lover.
What's our next list gonna be?

At 5:33 PM, Blogger Ben said...

Chabon lovers unite, yo.
Hmmm. Next list. Not sure just yet, but you know I'ma think of one.

At 10:09 AM, Blogger Erin said...

David Ebershoff? Random. But awesome. I used to work at Random House and all of the assistants had little crushes on him.

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