Hey blog world! I got the idea for this blog post from the Day Zero Project (www.dayzeroproject.com). What I was really supposed to do was write a list of 101 things I love but I thought that 101 things would be too long of a blog post so I’ve cut it in half (ish) and made a list of 50 things. Here they are!
1: Spirit of Newfoundland: It’s my happy place! The minute I walk through the doors of the beautiful and historic Masonic Temple I instantly become happy! For a few hours I can laugh and smile and forget about all my problems. Their CD works wonders for making me happy too. “Even Seagulls Dream” always makes me smile (and also on nights when I can’t sleep it’s the perfect lullaby.)
2: Tea: I can’t function most mornings without a cup of Tetley orange pekoe tea !
3: Musical Theatre: I LOVE musicals! I’ve seen so many of them! They make me happy! My favorite musicals I’ve seen live are “Avenue Q” at the LSPU hall (Best Kind Productions), “Annie” at the Arts and Culture Centre (Peter MacDonald Productions), “Les Misérables” at the Arts and Culture Centre (Atlantic Light Theatre) and “Mary Poppins” at the Arts and Culture Centre (Theatre St. John’s)
4: “Scrubs”: I’m no superman (theme song reference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMV8L8Jl-cw) but I absolutely love “Scrubs”! I got into it about a year or so ago when I saw it for the first time on ABC Spark. It’s such a funny show and I own the first 3 seasons on DVD (and plan on owning all the rest.) The Janitor is my favorite character! It was hillarious when he pretended to be dumb and eat soup with a fork https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKP04FJnXJc.
5: Accoustic guitar: I got an accoustic guitar for Christmas that I’ve named Layla. I love it! It’s so much fun to play.
6: Cranberry juice: It’s my favorite kind of juice!
7: God: God is my savior! He’s helped me through a lot of tough times in my life. I’m so glad to have him in my life. He’s always there when I need him and he listens to my prayers.
8: Jason Bateman movies: Jason Bateman is my favorite actor! I’ve yet to see a movie with him in it I didn’t like! All the movies he’s been in are awesome! My favorite is “Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grsk5tfoXvg. He played Henry the accountant (or Mutant as Mr. Magorium called him.) Jason will soon be making his directorial debut with “Bad Words” and I’m really excited to go see it when it comes out!
9: Popping bubbles: It makes me feel peaceful and relaxed.
10: People with special needs: I spend a lot of my time with people with special needs. They’re my favorite people! They’re such amazing, kind, funny individuals that have ginormous hearts. Being around people with special needs makes me very very happy. When I’m finished High School I want to become a special education teacher.
11: Classic country music: I know it’s way before my time but I love classic country music! I listen to it all the time. I have not once missed the Cabin Party on VOCM! My favorite classic country artists are George Jones, Jim Reeves, Roger Miller and Loretta Lynn. My favorite classic country song is “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubKUP8c0FHE.
12: The color purple (not the musical/movie/ book “The Color Purple”. The actual color): Purple is my favorite color! I have purple slippers, pj’s, clothes, I’m writing this blog post on my purple laptop, I’ve even got purple bedsheets! Purple basically rules my world! It’s a fun color and it makes me happy!
13: My job: I have my dream job working for Peter Halley at Spirit of Newfoundland! I couldn’t ask for a better job! My boss is amazing and I love the work I’m doing.
14: Special Olympics: I’ve been with Special O for 5 years now. I love it! It’s a lot of fun and a great way to exercise and meet new people. I’ve made lots of new friends! Also there’s lots of opportunities to win medals. I’ve won lots of gold ones. Even though I’m proud of them I don’t mind if I don’t win. The way I see it is no matter what happens I still come away with a prize. Being there at the competition with my friends!
15: “Choccywoccydoodah”: It’s my new favorite word! Also it’s a very entertaining show on Out TV. Check it out (no pun intended) if you get that station!
16: Cooking: I love being in the kitchen! I do a lot of cooking for my family. It’s fun to do and I love getting to eat what I make! It makes me proud when the food that I cook tastes good and everyone eating it likes it. My favorite thing to cook is definitely any dish with pasta (I love Italian food!)
17: The smell of Subway : I love the way this restaurant smells!
18: My friends: I’m happy to have great friends who I can hang out and be completely random with!
19: Biographies and biopics: I like to read autobiographies and watch biopics (biographical movies). I find it really interesting to learn about people’s lives. My favorite autobiography that I’ve read is “Here’s The Deal Don’t Touch Me” by Howie Mandel and my favorite biopic is “Temple Grandin” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkN0JdXRpM.
20: Homemade bread: Homemade bread is way way better than the store bought stuff! I remember when I was little I’d call my Nanny’s homemade bread the “good bread” and would always ask for it instead of store bread. I haven’t had it in a long long time but My Mom tried baking it for the first time a week or so ago and I fell in love all over again!
21: Life: Life is awesome! I wake up smiling every morning. I’m a total optimist and just love everything about my life and the people in it!
22: Jigsaw puzzles: I do jigsaws all the time. I find them relaxing and also challenging. It’s a great way to keep my mind sharp.
23: Singing: I love to sing. I don’t go a day without singing!
24: Quotes: I love inspirational quotes. When I’m sad or need some inspiration I just look to the quote wall in my room and it helps! My favorite quote is “For the wretched of the earth there is a flame that never dies. Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise!” It’s from the Epilogue of “Les Miserables” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_afrqUtzrF0.
25: Stand up comedy: I’m a big fan of stand up comedy. I watch it on TV all the time and every year I go to the St. John’s Comedy Festival. My favorite comics are Stuart Francis (he tells hilarious one liners), Nikki Payne (I met her twice and she’s awesome!) And Greg Morton (I love his star wars impressions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL5-6qK1iYs)
26: Dogs: I’m a dog person. I think they’re adorable! I love petting them and playing with them.
27: Bike riding: It’s one of my favorite ways to exercise. I always look forward to days when it’s nice out and I get to take my bike for a ride. Mom and I always go together. It’s fun to ride with her. It’s some nice bonding time for the two of us.
28: Dancing: It’s fun to let loose on the dance floor and move however the music makes me feel like moving.
29: Dresses: I think dresses are pretty and that I look great in them! I always wear a dress when I go out somewhere fancy.
30: Natural beauty: I rarely wear makeup. I’ll sometimes put on some lipstick but other than that I don’t wear makeup. I love my natural beauty! I don’t need makeup to feel or look pretty.
31: Coloring: My Neice and I do this together often. In my opinion you’re never too old to color a picture.
32: Travelling: I love to go new places and see and do new things. It’s fun to experience all kinds of amazing new things that I’d never be able to here at home.
33: Collecting money for the Janeway: The Janeway is the Children’s hospital in Newfoundland. I’ve been there so many times because of my Autism and ACC (Agenesis of the Corpus Collosum). They’ve helped me so much so every year I return the favor and collect money to give away on their telethon. It’s really rewarding to do this. One day I hope to be able to raise $1000 or more for them. They definitely deserve it!
34: Playing cards with my family: Some nights my parents, niece, and I (and sometimes my Grandpa) will sit together at the kitchen table and play cards. Usually queens, bang or pass the ace. I love spending this family time together.
35: Game shows: They’re fun to watch! I play along with the shows while I watch them and feel smart when I get answers right!
36: Getting mail: It doesn’t happen often so when I get a package or letter I feel happy.
37: One liners: I don’t know what it is about them but I really like one liners (a one liner is a joke that’s delivered in only one line.) My favorite one is “I was standing in the park today wondering why does a Frisbee appear larger the closer it gets? And then it hit me!” LOL!
38: Happy endings: When a movie, book or anything else ends happily I’m happy too.
39: Sleep: At the end of a long day it’s nice to get cozy under the covers and drift off to dream land.
40: Autographs: I think it’s cool to get people’s autographs. It gives you a special memory of that person. I collect autographs. Looking at them brings a flood of memories. Each one has a story. I’ve got autographs from my friends and family and even some famous people! Alice Cooper, Elton John and Shannon Tweed just to name a few.
41: Hugs: I love giving and receiving hugs!
42: Blogging: I love being a blogger and sharing my thoughts and opinions with you all!
43: Improv: I love doing and watching improv. It’s silly, random and lots of fun!
44: Rod Stewart: His music puts a smile on my face. His fast songs are all so happy, fun and upbeat and his slow ones are really pretty. My favorite Rod Stewart song is “Young Turks” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ41hqlV0Kk
45: Cloud gazing: I find it very relaxing to look up at the clouds. It’s also lots of fun to look for shapes in them. Sometimes I find really funny ones!
46: 3D movies: Movies are so much cooler in 3D!
47: Christmas morning: I always have difficulty sleeping on Christmas Eve. I get to excited to wake up on Christmas day and open my gifts. My excitement levels go even higher when it is time to wake up! I love the family time we spend together under the tree watching each other open presents.
48: Homemade cards: I love to make and receive homemade cards. It really shows you care when you make someone a homemade card. I remember getting a homemade Red Green card for my 14th birthday. I loved it so much I wanted to frame it!
49: Rainbows: It makes me smile seeing a rainbow after the rain. They’re beautiful! I hope we can find their connection someday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSFLZ-MzIhM.
50: Campfires: I love sitting around a campfire with my family and roasting marshmallows and singing songs (the “Campfire Song Song” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTbc2NeErnU is a family favorite to sing at campfires.)
What do you love? Tell me in the comments!