100th Post! JLo’s Random List of Awesome Things

When I realized that I was nearing my 100th post, I thought long and hard to come with something to write that would be really meaningful, emotionally resonant, and suitably awesome to mark this occasion. I got as far as “include the phrase emotionally resonant” because it sounds good and is an excuse for me to flex my liberal arts education muscles, but that’s as far as I got. So instead, I give you JLo’s Random List of Awesome Things©, in no particular order (except for #1):

  1. People who click the donate link at the top right of this page! (I put you above pork fat, which is the highest praise that I can give you.)
  2. Pork fat
  3. A Confederacy of Dunces
  4. Vinyl record albums
  5. Manchester City FC
  6. The South Carolina coast
  7. Radiohead
  8. Treasure Island (the book)
  9. The Godfather I
  10. The Godfather II
  11. Pretending that The Godfather III never happened
  12. Johnny Marr
  13. Infinite Jest
  14. Raw fish
  15. Spotify
  16. A well fitted bike
  17. Shrimp, gravy, and grits
  18. Guinness
  19. R.E.M.
  20. Cheese mongers
  21. Terrapin Hopsecutioner
  22. Mario Batali
  23. Blood on the Tracks
  24. Bruce Campbell
  25. Florida winters
  26. Kate Winslet
  27. High Fidelity
  28. Zombie movies
  29. The National
  30. Sue and Jolene (my ipods)
  31. Mother ocean
  32. Live music
  33. The Wire
  34. The 3:40 mark of Let Down
  35. Patton Oswalt
  36. Spaced
  37. Patrick Swayze in Roadhouse and Point Break
  38. The first decade or so of The Simpsons
  39. The Ravenous Pig
  40. Rickenbacker guitars
  41. Oscar Wilde
  42. Thunderstorms
  43. Day baseball games (on grass)
  44. Jim Henson
  45. 2D movies
  46. Technics SL-1200 turntables
  47. Johnny Cash
  48. The Onion
  49. Monty Python
  50. Exile on Main Street
  51. Anthony Bourdain
  52. Rocky IV
  53. Airports and train stations
  54. Ocean breezes
  55. The Iliad and The Odyssey
  56. The holy trinity of Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg/Nick Frost
  57. Marvin Gaye singing the National Anthem
  58. Winston Churchill
  59. Bartlet’s Book of Quotations
  60. 1000+ word blog posts
  61. Danny Trejo
  62. Greg Maddux
  63. Rubber Soul
  64. Neko Case
  65. BBC Live Text Commentaries
  66. Greek yogurt
  67. Jose Andres
  68. Olives
  69. The Harry Potter books
  70. Emmylou Harris
  71. Fresh baked bread
  72. The Blackpool concert version of I am the Resurrection
  73. The Dream Songs by John Berryman
  74. Hoosiers
  75. Larry Joe Bird
  76. Joe Strummer
  77. Foie gras
  78. DVRs, for giving us the ability to FF through commercials for Glee and/or the Glee Project
  79. The Iron Chef (Japan)
  80. Polly Jean Harvey
  81. “I never travel far, without a little Big Star.”
  82. Ricky Gervais
  83. Moonlight on the water
  84. It’s a Wonderful Life
  85. Salmon of knowledge
  86. Bill Bryson books
  87. Joey Barton’s Twitter feed
  88. Kim Deal
  89. Southern Tier Unearthly IPA
  90. Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone, but especially The Ecstasy of Gold scene
  91. Reading books with pages, preferably leather bound
  92. On the Road
  93. Gram Parsons
  94. Disintegration
  95. Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge
  96. 4 Rivers Six Shooter
  97. Boursin
  98. Snakebites
  99. Kim Gordon
  100. Christmas morning



Posted on August 4, 2011, in Tao of JLo. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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