Thursday, November 30, 2006

Things in Which I Place Unreasonable Confidence.

Every once in awhile, it occurs to me that I harbor an unquestioning, almost subconscious esteem for certain things -- and I can't say exactly why. If you put any one of the following items in front of me, I am predisposed to expect that my experience with it is going to be a positive one, even though evidence to support the assumption is uneven at best. Here are mine.

• Modern-Looking Restaurants
• Mickey Rourke
• Starbucks
• Burly, bearded men
• Alcohol
• Fine Jewelers
• Zach Braff
• Upscale gyms
• Airports
Frasier
• Public radio
• France
• Rufus Wainwright

Anyone?

12 comments :

  1. drinkin's a goodun.
    and the nyc subway.

    put 'em together and you've got pratfalls galore!

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  2. Wow! You have my list of things that I know will absolutely annoy me.

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  3. I know. Writing that list was like holding up a mirror and not recognizing the person you see inside. But it's all the ugly truth.

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  4. KPC is lying. She loves Starbucks.

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  5. autoerotic asphyxiation is a big one for me

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  6. classic video arcade games
    Poughkeepsie
    cats
    ex-wife
    Shamrock Shakes
    flea markets
    Taconic State Parkway
    Sambuca
    excercise
    Autumn
    Lean Cuisine
    farmers markets
    toilet paper w/aloe vera
    gravity

    hey! this is fun!

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  7. I do love SBUX -- and I don't drink coffee.

    I wasn't lying about the rest of the list. I almost experienced post-traumatic stress disorder when I saw France and airports on the same list. It brought back the horrible "let's do a physical search of the pregnant American woman" on my last biz trip there (this was two years ago -- I'm not pregnant now!).

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  8. Shamrock Shakes is the best answer we are going to get here. Every year, I look forward to their arrival, and every year, I am disappointed.

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  9. Anonymous1:13 PM

    'autoerotic asphyxiation', that's mine too. That can never be said enough.

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  10. For me, probably listening to the Chieftains, reading a book that I purchased, and driving through Bridgewater, MA qualify in this category, although those are thoughts "on the fly".

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  11. kpc, you are not the first person to mention a French airport horror story, but I suspect yours would win for being the worst.

    Should I know what Shamrock Shakes are??

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