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:

Anonymous pbdotc said...

drinkin's a goodun.
and the nyc subway.

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

10:06 PM  
Blogger Exasperated said...

Korean Kars

10:29 AM  
Blogger KPC said...

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

4:03 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

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.

6:27 PM  
Blogger Jackson Kuhl said...

KPC is lying. She loves Starbucks.

7:56 PM  
Blogger hans q. bungle said...

autoerotic asphyxiation is a big one for me

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Z said...

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!

11:16 PM  
Blogger KPC said...

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!).

10:52 AM  
Blogger hans q. bungle said...

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.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

1:13 PM  
Blogger slskenyon said...

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".

11:24 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

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??

9:02 PM  

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