Sunday, February 15, 2009


A fellow blogger at Sassified has put forth a challenge. Always up for a challenge, (or at the very least, always dumb enough to accept one), I happily joined in! Sass will bestow a letter on you (or you may bestow a letter on your own self, I'll bet), and then you must come up with 10 things beginning with that letter that you love. Now, never one to take the easy way out, I will of course make this harder than it has to be. My letter is E, and here it goes!

  1. Edamame. The kids and I love, love, love these little green soy beanies! They are delish steamed and salted! One of our favorite places to eat out is Pei Wei, and we order these little guys every time. My husband? Not so much...
  2. Elf. The movie. We have watched this movie every Christmas season, many times, since it came out on DVD. We've even answered our phone, "Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?" on more than one occasion. Neighbor friends, you know who you are, you'll remember this I'm sure!
  3. Enchiladas. I really, really like all Mexican food, and have taken to making home made salsa every weekend (since the beginning of January, anyway!). I will post the recipe I use if anyone wants it, it is from my brother (found on-line...not my brother, the recipe), and is very, very close to Chevy's salsa--my favorite!
  4. Ebay. Although I've rarely purchased and never listed anything on Ebay, I can sit for hours pouring over all the goodies that are out there for the taking. I especially love looking at all the craft stuff and the books. What a huge time suck!
  5. Education. I have always loved teaching. I used to "use" my younger brother as my student, until the day he realized he didn't have to stay for "class". That was a really bad day. But then, I grew up and became an actual teacher. Not a high-paying gig, but also never a dull moment. I love to go about 80 m.p.h. and think in 20 directions at once, so this is the perfect career for me, I think!
  6. Effervescence. Okay, this is getting harder! I love soda, which is filled with bubbles, thus...effervescence!
  7. Energy. Lots of it, always! I love to be busy, and tend to focus more clearly and get more done when I am. Like a lot of people, I think. Happiness is the energy of life, and so is coffee!
  8. Equality. I love living in a world where more and more people are recognizing their own strengths and abilities to change their destinies. With the power of a positive attitude, a love of life, and faithfulness in God, anything is possible for anyone. I believe in judging people by the "content of their character", and think that if everyone took responsibility for their actions and were accountable for them, this would be a very different and more enjoyable world.
  9. Eucalyptus. I love the smell in cleaning products and in aromatherapy oils. Combined with rosemary is even better!
  10. Endings. Happy ones! I'm a sucker for "and they all lived happily ever after". I've even gone so far as to create alternative endings for books (in my own head) that had adverse endings. I'm sure the authors of these books would be so glad to hear that!
There! I did it! And now I challenge you to do the same. Think outside the box a little--pick a letter that you may not think of as easy, and see what you come up with! Let me know if and when you post your lists, so that I can come and read!

P.S. I had to laugh at the comment back from Sass...she said she was surprised not to see ESPRESSO on my list...yup, missed that one!


Sass said...

Very nice!

Love these lists...I am somewhat surprised to not see...ESPRESSO on there. ;)

LORI said...


Bee and Rose said...

LOL! I thought the same thing Miss Sass thought! "Where's ESPRESSO???"

I loved your list! I could eat edamame every day! Excellent list!
(did you steal it from my brain? no, really that would totally be my list....spooky...)

Have a fabulous week!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love enchiladas. I can't wait to see that recipe.

angie said...

Great list - I need to do that sometime!

Elf has SO many one-liners! Love that movie!

Mary said...

Great idea! I may try it out this week. I'm thinking a big "M" for Mary, although no "M" favorites come to mind immediately. Stay tuned!

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Great list. E would be a hard one!

Stopping by from sits

Kasey said...

I did this and mine was L. It was hard! It cracks me up that you forgot Espresso...oops! Isn't the Elf hilarious!!! have a great day!

Judi said...

I am going to have to try that one. I found your site from SITS.

MindyLew said...

Great Job on the E!! I would not have been able to think of that many. How funny about Espresso!! LOL

Kasey said...

I have an award for you! I love your blog and you are so much fun! Have a great night!

Sass said...

Much better, my friend.

Much, much better.

Mama Krit said...

yea, how could you forget Espresso!!!?

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Joan Young (aka Mancini) said...

I just happened upon your blog and I love this post! I am going to try this ..soon. But I might need an espresso first :-) Thanks for a fun post.