100 Things I Love

Man!  I must say, I wasn't expecting to write to you, my readers, so soon, but can I just say that what a relief it is not to be on the college hunt anymore?  Whew!

With all this time that has opened up in the evenings, what is a fella to do?  Well, you know me, I always have hobbies waiting out in the wings, ready to fill the void :-)  In this case, I FINALLY picked up my novel again, after months of being off the job.  Today has been very productive, although I'll admit that it has taken quite a while tonight to get the juices flowing.  That, and the girl next to me at the coffee shop is a bit distracting ;-) but hey, back to the book!

I've spent a good chunk of the evening rereading all my notes, charts, outlines, and rough drafts.  First, I just have to say, this thing is a lot better than I remembered.  I can't wait to share it!  I just hope the details flow as freely as they did before, as it has been a while.  Who cares, it's fiction, I can just make up stuff right?  That's part of the creative process haha.

Well, today has been pretty productive so far, but I'm on a short break for now.  I thought while I was taking it easy, I'd post one of my writing exercises I found.  If you can believe it (I'm sure you can), I bought a book on writing a book a while back, which I have since given up reading.  However, one of the cool exercises that it suggested was writing down 100 things that you love, and then using those in your novel, since you tend to write a lot more passionately about the things you love.

So what are my 100 things?  Here you go, enjoy!

1.    snow
2.    road trips
3.    exploring
4.    In-n-Out
5.    hiking
6.    biking
7.    telling stories
8.    being awkward
9.    sarcasm
10.  being on time/schedule
11.  finishing a project
12.  Michigan/Detroit
13.  thunderstorms, rain
14.  getting packages
15.  shopping
16.  computers
17.  fixing stuff
18.  manual labor
19.  clocks
20.  road signs
21.  traffic maps
22.  trying something new
23.  Frisbee
24.  Pandora
25.  fish/coral
26.  doing stuff for people
27.  gadgets
28.  spies
29.  modern history
30.  short lines
31.  rap/techno music
32.  errands
33.  being an early bird
34.  having good luck
35.  meeting people randomly
36.  Coney Island
37.  my beagle, Chase
38.  being green
39.  hanging out with friends
40.  guilding circuits
41.  figuring it out
42.  blogging
43.  impulse buying
44.  fortune cookies
45.  sushi
46.  fall
47.  Black Friday
48.  giving advice
49.  Craigslist
50.  cleaning
51.  navigating
52.  singing in the car
53.  multitasking
54.  flip-flops
55.  jeans
56.  getting a deal
57.  pulling a prank
58.  being sorry
59.  learning new things
60.  accents
61.  cars
62.  fog
63.  change
64.  random math
65.  a quiet landscape
66.  taking pictures
67.  seeing my family
68.  seeing old friends
69.  speeding (a little)
70.  tools
71.  avocados
72.  California
73.  binary
74.  cooking a good meal
75.  giving gifts
76.  compliments
77.  grilling
78.  socials / get-togethers (not parties)
79.  black
80.  my iPod
81.  the Internet
82.  technology
83.  blue eyes
84.  being a leader
85.  making decisions
86.  being exhausted
87.  other cultures
88.  being cozy on a cold day
89.  cutting grass
90.  Linux
91.  Sudoku
92.  news
93.  a cool breeze
94.  being surprised
95.  my grandma’s chicken soup
96.  picking blueberries
97.  making movies
98.  finding my way
99.  driving
100. sea air

I hope you enjoyed reading this list as much as I did again tonight.  I think there are some duplicates, but whatever.  Some of these things are REALLY random haha.

Alright, enough break time, back to work!  Not sure if I'll keep hanging out at the coffee shop or head back home to work on this, but I'm on a roll tonight.  That and let's just say I'm not to motivated to move my seat at the moment lol.

Until next time, stay classy readers!


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Nicole said...

Agreed on # 2, 4, 11, 34, 35, 52, 65, 71, 72, 76, and 80. Not so much for # 1, 10, 33, or 85. # 57 is good except when I am the target. I think # 96 is funny sight to imagine.

I just realized we thought of a lot of the same things... even though I swear I didn't study your list too closely until now. I guess great minds think alike :)

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