Saturday, March 28, 2009

good things list *

Lemonade made with honey. Market Diner. Mei Mei he yie fan. Tony Dinapoli's bread and oversized pasta dishes. Yongsan bus station Yoo Hoo (vending machine). Plain Doritos. Xing Hua Yuan niu ro mian, chai bao. Basic and Advanced D&D. Dragonlance Chronicles and Legends series. Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns. Movie Batman: The Dark Knight. All of Neil Gaiman's Sandman series. Alan Moore's Watchmen. Stephen King books in general. Stephen King's Hearts in Atlantis. Mom's chicken breast with scallions and ginger. Mom's dumplings. Mom's beef stew. Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers (book, though the movie was entertaining). Rocky. My world myths and fables book (that my mom gave away!). My Columbia class ring. My college degree. My neck gaiter. CWS - it's intuitive and user-friendly. My Beast Barracks squad, especially my roommate. 4th quarter platoon peer evaluations at USMAPS. My USMAPS Commandant's and Dean's lists stars. South Park. Simpsons, especially the 1st 4 seasons. Coen Brothers movies. Ender's Game. Nature's End. Warday. Original Kentucky Fried Chicken. Whoppers and onion rings. Sunday brunch in the K-16 D-Fac. Bread rolls from the 121 (Yongsan General Hospital) D-Fac. 1st year of X-Files. Alt.romance newsgroup, circa 1996. NGC's Seconds from Disaster and Air Emergency. Wonder Years. Jerry Pournelle's War World. Harry Harrison's Deathworld. Richard Austin's The Guardians. The Replacements. Orson Welles. Baking soda shampoo. Smartlink card. 2ID conex-rescued map bag with handle. USMAPs flight bag with name tape and patches. Bachman's pretzel rods. K-16. Dave Norris' English classes on Yongsan. Walking through Central Park after classes at Columbia. Graduation from Basic Training (my 1st real graduation and most important accomplishment). Stuyvesant bowling team, bowling with Jeff, and upsetting SI teams to reach the quarter-finals from freshman to junior year. AIT at Fort Huachuca (favorite place I served). APL's I Shouldn't Be Alive and Monsters Within Me. AR Gurney's Love Letters (starring Laura Linney and Steven Weber). Plum and grape tomatoes. Ranger pudding. Beef stew MRE. Large ALICE pack. A&E's Hoarders and Intervention. When Harry Met Sally. Anne of Green Gables (TV series, but books, too). Yams. Guillermo Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, The Orphanage. Amadeus (formerly Allegria) pizzeria. Gu-Shine (Taiwanese) restaurant. 2ID Manchu Mile. Fiddler on the Roof with Topol. Master and Commander The Far Side of the World (movie). Dan Simmons's Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion. Tony Todd (esp X-Files episode Sleepless). Cemetery Man. Seeds of War by Kevin Randle and Robert Cornett. Back to the Future. Art Deco. Tiny Toons. Animaniacs. Batman the Animated Series. Dungeons & Dragons (Saturday morning cartoon). Chelsea Whole Foods bakery breads (try Seeduction). Fuji Bakery. Campbells Chunky Chili with beans (roadhouse beef and beans). Trader Joe's lemons. Trader Joe's Frosted Maple and Brown Sugar Shredded Bite Size Wheats cereal. Utz Multigrain Specials pretzels. Better Off Dead (Diane Franklin's Monique). Around the World in 80 Days TV mini-series (with Pierce Brosnan). Movies The Cell, Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid, Coen brothers' The Big Lebowski. Video games: Playmaker Football, X-Com, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Speedball2, Amiga baseball and basketball games, Competition Karate, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Return of Heracles. WFAN, WFAN on-line. Phantom of the Opera CD. Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess as Phantom and Christine. Michael Ball and Lea Salonga as Marius and Eponine, Michael Maguire as Enjolras, and Colm Wilkinson and Philip Quast as Jean Valvean and Javert in Les Miserables. Spam lunch meat. Youtube. Wikipedia. Eric's Learning Curve. Jeremy Lin. My Leatherman. Kettlecorn and fresh popped popcorn. Uno's deepdish pizza. Shea stadium. ESPN.com Grantland's oral histories. Post Cocoa Pebbles with whole milk. Bachelor cookware: Sunbeam electric frying pan, Salton automatic rice cooker/steamer, Maverick egg cooker, Nesco 6 quart roaster oven, toaster oven, microwave, 1/2/3 quart nested Farberware stainless steel mixing bowls, T Fal griddle pan, and Toastmaster single burner. Field of Dreams. Cream soda. More bachelor cookware: Mirro-matic, Victorinox paring knives set. 88-cent Pernil pork shoulder. Garlic. Brownie powder mix for $1-1.50. Eastern white potatoes. Ice cream floats.

* added as it comes, not in any particular order - value or otherwise, not limited to type or standard, includes no-longer things and good then as well as still-existing things and good now, not the same as my favorite things post. Think Fran Goldsmith's diary in Stephen King book The Stand.

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