July 2, 1998

1. The Houston Comets
2. The word "arse"
3. Semisonic's "Closing Time"
4. The Kids in the Hall
5. The number five
6. As Good as It Gets
7. My microwave
8. Baseball caps
9. My dad's bookstore
10. KSEV's Sportsday

December 5, 1998

1. A Bug's Life
2. U2
3. One Angry Girl Designs
4. "Nifty."
5. The fact that, it's supposedly the Christmas season, and I'm still able to wear t-shirts because it's not getting below 76 degrees.

January 6, 1999

1. Northern Sun
2. Sports Night
3. Actually having something to look forward to next vacation (visiting my buddy Karen!)
4. My close close friends
5. Being done with the holiday season

May 31, 1999

1. Bill Murray
2. The NBA play-offs
4. Being able to drive legally
5. Bruce "The Man" Hornsby

March 15, 2001

1. Sloan
2. The fact that I'm two months away from being out of high school
3. Tacking "like a fox" onto everything
4. The Friendswood Reporter News
5. Everyone I've talked to in the past month for putting up with my endless discussion of the fact that Dave Foley is naked in Monkeybone.

July 14, 2002

1. Being home alone
2. No!
3. Mystery titles that are bad puns (e.g. A Penny Urned, A Hearse of a Different Color, and my personal favourite,You've Got Murder)
4. Summer
5. My boyfriend

October 24, 2003

1. Snapple Lime Green Tea
2. Autumn in New England
3. The Velvet Underground
4. Cafe Press 5. My supergreat boyfriend Chris

October 30, 2003

1. The crunch of leaves under your feet
2. Odwalla juice
3. Dorothy Parker
4. Picture frames
5. My spiffy new layout

November 19, 2003

1. Having my TV hooked up so I can actually watch things again
2. My TMBG bootleg collection
3. The fact that it's not too cold yet
4. Simply Vintage
5. XTC

January 25, 2004

1. Knowing how to sew
2. Eels 3. Thinking about my wedding
4. Having so many penpals
5. Being around my puppies again

November 4, 2004

1. Site updates!
2. Jones Soda Fufuberry
3. The Animal Rescue Site
4. Volunteering with the puppies at the Houston SPCA
5. Napoleon Dynamite

December 2, 2004

1. SNL reruns on E!
2. Winter break
3. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
4. The Avengers on BBC America
5. Getting to see TMBG again in a few months

August 9, 2008

1. Publishing my novel!!!
2. Almost being ready to listen to TMBG again
3. Elvis Costello and the Attractions
4. The University District, my neighborhood in Seattle
5. Etsy

March 23, 2010

1.Being with my dad
2. "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again"
3. Seattle's Best Henry's Blend Coffee
4. J.D. Salinger
5. Black olives

October 16, 2010

1. "Dark and Metric" by They Might Be Giants
2. Amy's frozen dinners
3. Still having some sunny Seattle days left before winter gets here
4. Getting my apartment organized
5. My kitchen being almost free of fruit flies

February 12, 2011

1. My sweet new kitty Smokey
2. Egg creams
3. Using My Photo Index to organize all my TMBG pictures
4. Finding awesome CDs in the bargain bins at Everyday Music
5. Glittery pens

October 16, 2011

1. TMBG's album Join Us which you should all buy
2. Pumpkin spice lattes
3. My Holga camera
4. Getting postcards in the mail
5. Doing research for NaNoWriMo

February 26, 2012

1. The baby otter at the Seattle Aquarium
2. The Long Winters
3. The Sims 3
4. Nile Soup Red Beans and Rice
5. Starting to feel like spring

May 13, 2013

1. These Great Gatsby comics
2. Party Cat

June 29, 2014

1. The Envoy - Warren Zevon
2. These 50 Shades of Grey recaps
3. My Sprocket Rocket camera
4. Cheese enchiladas
5. Art cars

July 12, 2018

1. Steamer trunks
2. Crater Lake
3. My sweet new computer
4. Being a Planned Parenthood volunteer
5. Stripey socks

July 19, 2018

1. Feeling really productive lately
2. Postcrossing
3. The restored 50th-anniversary print of Yellow Submarine
4. The frozen chile relleno from Trader Joe's
5. Pusheen

August 16, 2018

1. Sorry to Bother You
2. The tarot card Judgement
3. Tacocat
4. The Catcher in the Rye
5. Grocery Outlet

August 30, 2018

1. Pencils that write in multiple colours
2. Preachin' the Blues on KEXP
3. Rainbows
4. Phrenology models
5. Mail art

September 6, 2018

1. The Power by Naomi Alderman
2. Cherry pie
3. Jeff Goldblum
4. Having a new website host that will let me have a lot more space for cheaper
5. The fact that there's still a little bit of sunshine left here in Seattle

October 18, 2018

1. The trip I just took to Vancouver, which included one of the most spectacular TMBG shows I've ever been to and also lots of deep conversations with an old college friend
2. Seeing my kitty Smokey again when I got home today
3. My new Canon G9 Mark II camera
4. Having an idea for this year's NaNoWriMo that I'm really excited about
5. Having another trip to look forward to next week

November 15, 2018

1. Trader Joe's Wintry Blend Coffee
2. Picking back up my high school German on Duolingo
3. The fact that I'm feeling more motivated about my NaNoWriMo novel again today after being discouraged for some time about being behind
4. The fact that in the election last week Democrats took back the House and also both the Washington candidates I did canvassing for with Planned Parenthood won
5. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

February 21, 2019

1. "The Stones" by Sylvia Plath
2. Cary Grant
3. Meeting and having a good conversation with my state senator at the capitol in Olympia on a few days ago
4. My fancy new button maker
5. Easter candy

March 1, 2019

1. Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs
2. Managing to get things done even when I'm not feeling great
3. Getting really into trading postcards again
4. Deciding today that I'm going to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo next month
5. Spring coming soon, making me feel hopeful

April 29, 2019

1. Thelma and Louise
2. The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
3. The flowers that are exploding everywhere
4. Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend
5. Learning new words

May 12, 2019

1. How good my sweet kitty Smokey is at taking care of me when I'm not feeling well.
2. The morning walks I've been going on most days
3. My fancy new sewing machine
4. Being confident enough in my cooking to be able to figure out how to recreate expensive packaged dinners as recipes I can make from scratch
5. Sparkly gel pens

May 18, 2019

1. Trader Joe's dried chile-spiced mango
2. The annual Planned Parenthood Women in Beer fundraiser at Pike Brewing Co.
3. The book club for Seattle Smithies
4. Messing around making art even though I'm not very good at it
5. Zine trades

May 25, 2019

1. The delicious chunky tomato soup I made today
2. The card catalog drawers I got at Goodwill yesterday
3. Making art
4. The encouraging postcard I sent myself from this site
5. Getting lots of good ideas for re-organizing my place

June 9, 2019

1. Citizen Kane
2. The fact that I'm finally sorting through boxes of papers and mementos that I've had sitting around for years waiting to be put into scrapbooks and otherwise dealt with
3. The fact that I'm doing a better job being social and making plans with friends in real life
4. My new rainbow-striped glasses from Zenni Optical
5. Seeing all the other rainbows everywhere celebrating Pride

June 21, 2019

1. Summer starting today, and all the exciting and happy possibilities that entails
2. How powerful and magical I'm feeling after the witchy ritual I did for it
3. The new volunteer program called Action Councils Planned Parenthood just launched, which is giving me an opportunity to get even more involved and have a leadership position
4. My swell new to-do list notepad
5. Getting better at analyzing my own feelings

June 29, 2019

1. How good it felt gathering signatures to help pass a comprehensive sex ed bill for Washington at Pride today
2. ...and also feeling really emotional seeing all the beautiful happy people there, especially people with puppies and/or kids
3. The Last Picture Show (film)
4. Being excited about my trip to British Columbia with my mom next week
5. Working on sewing some patches on bags to jazz them up

July 26, 2019

1. All the awesome people I got to talk to and cool new zines I acquired at the Portland Zine Symposium last weekend
2. The collage I made for one of the new zines I was selling there, reminding me that collaging can be fun
3. The adorable new portable typewriter I acquired on the trip at Village Merchants
4. The fact that it's finally starting to really feel like summer after the gray and chill and rain were hanging around way longer than they usually do
5. Finding new ways to organize things

August 24, 2019

1. The fabulous Weird Al concert I went to last weekend
2. Getting to appear in a press conference with Gov. Inslee on behalf of Planned Parenthood a few days ago and briefly meet him
3. All the good poetry I've been reading lately
4. The fact that I'm managing to get necessary things done even if I'm not feeling well (most of the time)
5. Actually having a working printer again

September 6, 2019

1. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
2. The fact that I've been regularly writing for the first time in some time with the help of StoryADay
3. The NPR podcast Hidden Brain
4. Random sweet surprise packages
5. How much fun I had at the Shonen Knife concert I went to last week

September 13, 2019

1. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
2. The ever-increasing activism I've been doing with Planned Parenthood
3. The real thunderstorm we had a week ago (my first in Seattle)
4. All the fun I've been having exploring mail art
5. Seeing Harold & Maude, my all-time favorite movie, in a theatre with a good friend

October 5, 2019

1. My new purple Patagonia rain jacket
2. The fun I'm having doing research for my idea for this year's NaNoWriMo
3. Maple and sea salt kettle corn from Trader Joe's
4. John Flansburgh's new cat
5. My fancy new graphic punch for making buttons

October 12, 2019

1. My pretty new felt-tip pens
2. Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Express tea
3. The fun I'm having making cards for people
4. How much my kitty Smokey loved the new treats I got her for her birthday a few days ago
5. Being able to figure things out on my own

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