I love lightening and thunderstorms. The way the air smells just after a lightening storm. Everything smells "fresh". Maybe it's the ozone giving me a buzz, but I love it. We've had a few here lately, and had one last night, and we're having one again tonight. I don't mind though, I love the patter of rain as I'm trying to sleep and love leaving windows open when it's raining. Provided the wind isn't blowing rain in them, of course. When I was younger I used to love going outside whenever it rained, twirling in it holding my face up to the sky. It's by far my favorite weather, what's yours?

Plus, my tomato plants can always use the rain.

Netflix Stalkers?

Sam Anderson has an article on Slate regarding NetFlix voyeurism. It's actually quite interesting, because I'm always interested in the types of movies people watch, books they read or music they listen to. I feel it gives a little insight into their personality. However, as a Netflix friend, you would get to see not only what they say they like, but what they actually rent. It would be like giving people a peek at my Amazon purchases and wish lists but without all the gifts purchased (since you don't rent gifts, I hope). So, the sample is a little more pure or uncontaminated. Of course, there are always the movies that you watch because everyone is talking about them and you want to be "in the know". However, when you rent the cheesy dreck 5 times, your friends would be "in the know". Do you like sharing so much information with everyone or do you keep your privacy a bit?

Thursday Thirteen - Favorite Authors

I thought I'd start with an easy one for me...

Thursday Thirteen

My Favorite Thirteen Authors

In no particular order...
1. Nick Bantock
2. Ken Follett
3. Enid Blyton
4. C.S. Lewis
5. J.R.R. Tolkien
6. Louisa May Alcott
7. Douglas Coupland
8. Jane Austin
9. Barbara Kingsolver
10. Clive Barker
11. Tom Robbins
12. J.K. Rowling
13. Madeleine L'Engle


One of the blogs that I read had a post recently referring to mixtapes. Which reminded me of a challenge, per se, that my sister put forth about a month ago. A friend of hers issued the challenge of creating a soundtrack to her life. My sister sent me her mixtape song choice compilation a few days after telling me about it. I've mulled it over off and on for about a month now and have chosen a few must have favorites. However, I still have quite a bit to choose. Mixtapes that go beyond a specific mood are always such a process for me.

So I'm just a bit curious now, what songs would you include as must have's on your life's soundtrack? Which approach would you take, a birth to current list of favorites? or songs that illustrate what you've gone through in life? pick favorite artists and find appropriate songs to fit, even if they aren't song favorites? or an entirely different approach?

I've got about half of my songs chosen, and I've been working on the rest this weekend. I'll post it when I have it done.