Oral anesthetic. Not having to suffer when a canker sore develops right next to your teeth? It’s really awesome. The generic kind I bought at CVS works in like ten seconds! It was like a holiday miracle.
Handel’s Messiah. Every year the choir and orchestra at our college performs the full hourlong piece in the campus center and anyone who wants to can sing! It’s always pretty packed; the concert always creates this awesome sense of community. I like standing on the balcony and people-watching while the glorious music swells all around us.
Not needing to use Blender ever again. I’m done with my final project and never have to use this software ever again! Guys, I hate Blender like Charles Babbage hated musicians. I hate it with the intensity I hated Catherine and Heathcliff upon reading Wuthering Heights when I was thirteen, and I hate all three for the same reason: because they’re temperamental brats. Blender is like the computer software equivalent of agreeing to babysit only to find yourself tied to a chair while the kids, each striped with Smuckers war jelly, run around and scream and break antiques.
Hot cocoa with peppermint schnapps, Kahlua and whipped cream. Less than six bucks at the 99 and super delicious!
The Lion King. We’re watching it at a friend’s house tonight. Best Disney movie starring a non-human ever? I think so. Finding Nemo‘s got nothing on this one. When you have a Shakespearean plotline, a villain as awful as Scar and a song as fraught with infernal/Nazist imagery as “Be Prepared,” no other movie has a chance.
Shah Rukh Khan. Always a fan, but writing a paper this week about his 2002 adaptation of Devdas required me to spend some time rewatching certain scenes (in which he was not crying for once) and, later, to check out Devdas‘s IMDB page, which led me to King Khan’s. Have you seen his quotes page? The man is hilarious. (Personal favorites include “I’m try-sexual. I try anything that’s sexual” and, incongruously, “I am very shy. If I am flying British Airways and the air hostess asks me two questions, and I don’t understand her accent –– I will go hungry for the entire flight.”)