Friday, May 8, 2009

I Like...

When I was watching the movie Amélie, not only did I love the quirkiness of the main character, but I also really enjoyed the way the other characters were introduced throughout the film. When a new character is introduced, the narrator lists random facts about what each character likes, facts that only someone intimately close to the character would know, or maybe even facts that no one else does.

That got me thinking about my list of likes, the things or moments that I like that probably no one else would ever guess about me. I watched the movie almost a month ago and since then have been compiling a list, this is what I have so far, I hope to keep this list and see it grow.

My List of Likes
  • I like hard gummy bears that require a bit of chewing. Haribo gummy bears are my favorite, sometimes I'll throw the bag in the freezer for little less than 10 minutes.
  • I like to open my eyes for just a moment when I'm kissing someone I deeply care about, just to see the way they kiss me, the look on their face, to see if maybe just maybe, they feel the exact same way.
  • I like to end every yoga practice with an inversion, that extra rush of blood to the head before savasana is exhilarating.
  • I like to sleep in lingerie on a random night even if I'm by myself. I believe it's important to feel sexy even without a man.
  • I like the sound a rubber band makes when you loop it once, then twice around a small but hard piece of paper, ie ticket stub.
  • I like the way lightning flashes erratically into a darkened room, exposing quick yet uncertain moments of clarity.
  • I like the slow, fatal burn of a cigarette.
  • I like eating a bowl of blackberries with a glass of Riesling after dinner.


  1. Are you like Amelie when she thinks about how many people in Paris are having an orgasm during one moment in time as well?

  2. That was a funny scene, yes Laurence I think about that every now and then!