Friday, September 5, 2008

My Top Fives

I’ve been talking to a guy for a few weeks and until last night, I was just mildly interested. But now I have to admit, I have a bit of a crush. We’d been emailing about movies, and I think you can tell a lot about a person from their favorites. I like all the movies he listed, own some of them, and a few even took me pleasantly by surprise. But what clinched it all was that he loves Rocky. I love Rocky! He wrote a few sentences about why he loves the Rocky movies, and I couldn’t help but find myself smitten.

Personally, "opposites attract" never worked well for me. Opposites are necessary because I do want a man who compliments my weaknesses with his strengths, but when it comes to most things, I’m looking for a man I have a lot in common with.

What are your favorites? Here are a few of mine, and out of my love for High Fidelity, I’ve compiled them in lists of top fives with no particular rank or order.

Top 5 Songs (selected because I feel the same feelings every time I hear them)

1. Come Pick Me Up – Ryan Adams
2. Cain and Able – Josh Kelley
3. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
4. Baby Girl – Will Hoge
5. I’m Alright – JoDee Messina

Alternates (there are a lot, but it’s so hard to pick just five!)

* Razor – Foo Fighters
* Colorblind – Counting Crows
* Back Where I Come From – Kenny Chesney
* Rocky Top – The Osbourne Brothers (what kind of East Tennessean would I be if I didn’t love that song?? There’s just no comparison - it’s above all the rest.)

Top 5 Movies

1. Almost Famous
2. Elizabethtown
3. Little Miss Sunshine
4. Rocky I
5. Breakfast at Tiffany’s


* Happy Gilmore! I still love Adam Sandler.
* Elf (so cute and happy!!)

Top 5 Dude Celebrities I’d Do

1. Justin Timberlake
2. Derek Jeter
3. Joaquin Phoenix
4. Ryan Adams
5. Ryan Gosling

Top 5 Girl Celebrities

1. Kate Hudson
2. Katherine Heigl
3. Shirley Manson (ooo I have a dirty girl crush on her!)
4. Julia Roberts
5. Cameron Diaz

Top 5 Foods

1. Ravioli
2. Pizza
3. French fries!!
4. Anything with crab meat
5. Broccoli

Top 10 Favorite Things to Do (cuz five is too few)

1. A night in my favorite, secret spot in New York on the corner of 7th and 10th
2. Reading in Central Park (or in Bloomsbury Square where inspiration is like a ghost in the air)
3. Water skiing
4. Anything at the beach – I love being in the ocean, walking through the surf, sitting in a chair letting the tide roll over my feet, playing a little football, girl talk while tanning, anything at all really
5. Eating dinner in Italy with a neverending glass of red wine
6. Long dinners with good friends
7. Cooking
8. Watching the sunset over the ocean
9. Staring at the water – any body of water, it doesn’t matter, it’s the most relaxing and centering thing there is
10. Anything as long as I’m with any of my favorite people

Top 5 Things That List Says About Me

1. I love water.
2. I love cooking and eating.
3. I love New York.
4. Good people to share experiences with is the secret to happiness.
5. I'm pretty ease to please - just food and water are all it takes to make this girl happy.

Top 5 Things I Can’t Live Without

1. My hairdryer
2. High heels
3. The Bible
4. My iPod
5. Football

Alternate – beer!


Lyla Lou said...

After my first date with my ex he sent me an email titled "Top 5 reasons why you are the coolest girl ever". It was adorable.

I think anyone who understands how cool top 5 lists are is worth hanging onto, at least a little while=)

andrea said...

I like making top 5 lists too, and I love all five of those movies. :)

Carolina Girl said...

I love your lists because I always get some new music out of it!! :-)

brandy said...

AHHHHH I can't comment on the whole post because I'm still stuck on the first list. "Come Pick Me up" is one of my all time favorite songs too. I absolutely adore it, and anytime I play it for someone else they make a face like they've smelled something bad. I'm glad to have found someone who likes it!

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