Thursday, January 15, 2009

the L word

I'm playing an alphabet game, MIM has given me the letter L so I get to come up with 10 things I like that start with the letter L. Not an easy task (But notice it's in lemon)

1. Liam’s lovely locks
Although it makes him look a bit like a girl, I love William’s curly blond hair. I know it won’t last, it’s already getting dark but it makes him the scrummiest. Just today at lunch a 21 year old girl from Brazil totally fell in love with William and ran around Albert Park chasing him.
I had to stop her from running off back to Brazil with him although she did promise to mail him back via Fed-ex.

2. Lifelong learning

I can’t think of any reason one would want to stop learning stuff. It keeps your brain active and I REALLY need to do that with mine! I’m starting another paper at the end of this month. It’s about time I got into a bit more study.

3. Luxuriously lounging with Literature from my Library
I had to put reading in here somewhere. For me there is nothing more relaxing than curling up in bed with a good book, or even a mediocre book. At the mo I’m reading the Dreaming Stones. I’m liking parts of it.

4. Lifesaving losec!
Where would I be without taking those little capsules every day? Vomiting acid that’s where! I want to find the person who invented that little drug n kiss them. Perhaps the reason I put this one in is because I forgot to take mine this morning and am regretting it.

5. Long and loud laughter
You know the kind that makes your cheeks hurt? (maybe both kinds if you are in polite society) Be it with family, friends or chuckling alone there is nothing more uplifting than laughter. I find myself laughing with William daily and at our weekly dinners with the McFadgens we tend to compete for laughs! I think the most I ever laughed was at Michael Hurst’s Brain Dead the Musical. It was the Funniest thing in my life so far.

6. Lusty, laid-back and loyal lover
I can’t blog about the ten things I love without the mention of the wonderful man in my life… Loyal is probably the one word that describes James’s half of the relationship; unfortunately it makes him sound like a Labrador. ALTHOUGH I really should add LAZY there too (sigh)

7. Languishing with a little Liquor
I bought a lovely big box of liquor (approx $500 worth) over Christmas and I’m having fun mixing cocktails and revisiting old friends. I’m no boozer but I must admit I’m enjoying the experimentation. Latest one was flamed absinthe. Mmmmmmm burny

8. Lively London
I quite like London. I feel so at home on her streets that the moment I left the train station on my last trip back, a car load of lost tourists stopped and asked me way to Hyde park and I was able to point them in the right direction. Just thinking of the parks, museums, architecture, history and people make me incredibly nostalgic.

9. Lashings of Lemon meringue pie
Need I say more?

10. Lastly but not leastly? Lingo or Language
I was quite tempted to leave this one blank LOL
Although I can’t spell to save my life I believe I have a reasonable vocabulary. I just wish my amazing pool of English language and phrases locked in my brain was somehow linked to my lips. I have so much trouble verbalising sometimes. I get quite frustrated with my lack of flare during conversation. I have the most embarrassing story of being at a library opening with several library managers from around the country. When they asked me what I thought of the basement level I stood and said well it’s quite (and I pause for a positive word for claustrophobic…) and say SHORT. I wanted to DIE!


James M said...

Yay the Blog is back!

I can't believe you told me about this blog (love the alliteration by the way) while I was trying to surprise you with a comment.

I should really make some variant of the 'Liquor, she'll love it!' joke here but it's 5pm and by brain has shut down.

Liz said...

You should get bonus points for the alliteration!! Lovely list!

Penny said...

liking your list! :-)

Mim said...

Hee! I love it :)

emma.mcfadgen said...

Penny, if you want to play I'm happy to assign you a letter...

Nap Mom said...

I wanted to include reading on my list too, but couldn't think of a way to do it.

suzannah said...

lovely list, lovely life:)

angel gurl said...

Hi there Emma, what a fun game. Anyway I found your blog through Pennys book circle. I look forward to getting to know you through that.