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These are a few of my favorite things

I really don’t like picking favorite things.

Nonetheless, these are a few of my favorite things (not in any order)…

TV Shows

I’ve appreciated, whether they’re particularly great shows or not (and some of these are really really great):

Boy Meets World; Joan of Arcadia; X-Men (1990s Saturday morning animated series); Mad About You; Battlestar Galactica; Kyle XY; The 4400; West Wing; Firefly; Rome; Golden Girls; Star Trek (especially TNG; though really All of them: The Original Series; The Next Generation; Deep Space Nine; Voyager; Enterprise; Discovery; Picard; Lower Decks; Strange New Worlds, Prodigy); Kimba the White Lion; La Femme Nikita; Mind Your Language; Desperate Housewives; Lost; Grey’s Anatomy; Private Practice; Brothers and Sisters; Arrested Development; Boston Legal; Girls Club; The Practice; Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip; House; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Angel; South Park; Family Guy; Reaper; Pushing Daisies; Death Note; Fringe; 30 Rock; the Office; Will and Grace; Project Runway; Heroes; Arrested Development; Prison Break; Deadwood; The Dollhouse; How I Met Your Mother; Scrubs; It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia; Two and a Half Men; Fringe; Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles; Community; Naruto; Naruto Shippuden; Boruto; The Vampire Diaries; 2011: The IT Crowd; The Voice; Misfits; Happy Endings; Friends With Benefits; Switched at Birth; Alphas; Outsourced; Free Agents; Perfect Couples; Mistresses; Spy; Grimm; New Girl; Endgame; The Neighbors; Suits; Smash; Doctor Who (mostly 2005+); 666 Park Avenue; Elementary; Go On; 2017: Black Mirror; Sherlock; The Good Place; Blacklist; Modern Family; Killjoys; Jane the Virgin; Dark Matter; Big Bang Theory; Walking Dead; The Magicians; Agents of Shield; Hannibal; Nikita; Humans; Colony; Halt and Catch Fire; Lucifer; Incorporated; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; The Originals; Orphan Black; Daredevil; The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; Jessica Jones; Defying Gravity; Black Box; Almost Human; Eli; Game of Thrones; Catastrophe; Episodes; Vicious; Undateable; Ground Floor; The Expanse; The Block; Prison Break sequel; Killing Eve; Torchwood; Gifted; Lost in Space; Travelers; Russian Doll; Love, Death & Robots; American Gods; Splitting Up Together; The Umbrella Academy; Future Man; The OA; Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency; Altered Carbon; Why Women Kill; The Watchmen; Tales From the Loop; Foundation; Wheel of Time; House of the Dragon; Rings of Power; Obi-Wan Kenobi; assorted Marvel series; Babylon 5; Pantheon; Amazing Stories


Some that I’ll always keep in my collection and a few that are just simply good songs to have:

Patty Larkin, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Something Corporate, John Denver, Joe Hisaishi, George Winston, Akeboshi, Mika, Nine Days, Peter Mulvey, Snow Patrol, Jimmy Eat World, The Decemberists, Janet Jackson, Wayne, Amy Grant, Staind, Whitest Boy Alive, Greenwheel, The Weepies, Matchbox Twenty, Deb Talan, Aidan Hawken, Matt Nathanson, Josh Ritter, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Badly Drawn Boy, Outkast, Madonna, Linkin Park, Eminem, TLC, Salt N Pepa, Regina Spektor, Kings of Convenience, The Killers, Willy Mason, Doobie Brothers, Aimee Mann, Charlotte Martin, Collective Soul, Pearl Jam, Joseph Arthur, Mat Kearney, Tom Paxton, Matt Wertz, Over the Rhine, I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody’s Business, Abandoned Pools, Acceptance, Actual Tigers, Alexi Murdoch, Alix Olson, Anberlin, Arthur Yoria, Ashton Allen, Barenaked Ladies, Ben Kweller, Blessid Union of Souls, The Boy Bathing, Coldplay, Collective Soul, Dashboard Confessional, Eastmountainsouth, Edwin McCain, Finn Brothers, Five For Fighting, Foo Fighters, The Fray, Garbage, Guster, Hush Sound, Imogen Heap, Frou Frou, Jamie Cullum, Joe Purdy, Josh Rouse, Le Chevre, Llama, Vertical Horizon, Mike Doughty, Judy Collins, Minus the Bear, Vienna Teng, Mountain Goats, Notwist, Panic! at the Disco, Postal Service, Ryan Adams, Sara Bareilles, Schuyler Fisk, Sia, Sophie Zelmani, Jaci Velasquez, Southland, Massive Attack, Spill Canvas, Straylight Run, Lifehouse, Tantric, Tegan and Sara, Terra Naomi, KT Tunstall, Tinderbox, TV on the Radio, Weakerthans, Jukebox the Ghost, Noah and the Whale, Pearl & the Beard, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, The Rescues, The Score, Fallout Boy, Imagine Dragons, Frightened Rabbit, Andy Grammer, Olly Murs, C2C, Rob Costlow, Max Vernon, DJ Kaspy, Ake Evans, SGNL, Bastille, Avicii, Civil Wars, soundtracks: Pacific Rim, Hamilton, Smash (cast), Noëp, Roo Panes, Ewert and the Two Dragons, Blue October


Mists of Avalon, The Hobbit, Bridge to Terabithia, Maniac Magee, Stranger in a Strange Land, Wrinkle in Time series, Tom Sawyer series, Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, Memnoch, Shogun, Good Omens, American Gods, Anansi Boys, The Sandman (series), The Sandman: Overture, The Watchmen, Tao of Pooh, Nancy Drew series, SVH series, Lorax, Places You’ll Go, Aesop’s Fables, Lord of the Rings (series); Richard Scary stuff, Mother Goose stuff, Peter Rabbit stuff, Enders Game+ (series), Enchantment, Velveteen Rabbit, Their Eyes Were Watching God, 1984, Brave New World, Animal Farm, Misty of Chincoteague (series), Malayan Trilogy, Namesake, To Kill a Mockingbird, Calvin & Hobbes, Game of Thrones+ (A Song of Fire and Ice series), Counting Heads (series), Belgariad+ (series), The Anatomy of Peace, The Way of Kings+ (Stormlight Archive series), Lies of Locke Lamora+ (Gentleman Bastards series), The Little Prince, This is Where I Leave You, The Eagle Tree, The Art of Racing in the Rain, The Golem and the Jinni, Heroes and Monsters, Name of the Wind+ (Kingkiller Chronicles series), Asimov’s Foundation (and Robots) (series), The Expanse (series)


Calvin & Hobbes, xkcd, Ctrl+Alt+Del, PBF, Peanuts


Meet Joe Black, Thomas Crown Affair, Love Actually, The Sound of Music, It’s a Wonderful Life, The King and I, The Little Princess, The Lion King, Air Force One, 火垂るの墓 (Hotaru No Haka / Grave of the Fireflies), Good Will Hunting, Indiana Jones series, Star Trek, Star Wars series, Memento, Clan of the Cave Bear, Big Bird in China, The Labyrinth, The Secret of Nimh, The Last Unicorn, Fifth Element, Bring It On, The NeverEnding Story, Sixth Sense, Cruel Intentions, Usual Suspects, Crash, Devil’s Advocate, Casablanca, Departed, The Replacements, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Wedding Crashers, What Dreams May Come, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Kung Fu Panda, A League of Their Own, Knocked Up, Titan .E., Wizards, Elf, Slumdog Millionaire, Up in the Air, Kung Fu Hustle, August Rush, All from the Fast & Furious series, Step Up 3D, He’s Just Not That Into You, Kung Fu Panda 2, Moonrise Kingdom, The Prestige, Illusionist, No Strings Attached, Arrival, Sleeping With Other People, Crazy Rich Asians, Moon, Life Itself, Now You See Me, Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse, Mirai, Last Christmas, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, Time Freak, [Derek Delgaudio’s] In and of Itself, Needle in a Timestack, Ron’s Gone Wrong, The Adam Project, Luck, Top Gun:Maverick, Bullet Train, Downsizing, Guardians of the Galaxy (1-3), Age of Adaline, A Million Miles Away


Man of La Mancha, South Pacific, The Last Five Years, Next to Normal, West Side Story, Oklahoma, The Tempest, Clybourne Park, Hamilton

Radio Shows

NPR is goodness. Favorite shows: RadioLab, This American Life, On Being

Some Favorite Scenes

The quotes themselves are pretty safe, however do not watch these scenes unless you have already seen them before/watched all the way through these episodes in their series; they are very spoilers. The shows/movies are very worth watching in entirety. If you’re not already a Doctor Who fan and would like to get into it with the “short” version, I have a thorough shortcut/episode guide I can offer, because similar was very generously gifted to me which got me very happily into Doctor Who in the first place.

The chairs scene in Knocked Up, Roslin’s response in BSG’s Blood on the Scales, The Doctor’s statement to his best friend Clara in Doctor Who’s Dark Water, River and The Doctor such as this statement in The Husbands of River Song


chicken & stars soup, mushrooms, rotisserie chicken, fried chicken, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, raspberries, berries, clementines, grapes, fruits, dragonfruit, mangosteen, (duku)langsat, ice cream, dark chocolate mousse, dark chocolate, lasagna, spaghetti, fish balls, meatballs, rice soup, porridge, pizza, ramen, crabs, wan tan mee/kwan loh mee, polish sausage/kielbasa, buffalo wings, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, crunchy tacos, chocolate chip cookies, sashimi, venison rendang (and good rendang in general), bakuteh and similar, som tham (papaya salad) and similar, ceviche, calamari/ika (especially grilled), high-pulp citrus juice, pan au chocolat, fresh coconut, shiso-wrapped yakitori, cookie dough, bacon, popcorn (buttered), spicy tuna salad, homemade lotus soup, mashed potatoes (with mushroom gravy), steak, seaweed, smoked salmon, eggs, khao men gai, laarb gai,


  blues ,  silver ,  black ,  lavender / lilac / ferrydust ,  greens ,  crimson/magentas

blues (teal, indigo, cobalt), magenta, crimson, silver, black, lavender/lilac/ferrydust, greens

Above all else

good people
intentions, good intentions
ideas, shared ideas
timshel, will

Other (again in no order whatsoever)

Chocolate chip cookies, punch buggies, smoothies, 13, computers, orchids, silver/platinum, water, piano, guitar, moons, weather, sunroofs, rain, sun, snow, autumn, dragons, open-source, dreams, labradorite and spectrolite, bluey, with pulp, fruit on the bottom, non-carbonated, window seat, kites, journals, adaptability, evolution, pockets, Asea, good people, soft things, sunshine on my shoulders, texture, creativity, curiosity, kindness, self-expression, self-responsibility, self-actualization, community, partnership, friendship, batik, platinum, good health, science, science-fiction, mushrooms, books, good pens, trees, colors

Updated on occasion, particularly in 2011, and 2017
~ 20Aug2007
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