Today's Wonder of the World is...Lists!
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I'm a list maker. Are you one too?
Or maybe list makers drive you nuts--the way they leave their lists everywhere, written on little scraps of paper or on the backs of receipts and envelopes.
Not that I would ever do that. No, no. Not me.
But if I did engage in that slightly obsessive behavior, I would certainly check my shopping cart before leaving the Bi-Lo. Or else my shopping list might end up in a book like this...
Have you seen this? Who would think that a coffee table book full of people's left behind shopping lists could be so hilarious? We sat around my in-laws' house last summer reading it to each other and laughing our heads off. Either it was really funny, or the 97 degree temperature had broiled our brains.
I also find this list funny. In a pitiful way.
Flickr photo by Wendy2000
Aww, poor thing! Give your spirit a hug for me.
Maybe you need to get your mind off all those broken things. Why don't you work on your bucket list? You know, make a list of all the things you'd like to do in life before you kick the bucket.
You could start by seeing this movie.
Or maybe not. I haven't seen it yet, but I love Jack and Morgan. Please someone, tell me if it's good.
Of all the things on my bucket list, living in France was near the top. It changed my life! In fact I'm still in love with France, as if you couldn't tell.
That reminds me of another list! This one, here. The folks at blogs.com were kind enough to ask me to contribute a list of my favorite Francophile blogs. I was happy to oblige, to share the cool places I visit when I'm feeling homesick for la belle vie. I typed up a list lickety split, sent it off, and they published it. And then I remembered all these other cool sites I left out. Couldn't I spread a little more linky love? Betty at La France Profonde and Cuisine Quotidienne is another of my go-to bloggers for France, and I love the French tidbits at my friend Barb's blog, The French Elements. I also enjoy sitting in on Parisienne Farmgirl's French lessons with her little one. I'd put all those bloggers on Pere Noel's good list, bien sur!
(Sorry, French accent police.)
Flickr photo by #anne#
Wait! What are all those good and bad checks for on Santa's list? Does that mean that he spot checks? Ooh boy, it makes me wonder which list I'm on.
Maybe I should write him a letter to ask, like this little one did.
Flickr photo by childplay
Am I on the nice? Please check Yes or No.
If I make the nice list, I'd love Santa to tappety tap tap over here to Etsy and buy me this!
Photo by mindseyecards.etsy.com
It's perfect! No more lists on the backs of envelopes for me!
How about you? Are lists the only way you survive the busy holiday season? Or are you one of those ridiculously together people who go with the flow and everything falls together? (I love you anyway. And I'm not the least bit bitter.)
Have a wonder-full Tuesday, y'all!
PS. I almost forgot one more list I LOVE! That list on my sidebar of you nutty folks who follow my blog! How do I love you? Let me count the ways...okay, so I'm a little too tuckered out right now from all this list making to count the ways, but trust me--there are a lot of them! If you're not on the list, feel free to join in!