100 things I like

  1. Fireworks
  2. middle aged men restoring useful objects as a hobby and posting progress pics on the internet
  3. middle aged women taking up old school handicrafts and then bending them out of shape with modern math, new techniques and wild wild subject matter and posting progress pics on the internet
  4. deer, moose, skunks and coyotes — when they aren’t in the fucking road
  5. hummingbirds
  6. Detroit iron, almost all of it
  7. the colours teal, purple, racing green and burgundy. I like black but it ain’t a colour and it’s usually really dark gray
  8. Pot. A lot.
  9. Human hair, on human people, the way they like it.
  10. Cats. A lot.
  11. Cuddling
  12. Coming to consciousness while somebody else is loading and unloading the dishwasher
  13. Drum circles
  14. The way my kids call me when they’re upset or happy or miss me.
  15. books that popularize hinky areas of science
  16. David Attenborough’s voice
  17. the fact that even if the Indigenous peoples of what is now Canada reclaimed all their land and kicked me off it I COULD STILL GO LIVE IN ENGLAND LEGALLY now THAT’S what I call settler privilege
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_sku22QWeE  LOUDER PLEASE
  20. horrific puns
  21. circus geeks as a cultural construct
  22. knowing that no matter how bad things get I have friends and family who love me
  23. catastrophizing everything
  24. The Expanse. A LOT books AND SHOW
  25. THE DOGWOOD IN THE YARD Right now it is at the height of its spring glory
  26. wondering when we’re going to have another century flood (see 23)
  27. having Paul and Keith tour me around in a canoe
  28. the view from Widgeon Creek
  29. @hayBEARS on twitter
  30. Throat Coat tea before a singing session – that shit works. There’s a recall out right now so don’t buy any with an expiry in feb 2019
  31. Me and Paul doing high tight harmonies while he’s thrashing on the 12 string
  32. D saying ‘intriguing’
  33. Sue cackling with laughter
  35. Mike Beach – and the view from his place, I love it so.
  36. Used book and clothing stores. You never know…. what lurks
  37. Solid wood furniture that you don’t need an allen key to take apart (thanks Leo)
  38. How fast I can make my grandson laugh
  39. Rowena A LOT
  41. Decolonization
  42. Lumpy trucks
  43. Russian dashcam videos
  44. anybody shredding on anything human powered with wheels
  45. or dog powered, I’m not fussy
  46. Moscow Cat Circus
  47. a song I cannot find on the internet by Benni Hemm Hemm but I’m hoping I’ll discover the name of the song when I go to Iceland since he’s Icelandic
  48. Hot tubs
  49. Never having to help move a hot tub again
  50. My new boots even if they are giving me blisters – they are quite light and will likely be durable
  51. Making domestic lists and then losing them…. I must like it – I do it so much. I’m better at work
  52. my fOlks’ voices on the phone
  53. Reporting assholes on twitter – currently 15/16 for getting them banned
  54. changing my mind about something and then spending months and years getting my emotions and behaviours to catch up
  55. trying to talk Jeff into doing a movie podcast
  56. Gifs that really represent how I feel just this moment
  57. Knowing the name of the BLACK actor whose name isn’t mentioned when the three white actors in the publicity shot are named. YES I SEE YOU BOKEEM WOODBINE
  58. The way Jeff twitches in irritation when I call Tom Hardy Tom Brady, or mistake him for Pablo Schreiber
  59. Dominique Tipper’s hairdo in the Expanse
  60. Hey I turn 60 this year!  Really hopin’ for a steak dinner agin
  61. Tarot done mystyle
  62. Anything by Dunnett but the Johnson Johnson books
  63. finding interesting stuff on the internet for other people
  64. cotton socks
  65. wearing clothing people gave me as a gag gift
  66. steampunk anything
  67. 11.04 Supernatural episode “Baby” the one shot from the car I just rewatched it and it’s really good
  68. season 1 episode 4 of the Expanse – still the best 45 minutes of space sf EVAR
  69. highly trained animals with rude senses of humour – including Woytek the bear
  70. peaceful traditions that connect you to your ancestors
  71. rescuing wasps, spiders and bees from bad situations and potential interactions with allergic people
  72. walking in my neighbourhood in the early morning, or in fog
  73. wondering how it is that I’m still twenty-eight on the inside and thirty years older on the outside
  74. making new choons and dicking with old ones
  75. finding a new swear word
  76. editing – when I’m in the mood for it
  77. In season home made peach pie with vanilla ice cream. Jo made a peach pie once and goddamn it was good.
  78. teaching people how to cut up a pineapple
  79. making biscotti (when my heart has love otherwise NO NO N ON OONONOOOO!)
  81. sleep
  82. hilarious signs Cuz Alex makes for work
  83. homemade cheese
  84. Problematically – queen elizabeth II
  85. Really problematically – Ezra Pound
  86. What the hell is wrong with me problematically – Mel Gibson
  87. Oh this is just fucking stupid problematically – Trudeau beating Brazeau in a boxing match
  88. my wacky ancestor HTW
  89. Plum duff
  90. Correcting people on twitter. Then being forced to correct my correction.
  91. Burnaby
  92. the MR2 is almost running again! well, adjacent to almost
  93. the word nullibiety
  94. the graffitti “Klingons fart in airlocks” from Torcon II
  95. the graffitti “Solipsism is such a great idea I don’t understand why more people aren’t into it” from the steam tunnels at Carleton U
  96. The graffitti “One in five crack up” from Spadina in TO
  97. scintillating scotoma that look like fractal dragons chasing each other across my visual field
  98. Organic fair trade chocolate
  99. phó
  100. pork chomps

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Born when atmospheric carbon was 316 PPM. Settled on MST country since 1997. Parent, grandparent.

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