In celebration of my birthday month, I was going to come up with a cake to share, but then I remembered someone else will whip one up. Instead, I am sharing a list of things I adore. Of course I treasure my favorite people, intellectual exchange, true kindness…this is not that list. These are some of the simple pleasures. I hope you will celebrate along with me by enjoying something off my list. (And if you happen to whip up a cake, find me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and share it!)
Lobster rolls with lots of butter. Now top that with some more butter. Oh yum.
Rainbow sprinkles, especially when the ice cream shop doesn’t skimp. Roll that cone please. When you spoon them on top, they just don’t stick right.
Bob Dylan. Period. That was three periods in a row, but he deserves it.
LL Cool J. In my dreams I am the Martha to his Snoop.
Margaritas and a proper Mexi-feast.
Band of Horses at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. I’m a sucker for melancholy.
Iced tea. If you buy me a tall glass, I will be your friend – even better if you sangria it up with sliced fruit.
The poetry of Pablo Neruda, the lines of Gabriel García Márquez, and writing on love, longing, and a pinch of food.