I LOVE: casseroles. I'm sick and it's autumn. It's the perfect time for casseroles.
I LOVE: our new lunch plates.
I really wanted to get a full set of mess trays (like they use in prisons!) to use when the kids eat lunch in the living room. But these are probably more practical.
I LOVE: The Bloggess' post about a public relations professional who called her a "fµcking bitch" in an email.
I HATE: Everyone else's post1 about a public relations professional calling the Bloggess a "fµcking bitch."
(1 Everyone else OTHER THAN Wil Wheaton. Because his response is humourous and measured and not inflammatory and he does have a dog in this fight.)
I really HATE: Twitter-led gang-bangs as a means of revenge or grandstanding, see earlier point for context.
I really, really HATE: When by-standers/witnesses/bandwagon-jumpers think it's appropriate to viciously demand an apology and/or dictate the terms and wording of an apology (see preceding point for context). When did it become anything other than rude or delusional to expect a person or corporate entity to refine their apology because it didn't go far enough to sate people who aren't direct players?
I LOVE: Hegemon. It's a great word meaning "a dominating leader, or force." I'm going to use it as my stage name when I start my reggae career.
I LOVE: the suggestion by Planetnomad on this post, that we take screenshots of our Google results for Egypt. Here's mine:
(Click to see a larger version in a new window.)
I LOVE: homeschooling, in part because I don't have to put love notes in my child's lunch box in order to impress my peers.
I LOVE: the revised forecast for this weekend. It's not going to snow!
I HATE: these Kahlua espresso brownies. They tasted horrible, and I was up till 1 AM vibrating with caffeine.
I LOVE: the 31 strangers who validated my existence by liking the puerile comment I left on this article about Steve Jobs at The Atlantic:
I LOVE to HATE this page from my son's grade 4 Social Studies text book:
(From L to R: Ozzie & Harriet, The Brady Bunch, and The Jeffersons.)
These pop culture references were dated when I was in Grade 4, and are utterly meaningless to my kids. This text -- which was issued to me by our Distributed Learning school -- is still in British Columbia schools today was only published in 2000.
I LOVE: that Kristin Davis from "Sex and The City" adopted a baby.
I LOVE: that Mr Wrath is brining a turkey for our Thanksgiving Dinner
What's on your list?