Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tuesday 5: Five Lists

It’s Tuesday, but it’s also two days before Thanksgiving. Since my head is full of to-do lists, I present you a list of five random lists!

1. Costco list for today: 
    -Clorox wipes
    -Black beans
    -Diet Coke x 2
    -Mac and Cheese
    -Cut up fruit

2. Books I need to read/finish before the new year
    -Finish “The Return of the Prodigal Son” by Henri Nouwen
    -Read “Career of Evil” by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling) from the library
    -Read “The Long Loneliness” by Dorothy Day and discuss with Arthur Dent’s Godmother

3. Speaking of books, here are three books I have read multiple times (and I’m not one to repeat read) and a favorite quote from each.
    -To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: “Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passin’”
    -The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy trilogy by Douglas Adams: “What I need…is a strong drink and a peer group.”
    -Confessions by St. Augustine, “You called, you shouted, and you broke through my deafness.  You flashed, you shone, and you dispelled my blindness.  You breathed your fragrance on me; I drew in breath and now I pant for you.  I have tasted you, now I hunger and thirst for more.  You touched me, and I burned for your peace.”

4. And in the same vein, here are four TV shows I love. I’ve seen every episode at least twice, and if I find them on TV, I’ll stop and watch. They never get old to me. I’ve included a favorite quote from each. It’s not coincidental that all of these quotes make me into a crying mess.

    -M*A*S*H - “There's a woman back in Hannibal, Missouri, who's spent the better part of thirty years waiting for me to come home from one tour of duty or another. She's had to learn to do an awful lot on her own. Now I'm going home to see if she can show me how to do it with her.” Episode 11.16 “Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen”

    -The West Wing - “A sailor's wife doesn't live with fear the way a soldier's does. An Admiral’s wife that much less. You don't spend a career preparing for this. It seemed like a blessing, until today.” Episode 5.21 “Gaza”

    -The X-Files- “One day, you'll ask me to speak of a truth - of the miracle of your birth. To explain what is unexplained. And if I falter or fail on this day, know there is an answer, my child, a sacred imperishable truth, but one you may never hope to find alone. Chance meeting your perfect other, your perfect opposite - your protector and endangerer. Chance embarking with this other on the greatest of journeys - a search for truths fugitive and imponderable. If one day this chance may befall you, my son, do not fail or falter to seize it. The truths are out there. And if one day you should behold a miracle, as I have in you, you will learn the truth is not found in science, or on some unseen plane, but by looking into your own heart. And in that moment you will be blessed - and stricken. For the truest truths, are what hold us together, or keep us painfully, desperately apart.” - Episode 9.06 “Trust No 1”

    -BBC’s Sherlock: “The problems of your past are your business. The problems of your future are my privilege.” Episode 3.03 “His Last Vow”

5. Things I’m most looking forward to eating/drinking on Thursday:
    -Mashed potatoes
    -Homemade rolls with butter
    -Mashed potatoes
    -The alcoholic beverage we’re having with cider, ginger ale, and pumpkin vodka.
    -Did I mention mashed potatoes?

What are you most looking forward to eating, Fellow Adventurers? Bonus points if you include a favorite TV show or book quote.

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