You can learn a lot about a person by their preferences. Here are some of ours!
Movies: Pride and Prejudice, You’ve Got Mail, Age of Adeline, The Holiday, Dante’s Peak, Twister, Hocus Pocus, Oceans Eleven/Twelve/Thirteen, Anastasia, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Star Wars, Sweet Home Alabama, Cinderella (2015)
Books: The Bible, Lord of the Rings, Anything Jane Austen, Harry Potter Series, The Infernal Devices Series, Beautiful Creatures Series
TV Shows: Friends, How I Met Your Mother, BBC Sherlock, Roswell, Long Way Round, Long Way Down, New Girl, Xena, Charmed
Music: “Africa” by Toto, Lauren Daigle, Lindsey Stirling, Cranberries, Sia, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, “I’ll Stand By You” by The Pretenders, “Hushabye Mountain” sung by Dick Van Dyke, Dixie Chicks, DC Talk, anything from the 90’s
Coffee: Nescafe Tasters Choice Instant (French Roast), Simply Pure Hazelnut by International Delight
Writing Pen: Sanford Uni-ball Gel Impact in black, 90’s nostalgia multi color 6 click pen, Zebra Super-Marble 3 color changing gel ink pen, calligraphy pens
Creature Comforts: dance parties with my kids, Enya and bubble baths, Smartwool socks, jeans and flannel, watercolor painting
Date Nights: game night with friends, indoor rock climbing
Play Dates: backyard BBQ, camping with friends, geocaching
Movies: Moulin Rouge, Wicker Park, Guardians of the Galaxy, Inception, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Sunshine, The Butterfly Effect, Elf, The Majestic, The Notebook, Peter Pan (2003), Pitch Perfect, Stranger Than Fiction
Books: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Deathly Hallows, Beautiful Redemption, The Stand, Catching Fire, The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire, The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Princess, His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass
TV Shows: Friends, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Office, Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother (except the last 3 minutes), Dexter (except the last season), Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, LOST (including the finale), Roswell
Music: Wicked and Moulin Rouge Soundtrack. I can belt out Come What May all day long in my car. Early 2000’s alternative rock (Chevelle, Linkin Park, 3 Doors Down, Matchbox Twenty, etc). More recent stuff would be more pop rock: The Fray, Coldplay, Good Charlotte, The Script, etc. Anything within my limited vocal range that I know the words to that comes blasting through my speakers. Except country. Just, no.
Coffee: Dunkin Donuts, french press, with half and half and splenda.
Writing Pen: Clicky top ballpoint. Usually freebie giveaway pens end up being my favorites.
Creature Comforts: The feeling of wearing jammies to work, I mean a long shirt with leggings. My after-work alcoholic beverage. Snuggles. Marathoning Friends for the umpteenth time. Fleece Blankets.
Free WiFi Spots and Menu Item: Panera – Lunch time would be a pick two: greek salad and Mediterranean veggie sandwich with bacon. Snack would be a chocolate croissant. Starbucks – Feeling cheap, I get medium roast coffee. Feeling splurgy, I get a pumpkin spice or vanilla latte.
Date Nights: Redbox, or even better, the movie theater when grandparents are in town to baby-sit. My husband and I’s favorite restaurant has a killer mussel dish with a sauce that always has us wishing we had some angel hair pasta to put it on. We usually end up drinking it with a spoon in shame. I say we, but it’s usually me. We also like to try local beers on draft wherever we are.
Play Dates: Gabbing with a friend while all our kids run wild around one of our houses. Also applies to camping trips.