Feb. 28, 2020

These Are a Few of My (Least) Favorite Things

by Dymitri Haraszewski (author's profile)

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2-14-20

These Are A Few Of My (Least) Favorite Things

I started these dual lists about a year and a half ago. They aren't really all that long yet, seems to me. But then, I haven't added to them very regularly either. Anyway, these ARE a few of my favorite and least favorite things. What would you add, change, or high five me for? :)

In no particular order then:

Things I really like:
Tortillas; glossy surfaces; board games; teal; easily removed scabs; perfectly ripened bananas; red hair; privacy; percussion; fluffy things; cats; aggressive music; ice cream; jokes; sleep; peanuts; braces; hot weather; tennis; swordfish with lemon and paprika; understanding things; understanding people (x2); actual blues music; tall buildings; medium rare porterhouse steaks; almost fully occupied jacuzzis; corduroy; overgrown lawns and unmanicured foliage; fresh glazed doughnuts; "chunky" guitar sounds; chunky peanut butter; most helping; catching mistakes early; most wind instruments; "dry" humor; dark wooden paneling; real hippies; the desert after moderate rainfall; the smell of gasoline; shopping malls; new shoes; anesthetic; applesauce; trust; BMX bikes; snow; not rushing; casinos; Dr. Seuss style complex and asymmetrical architecture; Dr. Seuss; reading philosophy; candles and candlelight; flat soda; cream soda; cream pies; cream; vivid dreams; neon colors; freckles; sincerity; mosh pits; french fries made from thinly cut

Things I really don't like:
Doors I can't unlock; lights turned on in daylight rooms; pens that skip; censorship; broken book spines; math problems; militaries; suits; strict schedules; grey hair; leather; cops; doubles tennis; being sleepy; heat when I have no way to escape it; cowards; any nut other than peanuts; the fact that I really like and depend on meat; country music; R&B; not being sure how to spell something; the word doughnut spelled "donut"; bagpipe music; aging; cold weather; antiseptic homes; very expensive shoes; harmonica music; unexamined obedience; cold water anywhere but in my mouth; '80s style synthesizer sounds; stupid oversights; illiteracy; alcohol; arrogance; tuna other than tuna steaks; consumerism; spiders; reliance on medications; cages of any kinds (save for shark cages); ill treatment of books; ill treatment of people; ill treatment of anything, really; supernatural beliefs; sauerkraut; cynicism; intoxication; when people call 12:01 AM "morning" (e.g. referring to yesterday when you're still up at big after midnight); the smell of marijuana; overcooked noodles

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SocialJusticeisBiblicallybased Posted 4 weeks ago. ✓ Mailed 3 weeks ago   Favorite
I am grateful you allow my supernatural beliefs in our relationship. I would never expect another to subscribe to my beliefs. Supernatural beliefs, those beyond natural, provide some basis for understanding great suffering and sometimes abandonment. Complete denial of the supernatural is a belief system of its own. it is to believe nothing is supernatural.

Her (donna's) first book should be on your desk by now. For me, it was the most disturbing book of the three.

Dymitri Haraszewski Posted 1 week ago.   Favorite
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SocialJusticeisBiblicallybased Posted 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 1 day ago   Favorite
D-Your response is fascinating. When Barnum and Bailey raised the "Big Top," and ran that high wire over everyone's head, everyone said, "ain't that amaze-N! them people can balance like that up there?" I carefully read your response twice and then thrice, savoring that high-wire act. It made me google, "What did Kurt Vonnegut think about God?" Nothing in the bio's said anything about religion.

However, this quote is attributed to him (warning it's the net) (But it sounds like Vonnegut)

And God said, "Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what We have done." And God created every living creature that now moveth, and one was man. Mud as man alone could speak. God leaned close as mud as man sat up, looked around, and spoke. Man blinked. "What is the purpose of all this?" he asked politely.
"Everything must have a purpose?" asked God.
"Certainly," said man.
"Then I leave it to you to think of one for all this," said God.
And He went away.

Agree my name flies in the face of modernism in a nod to Judeo-Christian values' influence on America the good bad and ugly. interesting no? jp

SocialJusticeisBiblicallybased Posted 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 1 day ago   Favorite
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Wikipedia says without credit what seems a philosophical conjecture. I wonder who thought that? It would take some research to write an alternate reality conjecture.

Much of Vonnegut’s work is marked by an essentially fatalistic worldview that nonetheless embraces modern humanist beliefs.

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