Sunday, December 28, 2008


According to Shift, I'm fabulous. Thankyewwww.

Now I have to list five addictions and deem five other blogs also-fab.

1. Photography

I love the way good photography can make you feel other-worldly. Like there is some far-away place full of idealism and romanticism and soft colors and perennially well-dressed people. A good photograph feels timeless and impossible simple. It feels light and clean and perfect in the most ordinary way.

{photograph by nerijuskio}

2. My kitties

I know it's lame, but I love my cats to death. Animals are so innocent and well-intentioned, even when they're ripping up carpets and hopping on door frames (that's Ichi, by the way). I don't know what I would do without the unyielding adoration from my pets.

{photograph taken by me}

3. Good music

I listen to music all day, every day. Unlike more complacent people who accept anything as background noise, I'm very particular about what I like. (Whether it's good or bad is subjective.) Right now I'm obsessed with Ivana XL, who I will hopefully be seeing in New York next month!

4. Bread and butter

I'm a picky eater. I turn my nose up at margarine, I won't touch egg salad (ugh...what a terrible combination), and I generally dislike fish. But one of my favorite things to eat is fresh French bread with some cultured European butter. (How snobbish of me...even my butter has to be cultured.) My favorite butters are Vermont Butter & Cheese Co. and Kerrygold, always unsalted, and Wegman's makes a good basic French batard. Put 'em together and I'm in heaven. In my own little way, this simple combination makes me feel very European. It's stupid, I know.

{photograph by Tobias Akeblom}

5. "Frasier"

I don't think I'll win any cool points for this one, but I don't care. "Frasier" is the best American sitcom ever made, hands down. Everything about it is amazing. It's funny but it has heart (and not in a cheesy Full House way). It'll make you laugh and cry in the same episode. The humor isn't completely base, but it isn't pretentious, either. The fun is laughing at how ridiculous Niles and Frasier are, not buying into their elitism. The acting is superb. Issues like race and sexuality are handled with grace. And to top it off, it's set in my very favorite corner of America, the Pacific Northwest. If you've never seen the show, I highly recommend it. That being said, I would never get a "Frasier" tattoo.

Now, to tag others!

The Adventures of Penny Plastic

Tenacious Dee


little thoughts



Dennise said...

Frasier is awesome, you're so right! Thanks for tagging me, I can't wait to think of my 5!

Penny said...

Weeeeee I can't wait to do this! Thanks for the tag, girlie.

Chelsea said...

I love Frasier too!!!

clarafier said...

i think getting a frasier tattoo is an excellent idea, but only if it actually looks like frasier. or eddie!

KATLIN said...

ooh, will get on this! and you're awesome too dear!

LMB said...

Not snobbish. Bread and butter are serious business with histories to be respected. Some things are as they are for hundreds of years for very sound reasons.

yulanda said...

hi allison! thanks so much for the tag. i enjoyed reading your answers. i'm going to have to give some thought to mine!