21 Things I Irrationally Love

This post has been prompted by the wonderful Aussa Lorens who in turn got this idea from the equally wonderful Samara. Check out the 21 things that they irrationally love as well as their funny, irreverent, witty and flat-out amazing posts about all sorts of things.

So, without further ado, the 21 things that I irrationally love:

1. Red. I love red. Red shoes. Red pillows. Red cars. Red scarves. Red jackets. Red airplanes. Fun red is always good red.

2. Chocolate (and Nutella!). Whither thou goest, chocolate. When I do without it for a while I appreciate it even more. 🙂

3. Star Trek, et. al. Crazy about it, ever since I was a child. But not the last series, the one with Scott Bakula in it. With that crew, it sort of went from being deliberately campy/cheesy to just being kind of dumb.

4. Fast cars. I would love to own a Mustang. Sigh.

5. Pasta. With almost any kind of sauce. I sometimes dream about pasta. The ultimate comfort food.

6. Red wine. And not because it’s red, because I like white wines, too. But red wine – well, what can I say? Yum! Especially the wines of British Columbia’s Okanagan valley.

7. Steak. Especially with red wine. With a side of pasta. And a brownie for dessert? Yesss! (Have you noticed how a lot of this is about food?)

8. Airplanes. Love those, too. In fact, am completely passionate about them. Which works out really well because I’m a pilot.

9. Ocean beaches. Love ’em. Love walking on them. Sitting on them. Digging in them … and also love the

10. Ocean. Make that any ocean.

11. Cigars. I used to occasionally smoke them, but not any more. Still love the smell, though.

12. Laughing like a mad fool at stuff that other people think is rather lame.

13. Original Craftsman houses. Especially the red brick ones. They have character, they have personality, they have charm.

14. Fine line pens. Black. I really dislike having to use anything else.

15. Jacuzzi tubs. Not the outdoor hot tubs. The indoor ones.

16. Scarves. I’m not very talented at tying them, but I love them!

17. Italy. I adore all things Italian, not just their pasta and red wine. 🙂

18. Ireland. What a great country!

19. Countries that start with “I.” (Just kidding.) 🙂 Handmade pottery. I’m actually a little potty about pottery.

20. Museums. I love ’em.

21. Art galleries. Love these, too.

What are some of your irrational loves?  Are you willing to do a post?  Would love to read other “21” lists!

22 thoughts on “21 Things I Irrationally Love

  1. Hi!
    What a long, strange trip it’s been.

    I take so long, sometimes too long, to read everyone’s blog. I follow so many – too many. I can’t help myself.

    I had to come visit you, to find out about your irrational loves. We overlap in all the best places – chocolate, the ocean, art galleries, museums, red – so many things.

    But what’s so profound to me is that I feel like I have some answers that I didn’t have before. I now realize that I get attracted to narcissists, which frequently causes me pain.

    I need to read more. Perhaps, it’s just narcissistic tendencies, and not full out narcissism. Perhaps it’s more of me just not having clear boundaries. Whatever it is, I’m glad I found this blog. I also was let to another blog from here. I have a lot of reading to do, and a lot of introspection.

    Thank you for mentioning me in your post. It was very generous of you! It made my day!

    • There are so many good blogs, aren’t there? I find myself wanting to take on more but then I realize that I won’t be able to read them all.

      We all have some narcissism going on – it’s a natural part of our biology, of course. But there’s a big difference between a “normal” dose of it and what my ex-husband showed. In fact, the therapist who helped me through this situation made a point of warning me not to go on holidays with him to a country where the laws and police might be more lax. He was worried that “Harry” might try to do me harm. From everything that I’ve read and learned about narcissism, it’s probably a spectrum with “normal” narcissism at one end and psychopathy at the other.

      I think that most of us can be attracted to narcissists, at least for a while. They very often make a very good first impression, so don’t be too hard on yourself. I have trouble with boundaries, which is why I got mixed up with Harry in the first place. It’s something I have to work at all the time.

      Many thanks for coming by! 🙂 I’m glad you feel as if you have found some answers – what a wonderful compliment! 🙂

      • I realize that my latest crush left me feeling unhappy most of the time because he had at least some of the narcissistic qualities that can leave another person just feeling not good enough, all the time. 90% of our interactions did that.

        Playful infatuations, whether they amount to anything or not, should make both parties feel good.

        I’m done now. Almost completely extricated. That was a painful lesson.

        • Yes, they definitely should make both parties feel good. I know exactly what you are talking about. Harry always left me feeling so low in myself, and I am generally a happy person. He once told me that the only way I could be happy was at the expense of others – he was describing himself, of course, but that comment really left me searching myself for a while.

          That type of projection is so classically NPD – they want everyone around them to feel bad.

          I’m so glad to hear that you are almost completely away from him now. They are unfortunately irredeemable and so that’s the only thing you can do.

  2. Hmm I like red as in red wine, I have always wanted to wear it (in clothes) not pour it over me, but I do not own one red article 😦 you like mustangs well there you go. It’s interesting learning about people this way. I don’t know if I have 21 things I could say I love, how sad is that 😦 keep laughing and flying sweety x

    • Let me know when your birthday is and I will send you something red! 🙂 And definitely no pouring over yourself – those great Aussie reds work better inside, not outside :). The “21” list – yup, it took me a while but it got done. It was interesting when I looked at the result – I would have put a lot more food on it! 🙂

  3. These are great! I also love red, Ireland, Okanagan wines, museums (I’d rather go to a museum than take a side tour), art galleries (especially those that have any of the old masters), planes, (but not necessarily flying as airports aren’t much fun anymore), and pasta. Nice to see you again Lynette. 🙂

    • Nice to hear from you, too. 🙂 No, airports aren’t a lot fun any more especially with all the security, but I actually fly to/park at the private terminals, not the big public ones. Much nicer, quieter, calmer.

      I’ve owned Fords for many years but still haven’t gotten Mustang – how great that you got to drive the ones on your lot! 🙂

    • Thank you! 🙂 I found it to be quite a good exercise – I was surprised at how much food I wanted to put on there! 🙂 So you get to learn more about yourself, too.

      I would love to read your list! 🙂

  4. Great list- although I could relate to a lot of it- I smiled about the scarves. I love them too, but am always envious of those who can tie them well. Mine always look like I am trying to strangle myself.

  5. It took me waaaaay too long to get over here, but I’m likin’ the list! Particular the love of red *tosses hair* “HEY GIRL.” And I’m right there with ya on the red wine. And nutella, what! Okay I sound like a spaz, I should stop.

    • You have a busy blog, so no worries! 🙂 Lots of red hair in my family – my sister, all three of my uncles, me too, as a small child. I just got darker as I got older. Even though my mom loved the colour, she was happy about it because my much older sister (15 yrs) had been picked on for being a red-head. Although I was still quite red until I was in grade 3 or so, I didn’t experience that. What we as a society have dealt with!

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