Sunday, June 03, 2007

Letter B

Do you remember watching Sesame Street when you were young and seeing the Beatle-esque muppets singing “Letter B”? That’s the first thing I thought of when runnergirl assigned me B as my letter for her letter meme. I’m supposed to name my ten favorite things that start with B. Let’s 'B'-gin!

  1. Baseball. Duh. As a corollary,

  2. Baseball Players’ Behinds. It doesn’t get much finer than watching practice in the sun and seeing all those specimens. Okay, enough with the dirty stuff.

  3. Books. Again, duh, but I couldn’t not put it on my list. Let me just clarify though that as much as I love reading, I love books themselves. I love brand spanking new books with intact spines. I love old musty library books. I can stare at my own books for an absurd amount of time, taking ones I haven’t read off of the shelves and rereading the backs in anticipation of getting to them someday. Here’s what I’m reading now. I highly recommend it, for those who aren’t squeamish.

  4. B, the magnetic induction vector. I can’t work in magnetism and not include the fundamental quantity that we measure!

  5. Babies. Not just human babies, pretty much baby anything. I think you all know how much I love my “babies” back home (here’s a picture of Wrigley as a baby!), and even my outside babies. Not to mention the human baby fever that has possessed me with a vengeance over the last months. But really I say baby anything because I could just sit and watch baby animals all. Day. Long.

  6. Bling. I’m not really known for being particularly girly or flashy but I love me some jewelry. I love looking at it online, or on other people. I was in heaven picking out my engagement ring and my wedding ring. You may not really think that being a physicist and loving jewelry is an obvious match, but any scientist can tell you about the miraculous properties of diamond. And I selected the stone in my engagement ring especially for its superior faceting and the way its angles reflect the maximum amount of light.

  7. Beaches.Still my favorite thing about Florida is living by so many great beaches. We don’t go nearly as much as we used to, but we still try and stay at a beach hotel every year for my birthday. The serenity of listening to the rhythmic lapping of the ocean, and being unable to discern the water from the sky are what it’s all about. Throw in a pina colada and an umbrella and I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be at any given time.

  8. Barack. Love. Him. I read The Audacity of Hope after I got it for a Christmas present and let me just say I am firmly planted on the Obama bandwagon. ‘Nuff said.

  9. Baked Goods. I have an unbelievable sweet tooth and nothing satisfies it like home made cookies, cakes, brownies and bars. I had to squeeze in something food, and this encompasses so many of my favorite things.

  10. Being Dean’s wife. Lame? I don’t care. Any list of favorite things has to have him on it!

There you have it. If anyone else wants to partake in this fun, let me know and I’ll assign you a letter!


fermicat said...

Great list!! I love #4. I'm cautiously optimistic about #8. Your #10 is just sweet. #2 ain't bad either...

I'll join the fun. Assign me a letter!

magnetbabe said...

Yay! Let's see what you can do with "g"...

lefty_grrrl said...

I want a letter, too. Just not Z cuz I can't do a lot with that. I don't like Zelda or Zippos or own any Zenith products. I haven't been to the zoo in years.

e.b. said...

Well played! I like putting a face with a name too/.

magnetbabe said...

I should give you "s" for smartass but I won't cuz that's too easy. I'll give you "m" instead.

Thanks, e.b.!

Runner Girl FL said...

Good job with B. I knew #1 and I'm not surprised it was #1. Saw it coming a mile away. hehehe

magnetbabe said...

I figured you would. I didn't want to disappoint!

Alan said...

Yay to the "Babies"! So cute. Yay to the "Being Dean's Wife" too. I say they ought to make marriage legal in America, dammit! Stop the suppression of commitment and fidelity! I say we MARCH!!

And Barack gets to lead. :))

magnetbabe said...

If marriage isn't legal, than what did Elvis do to us in Vegas?
Thanks for stopping by!

Scott said...

Awwwww! That was so sweet! Loved your list. The jury's out on Obama, but I'm listening to what the guy has to say.