because we are all stories in the end

When I like stuff, I really, really like stuff. Here’s some stuff I’m enthusiastic about (in no particular order)*:

Books

  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • Adam Bede by George Eliot
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Movies

  • Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
  • The Truman Show (1998)
  • You’ve Got Mail (1998)
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003) but especially The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  • Pride and Prejudice (2005)
  • The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
  • Up (2009)
  • Tangled (2010)
  • The World’s End (2013)
  • About Time (2013)
  • Frozen (2014)

Television Shows

  • The Office (U.S.) (2005-2013)
  • 30 Rock (2006-2013)
  • Sherlock (2010- )
  • Doctor Who (1963- )
  • House, M.D. (2004-2012)
  • Downton Abbey (2011- ) (I don’t care if it’s a glorified soap opera. I love it.)

Other Videos

  • what. by Bo Burnham (Warning on this one: If you’re sensitive to vulgarity, especially in language, you might want to steer clear. However, if you can get past it, Bo Burnham’s comedy routine is one of the funniest (and most creative) I’ve ever seen.)

Musicals

  • Wicked
  • The Sound of Music
  • The Music Man
  • Oklahoma!
  • Mamma Mia
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Les Miserables
  • Mary Poppins

Plays

  • As You Like It 
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • (Sorry if these are cliche—I haven’t seen enough plays—it’s a tragedy—GET IT—drama joke—okay I’m done)

Musical Artists

  • Claude Debussy
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Nickel Creek
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Billie Holiday
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Goat Rodeo
  • The Piano Guys
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Taylor Swift (I see you judging me and I don’t care.)

Visual Artists

  • Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)
  • Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Websites

Blogs

Places

  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Joplin, Missouri
  • New York City, New York
  • Branson, Missouri
  • Orlando, Florida WALT DISNEY WORLD LET’S BE REAL

People in General

Real
  • Jane Austen (writer) (I like the word writer better than author for some reason)
  • Tina Fey (writer, actor)
  • J.K. Rowling (writer)
  • Nora Ephron (writer, director)
  • Bo Burnham (comedian, writer)
  • Meryl Streep (actor)
  • Jimmy Fallon (comedian, actor)
  • Anne Lamott (writer)
  • Rob Bell (writer, thinker, pastor)
  • Tom Hanks (actor, writer)
Fictional
  • Elizabeth Bennett
  • Luna Lovegood
  • Neville Longbottom
  • Severus Snape
  • Kathleen Kelly
  • Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
  • Sherlock Holmes (and Dr. John Watson, for that matter)
  • Greg House
  • Queen Elsa of Arendelle
  • Liz Lemon
  • Spiderman
  • Samwise Gamgee
  • Captain Jack Sparrow
  • The Doctor

*Note: This list is subject to change, as I am prone to forget things and find new things to like all the time, so check back once in a while for new stuff to explore. Dots without words next to them represent things I am currently forgetting/am unaware of/will be enthusiastic about in the future.


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