Tuesday, December 23, 2008

you a SUPASTAR, boy, why you still up in the hood?

100 Aspects of My Life that I'm Grateful For:

  1. I discovered Parliament-Funkadelic, which has forever changed my life for not only the better but the fantasticer

  2. I have never had anyone close to me die

  3. I was born and raised on Vancouver Island, the best place in the world to live

  4. I have all five of my senses, in good condition

  5. My parents aren't the type of people who wouldn't let me chose the paint colour of my room

  6. I found Funkadelic's Uncle Jam Wants You on eBay for $1, and it didn't turn out to be a scam

  7. For the first time since I was a toddler, I'll be getting a white Christmas

  8. I'm not narcoleptic

  9. While I've never had a real near-death experience, I once fell up to my waist in quicksand and, though I probably wouldn't have actually died, it makes a good story for when people ask if I've had a near-death experience

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  11. I have friends who show me new corners of the galaxy, remind me how much I love life and teach my spirit to be free

  12. I'm not afraid to go for what I want

  13. I never got mono

  14. I've got a record player and 55 beautiful LP's

  15. I have an excellent memory

  16. I've never taken naked pictures of myself and, more importantly, they've never leaked

  17. I'm not shy

  18. I have the best concert luck imaginable

  19. I've never been physically or sexually abused

  20. I met Arlo Guthrie!

  21. I wasn't born transgendered

  22. I've never been in debt

  23. Every year, my mom makes me a Christmas ornament, so when I move out, I won't have to start with a bare tree

  24. People actually read and enjoy my blog!

  25. I don't have any allergies

  26. While I wouldn't consider myself a jetsetter by any means, I've been to London, San Francisco, Paris, Amsterdam, Vegas - enough places to feel like I've shopped around and I still love my hometown best

  27. The most common phrase that people Google to arrive on my blog is "who the fuck is mick jagger"...that's just badass

  28. I'm not "never-been-kissed" - I think that would bring me down

  29. I've never had a doctor say "Uh-oh..." while examining me

  30. I've never had an attempted voodoo spell backfire...I don't think

  31. My dancing has been described as "mesmerizing" (by an elderly woman) and "the biggest turn-on ever" (definitely not by an elderly woman). I couldn't imagine two more flattering compliments on my dancing, especially since I think I sort of dance like Elaine Benes

  32. I never have to take a science class ever again

  33. My younger sister is a sweet, precious, innocent little angel

  34. I don't need drugs to have a good time!

  35. I got the joke on Fresh Prince, when DeDe mentioned how she liked Shaft and Will went "Shut yo mouth!" and then she went "But I'm talking about Shaft!" and Will was like, "Then we can dig it!" Nobody else that I was watching with got it, but I did, and it made me feel good

  36. I don't claim to know whether or not there's a God, but I think if there is, He likes me

  37. Barack Obama was elected

  38. I have never wanted something really badly, and then not gotten it

  39. I'm not sexually attracted to any of my uncles

  40. I'm polythelic, but I like it - it sets me apart

  41. I discovered this site while trying to find a picture for #38

  42. My orthodontist told me I should get braces, I told him I didn't want to and he didn't push the issue...my teeth are kinda fucked, but, hey, I don't have braces

  43. There's never been rumours spread about my sexuality

  44. I can eat whatever I want without worrying about my weight

  45. When I was 11, I went to Norway for an international camp with CISV

  46. A new Prince song just leaked and its a mash-up cover of "Crimson and Closer" and "Wild Thing"

  47. I kind of enjoy doing the dishes

  48. My bed is really comfortable

  49. My parents don't listen to Celine Dion

  50. I'm not lactose intolerant

  51. I found a website that has all the unreleased Prince jams that I worshipped back when I had Limewire

  52. I've never had scary episodes with alcohol or drugs

  53. "Michele says:
    you put you have an excellent memorry twice
    Michele says:
    was that on purpose?
    molly says:
    ohh shit seriously
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    which numbers?????
    Michele says:
    i think 14 and.....
    molly says:
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    molly says:
    no one must know of this
    molly says:
    therefore, i will copy-paste this conversation onto my blog
    Michele says:

  54. I'm good at spelling

  55. I'm excited for the future

  56. A couple months ago, I found a 45 on the floor of our crawlspace and it turned out to be Sly & the Family Stone's "If You Want Me to Stay" (my favourite Sly song), and because it was a 45, that means I can play it at 33rpm and it's heaven

  57. Since I'm within nine months of my 18th bithday, it's impossible for me to have a baby before I become an adult

  58. This dress exists...somewhere

  59. I saw Prince in London

  60. I can play my favourite classical piece, Beethoven's Sonata Quasi una fantasia, on piano

  61. I have a sweet ghetto story from when I was in the South

  62. I have every type of jacket I covet: groupie coat, (fake) leather jacket, sweater-type jacket, and fur coat

  63. It's not difficult to find clothing that fits me

  64. I've never, even for a moment, felt like nobody loved me

  65. I got to see Michael Hampton play guitar on "Cosmic Slop"

  66. I'm not colourblind - don't you think that would be torture, knowing that there's a couple colours that you have no idea what they look like?

  67. I bought Let's Get It On pretty much on a whim, not expecting I would end up listening to it almost everyday
  68. My dad's friends are hippies, and I suspect he used to be one too

  69. I live within a mile of a graveyard and the ocean
  70. There's so much music out there that I will love but haven't discovered yet

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  72. I was in an Archie Comic once
  73. The city I live in has an excellent museum, with tons of First Nations artefacts

  74. All the children I babysit are smart, well-behaved, sweet and fun

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  76. When I saw Parliament-Funkadelic, George Clinton, Garry Shider and Michael Hampton were there

  77. After one of my Sims died because a satellite landed on her, I was able to plead with the Grim Reaper and save her life and keep the satellite

  78. I know there's another Parliament-Funkadelic concert in my future

  79. I'm going to get mad spoiled on Thursday

  80. Once I was talking to my friend about the TV show Weeds and the Zooey Deschanel character, and he went "Oh, yeah, she kind of reminds me of you"

  81. My dad loves Will Ferrell movies even more than I do

  82. The area I live in has a sublime climate

  83. People rarely have trouble pronouncing my name

  84. I can speak English and French
  85. I can speak Ubbi-Dubbi

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  87. I can name all the Fat Albert characters

  88. I can finally hear the "death" scream on "Love Rollercoaster"...took me so long

  89. I met Nicola

  90. I'm not totally baffled by Math right now
  91. My teachers care about me and my learning

  92. I get to sleep in

  93. Michele no longer slaves away at Value Village - the Dark Ages have ended, she's in my life again and I don't even miss the discount! Oh, that's right, cuz she never gave me one

  94. Marianne Faithfull and I made eye contact

  95. When you Google "ashcan rantings", this blog comes up first

  96. My football team, the Carolina Panthers, are kicking ass this season

  97. Our house has a fireplace

  98. I love myself
  99. I don't have a job
  100. When I was in the Netherlands, there happened to be a Salvador Dali exhibit, featuring his Alice in Wonderland collection in the town I was staying in

  101. I've been on last.fm long enough that when I play "My Library", I get a good day's worth of sweet music

  102. I know why "Wucan" is called "Wucan"

  103. My hair is very manageable

  104. I can think of 100 things I love about my life

How many of these apply to you too? Can you name 100 aspects of your life that you love? I challenge you to do the same, especially during this time of the year, when people can get too stressed. It feels so good to go back and read over and remember how lucky you are.


Anonymous said...

oo fun list, very positive and fitting for this time of year, I will definitely do this tag!

i'm jealous you can eat everything you want, but i also take pride in not being lactose intolerant or color blind lol, plus i love the story behind having a good memory haha

this wheel's on fire said...

ok molly, are you ready for this? i love your blog so much!! you know why? because when i'm reading it, it feels like i'm talking to a really old friend. not like the old friend that you had in 2nd grade and now kind of dislike. it's more like the best friend you've known since forever and can't imagine not knowing until you die....thank you for your blog!! i love it so much my dearest one xo

Anonymous said...

I grew up on Vancouver Island! haha

copperoranges said...

awwwwwwwwwwwww this was the most amazing list ever. you are so awesome.

that conversation about memory was one of the funniest things i've read in a long time.

Anonymous said...

Oh I really enjoyed reading this post - it shows that the little teeny things we take for granted sometimes are just as fantastic as the big magic moments.

And I've totally seen the Alice In Wonderland series by Dali too! Yay :D

PS. I hope you have an absolutely wonderful christmas xoxo

ellie said...

Awesome list. Don't know if I have it in me to come up with 100. But yours was fantastic.

Thanks much for the note. Yeah, Jason & Patrick. I gues those pics were taken when they did Spun. Which I could watch over and over. Well, not all the time. But each time I see something I never saw before.

Cate said...

What an amazing idea for a list. I guess it would take me weeks to compose a list like that.
'Never-been-kissed' would bring me down too.
Haha, I'm just imagining an elderly woman watching you dance.
You're so lucky for #63. But somehow, I'm even grateful for my bipolar depression. It makes me tougher.
And Math is probably the point in my life I'mmost grateful for ^^ I LOVE MATHS!!!
I think I'm going to do a list of things I loved about 2008.

Keith said...

Hey Molly. That's a great list. Wow! I enjoyed reading those. It definitely gave me more insight into your life. You have been blessed. I think all of us have in some way or the other. Any time I feel down I just look at the world and people who are suffering in certain regions. I think we all have so much to be thankful to compared to many others. I'm grateful for my life. I've really enjoyed reading your blog. I can't remember now how I originally came across it, but I love it. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

jds223 said...

You are the bestest girl ever and I wish I had been more like you at your age. It's taken me 40 years to appreciate life as much as you do...the big and little moments... You've inspired me to list my 100 things. I'm going home to visit family for the Holidays...it will give me something to work on on the plane...homework!...who woulda thought. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all that. Oh yeah...I caught mono when I was 15 from a 22 year old cruise director in the Carribbean. It totally sucked. Adios, mi amiga.

Dooder City said...

This list is awesome. I like how honest it is. I hope you have a merry christmas!

deep_in_vogue said...

Absolutely amazing post. It radiates sunshine and good feeling :). I am thinkiing of moving to Vancouver Island :). Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas, babe!

Miss Maybel said...

Well I am trying to think of 100 things to be grateful for... Great Post.

PS. I referenced your blog on my page I hope you don't ming :D

Dasha said...

That is a great idea! I really love your list; maybe I will make my own.

Anonymous said...

ohhh funnn. i'd do it except i'm wayyy too lazy...well..maybe i might do it. probably not though...it's nice to know more about you though :)

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

found you via Miss Maybel, this is a great list and it made me laugh at times. It made me also realise that life is too short to worry about everything that goes wrong, cuz on the bright side there are always many things going fine.

happy holidays

Sister Libby said...

You really have the greatest life...And the link..my god, I about died (not really, but you get it). And also, you are lucky that clothes fit you well..that's really something.

What is this that I'm hearing about another Parliment concert? Um...I can't remember the other points I thought of.

Oh, yeah. I think it's incredibly awesome that you can play your favorite classical song on the piano.

yiqin; said...

Wow, sucha long post! Hahh maybe I should try doing this too! Merry xmas :)

copperoranges said...

my dad found me an otis redding album and a marvin gaye album! you should be proud of your influence! ;)

Sister Libby said...

I googled polythelic, because I didn't know what it meant. That's really interesting...if I got the right definition. Really, this cold be such an awkward situation...very Seinfield.

jds223 said...

Your inspiration has come to fruition...at least 1/3 of it!

Katelin said...

this list is amazing. seriously heart you.

Molly said...

hahahah your blog has always made me laugh fellow molly!
i dont know if you remember me but this is molly from fashionyou!
how have you been? x

jess said...

Great post. I laughed really hard at number 74. What did you do with the satalite? What would uncle jesse do is one of the greatest websites.