Ten on Tuesday
Ten Things I Wouldn't Want to Live Without
- Pretty much by definition, but let's get it out of the way: anything I couldn't live without. Food, shelter, clothing, sleep. I've always had more than enough, and I try never to take these things for granted. I'm going to lump basic technology in here: modern plumbing, electric lights, household appliances, central heat.
- Yarn. Well, really, how could I leave it out, even if everyone knows it already?
- Fiber. It's where yarn comes from.
- Sheep and other fiber animals. Well, I don't need to live with them, exactly, but I'd hate to live in a world without them.
- Work. It's odd, since I often don't want to go there when I have to, but I do enjoy it.
- Cell phones. I survived 35 years without one, but they sure are handy.
- Music. I am extremely unmusical: I can't sing, I have no clue what's going on in classical music — Grant has been known to ask me if I can't hear what the voices in a fugue are doing, to which the answer is a resounding no — but a world without music would be too grim to contemplate.
- Books. And, for me, that will always mean books I can hold in my hand and carry around with me: I haven't yet ventured into ebooks, but even if I do I'll still want paper ones.
- Movies. Like books, the ones I love are old friends. Here I've embraced the new technology: with a DVD player I can visit my favorites whenever I like.
- Blogs. Of course.