Thursday, February 08, 2007

Dreamin' the Dream

Thirteen Things I Would Rather Be Doing Right Now

1. Eating a buffalo chicken sandwich at Hooters.

2. Lounging in my black-bottom pool, back in the old 9334 La Colonia.

3. Walking the Forum Shops with Mom and Seeser.

4. Dancing and choreographing in Roble Dance Studio.

5. Playing with Bubbers in Bowden Park.

6. Having a malt and some fries at Ruby's on the pier.

7. Browsing the stacks at Borders.

8. Visiting Dad.

9. Sightseeing in Sydney with Aly.

10. Admiring the goods at any shoe store.

11. Playing board games with the other inmates.

12. Racing excitedly to Space Mountain!

13. Sleeping.

What would YOU rather be doing right now?


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2. Qtpies7
3. Dangerously Simple
4. Amy
5. Jill
6. Janean
7. Jaci Burton
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9. Miranda
10. Amy R.
11. Susan
12. Christina
13. Rashenbo
14. California Teacher Guy
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Lisa said...

Hi, we've never met, but I'll be joining you for the malt, the shopping, the park playing, the book browsing, and the napping. In fact, my T13 for today has some similarities to yours- sightseeing, playing with small boys, shoes, sleeping. Stop by and say hi.

Qtpies7 said...

I'd love to be shopping!! Walmart, Mall of America, Old Navy, even the grocery store would be fine, lol. I'm trapped with no vehicle until we get my van fixed!

Anonymous said...

awwww, what a great way to show off a creative list!!

Happy T13!!

Unknown said...

I would rather have a clean house, no stress and having multiple hours to read!!!

Her Bad Mother said...

10 and 13, for sure!

Jill said...

Shopping, eating and sleep just sound good!!!
tanx for stopping by my tt!!
(Shopping 'til I drop would be very good, but just tomorrow, too late now for today!!)

Anonymous said...

Replace Hooters with Lucille's, malts with shakes, dancing with bowling, and shoe shopping with movie shopping, and I'll be right there with ya!

Janean said...

Great thirteen! Wonderful composition and gorgeous pictures. I'm really impressed!
I'd rather be napping, as well. But the T.T.'s were calling! :D
Here from the "meet and greet"...I commented right after you.
And I'm glad I did!
Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Great list, and I loved the accompanying pics. The one of your dad's headstone was very poignant and lovely that you remember him and include him. :-)

Sword Mama said...

The Shoes! Yes! Need some new shoes! :D Sleeping looks so good and comforting ~ ahhh!

I keep hearing about Borders. I have never seen one b4. We have a Barnes and Nobles and Books A Million here. Nice to meet you! :)

Mia said...

Great List!!!

Me....well its freezing here so I'd love to be on a beach somewhere, with a margarita!

Happy TT!!!

CC said...

OK, clearly #4!!! Ah, the spaciousness of roble gym depicted in your picture is calming. I don't know why.

But yes, DANCING. It fixes (almost) anything.

Teacher Anonymous said...

I did #12 on Saturday! Yay for Disneyland's off-season deals for locals!

Amy Ruttan said...

Great list! We just got a Hooters in London I have yet to go there. Space Mountain totally rocks. My favorite ride ever, and Borders *sigh* wish we had a Borders here.

Happy TT, thanks for dropping by mine.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that you included #11. One of the best games of Scrabble I ever played took place when I was an inmate myself.

And I've never been to Hooters, but I've heard the food is good. Should I make an effort to get that sandwich? :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

That dance studio is GORGEOUS. Wow. I'd like to dance there, and I'm not a dancer!

happy TT! I'd rather be... well, writing. I'd always rather be writing, though. But visiting TTers is great fun, too.

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

Very nice use of photos in your 13! I'm impressed!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thursday! I agree with many of the things on your list, but if I had to pick one, I'd go with Disney World. I grew up about an hour away from there and spent much of my childhood at the parks. So much fun!

Happy Thursday!

Rashenbo said...

What an awesome list! That dance studio is GORGEOUS! Wow...

It's so sweet of you to visit your dad! :)

Great list, thank you for sharing.

dancing dragon said...

I would have to agree with CC. Dancing at Roble dance studio. There's something so wonderful about that space.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely come sight seeing with me!!!

DK said...

Hey Lara, Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your list is terrific; I'd love to visit your dance studio - what a great building! I love interesting buildings... then I'd probably have to follow you on over to Borders. What would I rather be doing? In truth, I'm pretty happy blogging right now - I haven't had time to do much of that lately.
Have a wonderful weekend, and drop by again anytime you're in the neighborhood!
A Flyover Blog

Lara said...

lisa - well, we can meet while having malts, going shopping, playing in the park, browsing for books, and taking a nap. :)

qtpies7 - oooh, old navy. good call. i'm a fan of old navy. but even more so? target. target is amazing.

dangerously simple - creative? eh, i'm not so sure. but thanks!

amy - i love that you come visit for every TT. :) why don't you visit more often, though? come say hi on a non-thursday!

HBM - how about 10 followed by 13? mmmmmm...

jill - yep, shop til you drop, which is pretty much what i just suggested to HBM above.

OP - but if i make those replacements, it's no longer where *i'd* rather be, silly.

janean - yeah, when i drafted it, i was at work. when i was posting it and commenting on other TT'ers, i was pretty much doing exactly what i wanted to be doing. :)

jaci - thank you for your sweet words. i remember him often, so i couldn't think of not including him.

queen of wands - borders is basically a less pretentious version of barnes and noble. i'm sad for you for not having one around!

miranda - me, i'm more a pina colada girl, but we can chill on the beach together with our fruity bits o' alcohol. :)

CC - calming is the perfect word for it, because it really is just that. dance space... ahhhh...

teacher anonymous - ACK! i'm so jealous! i miss disneyland! :(

amy r. - get yourself out to hooters, definitely. soooo tasty!

jen - yay for fellow inmates livin life on the outside! and yes, get to hooters asap and get a sandwich. so good!

susan - yes, the writing is always nice. but technically, i was writing, so... ;)

california teacher guy - well thank you! it gave it that something special it needed. :)

christina - yeah, i can relate, because i grew up 20 minutes from disneyland in anaheim. i even had an annual pass for three years. oh, how i miss it...

rashenbo - yep, the studio is awesome. and yes, i wish i lived nearer my dad, so i could visit more often. there's something very calming about being near him, even though i know he's not technically there anymore.

dancing dragon - there is, right? especially seeing it all empty like that, with the sun coming through the windows, and both sets of curtains wide open to the mirrors. so nice.

aly - i'll get right on that, chook! ;)

DK - yep, i'm pretty much always happy blogging too. but as i said above, when i was drafting the list, i was at work, so that's more the reference in the "what i'd rather be doing" list. :) said...

Thanks for stopping by my TT post the other day :)

I do think I'd rather be skating right now.....but it's late!

I love your house. So pretty!

Lara said...

belle - you are quite welcome, m'dear. skating, huh? ice or roller? or does it even matter? i prefer ice, myself.

and sadly, the house is no longer mine, though i still think of it as such. it's the house in which i grew up. spent 17 years there, but after my dad died we couldn't afford it, and we sold it, and i went to live with my grandparents. i still miss it a lot. because yeah, it's a pretty house.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Hi there

Thanks for visiting my blog.

And sorry I'm so late - I usually only get caught up visiting commenters' blogs on the weekends!

have a great week!