Ten lists of Ten Things for 10/10/10

Wow, it has been three years since I did this (waaay back on 07/07/07) and thanks to @mjmerrill reminding me in Twitter, I have been spending some time building up a new entry to celebrate my favorite kinds of days.

So, Happy 10/10/10 everybody. What are your ten lists of ten things?

1. Ten Favorite Movie/TV Characters

  1. Yoda
  2. Obi-Wan Kenobi
  3. R2D2
  4. Willow Rosenberg
  5. Beakman
  6. Igor (prounounced “eye-gore” from Young Frankenstein)
  7. Dr. Sydney Friedman (from MASH)
  8. Willy Wonka
  9. Coach (from Cheers)
  10. Jean-Luc Picard

2. Cars I have Owned or Been a Primary Driver

  1. 19?? Surplus US Mail Jeep
  2. 1969 Plymouth Satellite
  3. 1976 VW Dasher Wagon
  4. 1980 Plymouth Horizon
  5. 1984 VW Rabbit
  6. 1986 Geo Prizm
  7. 19?? Acura Legend
  8. 1998 Honda Civic
  9. 1963 MGB

3. Ten Pets I Have Loved

  1. Haleakala the dog
  2. George the cat
  3. Cubby the cat
  4. Molly the cat
  5. Spooky the cat
  6. Butkus the Hamster
  7. Taffy the cat
  8. Shadow the dog
  9. Hamburger the dog
  10. Obi-Wan Kenobi the cat

4. Ten Artists I Admire

  1. Charley Harper
  2. Frank Stella
  3. Leonardo DaVinci
  4. Ben Hampton
  5. Joseph Cornell
  6. Martin LaBourde
  7. Anne Kinggard
  8. Marcia Athens
  9. Vincent VanGogh
  10. Hunt Slonem

5. Flowers I Love

  1. Sunflower
  2. Tulip
  3. Iris
  4. Black-eyed Susans
  5. Climbing Roses
  6. Marigolds
  7. Lilacs
  8. Lavender
  9. Peace Lily
  10. Bleeding Heart

6. Ten Most Played Tunes (today) on iTunes

7. Blogs I Still Read Regularly

  1. Lifehacker
  2. CogDog Blog
  3. BavaTuesdays
  4. Make Use Of
  5. Uncrate
  6. Ukeladies
  7. The Cheapskate Blog
  8. Zen Habits
  9. CAO Online
  10. ReadWrite Web

8. Ten Projects Around the House I Should Finish Someday

  1. Paint the ceilings
  2. Replace some boards on the deck
  3. Repair and Repaint the retaining wall by the driveway
  4. Paint the hallway
  5. Finish the backsplash in the kitchen
  6. Replace basement door
  7. Repair squeaky floorboards in back rooms
  8. Cut down kitchen table
  9. Put in sliding drawers in the kitchen pantry
  10. Organize workbench (again!)

9. Lines from songs, novels or poems that I love

  1. Some of it’s magic and some of it’s tragic, but I’ve had a good life all the way (Jimmy Buffett)
  2. I’ll tell you how the sun rose, a ribbon at a time (Emily Dickinson)
  3. Free your mind and the rest will follow (En Vogue)
  4. Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars. Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars (Frank Sinatra singing Bart Howard’s lyrics)
  5. I sing the body electric (Walt Whitman)
  6. Keep passing the open windows (John Irving)
  7. Say you love me every waking moment, turn my head with talk of summertime . . . (All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera)
  8. There’s nothin’ behind me and nothin’ that ties me to something that might have been true yesterday tomorrow is open and right now it seems to be more than enough to just be here today (John Denver)
  9. There must be a thousand things you would die for, I can hardly think of two (Indigo Girls, Mystery)
  10. 525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear. 525,600 minutes – how do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee. In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife. In 525,600 minutes – how do you measure ayear in the life? How about love? How about love? How  about love? Measure in love. Seasons of love. (Rent)

10. Ten Folks I would love to have over for dinner

  1. Jodie Foster
  2. Indigo Girls
  3. Terry Gross
  4. Barack Obama
  5. Alan Alda
  6. John Denver
  7. Prince
  8. Annie Leibovitz
  9. Alec Guiness
  10. Lynne Rossetto Kasper