joy magnetism: Raindrops and roses

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Raindrops and roses

Magnet #500 - 100% Happy, 100% Joy

Yay! 500!

I do love that I'm blogging on my 500th magnet with a magnet that I made. It's from one of those bottlecap sets that you can buy at like a Michael's or a Jo-Ann's, only I just stuck a magnet on the back, rather than making it into a pin.

I guess if I'd made it into a pin, it would have been like the little bottlecap Mr. Fredricksen gave to Russell on UP. Speaking of UP, I'm gonna go against the grain, and say that it wasn't my favorite Pixar movie. In fact, I fell asleep.

I know! It's a total unpopular opinion!

But, I suspect you'll find that a lot here on joy magnetism, because if there's one thing that I try to do in my life, it's stay true to myself and what I love - no matter how dorky or unpopular or obsessed people think it makes me.

So in honor of my 500th magnet, a review of my 500 favorite things - hahahhah, no, just kidding, only a handful, really. In no particular order: (cue Sound of Music music)
  1. Architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright. McKim, Mead & White. Zaha Hadid. Frank Gehry. Daniel Burnham. Philip Johnson. Louis Sullivan. I.M. Pei. My taste runs the gamut, I just know what I like.
  2. Magnets. joy magnetism. Nuff said.
  3. Tours. I love them. I would take a tour of a paper bag, if it were given.
  4. Television/film. I love them both. Love opening weekends, and no matter how much I weed out, there's a baseline of at least 30 hours of tv each week. Except reality. Hate. Kinda meta, methinks.
  5. Travel, roadtrips and Roadside America. Practically grew up in a van, and there's nothing better than discovering some lost byway and crazy tourist trap. Here. Or abroad.
  6. Books. Yes. When I'm not doing any of the above, I love a good book. Who doesn't?
  7. Chocolate. No one understands how I can keep bags and jars of chocolate at my desk and not gobble it up. Psst. It's because I don't share the good stuff.
  8. Duran Duran. I know! It's crazy that my little boyband from the 80s can still make a girl squee.
  9. Trains. They're awesome. If I could train everywhere, I would.
  10. George Clooney. And various and sundry cuteboys. If I list them, gravy, we'd be here for days. Just know: Cuteboys. Uniforms. Big guns. (No, not those guns.)
  11. Doctor Who. Ten is my Doctor, and if David Tennant decides to do the big-screen DW while Matt Smith does BabyEmoDoctor Eleven on tv, that'll be interesting. (I'm thinking that this last one shouldn't count, since arguably, it's only been within the last three years or so. It could just be a fleeting thing that ends when David hits the road.)
There you have it. The oddest combination of me I can think of - even my best friend in the world giggles at some of the things I get into. And she's known me since we were in Kindergarten.

But even she doesn't share half of these things with me. And she shouldn't - that's what makes us friends, each bringing something different to the table.

Huh. I feel like I just filled out an online dating profile. Hahahah.

Anyway, happy 500! And they thought it wouldn't last.

Heh. Upon completing the labels for this post, I realized that I had existing labels for just about every item above, which I guess just means I'm pretty consistent in the things I talk about here, the places I go, and the things that interest me. Yay, consistency, I suppose.
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barb sanchez said...

Congrats on your 500th post. I don't know what is more impressive, that you have that many magnets to talk about, or that you have been talking about them religiously for all this time.

I have a magnet for you from Chile by the way!!!

joy said...

Thanks, barb!

Yeah, every time I think I'm running out of magnets, I realize, no, I'm not.

And, I dunno if it's impressive, or just scary that for the past 501 days I've not been without internet access or a computer. Oiy.

Erika said...

Onwards to the 1000th!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on getting to 500 - impressive! Nice collection, too.

I did have a question - have you made magnets by running those magnet sheets through the printer? It looks like you have. If so, is there any brand you recommend?

joy said...

Thanks for the well wishes.

@Elizabeth - nope, I've not used magnet sheets through printers.

Right now, if they're superspecial (like my David Tennant Hamlet poster, or my Loveswepts), I just use cardstock and good color printers, and then back them up with magna-tabs. Or, I just jerry-rig them with a glue-gun with whatever I've got at home.

I try to limit the handmade ones as much as possible, because the second I actually start mass-produce them, or figure out an easier way to make them, I'll be in big trouble.

The Geek said...

Happy 500th!