Financial planning. When someone starts talking about wanting to be able to save money or how to budget their bills and expenses, I automatically start making mental notes in my head of ways they could do just that. In fact, most times I jokingly say that I'd be more than willing to help set up a budget, but really I'm not joking. I love to sit down with a set amount of money and figure out a way that a person can pay off what they need to each month, have enough to buy the things that maybe they just want for the sake of wanting, and can sock away some money into their savings account each month as well.
Reunion tours. I love music of all ages. And I love it when the classics who have parted ways or just grown out of their genre (boy bands for example) decide to come back for one last hoorah. I'm glad to see that the Backstreet Boys put out another album last year (and can only hope that maybe one day NSync will do just one more together). But nothing can top the one definite and one rumored announcement that have come out in the news in the past two weeks. The first: it's being rumored that the New Kids on the Block are going to be doing a reunion tour this year. Their website is up and running again, albeit nothing more at this point than their Hangin' Tough video and a teaser video set to a sample of a song they recorded back in November. But I am so excited at the prospect. Don't think I won't be buying tickets the day they go on sale for a show close to home. And secondly, Cher will begin a three year stint at Caesar's in Las Vegas beginning in May. I've always wanted to visit Vegas in the first place, but to know that I can go see Cher live in concert makes me that much more motivated to do it soon. I love that woman. And Jack's impressions of her on Will and Grace.
English papers. At one point while growing up, I wanted to be several variations of an english major- novelist, journalist, editor. And although none of those quite came to fruition, I still enjoy editing a good paper for a college class when I get the chance. Kent has had me enlisted as his queen of revision for some time now, and I recently got the chance to help Dre compose a letter that will hopefully be her saving grace for graduating in May. There's just always been something special to me abotu sitting down with a pencil and a fresh printout of a project and just seeing how much I could elaborate on something. Even if it wasn't my own work. And of course point out all those "then/than, your/you're, its/it's" mistakes :)
And of course, there's always the little things that you only think about when someone mentions them. The fact that I now punch in phone number incorrectly because the keypad is arranged differently than a 10 key calculator, or that when I offered to go to the grocery store with Emily I got excited when I said "I have a great little calculator I got for Christmas that you can use." The fact that i could spend hours just looking at different kinds of material for all the quilts I want to make in my mind, how I like to arrange my movies and cd's in alphabetical order, and how I always look forward to stuff like Rock Band and DDR. I heart being a dork sometimes :)