Thursday, July 02, 2009

Thursday Thirteen: No. 100

I can't believe this is my 100th Thursday Thirteen! That's a lot of weeks to come up with 13 things about many different topics. Whew!

To celebrate, I'm going to list 13 things about my favorite color.

1. The sky. Honestly, now, can there be anything more lovely than the atmosphere above our good Earth?

2. The Blue Ridge Mountains (they're not REALLY blue but they look like it, or used to, before pollution began distorting that wonderful tint of oxygen from the trees).

3. Jeans. It is really hard to beat denim.

4. My husband's eyes. Definitely one of my favorites.

(My husband at the beach beneath a blue umbrella, with his eyes hidden.)

5. The newest M&M, at least in the M&M dark chocolates that I eat occasionally. It tastes just like the other colors, by the way.

6. Cotton candy. I haven't had any good blue cotton candy in a very long time. I must get to the Buchanan Carnival and rectify that.

7. Blue iris. I love the blue iris, but unfortunately I don't have any in the yard blooming any more. I did but they either died out or were choked out by the yellow iris.

(This iris was at The Fincastle Library.)

8. My desktop. I keep a solid blue background on my desktop (old Windows default, I think it is), and that suits me fine. I find pictures and multiple colors to be a distraction.

9. Labels. Many of my favorite foods have blue labels (which says something about advertising, doesn't it). Miracle Whip and Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls and other Pillsbury products immediately come to mind, as does the Tony the Tiger Frosted Flakes cereal box.

10. Book covers are often blue. My Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus has a blue cover, as does my Oxford Essential Writer's Reference, my 2004 Writer's Market, my Freelance Writer's Guide, one of the Harry Potter books (The Half Blood Prince, I think it is, without getting up to look), and a book called Elvis in Oz, which is a bunch of short stories put together at least 15 years ago by writers at my alma mater, Hollins University.

11. Glassware. I don't have much blue glassware but my mother used to have some. I loved looking at it. I am not sure what happened to it.

12. The ocean. I almost forgot about this big chunk of blueness on the face of the world! The lull of the water, the feel of it, the smell of the salty sea. Ah, that's a vacation calling, isn't it?

13. Last, but not least, I will mention a blue violet. Not because it is a favorite flower but because it comes with a memory. When I was in the 6th grade, our class took a trip to Williamsburg. On the way home, we stopped at a K-mart and were told to buy presents for our family members. I purchased a small blue violet for my mother, which I carefully and proudly took home to her. She nurtured it well, and it sat in the window sill for years.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; you can learn more about it here. My other Thursday Thirteens are here. This is my 100th one!


  1. Blue is one of my fav colors as well. I have a ton of blue glass. Love it. Happy T13!

  2. LOVED your photos!
    Great list.

  3. what a wonderful list of blue items :)
    it is interesting how you are attracted to blue labels and packaging...must be something to that in the advertising world.
    have a wonderful day and weekend.

  4. Blue is indeed the best! Congrats on #100...

  5. congrats on your 100th TT post... I still have a long way to go.

    Happy TT.

    Here's mine.

  6. Congratulations on the 100th Big Thirteen! I love your picture of the beach. I wish I could splash in the waves today.

  7. Love the color blue too! Happy TT

  8. I always enjoy your list of 13 things, I especially liked number 13 today. Funny what we remember isn't it? I was just thinking the other day of a trip our 6th grade (or around there) class took to Disneyland and I bought my mom a pair of kissing Eskimos, their lips had magnets in them so they were forever kissing..not sure whatever happened to them!

  9. Happy 100th! Great TT. Blue is my favorite color too.


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