Amy's Top Ten Lists

Useful Shopping and Hobby Sites:

  • Kohl's department stores
  • National Wildlife Federation page and Greenpeace International
  • Home Energy Magazine
  • Campmor store, REI and Real Goods
  • La Redoute ladies' clothing
  • Top Ten Activities

    Letterboxing (and Geocaching), Traveling, Reading, Amusement Park Exploring, Movie Watching, Web-Cruising, Genealogy Sleuthing, Gardening, Camping/Hiking, Dreaming

    Top Ten+ New Favorite Bands

    Flaming Lips, Coldplay, Sugarcult, Foo Fighters, Collective Soul, Keane, David Gray, Travis, Placebo, Marjorie Fair, Weezer, Blue October, with honorable mention to Muse and My Chemical Romance, and I STILL love Moxy Fruvous

    Top Ten+ Movies

    Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Princess Bride, Harry Potter (all 5), Legend, Ferris Beuler's Day Off, Excalibur

    Top Ten Books (or more)

    Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Covey; Still Me by Christopher Reeve; Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer; Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (have read all 11 so far); and of course the Harry Potter series so far (that would be 7 plus a play), by J. K. Rowling (rhymes with "bowling")

    Top Ten Places (visited so far!)

    Herculaneum and Pompeii, the Forum in Rome, Sonoma Valley, Stavanger (Norway), Isle d'Orleans/Quebec, Smithsonian Institute, Tower of London, Busch Gardens (Tampa), San Antonio (on the Riverwalk!), Williamsburg/Busch Gardens/Virginia Beach, Cape Henlopen/Lewes area in Delaware (Runners up: Hersheypark and Knoebel's Grove Amusement parks, 'cuz they're close to home)

    Top Ten Quotes (for this month!)

    1. The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. -Saint Augustine

    1.a. Be humble, for the worst thing in the world is of the same stuff as you; be confident, for the stars are of the same stuff as you. -Nicholai Velimirovic

    2. Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. -Seneca

    3. Statistics are used as a drunk uses lampposts -- for support, not illumination.

    4. One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in. -Wayne Gretzky

    5. "The more you're afraid to let go of, the fewer your choices - until your only choice is to stay right where you are." -Michael A. Kube-McDowell in *The Quiet Pools*

    6. Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers. -William Penn

    7. Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity. -R.I. Fitzhenry

    8. Failure is often that early morning hour of darkness that precedes the dawning of the day of success.

    9. He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes. -Old Chinese proverb

    10. If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need. -Cicero

    Last updated September, 2007

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