I just started reading fiction again, mostly older books. TV and movies start to seem formulaic after a while, and sometimes a book is best for a temporary escape from reality. Favorites? I don't know. Any writer than can take a scene and paint a mental picture so vivid, that you can remember it years later like you were there!
1. My family
I have 3 great kids that mean the world to me, my youngest is 12. Spur of the moment, drop everything trip to the Yucatan, then on to the Virgin Islands? Not this kid for a few more years!
Core ideals are soooo important to me. I'm talking the fundamentals, not political affiliations or what church you belong to. Do you say what you mean and mean what you say? Do you believe that success in life is not defined by your job, by who you know, by where you have been, or by what you have, but rather by how you treat others (to their face and behind their back), and positively impact the world?
3. Sense of humor
Have you seen the movie "Idiocracy", and occasionally reflect on it when you see a mind-numbing TV commercial or bizarre interaction at WalMart?
Does an articulate verbal sparring match between Jack Donaghy and Liz Lemon crack you up just as much as Peter Sellers trying to keep his melting wax nose from falling off of his face or John Astin pulling a hidden bomb out of his pants?
Have you ever wondered how and when British humor became dysfunctional? And why it still cracks you up?