What I Like

For years, one of the primary criticisms leveled at me is that I’m too negative. I’m a hater. And it’s true, don’t get me wrong. I am a hater.

But I’m also a lover, which is why I’m a hater in the first place. So I thought I’d make a list of things I love. This isn’t a media list — that would be far too long — but just a general list of things I really like. So, without further ado:

Josh Ellis’s List Of Things I Like

Sleeping in cold rooms
Beef ‘n’ Chedder sandwiches from Arby’s
The smell of honeysuckle
Listening to Van Morrison and Nina Simone while I cook Italian food
Fog
Shaker furniture
Dave McKean
Road trips
The hour before sunrise
Steamer trunks
Very large dogs
Horror movies 1977-1987
The Venture Brothers
Sitting around on rainy days reading books and listening to Paul Simon
Funky old barbecue restaurants
Iced mocha lattés
Dinner parties
Chuck Taylors
San Francisco (most of the time)
Terry Gilliam movies
Douglas Adams novels
Wool overcoats
Books about the Caribbean
Red dirt
Old stone buildings
Minimalism
Combat boots
Leonard Cohen (both as a musician and as a snappy dresser)
Girls with glasses
African music
Wandering
Federico Garcia Lorca
M&M cookies
Empty places
Old blankets
Sandwiches in general
Nina Simone, Nina Simone, Nina Simone
Chimpanzees
Banana espresso smoothies
Boats
England
Movie parties with pizza
Comic books
Somerset Maugham novels
Stormy weather
Silence
T.S. Eliot
Legos
Delta blues
Corduroy pants
Jeff Buckley’s voice
Marlboros
Berlin
Chili
Autumn
Real Genius (the movie and the concept)
Greg Dulli’s sense of style
Cherry cola (C-O-L-A cola)
Waterfalls
It’s A Wonderful Life
Robots
Melancholy music
Chocolate milkshakes
The ocean

…maybe more when I think of it.

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One Response to What I Like

  1. Rufus says:

    I have it on good authority that Josh’s brand of choice is not Marlboro, but Marlboro Ultra Light. This is a really awful preference, something like decaf or 64 calorie beer. I went from straight Marlboro to equate nicotine gum. I miss the Marlboros (real smokes) but I doubt I would have fond memories of Ultra Lights.

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