Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thursday Thirteen: Edition # 10

13 Things I can't live without

Ever have something that you dearly love but can't live without? And you can't imagine what it'll be like if you don't have these thing? You start to learn to appreciate them more instead of just b*tching about them *grin* are my list (P.S. please forgive me for my errors)

Books - I have always been a reader since I was little. My first book was about(If I remember) 4 little puppies who love to roll through the hill. And one puppies got lost and the other went to in search for him. Then "Harold the Purple Crayon" was my favorite as kid. Something about Harold want to follow the purple line and see where it take him. And he discover exciting thing. And when he realized he want to go home, he drew the window and he end up in his bed staring at the moon. From there I began to read from "Anne of the Green Gable" to historical books to Judith McNaught and then Nora Roberts. Lot of many years of great reading. I became a avid reader ever since then. Without my favorite books, I weren't know how I can make it through the days ;)

My Computer/Internet - Of course everyone understand this, right? *grin*. I relay my computer to help me find info on the Internet. It also bring me entertainment: like musics, video, IMs chatting, yahoo group chat, blogging..etc. But most important it bring me friends. Friends who I can talk and count on them to raise my spirit up and have common thing with me. And of course I can keep in touch with my families who live many distance away :)

TV/VCR - Everyone who know me, know that am addicted to TV. Without it I weren't get to know many great entertaining shows. There are so many TV shows I watch that sometime I just couldn't keep up. So that where VCR come in *grin*. I'm grateful for the VCR and be able to catch up on all my favorite shows on tape, when I know I'm going to miss because other shows come on the same time as the others. There is running joke between me and one of my friend. We said that I watch so many shows that I should marry my TV LOL!

DVD playerThen of course everyone know I love to watch movies! Sometime it is better to watch the movies in DVDs and at home. Why? Because you can pause it when you need a bathroom break. Rewind or fast forward to the part you either missed or want to repeatedly see again *grin*. Have the peace of quiet watching the movies without interruption or loud noises. Laugh, cry or even shout while watching the movies all by yourself *grin*

Coffee - Every morning when I wake up, the first thing I would want is some coffee. If I don't get any, I'm going to be cranky. I drink Cafe Du Monde or the instant Asian coffee. One cup would do it for the rest of the day for me *grin*

Cell Phone - I love my cell phone because I can talk over the phone with my friends and keep contact with my nieces. Not only that, being hearing impaired it help when I can text messages too. AND cell phone is so easy when you want to find where the person are in the mall (or other big places) and be able to reach them. I swear without the cell phone, I be searching up and down and around and around the mall looking for my mom *sigh*.

Camera - I love the camera I have. It a Kodak digital camera. I love that you can safe the picture into the memory card and when you want to print it out, you can go to your local photo store and have it developed. Or you can load the pictures into your computer and then upload it to online photo store (I use online)and order the print either by mail delivery, online pick up or 1-hour pick up. I love the fact that once I upload my pictures to online I can chose an option to have my print picture in 1 hour and then drive up to my local Walmart and pick it up. It make it easier for me and it worth it. The digital camera help safe my life *grin*

Scrapbooks Albums/Scrapbooks Tools - I love to hand-made something that will bring many years of memories to generation to generation. The scrapbook albums I made would be pass down to members of the family so that one day they can passed to their children and so on. It nice way to keep in memories of the people who have passed away. You would feel as if you were part of their life when going through this albums. The albums help me to see who I am, where I came from and why am I the way I am today.

My soft blanket - There this velvet soft blanket that my mother brought for me when she went on trip to Vietnam. She was there to visit her mother and other members of the family. She stayed for a month there and told us she had fun. She thought about me when she brought the red velvet flowers blanket. She knew that I need one and was missing the family here while she was there. So when she came home and present me with this blanket, I got excited. I still have this blanket in my bedroom and use it all the time. I just love the blanket because it hold a story to it. This blanket make me close to my mom. If she not around, this blanket will remind me of her. :)

My Favorite Mom's Home Cooking - Everyone have their favorite home cooking made by their mom, right? Well so do I :) A nice feeling to come home and knowing what await you is your favorite foods. My mother best specialty is Egg Rolls. It so delicious! Even some neighbors or friends would ask mom to make Egg Rolls for a party they're throwing at their house. Mom sometime make it during the holidays and give it to friends as gift. They love it and always crave for her to make more ;) I also love mom's Pho. It Vietnamese soup that is made with white Versailles noodle and chicken broth (fav broth juice is beef) with veggie. There are lot more favorite, but I don't want to bored you *grin*.....

Musics - My friends would kill me if they even hear a notes coming out of my mouth. While I love to sing I don't have the talent voice for it *grin*. But listening and singing along to the musics help me relax after a very long exhausting day. I also listen to my favorite CD's while doing dishes or cleaning because it help make the chore fun LOL

Hair Shampoo and Condition - I have thick hair and with shampoo and condition it help to soften my hairs without it getting tangle. It relax the hair and even balance, body volume and make your hair smell great. Did I mention I have thick hair? Thanks god for this product. Everyone want to look nice right? *grin*

Shoes - Shoes give me the height to be able to walk a little taller. Without it I would feel a little shorter. Not that it would make me taller to 5 feet 8 or whatever but it give me the confidence and made me feel good about myself. My shoes isn't growing bigger then other people I have seen, but it big enough that my closet doesn't have any more room for more....*sigh* I has so many shoes that I never realized that I have became a shoes slut LOL!

What about you? Is there something you can't live without?

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

(leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)

1. Amy Job she like to try
2. What Donna like about the place she live
3. Christine Book Cover
4. Christine Last Blog Anniversary Party
5. BabyStepper Things Wish She Knew
6. Carmen's 13 Pics of Spring
7. About Raggedy North Dakota
8. Ingrid Headliners
9. Darla's Next Book on To Buy List
10. Tomma Lyn Favorite Classic Movies

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amy said...

Great list..I love my scrapbook and photo albums and I cherish my memories..the internet is pretty high on my list right now

Donna said...

That's a wonderful Thursday Thirteen list!

Christine said...

I thought I'd never be able to live without coffee, but then I was forced to give it up. So far, so good. But there are days I tell ya, where I want a big mug!

Christine said...

Those are all good things I couldn't live without. Especially my scrapbook albums and my warm blanket with a good book. I love my shampoo and conditioner too.

Have a great Thursday!


Babystepper said...

Great list. Quite a few of those would be on mine as well.

Carmen said...

Girl - you need to get a DVR! Then, you can record two shows even if they come on at the same time. :)

Raggedy said...

Coffee would be on my list too.
Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
Thank you for your visit.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
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Julia said...

Amy - Would love to see your scrapbook sometime

Donna - Thanks for your comments

Chrstine - Should we make a bet how long you can go without coffee? LOL! Just kidding ;)

Chrstine - always enjoy visiting your blog :) Didn't know you're also into scrapbooks. Would love to see them sometime :)

BabyStepper - Glad you like the list. Thanks for being here :)

Carmen - I know I know, but the DVR is next on my list to buy :)I been wanting one ;)

Raggedy - As I mention..welcome back! Always enjoy your fun blog :)

Thanks everyone for stopping by. I hope you have a nice T 13 Day!

Ingrid said...

wow!! you got me thinking there!!! great idea for this week's T13. i think i wouldn't want to live without those things either, but i'll get by.

Sheelagh said...

great list!

what can't i live without?

books, laptop/internet, music, TV/DVD's

and my cats


Darla said...

LOL! Somehow, this list doesn't surprise me. :)

I'm with you on the books & computer of course, but also the shoes. You're not alone--I'm a shoes slut, too.

Anonymous said...

Great list! Agree on the internet and books -- couldn't live without coffee, either! ;-D

Happy TT, and thanks for visiting my blog. :)

Julia said...

Ingrid - Glad I help you to think ;)

Sheelagh - Great list, just the same one as me :) What your cat's names?

Darla - You know me so well that it scary LOL! WOW I didn't know you're shoes slut too! I wonder what else I don't know about you...*grin*

Thomma Lyn - Thnaks for comments I enjoy visiting your blog.

Thanks everyone for stopping by here, I hope you have a wonderful day!

Melody said...

Great list, Julia! Can't wait to see your TBR pile next! ;P

Julia said...

Thanks Meldoy! Err...what TBR piles? LOL ;)

Janet said...

books, coffee & camera, three of my favorite things!

Norma said...

This is a very interesting list. I can do without most--especially the shoes and scrapbooks, but certainly enjoy our technological advantages too.