This post is essentially just a list of stuff that I like

James Proclaims (4)

Day 2 of Writing 101 and today’s assignment is to write a list.

I was going to come up with a list of my favourite lists, but it turns out there aren’t that many lists in my life of importance. My weekly shopping list helps to keep Mrs Proclaims and I well stocked with household goods but makes less than exciting reading.

But I don’t want to miss an assignment, so a list is required.

Therefore, bereft of both ‘raindrops on roses’ and indeed ‘ whiskers on kittens’, here are a few of my favourite things…

empireFavourite film – The Empire Strikes Back
(Raiders of the Lost Ark would also be in with a shout but Empire wins because it’s also the best Star Wars film and Star Wars beats Indiana Jones by the slimmest of margins in my book).
princessFavourite film that isn’t part of an awesome franchise like Star Wars or Indiana Jones – The Princess Bride. 
61O-8TwlGvLFavourite novel – Jonathan Stange and Mr Norrel by Sussana Clarke (honourable mention to the recent BBC TV series, which was very good but the book is still better)
p30919_d_v7_aaFavourite French Film (because they’re different to other films)  – L’Auberge Espagnole
Blackadder-the-third-blackadder-11211225-400-340Favourite TV Show – Blackadder
OasisDefinitelyMaybealbumcoverFavourite album – Definitely Maybe (Oasis)
wru_pantone_revFavourite Sports team  – The Welsh Rugby Team (the only team that can make me shout at the TV when I’m in a room on my own)
lasagna-698733_1280Favourite Food to have for a main meal – I like most food. But you can’t go wrong with lasagne.
ice-cream-sundae-616430_1280Favourite Dessert – Ice-cream (any flavour – I love ice-cream)
coffee-896200_1280Favourite Drink – Good coffee is the best, but bad coffee is the worst.

The above list is subject to change at a moment’s notice according to the mood I’m in on any given day.

But my love of ice cream is eternal.

  21 comments for “This post is essentially just a list of stuff that I like

  1. September 8, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Mine too – especially fruit flavoured ones 🙂

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  2. September 8, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    I am a firm believer that ice cream is the ultimate cure-all.

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    • September 9, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      It makes everything better!

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  3. September 9, 2015 at 12:10 am

    You had me at Empire Strikes Back!

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  4. September 9, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Blackadder. Is that Hugh Laurie with Rowan Atkinson? How on Earth did I not know of its existence?!
    Please accept my gratitude. It’s from my best reserve.


  5. September 9, 2015 at 9:35 am

    My favourite film used to be Shakespeare in Love but now its The Libertine and is probably Johnny Depp’s best role. I never signed in for this part of the course thinking I’d do it later. Why do I love the Libertine? Basically it is debauchery but it happened and it shows the gap between rich and poor which has not changed. Yes ok it is very bawdy but so what?
    As for book not sure but reading a brilliant one at present, Killer Elite by Ranulph Fiennes and it is another one which could well be true. Got the book as I’d seen the film with Jason Statham Clive Owen and Robert de Niro on youtube. Naturally the book is by far the best and I have to go back and check bits out, it is very comprehensive.

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    • September 9, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Never seen The Libertine but I will keep an eye out for it. I do like Shakespeare in Love.


  6. September 9, 2015 at 11:45 am

    I keep seeing “Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell” in book shops, but I never end up buying it. I’ll have to pick it up next time I’m book shopping!

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    • September 9, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      I’d say you won’t regret it but I’m certain it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. I didn’t regret it though…

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      • September 10, 2015 at 11:37 am

        Well, it’s good that I like a variety of tea 😉

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  7. September 9, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    “Good coffee is the best, but bad coffee is the worst.”

    Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.

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  8. September 9, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    We have an affinity for the Welsh Rugby Team too. The Boffin’s grandfather nearly made the squad, but an injury ended his career. He used to yell at the TV too by saying things like, “I told you not to do that!” It would actually be true because he knew the players personally.

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    • September 9, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      I can’t claim that. Well not in quite the same way. I did once end up in the same swimming pool as the entire Welsh squad once. They were training in the same facility as I was swimming and came in to cool down. I felt more than a little intimidated. But weirdly one of the players at the time was an old school friend of mine and came over for a chat which made the whole thing a touch more surreal.

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      • September 9, 2015 at 8:58 pm

        That counts. An old school chum being on the team certainly adds to the connection.

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      • September 9, 2015 at 9:01 pm

        I think anyone who grows up Wales will know at least one person who made the national team. It’s that kind of place…

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  9. September 13, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    I love a good list! And ice cream.

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  10. September 13, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Y’know, I once owned a book composed solely of funny shopping lists. I’ve no clue whatever happened to it, come to think of it. Good book, though.

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    • September 13, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      I think I’d enjoy that book

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      • September 14, 2015 at 12:36 am

        Well, I at least found the title. It’s MILK EGGS VODKA; GROCERY LISTS LOST AND FOUND. Author is Bill Keaggy if you’re interested. Personally I’d recommend a used copy.

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      • September 14, 2015 at 6:26 am

        I’ll look it up 🙂


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