Today’s Cheers & Jeers

Cheers:

  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Geraldine Ferraro
  • Walter Mondale
  • Barack Obama
  • Hillary Clinton
  • James Brady
  • Ireland
  • Princess Diana
  • Poland
  • Omelets with cheese
  • Organ Donors
  • Naps
  • Bob Dylan
  • Being able to exercise and take care of myself
  • Cars that work
  • Chocolate
  • Black boots
  • A mailman who drives up the driveway and leaves a package at my door, rather than leaving a note in the mailbox that I should pick up my package at the post office in town
  • The sound of red-winged blackbirds in late March in Minnesota – a sure sign of spring, almost
  • William Butler Yeats
  • Charlotte Bronte
  • Jane Austen
  • “The King’s Speech”
  • Tennessee Williams
  • Kate Middleton (God bless her, it isn’t going to get any easier)
  • Electric blankets (it may be spring, but it’s still cold at night)
  • Capitalism
  • Beautiful old cemeteries
  • Learning the difference between a “cemetery” and a “graveyard”
  • 

Jeers:

  • Cold feet
  • Drinking a bit too much coffee so that my stomach feels queasy
  • Uncomfortable shoes
  • A messy house
  • Needing some time off from work but not being able to take any right now
  • The fact that my wonderful book club has chosen to read Jane Eyre next when I have already read it twice on my own and once in graduate school
  • Capitalism
  • Protestant Work Ethic
  • Michelle Bachmann
  • Russ Limbaugh
  • Grumpy cats
  • Grumpy people
  • Me when I’m grumpy
  • Grocery Shopping
  • When NPR let go of Bob Edwards (I’m still mad, all these years later)
  • Needing to go to the dentist but always “forgetting” to make an appointment
  • Growing up Catholic
  • Rednecks
  • Suburbs
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