five in five

by Holly on December 10, 2010

in randomness,top 5

I love lists. It’s probably why Janetha and I are friends. It’s also probably why I keep stealing her idea of five things lists. I’ve done it once, and I’m doing it again. Then, I plan on taking a shower, purtying myself up and meeting Brett + friends out for a drank. Consequently, I will be coming home by 11pm and sleeping the night away as long as my Everythingtarian REM cycle will let me.

As of right now, the weekend is my oyster.

And so, without further ado…

five books currently sitting on my bookshelf to read

five blogs you probably aren’t reading but should

my five favorite holiday desserts

  • Mama E’s Homemade Apple Crisp <- double crumble topping {!!!}
  • grasshoppers
  • Grandma Beatrice’s jello molds <- fruit punch jello with diced canned pineapple = my fave
  • angel food cake with fresh berries on the 4th of July <- see here
  • peanut brittle

my top five pet peeves

  • clothing that fades from one color to another (a.k.a. ombre)
  • rude people
  • big globs of ketchup <- think high school boys, French fries and school cafeteria lunches
  • migraines <- currently working towards fixing this one
  • when you have an itch on the bottom of your foot but you can’t quite scratch it because you have shoes on

the five places in the world I want to travel to most


Pick a list from above and give me FIVE things. Your turn, and go!


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 10, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Five things I love:

2. Apple Crisp
3. Peeing my pants from reading Mama Pea’s posts
4. “The Scarlet Letter” – amazing book
5. YOU!

Mary @ Bites and Bliss December 10, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Ohhh the itch on the bottom of your foot! Agreed!!

Lynn @ The Actors Diet December 10, 2010 at 8:40 pm

bird by bird is one of the greatest books! period.

Lesley December 10, 2010 at 9:26 pm

five favorite holiday desserts:
1. apple crisp
2. rice krispy treats with sprinkles
3. pecan pie
4. sugar cookies with double icing (YUM!)
5. hot chocolate

and those color faded shirts bother me too! haha

Madeline - Greens and Jeans December 10, 2010 at 9:48 pm

We can make that Argentina thing happen you know…

Erica December 10, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Love lists :) Eating for England totally rocks. And grasshoppers = a very yummy dessert. 5 things I’m looking forward to this weekend=

1. Sleeping
2. Baking
3. Dinner with my parents & Josh
4. The weather getting back into the 60’s
5. A nice walk outside!

Amanda (Eating Up) December 10, 2010 at 10:27 pm


1) Ireland
2) Greece
3) Italy
4) Alaska
5) Luxembourg

Erin December 10, 2010 at 11:10 pm


1. South Africa
2. New Zealand/Australia/Fiji
3. Scandinavian countries
4. Chile/Brazil – South America
5. Hawaii and Alaska in the U.S.

(notice I cannot limit myself to just five, so I have done groupings … )

Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches December 11, 2010 at 12:26 am

five pet peeves:
1) when people fart on the exercise machine adjacent to me at the gym….oh, the agony!
2) poorly timed streetlights
3) mayo
4) when I let my fingernails grow more than 1mm past my fingertip…I’ve always had super short fingernails for piano playing purposes, so I can’t stand the way long nails feel.
5) PCs and their their curious talent at freezing on me at least five times a day at work

Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) December 11, 2010 at 12:32 am

my top five pet peeves:
1. people who walk slowly in front of my
2. people who are late
3. people who aren’t open minded about others
4. how nut butter has quite a lot of calories :( (if it didn;t I would for sure put a whole jar on my oatmeal)
5. online scams!

Adam December 11, 2010 at 12:51 am

I love that you love lists. Travel for me:
1 Norway
2 Austria
3 Antarctica
4 Switzerland
5 Chile
….. A TON more.

Emily @ Relishments December 11, 2010 at 7:04 am

1. Italy
2. California
3. Some Caribbean island
4. Alaska
5. Austrailia

Katie December 11, 2010 at 7:09 am

Love these list of fives!

omg that is the WORST when your foot is itchy on the bottom and cant scratch it! Ahhhhhhhh! love ya girl!!!

Andrea@WellnessNotes December 11, 2010 at 7:58 am

5 favorite holiday desserts:
– Snickerdoodles
– Pumpkin pie (I only had a tiny slice at Thanksgiving, and I REALLY, REALLY want more…)
– Peanut brittle –
– Gingerbread Men (mainly because they are so cute and the toddler and I have a tradition to bake them together)
– Fries with HUGE globs of ketchup – sorry, I know it’s not technically a dessert (but it could be), and I just had to mention it since it truly is one of my favorite things! :)

Heather December 11, 2010 at 8:24 am

girl, I love everything about this list! especially that you are reading one of my favorite books ever. it’s a long read, and gets kind of confusing, but so so good. also, I might be going to Argentina this summer for a women’s studies class…if I can afford it. I also hate clothing that fades from one color to another, as well as unnecessary sequins/studs/glitter/designs on pockets of jeans. UGH.

julie December 11, 2010 at 9:17 am

ahh let’s go to morrocco togetherrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!

i seriously have been craving grasshoppers like NO other! now if i would just get to it and finish this damn paper i can get my bakerazzi on!

Joy December 11, 2010 at 9:53 am

I chose the five places in the world I want to travel to most:
India (my sister used to go a few times a year for work and ohhhh the pictures and stories)
Costa rica (I was an exchange student and want no NEED to go back)
Grand canyon (100% with you on this one)
Austria (the breed of horse I ride is from their and I would like to see their homeland)
China – I really want to see the great wall

Eden December 11, 2010 at 10:23 am

I’ll give you my pet peeves because Im feeling bitter today
1) Kids who tease dogs through a fence
2) People who refer to themselves in the third person
3)The noise styrofoam makes when you rub it together.
4)Restaurants that give you rolls, but never enough butter to go with them
5) spam

Carbzilla December 11, 2010 at 11:39 am

I do not recall you mentioning your quest for an Argentinian lover. I will keep my eye out.

the five places in the world I want to travel to most
1. Spain
2. South of France
3. Banff
4. Bali
5. Costa Rica

Alison December 11, 2010 at 2:29 pm

You’re da bomb – you know that, right? K, good. Just checking.

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather December 11, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Fun places to travel to! I’ve never been to any of them.

Five things on my agenda for today:

1. Run on the treadmill
2. Bake pumpkin lasagna
3. Finish making my oat and molasses whole wheat hamburger buns
4. Hang out with my mom and sister in law
5. Eat dessert and watch a play

Little Bookworm December 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Love the list format of this post! :)

Two (because I cannot think of five) holiday desserts:

1. Stollen
2. Yule Log

Kristie December 11, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Why haven’t I seen you in forever?!? We must fix this. Also, I may be trying to plan a trip to Buenos Aires in the late spring/early summer of next year with Chris and one of our friends (and maybe her boyfriend?). You would definitely be invited if you wanted. My friend has also been to Igauzu Falls before (traveling from BA) so maybe she could help you out with that part? And trust me, the Argentine men will love you ;).

Lauren December 11, 2010 at 4:48 pm

5 places I want to travel to most:

dana @ my little celebration December 11, 2010 at 6:38 pm

5 favorite holiday desserts:

-frosted sugar cookies
-apple pie
-pumpkin pie
-peanut butter blossoms

I read Bird by Bird about two years ago and need to read it again as I’ve forgotten most of the advice/tips Anne gives. You should share some of the inspiration you receive from your third time through!

Joanna December 11, 2010 at 6:51 pm

“One Hundred Years of Solitude” looks amazing. I do currently have one book to read over the break, but I’m picking that one up too. I can def read more than one! Thanks for recommending it!

Angharad December 11, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Obviously gonna choose travel:

1. Ghana
2. Croatia
3. Cambodia
4. Utah
5. Norway

Thanks for the blog mention love – you’re so awesome!

Jess December 11, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Fave Desserts:
peppermint bark
nutmeg logs
peanut butter balls
cherry chews
lemon bars

mmmmmmmm! SO many I love :)

Kaleigh December 11, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Hee hee! Too funny! I was just getting on the computer to make myself a list! And p.s. I bought myself some candy cane lane tea today, just because of your highest recommendations :)

janetha December 11, 2010 at 10:59 pm

hahaha i freakin love you. and you know i love it when you got fiiiive on it! i only read 3 of those 5 blogs. must read other two. thank you.

let’s go to a foreign country together. what say ye?

sophia December 12, 2010 at 5:17 am

5 Place I want to Visit:

1) Greece
2) Singapore (never gets old)
3) Taiwan (food heaven!!)
4) Spain
5) Disneyworld in Florida

I think there should be a blogger trip to the Grand Canyon…;-)

Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) December 12, 2010 at 9:30 am

I read some of Gabriel Marquez’s stuff in college and *loved* it!

I also read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and Pride and Prejudice. Both amazing. You have some really, really good reads on your list! :D

allison marie December 12, 2010 at 10:18 am

I *loved* 100 Years of Solitude, which was a welcome surprise since I *hated* Love in the Time of Cholera.

Five books that are currently on my bookshelf:
1. Freedom, Jonathan Franzen. I’m about 150 pages in, and so far I really like it. The first 25 pages or so was really hard for me because I wasn’t used to his narrative voice. My only other complaint is that the chapters are super long, but I’m not sure why this bothers me, since it doesn’t always. More or less, this is a good read.
2. The Road, Cormac McCarthy.
3. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy.
4. Fly Away Home, Jennifer Weiner.
5. My Life in France, Julia Child.

I love seeing what everyone else is reading :)

Low December 12, 2010 at 12:17 pm

I just read Marquez’s newest book Memories of my Melancholy Whores. It was my first time reading him and I can’t believe it, must get on his other books. I also read Ann Lamott’s Imperfect Birds in one day yesterday. It was amazing. I became a part of it and it enraptured me. Love love.
Oh and the shoe itch thing? HATE!

Five places I want to travel:

NYC (never been there, major fail)
Argentina/Chile/Brazil (yeah I cheated…)

Erica D December 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm

five books currently sitting on my bookshelf to read:

1. “Playing the Enemy” John Carlin > About Nelson Mandela’s use of rugby to unite South Africa. So much amazingness!
2. “In Defense of Food” Michael Pollan > I could marry this man
3. “Love in the Time of Cholera” > I’ve heard nothing but great things, and it happens to be on the bookshelf…
4. “A Brave New World” Aldous Huxley > My friend is a philosophy minor, and she tells me that I often sound like I’m reciting lines from this book.
5. “Atlas Shrugged” Ayn Rand > I already love The Fountainhead. It’s time to move on to Rand’s other huge monster of a book.

P.S. Grasshoppers = Probably my favorite drink.
Pride and Prejudice = My favorite book AND movie :)

Jessica December 13, 2010 at 11:08 am

Have I mentioned my brother (the one you’re going to marry) studied abroad in Argentina?!


Special K December 29, 2010 at 5:43 am

I’ve read all 5! I feel like a winner now….and you should read ROOM….very intriguing and couldn’t put it down for 4 nights!

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