the color green. hot and sunny weather. cheesy, gory zombie movies. staying up real late. having a day off. the french language. traveling. loud music in the car. being in the front row at a concert. antiques. myrtle beach, south carolina. punk rock. being warm. all animals, big and small, cute and ugly. craft fairs, flea markets, and thrift stores. ghosthunting. graveyards at night. hiking. reliving my childhood in the snow. not having to wear shoes. hoodies. fruit juice. getting scared. seeing my family. laughing. cafeteria-style restaurants. books. rural roads in the country. driving at night. tom hiddleston. sleeping through the rain. over-the-fence conversations with my neighbors. antiheroes. smiling babies. hugs. foreign accents. trying something for the first time and absolutely loving it. tattoos. wake forest university, home of the demon deacons. wit. dancing awkwardly. roleplaying. being happy. magic. old people. spotify. spending the weekend with true friends. adventures. doctor who. incense. moriarty. liking local businesses on facebook. listening to eccentric preachers. pet stores. singing along to anthems from our teenage years. bonfires. sobe lifewater. ‘losing’ my phone, just for a little while. the hour or two right before the sun comes up. sleeping into the late afternoon after an exhausting week. learning a new idea. breaking down stereotypes through logic and knowledge. flower gardens. old buildings. friends that feel like family. world history. tea. the amazon kindle. cross-genre song covers. halloween. unique restaurants. vegetarian options. seeing tons of happy faces on the holidays. summer vacation. dark movie theaters. recognizing someone’s handwriting. rope swings. swimming in mountain creeks. silence. smoky, dirty hangouts. creative walls. eco-friendly products. moisturized lips. running. brightly colored socks. tie-dye. moms and dads. names that no one else has. folk music. pinstripes. unexpected presents. castiel. finding something to compliment someone on. people who beat the odds with humility. recycled jewelry. passionate people. baked goods. jeans that fit perfectly. chocolate milk. older brothers. cuddling with cats. sunshine filtering in through windows and dust. candy, lots of candy. sarcasm as a lifestyle. corny jokes. playing in the toy aisle. live music. catchphrases. breaking the fourth wall. archaeology. getting creative every once in a while. ruins. desert landscapes. old school bicycles. xbox kinect. singer-songwriters. hippies. eccentric villains. camping. ancient mexican culture. string bracelets. crackle nail polish. science fiction. terrariums. talk music. bumper stickers. 24-hour diners. a high-energy concert. extended metaphors. a heart-to-heart that lingers. volunteering. vans warped tour. acting a fool when you meet someone who inspires you. memories made with the best of friends. facebook notifications. hitchhikers. the inspiring life story of alexander supertramp. the peacecorps. dreams. 24-hour movie marathons. myspace bulletin surveys. abnormal psychology. permanent markers. lecture classes. old stained glass. wearing flip-flops in winter. gimmicks. dry grass. alpaca farms. passing grazing animals on a relaxing drive. the plasticity of the brain. family businesses. the concept of a shell. making it rain confetti. davinci’s sketches. fred and george weasley. old paint that has begun to flake. glitter. travel-size toiletries. misunderstood monsters. supernatural. filming parkour. equality. the grey area. remembering how great my life really is. making abstract lists. mythical creatures as metaphors for society. acoustic versions of my favorite songs. tresspassing. cheese fries. late-night phone calls. the fact that my grandmother was my best friend. drunk dialers. playfighting. antique first editions. mountain communities. the sixties. having fun on my birthday. feels for fictional characters. memories that seem full of sunshine. people acting in the name of christmas spirit. remus lupin. telling someone else’s secrets. being able to look back on a bad memory with a laugh. pajamas. no commercials. dainty teacups. words with a beautiful connotation. new people that are interested in me and don’t just pass me off as quiet or weird. destiel. breaking the rules every once in a while. local produce. clearance racks. genuine customer service, giving and receiving. huge houses. rusticity. spinny chairs. cheese. the violence and mystery of the ocean. never stopping, always going. the bill of rights. harry potter. geeking out. phrases from one language that have no translation in another. chris cornell’s voice. the feeling adding to this list always gives me. classic rock. nerding out. sherlock. exploring.