things that make me happy.

i adore reading, and i especially adore books that (i think) will become literature. i just finished 'rules of civility' and although the story wasn't as captivating as i had hoped, holy smokes was the writing entirely beautiful. (i have a similar feeling towards most of fitzgerald's work.) i must have ear-marked 50 pages with quotes such as the ones below. this was towles debut novel, & i look forward to enjoying more of his work. some favorite quotes:

--..."but when a person loses the ability to take pleasure in the mundane-in the cigarette on the stoop or the ginersnap in the bath-she has probably put herself in unecessary danger."
--“ careful when choosing what you're proud of--because the world has every intention of using it against you.” 
--“i've come to realize that however blue my circumstances, if after finishing a chapter of a dickens novel I feel a miss-my-stop-on-the-train sort of compulsion to read on, then everything is probably going to be just fine.” 
--“i know that right choices by definition are the means by which life crystallizes loss.”
stunning, right? anyway, other things i love include: 
kenny loggins & todo on repeat. long live top gun and 80's music!
watching boy  meets world before bed every night. SO horribly 90's, but SO wonderfully hilarious.
the fact that i haven't completely lost my tan from hawaii.