Mom. Dad. Becca. My friends. Mrs. G. Tom. Ms. F. Ian. Madame. Pastor Tim. Pastor Pat. Sylvia Plath. Anne Sexton. Langston Hughes. Carl Sandburg. e. e. cummings. Baz Luhrmann. Nicole Kidman. Ewan McGregor. Tom Hanks. Claudette Colbert. Clark Gable. Julie Andrews. Annette Bening. Juliette Binoche. Meg Ryan. Nia Vardalos. Vincent van Gogh. Gerhard Richter. Toulouse Lautrec. Marie Cassatt. Gandhi. Martin Luther King, Jr. Medea Benjamin. All the below-mentioned authors of prose and musicians.

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. White Oleander by Janet Fitch. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontė. Almost anything written by Madeleine L'Engle, especially Certain Women, The Other Side of the Sun, and The Small Rain. The Joy Luck Club, The Hundred Secret Senses, and The Kitchen God's Wife, by Amy Tan. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. Fahrenheit 541 and The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Chocolat by Joanne Harris. The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillippa Greggory. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. On the Road by Jack Kerouac. Matilda and The Witches by Roald Dahl. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood.

Moulin Rouge. The Sound of Music. It Happened One Night. The Graduate. My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The American President. Chocolat. You've Got Mail.

PLAYS (dramas, comedies, and musicals):
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Into the Woods. Les Miserables. The Lion King. The Secret Garden. The Phantom of the Opera. Annie. Romeo and Juliet. A Midsummer Night's Dream. Proof. Urinetown. Noises Off. Sueno.

The Moulin Rouge sountrack(s). Patty Griffin. Dave Matthews Band. Zero 7. Alanis Morissette. Simon and Garfunkel. The Beatles. Incubus. The Hives. The Vines. The Strokes. Weezer. Red Hot Chili Peppers. Seals and Crofts. Pete Yorn. Jars of Clay. Moby. Sublime. David Gray. Sarah McLachlan. Matchbox Twenty. REM. Third Eye Blind. Lauryn Hill. Jill Scott. The Fugees. Natalie Merchant. Cake. PJ Harvey. Green Day. PJ Harvey.

My mom's homemade cherry pie. Chicken flautas. Pasta. Garlic bread. Bread in general. Bran flakes cereal. Raspberry pop tarts. Green grapes. Nearly ripe bananas. Tomato soup with crackers. Heath Bar blizzards from Dairy Queen. Loaded baked potatos. Bagels. Sweet potato casserole. Chicken parmagiana. Chocolate. Strawberries. Kiwi. Cheerios.

Water. Skim milk. Dr. Pepper. Vanilla Coke. Pine-Orange-Banana juice. Sparkling grape juice. Iced cafe mocha. Vanilla latte. Hazelnut coffee.

My faith. Writing. Reading. Art (mainly photography, painting, collage, and some drawing.) Moulin Rouge. The weather/seasons. People. Life.

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