About Me

Hi, my name is Courtney. I love books, travel, and food. I blog about some of these things as well as a bit of family, sports, movies, music, the Brits, and a bunch of the cute or generally great stuff that shows up on the Internet. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and am now serving in the Primary (the Church's children's organisation) where I am being tested and stretched in ways I didn't know were possible.

In addition to everything I mentioned above, I am a true lover of lists. I love thinking about them. I love making them. I love checking things off my to-do lists. Really, my love for the list cannot be overstated. Here are a few of my lists:

Favorite Books:
1. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3. Atonement by Ian McEwan
4. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee Harper

Favorite Candy:
1. Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Bears.
2. Swedish Fish
3. Peanut Butter M&Ms
4. Mounds
5. Gummy Grapefruit Slices

Favorite Movies:
1. It Happened One Night
2. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
3. The Mirror Has Two Faces
4. Sliding Doors
5. Rolling Rotation of Chick Flicks

Favorite Chick Flicks:
1. Return to Me
2. Enchanted
3. One Fine Day
4. You've Got Mail
5. While You Were Sleeping

Favorite Foods:
1. Peanut Butter
2. Pasta
3. Pancakes
4. Hummus
5. Chocolate (the good European kind)

Favorite Sports/Teams (adjusts based on current season):
1. Men's College Basketball/BYU
2. Professional Baseball/New York Yankees
3. Soccer/Real Salt Lake, US Men's National Team, Liverpool
4. Men's College Volleyball/BYU
5. The Olympics/USA

Favorite Hot Guys (Man Candy):
1. Eddie Cahill
2. Viggo Mortenson (preferably from LOTR)
3. Derek Jeter
4. Ioan Gruffudd
5. Hugh Jackman

Favorite Vacation Destinations:
1. London, England
2. Cape Cod/Boston
3. Cedar City, Utah (Utah Shakespearean Festival)
4. Rome, Italy
5. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Biggest Pet Peeves:
1. Poor Sportsmanship (in athletics, politics, and life)
2. Animals that jump on or lick me (I don't care if your animal is completely harmless! I want it to be harmless off of me.)
3. Slow Talkers
4. Knuckle/Joint Crackers
5. The word "gesture"

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