Over at the bookworm blog I was tagged into participating in this likes/dislikes list; so, rarely one to turn down an opportunity to procrastinate on my work, I cut and pasted it from her blog and filled in my own answers after each like and dislike (if there was a line for something I both like and dislike it would be procrastination).
I like genuine happy laughter.
I like holiday meals, especially dinners that last late into the evening.
I like understanding people and why they do what they do, say what they say (think what they think).
I like walking outside right after it rains (and walking more generally).
I like water - streams, rivers, waves, droplets on a window...
I like old bookshops where the owner's cat sits in a corner staring at all the customers and old libraries where I'm too distracted to read because I'm staring happily at all the books and the architecture.
I like writing - quietly, without interruption.
I like finding a brilliant piece of music I've never encountered and thinking, "How could I have never heard this, ever?!"
I love my family.
Today was cool, pleasant, windy.
I dislike arrogance.
I dislike slander.
I dislike watching parades.
I dislike pettiness.
I dislike bureaucratic pointlessness.
I dislike shrillness.
I (secretly) like hording chocolate in a certain corner of a particular kitchen cupboard.
I have a moment's pause before posting this - for instance most if not all of the things in the like category could best be described with love of some kind, and some of the things in the dislike category I feel more strongly about than dislike... But I'm just going to go ahead and stop over-analyzing.
And because I have to enlist three more people into filling this in (it's the rules!)... I don't know, anyone who stops by and wants to do this is welcome to (just post a link to yours in the comments so I and others can go enjoy what you've written).