Alicia is one of those people that, under normal circumstances, one would be naturally inclined to dislike. If for no other reason than that she appears to consistently have more than her fair share of great ideas. Not just good ideas, but great ideas. And once one notices that, the next logical assumption is that she's stealing YOUR great ideas, before you were given a fair chance to get around to having them yourself. At a glance she's nothing more than an intellectual cattle rustler. But on further review she's just so darn nice about it all. The having of the great ideas and then sharing them and so forth and so on. So I choose not to dislike her, if for nothing else than the off-chance that maybe some of her good idea-having germs will decide to jump ship and see if the grass is greener on my side of the internet.
So while I was typing another "David leaves town again" blogs, Alicia was telling me about her upcoming Best of / Worst of 2007 blog entries (found right here), but with fun categories. So I'm taking the great idea that I was going to have on my own sooner or later back from her now, and post some of my own Lists Re: 2007.
Things I Left Behind / Forgot To Pack Before Leaving Town:
My 60 gig ipod (left on the American Airlines flight from London to Chicago)
Songbook by Nick Hornby (left in Town Number Five, Ohio)
My favorite pair of casual brown shoes (left, I think, in Town Number Two, Ohio)
A 3/4 full bag of hazelnut coffee (left in Town Number Four, Ohio)
My souvenir keychain from London's National Gallery (left, I think, at the branch in Town Number Two, Ohio)