The Pickled Mushroom

Ten Things I Like – Number One | June 27, 2009

Inspired by Dianne Sylvan’s lists on Dancing Down the Moon. She’s one of my great role models and since a big box from Australia finally arrived with my copy of The Body Sacred (which is outrageously good) I’m rereading it currently and just found out about her blog. I want to be a bit more mindful again of the things I’m blessed with, so here we go with my first list.

1. Sailor Moon. I loved the series as a little girl and I’m right back into it. I never really realized how truly good and danceable the first German intro is. (And the video! The video!) She will always stay my heroine, somewhere in my heart. I hung up two old posters on my wall.

2. The sky clearing up after it’s rained.

3. Pink. It’s not a colour people associate with me and I don’t wear it, but it’s such a beautiful colour. I’m talking about dusky rose here, beige pink, peach blush… Not the Barbie kind.

4. Online TCGs. I only know German ones and currently play Gekko Yume (where I used to be webmistress, back when I was still known as Dorinka) and Whispering Secrets.

5. Steampunk. Victorian fashion. Jules Verne. Brass. Goggles. Air kraken. Need I say more?

6. Sherlock Holmes. I don’t think I can ever stress enough how good a read Sherlock Holmes is.

7. Animals. There’s nothing that makes you more accepting of everything fate might throw at you than spending some time around animals. Have you ever seen the calm dignity in a cow’s eyes?

8. The sea. I don’t even like it so much to swim in it, just revelling in its sight and smell and feel as it caresses my feet is enough.

9. Flashmobs. They are reintroducing chaos, senselessness and fun for the sake of fun to a world that’s ruled by an “eyes on the prize” mentality where everything has to have a purpose: to make you rich or famous or successful.

10. Lying in bed reading while the rain is pouring outside.


  1. […] 1, 2009 by hedgefairy Again. Inspired by Kjesta I decided to write a “things that make me happy” list at least every month. It’s […]

    Pingback by 10 Pleasures at the Beginning of July « The Hedgefairy’s Castle — July 1, 2009 @ 11:24 am

    • Ui, ich hab wen inspiriert 😀 *froi* Find ich gut ^-^

      Comment by kjesta — July 5, 2009 @ 5:55 pm

  2. Hi Melanie 😀

    Comment by Steven — July 4, 2009 @ 9:39 am

    • Yo, Steven 😀 How’s everything going? Megan and Sarah okay?

      Comment by kjesta — July 5, 2009 @ 5:56 pm

      • Yeah, we’re all fine. Missing you at our Japanese classes though 😦
        Hurry up and come back 😛

        Comment by Steven — July 10, 2009 @ 6:13 pm

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