Betty doesn't like dealing with Things so much, that is, the man-made material world in which she's enmeshed here in New York City. For this reason, she was happy to read Wired magazine's funny list of "The 33 Things That Make Us Crazy" including Airline Travel, Subscription Cards, and Printer Cartridges. Hopefully (and this is the first time Betty has ever used "Hopefully" correctly at the start of a sentence!), the article ended with a list of things that don't suck:
Things that don't suck: TV screens in the back of airplane seats. Twice-baked potatoes. Dryer sheets. DVRs. The set design on Mad Men. Farmers' markets. Tap water. Touchscreens. Scissors. Pocketknives. Thumb drives. Kites. Strike-anywhere matches. Doorstops. Run-flat tires. Netflix. Noise-canceling headphones. Casual carpool. Guitar Hero. Salt-and-vinegar potato chips. Bicycles. Kevlar. Velcro. Carbon composite. Dradis. Flip-flops. The first half hour of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Seat belts. Zippo lighters. Spartan Laser. Heated seats. Public libraries. Remote control. Ice cream.
Betty's own list would include: Little dogs, fresh cookies, crisp paperback pages, an ipod that fits in your pocket, girl scout cookies, pay-what-you-will museums, canvas tote bags, batting cages, mechanical pencils, public libraries (overlap w/Wired), local apples, express subways, and clean underwear.
Indulge Things for just a moment. What's on your list?