Amazon is always recommending things for me and I find it highly entertaining. So, I thought I'd recommend some things for you.
Firstly, you need some good music. My current favorite is the soundtrack from Desperado. I play it over and over and over. I'm a huge fan of rock and blues, especially when they mesh together and this CD has some of the best. I first bought it because of my love for Robert Rodriquez movies. (I've told you about my thing with RR, right? I think we both read all the same books when we were kids. ) I have continued to listen to it because the music is really outstanding. Antonio Banderas - all that and he can sing, too. Wow.
My other current music recommendation is Canciones de mi Padre by Linda Ronstadt. This may not be the best music for driving down the road, but it is the dead-on-perfect soundtrack for sitting on the porch, drinking something cold and watching the sun go down. (Sensing a theme? I'm discovering a real appreciation for a lot of Latin music. Everything from Santana to Ozomatli. I don't understand all the words, but I love the sound!)
Are you looking for a good show on TV? Watch Midsomer Murders. It comes on like six times on Sunday afternoons on the Biography channel. It makes a great background accompaniment to all those lazy Sunday projects - painting, laundry, or small engine repair. Like lots of British television, this show is dialogue driven, so it doesn't make too much difference if you are actually watching it or just listening to it. It makes me want to live in England. (Do they really have church bell-ringing guilds with cut-throat ringing contests? Really?)
If you need something cold to drink while sitting on the porch and you want to be kind of faux-healthy, try Lipton's Diet Green Tea with Citris. This stuff in so dang good. Its hard to find it in the stores around here because everyone in town is drinking it by the gallon. If you are seen in public with a bottle in hand, be prepared to have complete strangers strike up conversations centered around your obvious good taste in beverages. Its like you have the symbol for some secret tea-drinking society tattooed on your forehead. And that's ok.
You should eat bread and butter pickled jalepenos. Especially if they are homemade. Don't ask questions, just do it. You'll be happier and the world will be a better place. (Ahem. Rose, I have not had any of your homemade b&b jalepenos in like, two years. I'm just sayin'...)
What else would make you happy? I'm glad you asked. Converse Shoes. I love me some good ol' Chuck Taylors. Uh-huh. When you go to the Converse website, play around with the design your own option. And check out the knee-high Converses. These are SO DAMN COOL.
You also need at least two cats. They are an excellent return on your entertainment investment. Plus you'll live longer if you have cats. And that will give you more time to enjoy your Converses and pickled jalepenos.
And, since we're on the subject of tennis shoes - go out and buy a package of new socks. Nothing makes your feet happier than fluffy new socks. And if your feet ain't happy - you ain't happy.
That's probably plenty of recommendations for one day. What do you recommend?