There’s been this fun game going around involving letters of the alphabet. I’ve been fighting myself from asking to join in, but as you can tell by this post…it was a losing battle. How could I resist when people like Myndi Shafer came up with Bodacious B-words…that don’t end in itch. I couldn’t resist…I’ve always wanted to use the word Bodacious! Then there’s Kathy Owen who had R, and another favorite, Natalie Hartford and her very cool ideas of what makes J so loveable. Then, on Jenny Hanson’s blog yesterday I discovered Marcia Richards‘ ‘L’ words along with Jansen Schmitd‘s D’s!
So with Jenny’s Tantalizing Thoughts on T, I finally asked for a letter….and received E. At first I thought, crap! This is going to be tough…and then I found that I kept coming up with more and more words or things that started with E that I absolutely loved. Not wanting to leave anything out, I found a way to categorize my top ten ‘E’ words to share all my favorite things.
Here goes nothing!
Eggs- My favorite meal of the day has been, and I expect, always will be…breakfast. And I like eggs…done any way from scrambled to fried to boiled or poached. But I also like lots of foods that start with the word egg…like Eggrolls (Filipino style) or Egg drop soup or Egg noodles or Egg salad sandwich. (unfortunately I’m not a huge fan of Eggplant or Egg foo young).
Exotic Locales- I couldn’t make my mind if I wanted to put Egypt down (would love to visit the pyramids) or Europe which includes England (where my gram is from) and Estonia or Ecuador or El Salvador, so I found a way to incorporate them all!
Eleanors- Strange, right? But my heroes are women like Eleanor of Aquitaine & Eleanor Roosevelt. Women who know what it means to be strong way before equal rights became cool. They also knew that a sense of humor about life in general was important. My best friend in Jr High also happens to share the name, though we just called her Norie.
Easy Listening- Two of my favorite musicians of all time are Ella Fitzgerald & Elvis Presley (I crushed hard on young Elvis)…but with other singers like Evanescence & Eartha Kitt…I couldn’t allow such a limitation.
Erotic- Love the word, the meaning, and then there are the books…I absolutely adore reading erotic romances and writing erotic…whether it’s in poetry…or in story. Erotic can range from hand cuffs to candlelit baths to fun with food to sexy massages. What woman in her right mind could or would resist?
Education-Smart is sexy. So whether you’re learing through Experimentation or through Electronics or simply through Everyday life, it’s important to continue. When you stop learning, you start dying. I firmly believe that.
Escapism-whether it’s through a good book or a trip to the bahamas or watching an awesome movie or tv show…it’s through this word that you relax, rejuvinate and regroup.
Enchantment-this is my all things fairytale category…it includes Elves and witches and shapeshifters. I first discovered my love of enchantment in 3rd grade when I read through the entire Oz series followed by the Wrinkle In Time series….life deserves magic.
Experience & Emotions-they go hand in hand to help shape who you are
Evenings- it’s that time when the hectic craziness of the world starts to slow down. When families get to spend time together talking about their days. When beauty decides to show itself again as the sun falls from the horizon and the moon comes out to play. Yeah, evenings are great!
And for my bonus—Eternal/Everlasting Life-I like to give thanks to my creator who gave up the one thing that was most valuable to him to help show me my worth. I know not everyone believes the same way I do, and that’s okay! Some of you will even look at this last one and think vampire. 😉 Either way, to me it was too important to be left out.
Whew! That was tough, but fun. I’m sure I missed a few (Exercise was issed on purpose as I see it as a necessary evil and Endings made me sad, so they got left off), so I’d love to hear from you! What ‘E’ words would you have added? Would you like to play along? I promise, it’s a very fun challenge. If you want a letter, just ask! There’s tons of fun to spread around and I know there are equally creative minds…
26 thoughts on “Excited About Everything E!”
I LOVE your list! You did such an amazing job with a tough letter! My favorites are Elvis, Ella and Eleanor. I’m a big fan of the musicians and Eleanor Roosevelt Is an original Sexy, smart and Strong Woman! I’ve never read that quote of hers, and I’ve read so many. I may need to borrow that one sometime.
My addition would be exercise even though I feel the same as you about it. I just feel so much better when I do it. Oh, yeah, and my main character of my new book coming in December–her name is Eve.
I hope one of your readers decides to play. This game is a hoot!
Yeah, I’d never seen that quote before, either…but once I did…How could I possibly resist? As for Eve, I’ll look forward to meeting her in December!
And Exercise…I guess sex falls into the exercise category, right? I hear Zumba’s fun, too…so I can get behind that one…just takes some arm twisting…LOL!
Sex definitely falls into that category!! At my age, the word is that I have to “use it or lose it”. I’m all for using it!
Me, too. LOL!
How about…effervescence? The bubbling feeling and sound you get from the bottle after popping a champagne cork for instance.
Or possibly use it to describe someone’s personality.
That’s a good one! It was actually used to describe the letter given me. 🙂
Oooo excellent! (see what I did there) 😛
Awesome ‘E’ list Kitt! What a fun post!
It was fun and challenging! Thanks. 🙂 Fortunately I had pretty good floor plans to follow from the ladies that went before me. Theirs were all amazing!
I read the Oz series and Wrinke(s) in Time, too! What a fun–& enchanting–post. Rife with possibilities. 🙂
Thank you! And I loved those books…
Great list, Kitt. My guess is you are thinking constantly about ‘E’ words now. I’m even thinking about them and its not even my letter. Fun post.
Thanks, Sheri! And you’re right… Last night while walking the dogs I realized that under Easy Listening I forgot Eva Cassidy & Elton John. I also left off elephants (which are cute)…and I woke up this morning with the word Engagement on the brain. Ahhhh!
You have some great Es: erotic, evenings, enchantment escapism. Yes!
I’d add Emma 🙂
I’m a big Emma fan, so I’d agree with that one. The game was a bunch of fun! I’m glad I asked for a letter.
epidermis 🙂 he, he
imagine living without it!!!
encyclopedia – mm-hmm! who hasn’t come across one they couldn’t out down.
Eagles – not the band, the bird!!!
Earth – our home!
etc… he, he…
All very good Examples… 😉 Being in the states I’m actually a big fan of bald eagles, but I didn’t want it confused with the football team of which I am most definitely not a fan. 🙂
My favorite meal is breakfast too, and that Eleanor Roosevelt graphic is hysterical! Thanks for the link – I think you did an exceptional job with the letter “E”!!
Thank you! I really enjoyed playing along. When I saw that Eleanor graphic I knew I’d found “the one”. Thanks again for giving me the letter. I really enjoyed stretching myself and getting creative.
Beautiful list Kitt!!! I loved it…so romantic and passionate. I must say, huge fan of eggrolls….and just about everything else you listed.
Thanks, Natalie! Egg rolls are so tasty…especially the Filipino fried beef ones. Yum! Love dipping them in plum sauce. 🙂 glad you liked the list…
:-X That was supposed to be my little secret! 😉