2.14.2006

Things that are red...

What a good, strong color.

Well, I actually began this post sometime mid-December and never finished it. But I just read Mandy Drury's post on her favorite things and then I remembered I had started a "my-favorite-RED-things" post... and never finished. So, it IS Valentine's Day and I wore red today because, well, I really love this color, so here's my in-honor-of-red post... and the things that I like that are so.

Begun 12.15.05
I have been mulling over the idea of painting my main room a form of red (Not like.. "RED" - but a hearty red... this isn't going anywhere, is it?) I met the house inspector this morning and we went in and I got to review the room I would like to paint red and I still think it's a good choice. But this red-liking isn't simply relegated only to the function of paint in my life... there are many other "red" loves

* Red Sweatpants... I have friends that say, "once you have started wearing these in public, it is clear you've given up." I'm not entirely sure. I bought these a week ago from Old Navy and I am finding I would like to wear these everywhere. I have even thought about them during the day. I am loving them.
* Poppies - I'm kind of tweaking this because more often than not, people see the orangish ones. I like the red. I am not taking drugs... but might fail a drug test if I'm with these beauties of the yard a bit too long.
* Red Glass- My dad collects kerosene lanterns. A small group of them have these brilliant red glass globes and they're sitting in a ground level window in the corner of my parent's basement. I have a few candle holders that are red. One's a star from Seattle a friend brought home. It hangs from my ceiling.
* Red Sweatshirt- worn separately from the red sweatpants because, 1. THAT'S when I'll have given up. 2. They're two different shades of red. But this garment was a quest. I had begun on a journey with the red sweatshirt a while ago. Fellow journey-ers, chime in here. Quick version... a red sweatshirt was left at a friend's house during a meeting. No one claimed it, so the owner of the house did. She washed the sweatshirt one day. The sweatshirt changed hands to the people sharing space in their home... well, people... a person of the people sharing space in their home. This person had the sweatshirt (that the owner of the house had been in petition for) When the people sharing space with the homeowner's moved, the sweatshirt moved with them. I was at their house one day and cold. I got to borrow the sweatshirt with the mandate that it must be returned and I guess I don't understand because the sweatshirt didn't really have an owner in the beginning... shouldn't it just pass into my care? Apparently that was not the reasoning of the overpowering lender. Anyway, I finally found a great one at Marshall's. I love this red sweatshirt.
* Tomatoes - you either love them or you hate them. I love them. I have always loved them. My dad is an expert at growing them. Nothing better than one from the garden. This is one of my favorite things about summer.
* Simply Red - I liked this band in the 80's. And they contributed "Don't forget about me" from The Breakfast Club. Thanks.
* Stop signs - well, because they help keep us safe. They're likable enough for that reason. We should offer props for all they give to society.
* Red Osier Dogwood branches - Last Thanksgiving my cousin and I made an impromptu garland out of the stuff. A little Martha Stewart-ish, but I've liked the stuff ever since. I think I have one of these trees in my new yard.
* Pomegranates - I love these. They're gorgeous pieces of fruit.

Now after all this on red... I'll probably paint the rooms yellow.

Post Script... I actually painted the room brown... -ish.

7 comments:

Kerri said...

Red's been one of my favorite colors ever since I read "Clifford the Big Red Dog" when I was little. I'm so glad that you put Simply Red on there. The list wouldn't be complete without them and of course, mention of the Breakfast Club.

theReynoldsFam said...

i love red...and i really liked that red sweatshirt...i still feel strongly that the original owner should have been sought out a bit more diligently. red is a diligent color isn't it?

still searching for the perfect red sweatshirt and a fellow admirer of the color red,
juli

Jenn Swift said...

Juli, I'll see what I can do to smuggle that sweatshirt out. :)

Otte said...

I just clapped for the color red, Jenn. I hope you can hear it cause I did it very loudly and as hard as I could. Go red, Go! My first car was red, and has since captured my heart (which is also red, I imagine).

gregg said...

overpowering is a strong word...how could it not be...it has the word power in it... i, being said person would like to remind you of the "finders keepers" rule, and the "possession is 9/10ths of the law" rule.

Dana said...

I think you should go to a husker football game for the primary reason of being surrounded by tens of thousands of people wearing red and shouting "Go Big Red!!!" I think they must be cheering for the color, as people couldnt possibly care that much about the football. :)

Samuel Bills said...

You're in good company - Red never fails to make Eisley smile. Whenever she sees red she gets a look on her face like it's for her. It's great.