I know this is so random but I love…

Hey, Darling Things!

I am under the books, studying for our Living Proof Live in Baltimore, MD this weekend. (And if you’re going, I can’t wait to see you and to see what God has a mind to show us. The rest of you please pray for us and we will be the far better for your intercession.) I came to a point in my preparation that I needed to look up a map and my heart did this ridiculous little jump. Why? Because I was about to reach for my Bible atlas…and I love my Bible atlas. I could honestly use it for a coffee table book and thumb through it every afternoon while I drink hot tea and have a Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookie. (Of course, I’m hardly ever at my coffee table in the afternoon, nor do I often get to just sit and drink hot tea and eat cookies, but IF I DID, and if I had neither daughter to amuse me, I’d do all of those things with my Bible atlas.) I don’t know how to explain it. I just love it.

Here it is. I’m smiling as I look at it.


I love things like maps and charts. They bring some organization to the chaotic mind of BTSPTB.



Random, huh? Well, that’s when I thought of you. I thought it would be fun to hear you complete this sentence today:

I know this is so random but I love…

What, Girlfriend? What random, not-hyper-serious thing do you love that maybe a ton of people wouldn’t necessarily love with you? Do tell!



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  1. 101
    theresa says:

    I know this so random but I love RIBBON! I love to look at, buy it, use it. I love the designs, the colors, the feel of it. All of it. I use it to decorate cards, wrap presents, tie on anything and everything. Don’t even get me started on holiday ribbon that comes out only once a year.

    • 101.1
      Sarah S. says:

      Me, TOO! Clappity Clap! I have a ribbon skirt (not MADE of ribbon, but adorned — all the way around, all the way down — it’s really cute, though I know it sounds ‘iffy’!)
      LOVE the ribbon!

  2. 102
    Julie Anne says:

    I love cookbooks… I collect them–kids cookbooks, cookie cookbooks, antique cookbooks, Taste of Home cookbooks, crockpot cookbooks … and my all time favorite website, Allrecipes.com

  3. 103
    Kim says:

    My husband doesn’t understand this at all — but in my randomness — I love fonts!! Any new kind with squiggles or hearts or dots or swirlies — fonts just plain make me happy : )

  4. 104
    CIndy says:

    Random, but I love being in my house ALL alone with my girl (dog) Cami Blue by my side in the dead silence….ahhh, and I love my whole family in the same room watching a Carolina Panther football game together on a Sunday afternoon!! OH….and I LOVE plain M&M’s dumped in a jar of JIF Creamy Peanut Butter!! mmmmm…..

  5. 105
    Lisa says:

    Cuddling with my four year old at night and talking about what he would like to tell God thank you for. I hear some suprising things. We were blessed with this last baby right before I turned 40. His siblings ages are 25, 17 & 15. I take the time to enjoy the quiet moments with this one and I am loving it.

  6. 106
    Theresa says:

    OK one more please….I know this is random but I love the smell of new tires. I started to like it when I was pregnant with my first and I still love it. Inhaling deep!

    • 106.1
      Sarah S. says:

      Can’t believe there are two of you! There’s another Siesta that loves the smell of tires and I almost can’t walk in a tire store. Blech. πŸ™‚ To each his own.

  7. 107
    Leslie says:

    I am a sniffer too so was glad to see so many siestas mention smell. I love the smell of my pup’s paws. They kind of smell like popcorn, (not after they’ve been out rolling in the who knows what mind you…but just on a snuggley afternoon) and I love the smell of libraries…used to make my kids stop and sniff and they thought I was batty!

    • 107.1

      THAT IS SO FUNNY that you wrote that! My mom used to have this funny little sing-song she would do with our dogs: “Doggie got POPCORN-feet! Doggie got POPCORN-feet!” So random… πŸ™‚

  8. 108
    mona says:

    This is so random, but I love clever wit that makes me laugh out loud. For instance, this morning I found a funny ‘foto’ posted on a friend’s facebook that pictured an adorable tiny dacschund puppy laying across a real hotdog bun with the caption “Please spay or neuter your pets! This is a tragic example of an in-bread dog!”

  9. 109
    mary says:

    …the smell of drywall mixed with concrete. LOL. I love it! That smell when you walk into a brand new garage or home depot (home depot smells like it). I wish they made a home depot candle. I’d burn it! :D. Isn’t it funny how His made us so unique? I bet he chuckled when creating my sense of smell…”and I shall gift Mary with a keen sense for the home depot…teeheehee”

  10. 110
    Kara says:

    I love reading CNN online multiple times a day.

  11. 111
    Amy says:

    Dictionaries! Seriously, sometimes I just pick it up and read it like a book. Such a word nerd!

  12. 112
    kay Kay says:

    I love paper products — crazy, but at least it’s cheap! You would not believe all the paper craft supplies (which I still haven’t had time to start) and notecards (which I even moved cross country) I have — and since books are made out of paper…….. (I am not a Kindle woman.)

  13. 113
    Nancy Duncan says:

    I know this is so random, but I love sitting in my swing on the porch while reading a book.

  14. 114
    Dianne says:

    I know this is so random, and maybe weird to some, but I have mild obsession with clouds. I always notice them. I can’t tell you how many times I have been in my car and applauded God for the beauty he put before me on that particular day. Even weirder, perhaps, I have oodles of pictures of them too.

    • 114.1
      Donna says:

      I asked god if I can paint the sky each day when I get Home. Clouds are so beautiful!!

    • 114.2
      Mona says:

      I wonder if we’re related? When my sister and I go for walks, we always bring our cameras, and there are always beautiful clouds to take pictures of. Of course, we notice bugs, birds, and one trip a gazillion type of mushrooms, but I digress. If you search for clouds in Biblegateway, you get three pages of verse listings! One of my favorites, Mark 13:26 – “At that time men will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.”

  15. 115
    Barb Cressy says:

    So random but I love taking pictures of “things” such as windows, old bulidings, the sun, animals, nature. I am fairly new to taking photos. I rarely take them of people but when I do I dont take the tradional smile you are on camera ones. I like to take pics of people “naturally”~side views, having conversations, looking at something else. God has created some awesome things, and man has through the knowledge He has given them. I look at the world differently I suppose.

    • 115.1
      Joyce Watson says:

      I like taking pictures too. It is fun and interesting to see unusual things you ordinarily might not notice. Old windows are really great and doors of buildings. I like flowers, birds, mountains etc. You are right it makes you look at the world differently. Painting also does.

    • 115.2
      susan says:

      I love taking pictures too, I forget my arthritis pain when I am photographing, snapping memories. Then later that evening I love to load them into my computer and fix them, highlighting, cropping etc. to make them as good as I can…It feels me with joy

  16. 116
    Michelle says:

    I know this is random but I love the feel of wearing long sleeves, shorts and my Birkenstocks!! This does not happen too often because I live in Wisconsin πŸ™‚

    • 116.1
      singingkate says:

      SO FUNNY…with the exception of the Birsenstocks, I just described this VERY ensemble to my kids a few days ago. That’s awesome!!

  17. 117
    Warm in Alaska says:

    (What, pray tell, is a BTSBQRTV – or whatever string of letters you wrote??)

    My Random (one of): I love having a STACK of books on my bed stand – cookbooks, biographies, travel guides, political commentaries, theological tomes. I know I’ll never read the half of them (well, maybe one day) but I love having them sit there next to me while I sleep. It comforts me to know I’m surrounded by so many words. (smile)

  18. 118
    Ginny says:

    I love skinny Crayola Fine Tip Markers in tropical colors. πŸ™‚ And I love people who love atlases…because my favorite thing to do with my markers is color in maps.

  19. 119
    christy says:

    I love that it’s cool enough (not to be confused with cool) outside to rake and burn some leaves and brush and warm enough to need to run inside for a glass of iced tea and find a post by my favorite blogger!

  20. 120
    Ange Keskey says:

    to watch my daughter sleep for a few moments every night while I pray over her and watch her so peaceful and STILL.

  21. 121
    Renee Hargrove says:

    I know this is random, but I love the smell of dial soap, water coolers and fresh mown grass, they all remind me of my grandparents.

  22. 122
    Amanda says:

    Random: I love showing my five year old how to properly use her handwriting lines. I do it on a small white board (with the lines on it) and a white board marker. It brings me inexplicable joy to write neatly with a smooth marker.

  23. 123
    Cody says:

    APPLE JUICE! Good, old fashioned, from concentrate, lots of sugar added Apple Juice – with NO ice. Especially by the pool.

  24. 124
    Dawn Russell says:

    I know this is so random but I love…the smell of a brand new bible with gold edges and a ribbon in it.

  25. 125
    Denise Untersee says:

    I LOVE FROGS!!!! Everything about them! Yes, I even eat frog legs! I have a collection of various frog items.

  26. 126
    Irma says:

    I love to sit and watch all the hummingbirds feeding at our feeders

  27. 127
    theharbormom says:

    I know this is so random, but I love when my nose gets cold on a sunny, beautiful fall day, but I’m all dressed warm with a cute hat, scarf and and a great color lipstick (I know, random, but if I get to create a great random moment, it includes great lipstick).

  28. 128
    Rebecca says:

    I know this is random, but I love free samples! They make my day! Today I got a free sample of Starbucks’ pumpkin spice frappucino while I was in Kroger. It was great!

    By the way, that Bible atlas is one of my husband’s favorite things as well! He gives it as a gift to young ministers often.

  29. 129
    Barbara says:

    I love the smell of clean sheets & then how they feel as I crawl into bed at day’s end. And I love a face filled with smiley wrinkles–there’s such stories waiting to be told…

  30. 130
    Lee Ann says:

    I know this is random, but I love walking into my home and being greeted by the smell of bleach! It tricks me into thinking the house is clean! My kids have learned this and sometimes pour bleach into the sink just to make me THINK the house is clean!

    • 130.1
      Lindsee says:

      Lee Ann! That is hilarious. I was just telling them at lunch that I love the smell of bleach. Though no one has ever poured it into the sink to make me think they JUST cleaned the house. So funny!

  31. 131

    I know this is so random but I love…

    not using and umbrella when it rains. Maybe because I have natural curly hair and it doesn’t bother me if I get it wet. I feel refreshed as the rain pours down on this black curly head!

  32. 132
    Gena says:

    I know it’s random, but I love boxes – plain, fancy, wood, cardboard, whatever – anything with a lid. Hatboxes are the best! I have a hard time throwing out any kind of box I get in the mail; I hide them under and behind the furniture.

    Also, I know it’s random, but I love office supplies…mostly paper (notebooks, notepads, journals, scrapbook paper). I’m particularly fond of Post-its, but rarely use them because I don’t want to ever not have any.

  33. 133
    Gail says:

    Pretty much anything made smaller! ha ha
    I opened the Land o’ Lakes new butter sticks just last night while fixing supper and saw that they are now wrapped in half sizes- they look like a mini stick of butter! So cute! I know- weird..and random : )

  34. 134
    Jen says:

    So random, but I love learning Jewish blessings and prayers, sometimes even learning them in Hebrew. I have no connection to Judaism except being Christian. I sometimes just get tickled that God understands what I’m saying when I’m talking to Him in a different language. There are so many little blessings for all different circumstances and for whatever reason I just love learning them πŸ™‚


  35. 135
    Bethany B. says:

    I guess this isn’t quite so random but like Kelli I love it when I’m home alone (rare these days) and I can play my music really loud πŸ™‚ I sing and dance like a crazy woman, forgetting that I’m an introvert. So fun!!!!

  36. 136
    Jennifer says:

    I know this is so random but i love to watch ‘I love lucy’

  37. 137
    Betsy Roberts says:

    Iknow this is random, but I love the smell of plastic! It takes me back to the joy I felt opening a brand new baby doll on Christmas morning!

  38. 138
    Jill Sprinkle says:

    I know this is random, but I love….the smell of fresh cut hay, the clean smell after it rains, the rolling fields in Nebraska, the Rocky Mountains….hearing my teenagers laughing their heads off, my husband being witty(he’s so funny, but hardly anyone knows that)…and strangely enough, the taste of NyQuil!!! LOL Although it is not as good as a FOUNTAIN Diet Dr. Pepper with pellet ice (we call it rabbit terd ice!!) LOL πŸ™‚ I am cracking up!!!

  39. 139
    Victoria says:

    I know it’s random, but I love 80s music. Like a lot.

  40. 140
    Kristina in Phoenix says:

    I love the smell of my husband’s dirty shirts when he is gone working night shift and I’m missing him. :)(ewww?)…. it just smells like him. Not stinky… just like Roberto…

  41. 141
    Carol from MA says:

    My, this could really get us going couldn’t it? So here goes…. I love the feeling of Friday afternoon and the expectation of the weekend. I love small little creamer pitchers – you know they come in a pair. There’s the sugar bowl and the creamer. I like the gracefulness of the little creamers. And I like lavender talcum powder! Enough said.

  42. 142
    Jessica Albers says:

    School supplies….especially brand new highlighters. I’m 26 but still LOVE the fall when the stores put out all of the school supplies. I still get the back-to-school butterflies!

  43. 143
    Lee Ann says:

    I know this is so random but I love using my grandmother’s big yellow mixing bowl.

  44. 144
    Susan C. says:

    I know this is random but I love… BIBLES! I probably have 15 of them. I love different versions, sizes, different bindings, red letter, commentary, large print, parallel… My favorite section in the Christian book store are the aisles with the Bibles. I love how they smell. If I get a leather cover, I get my name imprinted on it. Sometimes, when I want a new Bible… and I know I don’t really “need” one, I give away one that I already own… then I don’t feel so guilty. Is there such a thing as having too many Bibles? πŸ™‚

    • 144.1
      Angie says:

      One can never have too many bibles Susan! I love love them too and have many!

      I also love to stick one in the middle of a sack of clothes I’m donating to the Goodwill or Salvation Army and saying a prayer for the person that will receive it!

  45. 145
    Carla says:

    I know this is random, but I love the smell of fresh cut grass!

  46. 146
    Nettie says:

    I know this is random, but I love Saturday afternoon cooking sessions with my husband.

  47. 147
    Beth Herring says:

    I love to read the bible out loud! I am in Exodus right now and really get into the story! I feel like I am right there with Moses when I read it aloud !

  48. 148
    Mary Lou says:

    I know this is random, but I love it that my spice rack is alphabetized. I love knowing that Bay leaves come after Basil and Parsley comes after Oregano. I cook and can A LOT and it’s just so helpful to have them all in order when I need them and don’t waste time trying to find them. The only other thing alphabetized in my house are the books on my bookshelf (by author).

  49. 149
    Church Lady says:

    I know this is random, but I love decorative nightlights and small lamps.

  50. 150
    Amy says:

    This is about as random as you get, but that’s how I roll…

    I love puppy breath, my grandmother’s wedding ring that I now wear daily, and the sound of my boys playing together when they don’t know I’m listening.

    • 150.1
      Nancy, Georgia says:

      Amy – ….me too on the puppy breath…it is so distinct and kinda “clean” and I love to listen to my granddaughters play together.

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