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Things I Love: The Letter B

I heard about the meme from Megan at Medieval Bookworm, and the letter she’s chosen for me is B. Since books, authors and books with names or titles that begin with B, and blogging are too easy, I’ll leave them out for this.

Bagels. With cream cheese and lox? Heavenly.

Bavaria. Went here in 1999 and fell in love with the food (not something I thought I’d ever say about German cuisine!). If you’re ever in Munich, do visit the Hofbrauhaus, where Hitler held his failed “Beer Hall Putsch” in 1923. They also have good wurst.

The BBC. Love, love, love the BBC, especially their adaptations of classic novels (Pride and Prejudice, anyone?). Last April, when I subscribed to Netflix, I began watching Upstairs, Downstairs, which is seriously good! I also love the BBC’s comedies; I own the complete series of Keeping Up Appearances on DVD. Yeah, I’m obsessed.

The Bachelor. I have a confession to make: in addition to books, I love watching TV, especially reality TV. The Bachelor is just one of those shows. So trashy, but oh so good.

Barcelona. One of my favorite European cities. The architecture of Antonio Gaudi is quite amazing.

Black. I wear a lot of this color—today I wore a black sweater, black stockings, black boots, and a skirt that’s black and white.

The Bayeaux Tapestry. Went to France in 1999 and saw this nearly by accident (it wasn’t on our schedule originally, but since it was raining out, we decided to go anyways)); it’s magnificent. It’s displayed in its own, L-shaped, lighting-controlled room.

Brie cheese. I love cheese in general, but brie is the best. Have them with Club crackers, and it’s a perfect afternoon snack.

“Badlands.” One of Bruce Spingsteen’s best songs ever.

Bubonic plague. Don’t laugh; once upon a time I wrote my undergrad thesis on it.


Sandra said…
That was fun to read about you. I've been in Munich myself, I love Germany. I just got assigned the letter E but from someone else i think. I better go write it up.
Meghan said…
The randomizer liked you and gave you a good one. ;) I love the BBC too. They really have fantastic shows and the best minds working for them. Have you ever seen Fawlty Towers? It's only 12 episodes long but probably the funniest show I have ever seen, especially the first season.

The Black Death is definitely one of the more interesting episodes in history - and there are so many phases of it that it's versatile as well. We still can't manage to figure out just how much of the population it killed on its first go round. I think it's fascinating!

- Meghan @ Medieval Bookworm
Nicole said…
I love brie too. Roquefort might be my fave, but it is a very close race.
Serena said…
Bavaria, Barcelona, bagels, BBC...all of these I understand! Bubonic Plague! EW!

Good luck with the thesis.
Veronica said…
Yes! Badlands is a GREAT song. Really, since you're letter was B you could have just put down Bruce Springsteen in general.......ha.
Marg said…
You did get lucky with the letter B!

Barcelona is one of my favourite cities too! And I had a great time in the beer halls of Bavaria!

You were very controlled not using books or blogging! Well done!
I watch much, much more British television that I do American TV. My mom and I both love Keeping Up Appearances. (When she calls me on my cell phone, I often answer with, "Bouquet residence!")
Lenore said…
I'm with you on most of these. Bagels and the plague especially ;)
Anonymous said…
How I long to go to Spain, especially Barcelona! And who can resist BBC adaptations. They are just as addictive as books.
Ramya said…
bubonic plague? I would never have expected to see that in a list of favorite things! Bagels with cream cheese..definitely yes!:)

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