My Personal Lists of "10's"

One of America's 10 Most-Favorite Female Celebrities
One of America's 10 Most-Favorite Female Celebrities | Source
Your first kiss
Your first kiss | Source
One My 10 Favorite Things to Do
One My 10 Favorite Things to Do | Source
Robert Downey, Jr., one of America's 10 Most-Favorite Male Celebrities
Robert Downey, Jr., one of America's 10 Most-Favorite Male Celebrities | Source
Red Lobster, one of The 10 Most-Favorite Restaurants in America.
Red Lobster, one of The 10 Most-Favorite Restaurants in America. | Source
J.D. Salinger, "A Catcher in The Rye," one of my favorite authors.
J.D. Salinger, "A Catcher in The Rye," one of my favorite authors. | Source
Flipping burgers is one of The Most-Hated Jobs in America
Flipping burgers is one of The Most-Hated Jobs in America | Source
Learning the guitar is one of the 10 Favorite Things I Like to Do
Learning the guitar is one of the 10 Favorite Things I Like to Do | Source
Jim Parsons, "Big Bang Theory," one of my Least-Favorite Male Celebrities
Jim Parsons, "Big Bang Theory," one of my Least-Favorite Male Celebrities | Source
Johnny Carson, "The King," Of Late Night. The Most-Favorite of 10 Talk Show Hosts
Johnny Carson, "The King," Of Late Night. The Most-Favorite of 10 Talk Show Hosts | Source
One of my oldest friends, Les Walters, right, managing editor of the Journal Record, Hamilton, Al., where I worked for 23 years and his wife, Sheri.
One of my oldest friends, Les Walters, right, managing editor of the Journal Record, Hamilton, Al., where I worked for 23 years and his wife, Sheri. | Source
Marcus Luttrell, left, advisor and Mark Wahlberg, star of "Lone Survivor."
Marcus Luttrell, left, advisor and Mark Wahlberg, star of "Lone Survivor." | Source

I confess. I love the number “10.” I mean it. There is just something about “10” that excites me. And it doesn’t have anything to do with the fabled and classic Bo Derek movie, “10.”

Frankly, she never did anything for me even when this movie was the hottest film in the United States.

Call me strange. Call me weird. I just didn’t get hot when I saw Bo Derek running in slow-motion in and out of the water.

I just wanted to share a few lists of “10’s” with you. Some of you will agree with me. And some will disagree. But that’s cool with me. We live in a country that gives us those rights. Don’t you just love America?

Now let’s begin our tour of “10’s” with . . .

The 10 Most-Recognized American Names

  1. John
  2. Sally
  3. Sam
  4. David
  5. Jim/James
  6. Margaret
  7. George
  8. Tom
  9. Bill
  10. Donald

The 10 Things You Will Never Forget

  1. Your first kiss
  2. Your first love
  3. Your first car
  4. Your first heart break
  5. Your first job
  6. Your first beer
  7. Your first scolding by a school teacher
  8. Your first funeral
  9. Your first French kiss
  10. Your first traffic ticket

The 10 Most-Favorite Pets

  1. Dog
  2. Cat
  3. Goldfish
  4. Snake
  5. Iguana
  6. Tarantula
  7. Turtle
  8. Parakeet
  9. Donkey
  10. Ant farm

The 10 Most-Hated Jobs Ever in America

  1. Fast-food restaurant
  2. Supermarket stock boy
  3. Supermarket cashier girl
  4. Mowing lawns
  5. Delivering daily morning newspapers
  6. Car wash
  7. Garbage truck
  8. Babysitting’
  9. Painting houses
  10. Walking dogs

The 10-Most Favorite Female Celebrities (for Guys)

  1. Jessica Alba
  2. Jennifer Aniston
  3. Tyra Banks
  4. Drew Barrymore
  5. Mischa Barton
  6. Kim Basinger
  7. Victoria Beckham
  8. Kate Beckinsale
  9. Pamela Anderson
  10. Nanya Riviera

The 10 Most-Famous Male Celebrities (for Women)

  1. Robert Downey, Jr.
  2. Viggo Mortensen
  3. Mark Harmon
  4. Shemar Moore
  5. Collin Farrell
  6. Heath Ledger
  7. Val Kilmer
  8. James Franco
  9. Kenny Chesney
  10. Mark Wahlberg

The 10 Most-Favorite Restaurants

  1. Ruby Tuesday’s
  2. Applebee’s
  3. Olive Garden
  4. Denny’s
  5. iHop
  6. Red Lobster
  7. Cracker Barrell
  8. Ryan’s
  9. Waffle House
  10. Joe’s Crab Shack

10 Most-Visited Vacation Towns

  1. Daytona Beach, Fla.
  2. Miami Beach, Fla.
  3. Destin, Fla.
  4. Orange Beach, Fla.
  5. Las Vegas, Nevada
  6. Panana City, Fla.
  7. Branson, Mo.
  8. Aspen, Colorado
  9. Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  10. Charleston, S.C.

My 10 Least-Favorite Television Shows

  1. CSI: Los Angeles
  2. Bluebloods
  3. Hawaii Five-O
  4. Two Broke Girls
  5. Two and a Half Men
  6. Big Bang Theory
  7. Saturday Night Live
  8. The Voice
  9. American Idol
  10. Big Brother

10 Least-Favorite Day of The Week

  1. Tuesday
  2. Monday x 2
  3. Friday
  4. Saturday
  5. Wednesday
  6. Thursday x 2

10 Most-Annoying Slang Phrases

  1. Dude
  2. Cool
  3. I gotta take this
  4. Like x 3
  5. Yew Know x 2

10 Best (and Favorite) Late-Night Talk Show Hosts

  1. Johnny Carson x 7
  2. Jay Leno
  3. Conan Obrien
  4. Jimmy Fallon

10 Most-Annoying Male Celebrities

  1. Ashton Cutcher x 5
  2. Jim Parsons x 3

My 10 Favorite Writers/Authors

  1. J.D. Salinger
  2. Hunter S. Thompson
  3. John Steinbeck
  4. Robert Frost
  5. Lewis Grizzard x 4
  6. John Gresham
  7. Paul Finebaum

My 10 Least-Favorite Things to Do

  1. Deal with pushy telemarketers
  2. Deal with religious door-to-door recruiters
  3. Defend myself when I am innocent
  4. Do things the hard way
  5. Confront people who I know have lied to me
  6. Go to bed in the middle of a classic movie
  7. Get up at 4 a.m.--why? Noting's going on but Headline News
  8. Not being able to give to a stranger to knocks on my door
  9. Trying to understand someone of much-higher IQ
  10. Choosing a political candidate for office

My 10 Most-Favorite Things to Do

  1. Attend my church
  2. Watch my wife create wreaths and flower arrangements
  3. Play with grandkids
  4. Learn the guitar
  5. Drink coffee
  6. Play with my cats
  7. Sleep/nap
  8. Eat raw salmon
  9. Eat hotwings
  10. Talk to old friends

And The Most Important Thing I Like to Do:

making my followers, old and new, happy with the things I think.

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Comments 18 comments

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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Reading this hub is so much fun! Why aren't there more like this one? I went through every list and mentally inserted my own opinion :) I especially like the very last "thing you like to do." So very sweet. But that's the kind of man you are.

I sure agree with your 10 Most Annoying Slang Phrases! And for the 10 favorite writers, I pick Steinbeck. No one will ever top Johnny Carson for late night talk show!

Voted up, useful, funny, awesome, interesting and of course will share. A big thanks to you for such a fun hub!


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PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

Hi Kenneth,

What a delightful read first thing in the morning with my big cup of coffee. I just love your hubs.

I bet you are a great grandpa, father and husband. It is always so sweet when a man talks about his wife in a loving manner.

I love the lists and I agree about Johnny Carson---I still miss him.

You have a wonderful day Kenneth---I am on my way to Rehab. to learn to walk on my broken leg again.

Your Friend,

Bobbi Purvis


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Interesting snd fun hub Kenneth. Not being Americn I couldn't relate to some of the things listed, for instance the restaurants, and some of the celebrities, but it was still an enjoyable read. Well done.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

I have to agree with almost everyone and everything on your list! I love that photo of Johnny Carson...I would have liked to know him personally!

I'm surprised Julia Roberts is not on your list of favorites. I do not like Fallon or any other late night guy right now. I just think they are corny, not funny at all.

Voted UP,etc.etc. and shared your great list.


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mgt28 2 years ago

I live a walking distance from Applebee's and I have been overlooking. My wife, who is not here, always takes me there when is around. I will have a meal there soon. Did I see Mugg & Bean?


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Crissylite 2 years ago

Nice Hub. I love articles that are written about a top ten list.


sheilamyers 2 years ago

You definitely always achieve the most important thing you like to do. I love reading your hubs. I think I'd agree with most of the lists you included. I know this will show I'm older, but if I created the list of male celebrities (I agree down to #4), I'd have to include Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denzel Washington, and Morgan Freeman.


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catgypsy 2 years ago from the South

Very interesting hub and made me think about my favs and not favs! You always come up with such interesting topics Kenneth! I so admire your imagination.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi vocalcoach,

I have missed you a lot. Glad to see you again. And thank you for your comment. I am trying to head in that direction of writing "lists" or "item" hubs that list certain things, people and activities. But I do not want to get in a rut, but I hear your suggestion.

You have a great day.

Kenneth


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Bobbi!

Was your coffee good this morning? Oh, mine was. I have to have that first cup so I can get awake and get to thinking about what hubs to research today.

Thanks for your sweet comments, Bobbi. I always get to feeling good when I read your comments.

You are not only a good writer, but good friend and follower.

Love, Kenneth


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Jodah,

Thank you so much for your comment. I appreciate you very much, good friend.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Mary615,

Been a long time since I have seen you. How have you been? You were among my early followers. And I still admire your writing.

Johnny was one of my all-time favorites. He had class, charisma, and charm. The needed "C's" for any talk show host.

Sadly, the others are still trying to find them.

Hey, come back and see me soon and have a safe day.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, mgt28,

One block away from an Applebee's? You are one blessed person. Thanks so much for coming by and helping me with your lively comment, and if you visit Applebee's today, would you mind shipping me an appetizer via UPS? I will gladly reimburse you.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello and a good day, ChrissyLite,

Thank you so much for your input.

I will do what I can about doing more Top 10 Lists, but do not write David Letterman. Okay?


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, sheilamyers,

Harrison Ford, rats! I knew I was missing one or two. Thanks for your sweet comment and liking my hubs. I do my best to please. I have one coming about "Why Men Lie," and it is the most-serious one yet.

Have a great and happy day.

K.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dearest Catgypsy,

A warm and heart felt thank you for your nice comment. I just pray about these topics, and the one that weighs the heaviest on my heart is the one I use.

Thank you so much for your always-appreciated comments.

Kiss and love your little ones for me.

Love, Kenneth


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grand old lady 2 years ago from Philippines

I was wondering how you'd do your 10 least favorite days, and you did it without even mentioning Sunday, lol! My favorite is your last list of things you like to do. Fun hub:)


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, grand old lady (who is not old),

Thank you so much for your sweet comments. They mean so much to me. I appreciate you very much.

Have yourself a great day and come back anytime for a visit.

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