Monday, June 20, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things

Because where else can I briefly expound on a random collection of things I like?

1. The Sound of Music: One of the very few musicals I can stand watching. Oh, I love Captain von Trapp. And I just can't believe Rolfe. What a scummy Nazi boyfriend! Did you know the film was based on a Broadway musical which was loosely based on a true story? This movie makes me want to dress Graham in lederhosen.

Nathan and Me
2. Zippers: I wish more baby clothes had zippers. They are easy, speedy, and harmless with a bit of care (although I remember a horrific experience in which I zipped my neck skin into my coat). What would I say to a life without zippers? "Oh, snap."

3. This chair:

This little baby seat, a gift from a generous friend, has been responsible for my personal hygiene needs for the past two months. Without it, I would not shower.

4. The Zebra 301. Best pen ever. I feel like I'm writing with a bullet. You know who else uses this pen? Dr. House and my Honors thesis defense chair--both pretty cool people. Also, this pen helps my best friend, the environment. You can buy refill cartridges for your Zebra pen--meaning you don't have to throw it away when it runs out of ink! Also, as they are made mostly from stainless steel, so you aren't contributing to the evil plastics industry--that same evil industry that gave us disposable syringes, turtle-free tortoiseshell sunglasses, and those unholy vessels, Tupperware.

5. Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott. This book is a must-read for anyone who loves to write. Not only was it hilarious, but it had so many good tips about the craft of writing. So inspiring and motivating, too.

I love favorite things.


  1. Did you know the song edelweiss is not an austrian song? It was written by Rogers and Hammerstein specifically for the movie.

  2. Captain vT, you handsome devil, you.


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