Monday, March 25, 2013

My favorite things

Oprah's not on anymore, right?  The only television I seem to watch anymore is Wonder Pets (who comes up with those noises that the rescued animals make?) on Netflix so I'm a bit out of the loop.  We also cancelled our Dish about a year ago, so unless it is broadcast, we're not watching it. 

I turned 32 last week.  I had to double check, I couldn't remember if it was 32 or 31.  Scott got me a new laptop.  He also placed a box of cake mix on my desk before leaving for work that morning with a note saying it was for the weekend.  We're planners like that.  

To celebrate, I'm going to give you a list of things that I'm loving right now.  This is also somewhat of a digital scrapbook for me to look back on next year. 

1. Keurig - I held off for a long time.  We already have a coffee pot and an electric kettle on the countertop.  Totally worthsies. I buy my k-cups at a local discount grocery ($0.41/each) and I'm going to check the prices at Costco.

2. Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo - This smells kind of amazing and is only like $5 at Target.

3. Sharpie Pen - Not as bleedy as a sharpie, but I've never had to do the 'pissed-off scratch random paper to make it work' dance. 

4.Nutella - I put a spoonful in my oatmeal every morning.  I have no illusions about it being healthy, but it's so good. 

5. Nars Primer - Until I found this, any eye makeup ended hanging out along the crease within a few hours.  This keeps everything in place until I wash it off.  I could probably sleep in it and my eye makeup would still be where I put it. 

6. Black ballet flats - I'm not a heels kind of girl.  I'm a klutz and I have a toddler and a baby to wrangle, so that's just not a good combination.  I have this pair from Torrid.  For those of us that have not-so-small feet, plus size retailers usually have a good selection of larger size and wide width shoes.  After 2 kids, my shoe size went up about a size and a half.

7. RSS feeds - Up until about a week ago, I would have linked to Google Reader.  Seeing as Google made the awesome decision to get rid of it this year, my current favorite is Feedly.  An RSS reader puts all of your blogs in one place and new posts just show up.  I remember having tens of tabs up across my browser before this discovery. 

8.Childish Gambino - As a stay at home mom of two in a rural area, I can pretty much guarantee that I'm not the target audience for this music, but I love it.  I love it hard.  Childish Gambino is the stage name of Donald Glover (adorable Troy from Community) and every time I listen to it, I catch one more super-clever incident of word play that I hadn't caught before. Of course I'd love the nerdy stuff about rap.

9.  Rick Steves - I'm attracted to his mind, Scott.  I recently attended a lecture at the local library by Rick.  Much to Scott's surprise, I didn't embarass myself when he signed my copy of his Travel as a Political Act book.  Rick is a tour guide, tv and radio host, and author and has built a travel empire around Europe Through the Back Door.  We used his books when traveling to Germany and Switzerland a few years ago.  His travel philosophy allows you to travel cheaply and to immerse yourself in the local culture.  He's like the anti-Rudy Maxa.  PBS joke?  Anyone?  Bueller?


  1. Love the list, especially the picture of Steves. I do have to say that the picture of you on the right bar looks nothing like you, is that the point??? :)

  2. Nope, I got bangs! My own sister didn't recognize me last weekend at a baby shower. They're taking some time to get used to.