Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Favorite Things :-)
Just now while eating a few oreo cookies I was inspired to write a list of some of my favorite things from completely random categories:
Favorite Store Bought Cookie: the OREO of course. I love dunking them in a LOW mug of milk. I emphasized the "low" because nothing's worse than trying to cram your hand down a skinny glass of milk trying to achieve maximum dunkage with the 5 centimeters of milk at the bottom. so GO OREOS, esp. double stuffed......but I try to be good most of the time ;-)
Favorite Smell: Ok, I have 2. The smell of warm, freshly baked doughnuts (i'm bad) and the smell of fall when you walk outside on a crisp day and you smell the burning of leaves and or wood. The only downside of the latter smell is if your hair has just been washed it now takes on the smell of smoke. small price to pay.......although I do have a weird habit of smelling my own hair throughout the day......WeIRdo!!!!!
Favorite time/day of the week: Around 6pm on Friday, you have the anticipation of the upcoming weekend and the work week is a distant memory. It's usually the evening Alex and I brainstorm which eatery in Austin we have yet to try and go and TRY IT!!!
Favorite TV channel: The Food Network by far. No surprise for most of you since my first two favorite things on this list have to do with food, as does most things in my life. The Food Network is ALWAYS the first channel I surf to when flipping on the tube. I know way too much food trivia, just the other day I schmoozed onlookers with my knowledge of orzo. My favorite personalities on said network are Giada de Laurentiis and Tyler Florence (and no, I don't just like him bc his last name is Florence!!!)
Favorite mode of transportation: Boat boat boat!!! I love being on water on a sunny day. There's something so liberating about the whole experience, plus you usually can't beat the scenary. Is it just me or are people the most happy when they're on boats? Well except Alex who has chronic motion sickness and avoids boats at all costs :-(
Favorite animal: Dolphin. I swam with them once when I graduation from highschool and went on a cruise with my family to the Caribbean. I had a weird experience that day when the dolphin was supposed to come up and look as if it were kissing my cheek. (you've all seen those poses)...well I was the over-zealous teen in the group and of course was the first to go. The dolphin lurched towards me with a little too much force and nailed me in the temple. Damn IT HURT. but moments later it compensated for the mishap and we managed to get my photo taken with it. The funniest part of the whole situation is that we were being video recorded at the same time and at that moment in the video they have it in slow motion. So me getting mauled by the dolphin is in super slow mo....pretty awesome, I still love dolphins despite this :-) The above pic was taken at the cove where we swam with the dolphins, two dolphins pushing you through the water via your feet is an awesome feeling.
Favorite childhood memory: Playing Marco Polo with my Uncle Dave and brother in our grandparent's pool in Scottsdale, AZ. Each summer Ryan (broham) and I would visit our grandparents and our Aunt and Uncle in Scottsdale for about a month. The anticipation we had before going out there each summer was enormous and once we got there we would just hang out with the fam and play all day long. I get so nostalgic whenever talking about it because of how carefree and happy I was at the time.
Favorite post-adolescent/adult memory: The entire semester I studied in Florence '04 at SACI. Need I explain why? The entire time I felt so grateful and so alive. From the places I saw to the relationships I came home with. It really was the best time of my life :-)