Monday, June 13, 2011

A Few of my Favorite Things

I’m not much of a material girl, so to speak, but I do have certain things in my life that I really love. Some of these things are luxuries to many people which is a fact not lost on me. I am very fortunate to be able to have the things I have. I’ve always been the type to take pride in ownership. That is something I’m trying to teach the LG. I have listed some of my prize possessions below. Maybe you will learn a little about me after reading the list.


- My new vacuum. It’s a Eureka Smart Air (or something like that). Let me tell you...if you have pets (or even people) in your house you need to get this vacuum. I had a “pet hair” vacuum before and it’s nothing compared to this beauty. I need to empty it after just vacuuming the office and the foyer. And lest you think I’m just exaggerating, I vacuum the entire first floor once a week. The box claimed to suck better than the Dyson and even if it doesn’t, it does an amazing job. It was also over $200 cheaper than the Dyson. I cringe at the thought of what my old vacuum left behind.

- My DVR. I’ve mentioned it here several times in Happiness posts. I love the flexibility it grants us for our TV watching. We have some shows that can be cut down to 35 minutes so we tape them and start watching something trivial on HGTV or something and then go back to the show we are taping about half way through and rewind it. It’s the greatest way to watch TV. And if you watch sports, like I do, and the announcers don’t go back and show you a play that you want to see, just rewind that sucker till your heart’s content.

- My Crocs. I have 2 pair. One pair I’ve had since the Spring of 2007. They are old and really need a good cleaning but they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. I wear them all Summer long and into the Fall. My other pair were purchased last Summer. They are a little more dressy in appearance so I feel better wearing them to work. They are black and gray and have a heel. So comfy...it’s like walking on a marshmallow. Totally worth the money. I am not a good shoe shopper so to find these wonderful shoes that I can wear for almost half the year is really a good thing.

- My Kindle. I’ve raved about it before on my blog but it really is one of my favorite things. I’ve had it a year and a half and I’ve read close to 40 books. I have a lot of time to read during my long commute on the bus and so I can get through a book pretty quickly. The Kindle is so light and easy to hold with one hand. I read fiction novels and I’ll get more into my reading habits another time, but having the Kindle has been a wonderful thing. It was a very thoughtful Christmas gift from my husband 2 Christmases ago.

- My iPhone. Yes, I’m a techie kind of gal. Another Christmas gift from my husband (this past year). I don’t have a lot of apps on my phone but I really use the ones I have. I have several words with friends (scrabble) games going (including one with the LG), the weather, an air horn, the NHL app, all the Angry Birds games, a talking robot (he cracks me up), google reader and a few more. This is another device that keeps me entertained during my commuting. I love the camera this phone has since I’m a picture taker by nature. And the fact that I can post any picture that I take to FB within mere minutes is awesome in my world. I also love the built in iPod that it has...love having music with me all the time. In the winter, when I take hot baths, I just put it on shuffle and set it on the counter. It makes soaking in the tub not so boring.

6 comments:

April said...

I LOVE my DVR. We got ours after Christmas this year and I really don't know how I survived without it.

callmemama said...

Your post about the iPhone makes me so excited for my new Android phone I'm getting in just one week! It's my late birthday present from my husband, and I can't wait to be able to email and read blogs and comment (and get on twitter) from my phone! So exciting :)
We canceled our cable a couple months ago, but this year for baseball season we bought MLB.tv which we watch on the playstation, and it is pretty awesome. You can watch games on the home or away networks (which is great since MD doesn't get NESN), watch at any time you want of course, and even go back and watch each event separately (strikeouts, homers, etc) that are marked on a little timeline that is pretty nifty. For our tv shows, Hubby downloads them to our server and we watch those on the PS too, so it's kinda like having our own home dvr :).

Alex said...

What a great list! I agree with the DVR. And I have the Kindle app on my iphone - after using that for awhile, I now don't even want a Kindle! I love that I can read books no matter where I am with nothing but my phone. And I love that I can read in bed without a light...

mommyodyssey said...

I FINALLY got an Iphone two months ago (i've been wanting one ever since they announced it) and I love love love love it!
I don't know what I did before it. seriously. (is that sad?) :-)

Allison said...

Awesome list! The DVR changed my life. LOL I'd give up lots of things before I cut that.

someday-soon said...

Great list! I love our DVR too, completely changed how my DH and I watch TV =)