These Are Five of My Favorite Things

A classic question, revisited: what are the five items you must have on a deserted island?

It is a challenge to take this question seriously – it’s so pop psychology meets Facebook meme with a dash of 19th century fascination with all things exotic and deserted thrown in for good measure. I mean you rationalize how your iPod will run based on solar power, but what it you don’t prepare for the mutant dinosaurs who escape from Jurassic Park? Or need fresh water? Or crave chocolate.

No, no, no – this is not the question for me. So I propose an alternative in honor of tonight’s live broadcast of “The Sound of Music”

Five of my Favorite Things in The Morning:

  • coffee
  • cream
  • reading the newspaper online
  • the pets’ breakfast without any unexpected problems
  • and an interesting Daily Prompt :-(

Five of my Favorite Things in the Fridge:

  • baby carrots
  • hummus
  • Gatorade
  • leftover Asian food of some type
  • and jelly

Five of my Favorite Places I Want to reVisit: 

  • Baton Rouge
  • New York City
  • Rehoboth Beach
  • Chicago
  • and Philadelphia

Five of my Favorite Songs:

  • “Do They Know Its Christmas?”
  • “Who Knew?”
  • “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
  • “Sunshine of My Life”
  • “Dance With Me”

Five of my Favorite Sites to Read Online:

  • Bitch Media
  • The Guardian
  • Brain Pickings
  • The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Soap Opera Central

Five TV Shows I Watch Regularly:

  • Person of Interest
  • Big Bang Theory
  • CSI (actually Ledcat watches this and I’m just sort of along for the ride each week)
  • CBS Evening News (an hour of local and a half hour of national)
  • General Hospital (I have to watch online b/c we don’t receive ABC at our home)

Five Favorite Things from the Sound of Music:

  • Edelweiss
  • Elsa
  • “Something Good”
  • “So Long, Farewell”
  • Penny Robinson as Brigitta