Thursday, February 12, 2009

Five of My Favorite Things

1. The Dick Van Dyke Show - My favorite tv show of all time. What's not to love? Classic black and white, 60s fashions, timeless husband/wife relationship stuff, funny neighbors, the suburbs, those twin beds! My very favorite episode is the one where Laura opens Rob's mail and out pops the inflatable boat. Classic! I think of it every time I open my husband's mail.




2. My chocolate stash - It's a good thing I took a picture of this, because it's now history. I did take quite a while to eat my way through it all. It included two dark chocolate bars with espresso beans, Ghiradelli dark chocolate with raspberry filling squares, Ferrero Rocher chocolates, and Godiva milk and dark chocolate squares. Yum! Makes me remember that movie Chocolat.


3. My new Nikon D40 camera - I'm loving this camera. I'm even learning to change the settings. I can use terms like ISO, aperture, shutter speed and sometimes know what I'm talking about. Sometimes, I know. The rest of the time I just fake it. But my pics are getting better.

Unfortunately, my camera has a problem with the auto focus. It isn't working right so I have to send it in to be fixed. I'll miss my camera while it's gone. But maybe learning on the new camera will improve the pictures I'll have to take on my old point-and-shoot. I can only hope.

4. The Easy Bake Oven - My youngest daughter wanted this for Christmas. I almost didn't buy it for her because I didn't want to have to purchase those expensive and yucky tasting mixes - I'm cheap! But then I found out that you could use real ingredients to bake things in the EBO and a whole new hobby was born. It's fun to cook with my little girl. She loves it. And the treats taste good too. Here's a link to a couple of recipes we made and posted on my cooking blog.



5. My current favorite song - My favorite songs change frequently, but right now it's You Found Me by The Fray. There's just something about that song. Such longing in the lyrics. Love it. I don't know how to put a song on a blog. I rarely ever watch videos on blogs or listen to the music, but I'll include a link to this song. If you want to hear it, click here.
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17 comments:

When Superpowers Fail said...

I hate it when I am without my camera. Even though I am not that good at it!
yum to the chocolate.

Jo-Jo said...

I would love to have that camera! Great list!

{Katie Lane} said...

Another yum to the chocolate

Pink Ink said...

Is your nikon digital? I want a new one but can't talk hubby into it.

How cute that your daughter bakes these treats. Wonderful toy, sounds like :-)

Your chocolate stash looks delectable!

It's Always Something Around Here said...

Love your list! My chocolate stash never lasts long. I got some today from the kids in my class. YUM!!!!

My daughter and I love that new song by The Fray too.

Jen said...

Oh I so love my chocolate stash too.

Kathy B! said...

Okay, you and I might be twins! I just got the Nikon D40 yesterday, and I have a chocolate stash that would rival yours ;)

I was just thinking about heading outside to take some pix!! I haven't even gotten into the manual yet, so I can talk like a smarty-pants photographer!

Thanks for finding my blog :)

Kitten said...

I miss my Easy Bake Oven sooooo much!!!

Jenners said...

Great list! And my "secret" chocolate stash doesn't last long at all!

Melissa B. said...

My kids are still holding it against me that I never bought them an Easy Bake Oven! Gotta love Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore, though...

happylittlewonders said...

I think we are secretly related. I love all of those very same things. Especially Dick van Dyke. Although for me it runs a close second to the Andy Griffith show.

:)

Summer said...

My chocolate stash never survives longer than 2 days. I just have ZERO self control. It's sad!

Lane said...

Gotta love the awkwardly named Dick Van Dyke. I used to catch it ever so often and it was a good watch every time.

Thanks for running by.

---Lane (SD)

NateAndJakesMom said...

I never got an Easy Bake Oven when I was little - am I too old now? I only have boys but really, all the top chefs are men so...

junebug said...

I love the easy bake oven! It's amazing what can be made with a light bulb.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Funny. I had no idea that chocolate existed in stashes. With a halflife shorter than my temper, I thought all stashes would self-combust before a safe stash place could be found.

Carolyn said...

love coffee beans in dark chocolate. I'm the only one in the family who likes dark chocolate, so I can savour those lovely little beans.
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