A Few of My Favorites - 08.22.14

082214 1. One Minute More: The group Capital Cities is known for their breakout hit Safe and Sound. While it's a great song, and easily get caught in my head, it is not my favorite track off their album In a Tidal Wave of Mystery. It's a great midtempo song - perfect for my morning commutes on I-94/294.

2. Water: I say this is one of my favorites knowing very well that I need to drink more of it. Pop, coffee, milk, juice - we are surrounded by endless amounts of beverage options, but at the end of the day, there is nothing more thirst quenching than an iced cold cup of water.

3. Frank Lloyd Wright: My best friend gave me this replica of Frank Lloyd Wright's Heurtley Skylight. I've loved Wright's designs since I was a child and for a while thought that I wanted to become an architect. While clearly I did not go into architecture, I still love his distinctive style and design.

4. Mrs. Doubtfire: Like much of the world I was shocked and saddened by the recent passing of actor and comedian Robin Williams. I grew up on his movies from Hook, Good Will Hunting, Jumanji, Aladdin and Patch Adams. But perhaps one of my greatest childhood memories is watching Mrs. Doubtfire.

5. Casio watch: I bought this watch for $25 when I lived in New York City and wear it at least 2/3 of every week. It's clean, sleek and an awesome throw back. I've had many people tell me that their father's owned the watch back in the 70s and 80s.

A Few of My Favorites - 08.15.14

081514 1. San Pellegrino: Water is boring and for some reason, I feel so much classier when I'm drinking some San Pellegrino. I can easily go through an entire bottle in one sitting.

2. Kings of Leon Sex on Fire: Take me back to summer 2008 and this song was everywhere. On the radio, on television, blasting through my headphones. You couldn't go anywhere without hearing this song. Flash forward to now and I think I've learned to enjoy it a little more. It's no longer over-played and I can actually take the time to enjoy the song itself, not the idea of a Hot 100 that everyone on planet earth is listening to.

3. Memory Foam Pillow: When I first purchased a memory form pillow I was skeptical. First off, any pillow that is $100 can't be worth the money. Or so I thought... Now here I am, a few years out after making the purchase, and I cannot fall asleep with any other pillow. Perhaps it is the familiarity and comfort, but I have truly been able to notice a difference - I no longer have neck or back pain like I used to.

4. Bottle Opener Ring: I've had this ring since college. Yes, it does kind of hurt your finger when opening a beer, but once you're a few in, that pain will go away. I've ended up using it simply as a ring and not necessarily a bottle opener. It's become more of a conversation piece when I wear it.

5. Buffalo Sauce: Out of all the condiments, this is my favorite. Buffalo chicken. Buffalo mac and cheese. Buffalo risotto (don't knock until you've tried). Buffalo on french fries. Heck, sometimes I just dip my finger in and enjoy!