It’s finally here! My 3rd annual Favorite Things post! It’s the post that you don’t look forward to all year where I share the things I liked best in 2015…
Yes, of course I know you’d prefer a post about my slate tile floor, but that’s not done yet, so you’ll just have to be satisfied with this narcissistic post that’s all about things that I love. I mean, it’s a tradition now, so suck it up and keep reading. (Or you can skip to the bottom of this crappy post where I tell you what’s in store for 2016, but you probably won’t feel very good about yourself…)
Favorite Thing #1
I am so so happy with my new sofa! OK, yes, the legs are ugly, but the color is perfect. The shape is perfect. And, so far, the fabric is totally uninteresting to a certain feline who has a history of substituting my furniture for his scratching post…
Favorite Thing #2
Speaking of my feline, he’s furry and he sheds. (Yes, it’s a pain, but I’ll take my shedding fur baby over anyone’s drooling, crying, pants-pooping regular baby any day…) I’ve had this vacuum now for several years and it totally sucks! (Which, really, is what you want in a vacuum…) It’s got a built in attachment that helps me keep my sexy sofa fur-free. Also, as you might imagine, living in the renovation zone for the last few years, my place is a freaking mess. I have a shop vac, but I use this regular vacuum to suck up stuff I probably shouldn’t and it never complains.
Favorite Thing #3
Everyone knows that chocolate, derived from the cocoa bean, is a vegetable (Yuh huh. Cocoa bean. Beans are legumes and legumes are vegetables. My logic is sound.) and that vegetables are necessary for a well balanced diet. Chocolate is definitely the best tasting vegetable, but it’s also pretty high in calories. Weird, right? I like these Skinny Cow bars because they taste really good and they’re only 130 calories. As long as you eat only one of them. Which I usually do.
Favorite Thing #4
My piano love didn’t begin in 2015, (I’ve always loved the piano…) but 2015 was the year that I officially began taking lessons. I’m enjoying them immensely! And I think they’re going really well. Here’s a sample of my musical genius:
Do you recognize it? It’s the theme song for the next Favorite Thing on my list…
Favorite Thing #5
People have been praising this show for years, but I was too poor to have HBO. Actually, I’m still too poor to have HBO, but I hate being out of the loop, so I made friends with some wealthy people and then power watched every episode. (I refuse to call it binge watching. That sounds so negative.) I was only a few episodes away from catching up to everyone else when the unthinkable happened…
Chris. Freaking. Hardwick.
Last year’s celebrity crush, Chris Hardwick, and I broke up. Before I tell you who my new man is, I wanted to share the details of how my fictional relationship ended with last year’s fake celebrity boyfriend. (You know… for closure…) If you follow me on Twitter (I can’t imagine why you would. I never Tweet.), then you may have seen the drama unfold:
He totally ruined the last episode of Game of Thrones for me! And, as you can see, he was completely unapologetic about it, so I dumped him like the spoiler flinging jerk face that he is and moved on to…
Favorite Thing #6
ROWR! I don’t usually go for older men, but…
Yes, I know. You’re here to read about my crappy house and I’m spending entirely too much time writing about nonsense, but…
That’s me in the background.
(No, of course not really.)
You may know him from Grey’s Anatomy or P.S. I Love You or, most recently, The Good Wife (great show, btw), but he will soon be taking on a major, bad ass role in The Walking Dead. I don’t know how I feel about him playing a bad guy, but I am looking forward to the first Talking Dead episode that he appears on with my ex-fake boyfriend, (and host of Talking Dead) Chris “Spoiler Flinging Jerk Face” Hardwick. Awkward… (OK, well, it would be if they knew about our love triangle…)
Favorite Thing #7
2015 was the year I decided to try buying my glasses online. There are a bunch of sites that sell glasses, but Zenni is my favorite. They’re so affordable! And they’re one of the only sites where you can upload your photo to try them on before you buy them. I’ve already purchased 5 pair and I see no reason to stop adding to my collection. It’s like being addicted to shoes… But for your face…
Favorite thing #8
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
When the first trailer for The Force Awakens was released, I actually got emotional. Like, my vision got a little blurry through actual tears. Over a movie! That’s how insane I am when it comes to Star Wars! I know I’m not unique in loving Star Wars, but I actually got to see the new sequel in a unique way.
I was lucky enough to be invited to an advance screening at the famous Zeigfeld Theater in NYC. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience there with other insane fans clapping and cheering at the screen. (Cheering at the TV when football is on is still stupid. This was totally different…) The movie did not disappoint. Star Wars is back on track! What prequels?…
Favorite Thing #9
My baby boy has a permanent place on my Favorite Things list because he’s just so freaking cute! I know you agree with me, so there’s really nothing else to say here.
Start here if you opted to scroll past my list of irrelevant, yet highly personal favorite things. I understand if you don’t want to know me on the inside. I’m just a crappy house to you. I see how it is…
I feel pretty good about what I’ve accomplished in 2015. (For instance, that guilt trip right there was decent.) I didn’t quite make it to the wood floor, but I’m super close. I half finished my dining room floor, which you will see completed in January. (Spoiler alert: It’s looking absolutely awesome. And I am absolutely awesome.) I have 3 major projects that I want to complete in 2016, in this order:
- Siding the house, which will include painting the front. Yes, I have colors in mind. No, I will not tell you what they are. (Neener.)
- Installing my wood floor. I will probably do this in two stages: I’ll install the floor, but wait to stain and seal it until my kitchen cabinets are ready to go in.
- My kitchen! I don’t want to be screwing around with a laundry sink and folding tables on my brand new wood floor. Once my floor is finished, I want a real kitchen, dammit.
So, that’s the plan. 2016 is going to be a good year. An amazing, life changing year. A kitchen year. I feel it… Happy New Year, peeps!
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