my favorite things

“When the dog bites, when the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don’t feel so bad.”

-Lyrics from My Favorite Things

My Favorite People & Things

  • People
    • My partner, my friends & my family
    • Idiosyncratic people with their own worldview, e.g., most children, because they are growing or have grown in a way that has something to teach us
    • Animals because animals are people
  • Moments
    • When understanding soaks in and washes away my ignorance
    • Discovering a movie masterpiece in a language I don’t speak
    • Finally getting an intractable piece of code, hardware, etc. to work
    • Watching the falling snow, backlit by street lights, while waiting at a bus stop
    • Running on a beach boardwalk, at night, with the sound of waves and the feel of the sea breeze cooling the sweat on my skin
  • Activities
  • Culture
  • Technology
  • Things
    • Flipside wallets
    • Otterbox phone case protection
    • A Merkur Safety Razor with Israeli Personnas
    • The Atlas Sling
    • Westmark Germany Hermetus Steel 3-in-1 Resealer Beer Bottle Opener
    • A Carbon Fiber Compact Key Holder
    • Pentel GraphGear Drafting Pencil, 0.9mm
    • Staedtler Mars 780 Technical Mechanical Pencil, 2mm
    • Fisher Space Pen Bullet Space Pen with Clip
    • Rite in the Rain All-Weather Side-Spiral Notebook, 4 5/8″ x 7″, Black Cover, Universal Pattern (No. 773)
    • Tribit Bluetooth Speaker
    • PrettyCare 3D Sleep Mask
    • Mack’s Pillow Soft Silicone Earplugs
    • Sticker Shield Windshield Sticker Applicator
    • Fantastic Ice Scraper with Brass Blade
    • Zojirushi SM-KHE48AG Stainless Steel Mug
    • Kingston USB drives
    • Mudder Silicone Tub Stopper Drain Plug, 6 Inches
    • Travel Compact Bungee Clothesline
    • Speedo Men’s Solid Rally Volley 19 Inch Workout & Swim Trunks
    • Kuhn Rikon High Performance Ratchet Grinder
    • Accusharp 014C Knife Sharpener
    • IPOW Car Safety, Seatbelt Cutter Emergency Class/Window Breaker
    • Salux Nylon Japanese Wash Cloth
    • Styptic Pencil