Saturday, January 5, 2008

A Few of my Favourite Things

When the dogs bite,
When the bees sting,
When I'm feeeeeeling baaaaaad,
I simply remember my favourite things,
and then I don't feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel
so saaaaaaaaaad!

Spoon Guy is always in a good mood.

My plants. The Azalea is blooming!

My grandmother knitted this afghan that perfectly matches my living room. It's super-cozy.

The Neurofuzzy rice cooker sings Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star when you start the cook cycle. When the rice is ready, it plays some other song, which I like to call the Triumphant Rice-Is-Ready Anthem. Even if it didn't sing to me, how could I fail to love an appliance called "Neurofuzzy"?

Raggedy Ann was handmade for me when I was born, and was my constant companion throughout my childhood. She's wearing a dress that I used to wear. She's threadbare, half her hair has fallen out, she's yellowed, and she had a double foot replacement when I was in grade school, but she's still my favourite of favourites.


Maxie said...

I love that afghan your grandmother made you.

I have one that my grandmother made me a couple Christmases ago and it's sooo comfy.

red's little sparkle said...

SPOON!!!!! yes!
i love it.

Mighty Mouse said...

YOU are on my list of favourite things (or should I say people)

As it should be

Love, Yr Dad, David

BTW - I read the whole blog. You are definitely a writer, pretty good one too. More comments when we get together.

jenski said...

I was totally going to create a post like this. Now I'll have to wait until people forget you've done it so when they see mine, they'll think, "What a great idea for a post!"

I love Spoon Guy and that your rice cooker is called Neurofuzzy. You're grandmother is quite the knitter!

Rachelskirts said...

Love this post. I want a Spoon Guy! Well, actually a Spork Guy would be more useful in Skirtsville.

R.E.H. said...

Spoon Guy! That's my favorite... think I'd like to have one just like him!

Raggedy Ann is cool too...

honestyrain said...

my mother in law once made my husband a VERY similar afgan! seriously, so so similar. yours sure looks lovely among your things. such a nice room.

a rice cooker that sings at you? i cook my rice in a pot. it sings not at all. unfair.

Sarah O. said...

I have one of those Neurofuzzy rice cookers, too. It's the absolute best thing in the kitchen. Love it, love it, love it!

Keera Ann Fox said...

Spoon Guy makes me smile, too. Gorgeous afghan! And your Raggedy Ann doll is absolutely precious.

Sparkling Red said...

Maxie: Thanks! I'll pass the compliment along to my grandmother. :-)

Little Sparkle: He supervises the kitchen with benevolence.

Mighty Mouse: Hi Dad! You're sweet. See you soon in the Real World.

Jenski: Nah, just go for it and call it a meme. ;-)

Rachelskirts: I'm sure he could accomodate a spork, if I had one...

R.E.H.: Spoon Guy was a gift from my sister (Red's Little Sparkle). I'll take a look-see to find out if he has relatives on the internet.

honesty*rain: Rice does indeed taste just a little better from a singing rice cooker. It adds a certain je ne sais quoi.

Sarah O.: Neurofuzzies of the world, unite!

Keera: Thank you! I have told Raggedy Ann, and she is smiling.

jameil1922 said...

i need that afghan in my life.

Aurora said...

We have a Neurofuzzy now, too! I love your blanket...great!


tamara said...

spoon guy! i LOVE him.

(i know. i'm behind the times)