{Life In Lists} My Favorite…

Writing Sunday’s post ranking my top-five tastes from the previous week put me in a list-making mood.  Seriously though, when am I ever not in a list-making mood?!

For funsies, I thought I’d list my top-five favorites in some general categories.  The lists themselves are not in sequential order.  I forced myself to work off of the top of my head and then step away because I knew otherwise I’d drive myself crazy.  Limiting myself to five things was really tricky, even without additional time.

favorite movies

  1. “Crazy/Beautiful”  <– I saw this more than once while it was in theatres
  2. “Friends with Benefits”  <– this one too
  3. “High Strung”
  4. “Super Troopers”
  5. “Euro Trip”

favorite songs*

*not necessarily my favorites, but definitely the songs I’ve been most obsessed with over the past five years

  1. “New Slang” – The Shins
  2. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  3. “Come Around” – Rhett Miller
  4. “A Light on a Hill” – Margot and the Nuclear So & So’s
  5. “Alive with the Glory of Love” – Say Anything

favorite tv shows

  1. “Scrubs”  <– all but #4 of my favorite songs were from this soundtrack
  2. “Bones”
  3. “Parks and Recreation”
  4. “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
  5. “Stargate: Atlantis”

favorite memoirs

  1. Black Boy – Richard Wright
  2. Wasted – Marya Hornbacher
  3. Possible Side Effects – Augusten Burroughs
  4. Talking with My Mouth Full – Gail Simmons
  5. All But My Life – Gerda Weissmann Klein  <– if I had gone to grad school this book was going to be the cornerstone of my thesis

favorite foods

  1. iced coffee
  2. diet soda
  3. soft-cooked eggs <– sunny side up, soft boiled, and poached
  4. broad rice noodles
  5. popcorn

favorite moments*

*picking favorite moments would be impossible; Adam and I declare pretty much every weekend to be “the best weekend ever!” These are just moments that were lovely and wonderful and what they all have in common is that they were events that took my breath away with relief

  1. Marrying Adam
  2. Getting hired as a teacher in NYC before I graduated …. and then the day I told my principal I was leaving
  3. Finishing a half marathon <– this wasn’t exactly life changing but I did get my favorite tattoo in celebration of it
  4. Learning that I was accepted to the Dietetics Coordinated Program and three years later learning that I had passed the registration exam
  5. Match Day, when Adam learned that he was accepted to his first choice residency program (and also when he was awarded The Department of Surgery Chair’s Award for Academic Excellence in Surgery)


Tell me in the comments – what is your favorite food, song, tv show, memoir and/or movie?

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