Sunday, November 25

Favorite Things

A little sidebar article in the November issue of Esquire (they'd better just give up and comp me a subscription I've been blogging about them constantly) notes "The 25 Things a Man Should Not Have a Favorite Of." Included are:

Rose, Kitten, Kettle, Mitten, and song from The Sound of Music
Seasonal Color Scheme
Denny's Location
Choke Hold

I mused on things to add. Men (and women they love tm.) should not have a favorite:

Variety of crown molding
Strip club
Belva Plain novel
Teletubbie, unless it's Tinky Winky.

What folks should have a favorite of...

Pen (first thing I thought of. Really.) [Update: Oh. Sorry. Pilot G2-O7 retractable in blue.]

Time of day (used to be morning, now it's ten pm when everyone is gone and I can blog; I love Sunday mornings, too.)

Short Story (currently The Swim Team by Miranda July)

Feel free to add to either list in comments. Not a meme or tagging thing, though.


  1. Anonymous8:48 PM

    Anyone/everyone should have a favorite popsicle flavor. (Cherry)

  2. A G2-07 will do in a pinch (I have a blue one keeping my place in "The Stuff of Thought"), but I believe that if you check, you will find that the correct pen was a Pilot V5 Precise. (Sorry, but there is a right answer to the pen issue. I don't make the rules.) It's comforting, like a favorite sweatshirt. That I write with. Hm. Yeah, that got away from me.

    Everyone must have a favorite Ben & Jerry's flavor (Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream).

    (Extra bonus information: I looked up G207 on the interwebs, and I found an article entitled "Conditionally replicating herpes simplex virus mutant, G207 for the treatment of malignant glioma." So the next time you put your G207 in your mouth, just remember it might leave a sore.)

  3. damn, tinky is kinda cute!

    oh, ben and jerry's, best ice cream ever ever ever!

    phish food! ; )

  4. Anonymous10:28 AM

    I would add "serial killer"

  5. Men should not have a favorite china pattern, daytime soap opera, or Celine Dion song.

  6. Here's a song about my favorite things:

  7. I am so with you on the pen! I use that type all the time. First time I've ever worked at a place that gives out good pens, too!

  8. one might have a favourite ghost

  9. Anonymous5:39 PM

    I have a favorite kettle. Is that bad??

  10. i do have a favorite pen

    also no favorite
    Danielle Steele book
    Valerie Bertinelli movie

  11. I have a favorite pencil (Pentel Quicker Clicker .7mm), and my favorite pen is the Pilot VBall Fine Point (blue) LB7-BLU.

    Definitely got to have a favorite ice cream flavor: strawberry


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