Reversing the Numbness

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

My Favorite Things

This post is inspired by two people, Rob Zero and Winters.

Both of these guys have recently posted in the 'my favorite things' category, and that got me to thinking of my own favorite things. I can't come up with five things, like Rob did, but I do have three. (My iPod doesn't count because it's merely a vessel for music, which I don't actually own but am privileged to use.) In order, they are:

1. My motorcycle.
This one is almost too easy. I love it, plain and simple. It makes my life better.

2. My heated mattress pad.
I live in a place that gets really cold in the winter, and -- Oh. My. God. -- do I love this thing. Seriously, every night, as I climb into my bed/womb, I realize that it's the best moment of the day and I rejoice. I wish I could express in words the love I have for my heated mattress pad.

3. My mosque alarm clock.
A friend of mine who is in Iraq sent me one of these, and it sits proudly on my desk. The alarm is unrivaled. Wanna hear? Check it out. And it's got, like, three more tracks than that. It's brilliant.

Just let me have these three things. You can keep the rest of it.


Clash said...

If your bike had a heated seat and an alarm clock, you would be all set.

p.s. Sweet ride!

sombrero11 said...

Hahahahaha!!! I haven't seen a mosque alarm clock in years... I have fond memories of walking through the market in Manama with the vendors yelling out "Mosque clock! Mosque clock! My friend! Rolex! Mosque clock!"

I must have bought a dozen of those horrible things to give as gifts for my friends in the states. They WILL wake you up though. They're good for that. Every one I ever got kept shit time though...

The Dalai Mama said...

My purse.  Yeah, I know. What's the big deal? Well, after 4.5 years of toting a diaper bag, I searched and searched for the right purse for me. I'm totally not the "designer handbag" type girl, so finding something nice but unique wasn't easy. Last summer, Sleek and I took our first post-kids, long-weekend trip to Toronto. I happened to be the weekend of the Toronto Outdoor Art Show. It was there that I found the purse. I simply couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it. It was the perfect match for me. I considered it a bargain at $75 CAD.  If I had a dollar for every time a complete stranger commented on the coolness of this purse, I could buy 3 more. Fortunately, I wrote down the artist's email address so when I need a new purse I can email her and order one.

The only other thing that would come close is my '06 Subaru Legacy wagon. That car rules! Every time I slide into the driver's seat, it's like putting on my old favorite pair of jeans. It has the biggest moonroof I've ever seen. It's ultra-safe, equipped with rear-passenger side-curtain airbags. That makes me feel totally safe chauffering the kiddos around in this car. The day I no longer drive that car will be a sad one. I'll be crying for sure.

SleekPelt said...

clash: My bike doesn't even have a gas gauge. p.s. thanks!

sombrero11: You're right, it would certainly wake you up, but as you said, who knows what time it would actually be. Mine has never kept time. One of the things I like best about it is how it will just start wailing at any given moment, whether the alarm is set or not.

dm: That purse seems to be one of the more coveted items I've run across. It's astounding how often people comment on it.

RomDdly said...

When Bryan's mosque clock goes off randomly at 10 pm when I'm in our 12,000 square foot office alone, it is not one of my favorite things! That thing has scared the crap out of me several times.

I started to think of my favorite things, but I'm going to have to cut down my list. Sleek, can it be an animal or does it have to be an object? I think Sully and Romol might qualify.

Dalai mama, cool purse.

Anonymous said...

Nice choices, mate. Especially that alarm clock.

In about an hour, my three favourite things will be my pint of beer, my smokes, and the good company in the bar. Yes, I'm easy to please.

Thanks a lot for the link. And I'm lining up some corking selections for your Friday music requests in the Jazz area...

SleekPelt said...

romddly: Rules are few and far between on RtN, supermodel. Claim what you will. And you know you love the chanting at 10 pm.

winters: My choices pale in comparison to yours, mate. And FYI, I'm going to start putting up my Friday music thread earlier on Thursday, so I have a chance to accumulate some ideas before Friday begins.

josh williams said...

I don't know how to do the link trick on comments, but let me tell you what I have...I have a 15 million candle light power flash light! Man the thing is the bomb, Its huge uses a battery that would start a motorcycle and I have know real use for it, in fact I suppose its a bit ostentatious so I only use it at night when noone is looking. I had my yard guy tell me that " you sure can grow poison ivy" apparently I have three varities, so he recommended a poison which I have never used in my yard being a firm believer in the book Requim for a Lawn Mower...Well this time I basically napamed the poison weeds and tonight I will wander out Cyclops (flash light) griped in my hands shoulder strap snug and look to see if the stuff is dieing fast enough to make me smile.

SleekPelt said...

josh: That's one hell of a flashlight, pal. No wonder it's among your favorite things.

Fleming said...

whatever car/truck I currently drive is always among my favorite things, because if it's not, I get a new one.

obviously, with my job, I can't function without my laptop. so whatever computer I currently possess is also among my favorites. and if it's not, I get a new one.

my wife and children have to be included among my favorite things as well. the ones I currently possess, I love dearly. and if I ever stop loving them, I'll get new ones.

getto said...

My 22oz. Estwing hammer. Obviously, I can't do my job without it. I've had it for 12 years, so it is shaped perfectly, round on the bottom and nice and smooth on the handle. If it ever gets a spot of rust, it gets lightly sanded and polished. And NO ONE ever gets to touch it! It puts the juju on it, and then I need a live chicken and a 5th of Rum to release the hex.
And I guess I would have to say my coffee pot. I get real mean without my morning pot of Joe.

SleekPelt said...

fleming: Ha!

getto: Dude, I thought you were going to have a panic attack the other night when we were just talking about that hammer. I'd hate to run across you on a day when you've got your hammer but you haven't had your coffee.