Thirteen of My Favorite Things — Like You Really Needed to Know This:
  1. My favorite food is the comfort offering of pot roast, rice, gravy, corn, green beans, and buttered rolls. There is simply nothing better on this earth.
  2. I love music, so picking a favorite anything when it comes to music is difficult, but my favorite song, overall, is “Seasons of Love” from “Rent”. Come on, you know the one…525,600 minutes…
  3. My favorite character from “Rocky Horror Picture Show” is Columbia. And yes, I dressed up as her for many, many midnight showings.
  4. My three favorite contemporary novels are “The Lovely Bones,” by Alice Sebold, “The Little Friend,” by Donna Tartt, and “The Nanny Diaries,” by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. (As a side note, I am totally distressed over the choice of Scarlett Johannssen to play the lead in the Nanny Diaries movie. But they didn’t ask my opinion.)
  5. My favorite time of day is early in the morning, before anyone else is up.
  6. My favorite food item that I can never run out of is General Foods International Coffee in the Cafe Vienna flavor. It goes perfectly with #5.
  7. My favorite section of the newspaper is the sports section. I can usually get through that without crying.
  8. My favorite ‘thingie’ these days is my cool new pink cellphone.
  9. My favorite day is Sunday.
  10. My favorite sound is my daughter’s laugh. Not that I don’t like my son’s. But she has this laugh-giggle thing that just gives me chills. In a good way.
  11. My favorite season is fall — leaves, football, cool temps, beautiful colors, football, bonfires, football. . .
  12. My favorite sport is…football.
  13. My favorite thing about this list is that it’s over.