Sunday, December 21, 2008

Some of my favorite things...

So this is something new I'm going to do at the end of every year, a list of things I've discovered that I've love. Enjoy!

The Acer Aspire One Netbook (mine is in white). I thought about buying this in late October, but decided not to because it wasn't something I needed. I'm pretty big on not buying things I don't need. But, Husband was set on getting it for me for my trip to NY. I have to admit, I adore it. It has SD slots, a built in webcam and mic, and it's extremely portable at a little over 2 pounds. If you need a large screen, this isn't the computer for you, but for me the 8.9 inch monitor is just fine, and extremely vivid.


The Green Room is my favorite bar in Lafayette. It's downtown, yet not tacky. Very hipster, but still cool. Drinks are cheap, and they have shuffleboard!

Oreo Truffles, possibly the easiest thing in the world to make. Crush up a package of oreos, mix thoroughly with a softened package of creme cheese. Roll them into balls, place them in the fridge for an hour. After that, dip them in chocolate and let them harden on wax paper in the fridge. They are AMAZING and taste super fancy.

Organic food. Not everything, but the things that count like dairy and meat. And veggies and fruit whenever I can find them. And organic cleaning products, they smell so much better than conventional ones.

Living green in general. Yes, yes, I realize my husband works in the oil industry, but this doesn't mean that we don't do whatever we can to reduce our carbon footprints. I work from home, so I don't use gas, we wash only in cold water, we recycle pretty much everything, have CFL light bulbs in every light, unplug things we don't use, and of course the reusable grocery bags. Maybe it's not much, but if every one does a little, it adds up.

Religion! I've always been a fairly spiritual person, but this year something changed, something clicked. I realized that being a Christian isn't merely going to church and saying prayers, it's about helping people and learning to live like the men and women of all religions whose lives were about giving to others. Husband and I sit for hours drinking wine and talking about Jesus and Mohammad and Buddha and Abraham. He's extremely knowledgeable about the Bible, I'm always in awe of him. I love finding the similarities in religions, and similarities in the people who practice these religions. People spend too much time finding differences.

This movie is absolutely fantastic, and I watch it every chance I get. Something about oil field men and old country music I guess.


And of course, being an ireporter for CNN. This was one of my most favorite moments this year, even though it was in the middle of hurricane Gustav. It's still so cool to see people on CNN Headline News that I've actually spoken to! I should have been a journalist.


AVCR8TEUR said...

The Acer netbook does look pretty cool. I saw it at Costco the other day and would love to have one, but I already have a laptop. Oh well...