Several months ago I posted a list of my favorite things and I wanted to post a second list. The first list was very popular so hopefully you enjoy this list as well.
Here it goes in no particular order….
1) The show Party of Five:
Yes it has been 12 years since the show was on but it is still a good show. During finals I turned off my cable in order to be more productive and of course retreated to my computer for entertainment and thus discovered Party of Five. My mom watched the show when I was younger but I never watched it myself.
I started watching it on Youtube and found the show very thought-provoking and of much better quality than all of the trashy reality shows I was watching. I added Amazon Prime to my Amazon account in order to watch the series online. I am in the beginning of the second season and love it. I love the chemistry between all of the characters. Also Bailey (Scott Wolf) and Charlie (Matthew Fox) are very handsome and nice to look at. LOL 🙂 It also doesn’t hurt that Kirsten (the former nanny/girlfriend of Charlie) is a psychology major and is working on her PhD in child development (her career goals are similar to mine).
2) The Rosie O’Donnell Show:
The Rosie O’Donnell Show is also a show I discovered during my “break” from cable television during finals. I am not talking about Rosie’s 2011-2012 show but her 1996-2002 show. This show, in my opinion, shows Rosie in her golden era. She was friendly, funny, and of course nice. This show is why she was once called “the queen of nice.” I loved this show when I was a kid and would watch it with my mom. At seven years old, I wanted Rosie to beat Oprah at the 1997 Emmy’s. I told my mom I did not want Oprah to win and that Rosie should win.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching Rosie again on Youtube and because it seemed practical at the time decided to go on a Rosie shopping spree via Ebay. I bought a Rosie O’Donnell show vintage t-shirt, the Rosie O’Donnell talking doll, the 1998 Rosie O’Donnell charity Christmas ornmanent and not one but two copies of the season 1 DVD with highlights just in case something happens to one of them. I am not exactly winning any cool awards any time soon but I enjoyed the shopping spree and The Rosie O’Donnell Show is my favorite talk show because Rosie makes me laugh.
3) My Ipad:
4) The movie Mystic Pizza:
I watched the movie Mystic Pizza on my Ipad and I just loved it. This movie was one of Julia Roberts first big films. Julia Robert’s hair in this movie is big and curly and I love it.
I had already seen the movie but never from start to finish. It is a coming of age story about two sisters and their friend. The girls work at a pizzeria called Mystic Pizza (which is actually a real place) and the setting is in a seaside town. I liked the movie because each girl really has her own story line and it addresses a lot of issues young women face. It also has a lot of humor which is enjoyable.
5) The movie Baby Boom:
This movie is just adorable and also has a great feminist message. It is about JC, a career-driven woman who suddenly finds herself responsible for taking care of her deceased cousin’s daughter Elizabeth. Diane Keaton is great in this role and the movie is very funny.
JC’s knowledge of child care in the beginning of the movie made me laugh and made me kind of relieved that everyone has to start somewhere when it comes to taking care of babies. It made me judge my own baby-care skills less harshly and made me laugh.
I am so excited for summer it is kind of ridiculous. This summer is particularly sweet because I am done with college and even though I am taking two child development classes in the fall the pressure to get my bachelor’s degree is off.
I also just love summer. Everything is just better in the summer. I love going to the pool (even with the chaos that ensues at the pool when I am with the three kids I am in charge of twice a week), being on vacation, fireworks at the fourth of July, going boating, getting as tan as someone who is as pale as me can get, and lying in the sun.
I love the weather in the summer and I love the more relaxed pace in the summer.
7) My Princess Bouncy Castle:
Last weekend I had my college graduation party and it was hectic and crazy. Being the host of a party is STRESSFUL. Trying to talk to all of your guests and having a lot of people paying attention to you can be kind of overwhelming. It was still a fun party despite the stress of my hosting duties and one of the best parts of the party was my princess bouncy castle.
At all of my family parties we have bouncy houses whether or not there will be kids attending the party. It started when my now 22 year old brother Andrew turned 16. He had a bouncy house and it was a hit with all of his friends. I had one at my 17th birthday party and it was also a hit with all of my friends. Andrew then had one when he turned 18. I had one when I had my high school graduation party. My youngest brother Matthew had one for his 14th birthday party. Every time my brothers or I have had a bouncy house at a party it has been a hit.
Bouncy houses are awesome and sadly after the age of 8 people usually do not get to go in bouncy houses anymore. My family and I say throw that practice out the window. Bouncy houses are awesome and they are a workout to jump in too! I have never met anyone who did not enjoy jumping in a bounce house at any age. My party inspired my friend Jessika to have a bouncy house at her 21st birthday party. I say rock on sister friend! We could all use a session of jumping in a bouncy house once in a while.
I talked to my mom about my party and asked if we were having a bouncy house. She told me she was not planning on it and I told her we simply had to have one, a bouncy house is just necessary at a party of ours. She surprised me with a princess bouncy castle! I was so excited when I saw a giant castle in our backyard. The front of the castle was quite amusing because it had knock off Disney princesses who looked like the originals but with nose jobs and boob jobs.
The adults and kids loved the bouncy house. My friends and I went into it with my mom and her friends and we literally could not stop laughing.
8) Barbara’s Fishtrap in Half Moon Bay:
This restaurant is not only a great place to eat but it is one place that holds many childhood memories. My family and I used to go to this restaurant all the time when I was a kid. It is by a beach and the food is fantastic. I went there for my 23rd birthday dinner and had a great time. I had not been there since my 14th birthday and it was so nice to be back. We took lots of pictures and the food was fantastic. This place is always busy and there is always a wait but the food and the ambiance is SO worth it.
9) Roller Skating/My 23rd Birthday:
My 23rd birthday was pretty much the best birthday I have had in my twenties thus far. It was stress-free and drama-free. I think the main thing that made it that way was the fact that I did place any expectations on my birthday. I realized I would put all of these expectations on my birthday and it would cause me stress if everything was not perfect. Now I view it as a day that I quietly celebrate with my friends and family and not as some big event. It is a lot less stressful that way.
I went roller skating with three of my close friends and we had a blast. It was a workout and it was really fun. I was originally going to have a small 80s theme party but could not get it together in time so I thought what are 80s activities and roller skating popped into my head. I thought why not and thus had a roller skating party.
The day after the roller skating party I went to Barbara’s Fishtrap with my family and as I explained earlier it was relaxing and enjoyable.
10) Hillsong Music:
I am a Christian and recently the reality of Heaven and Hell hit me in a new way. I have always believed in Heaven and Hell but it was an abstract concept until recently. Hillsong has a lot of songs that contain lyrics praising the Lord and thanking Jesus Christ for saving our souls. The music is beautiful and uplifting.
I hope you enjoyed my list. 🙂