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Saturday, 11 February 2012

Favourite Things

I was watching the Christmas special of Glee last night - a little weird considering it's February, but they were singing a song called 'favourite things' which I first heard when watching The Sound of Music with Julie Andrews as a kid. Anyway, during this song while I was actually listening to the words for the first time ever, I
realised that some of those 'favourite things' were really freaking lame.
For example; Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. One, raindrops on roses equals a wet nose, and two, whiskers on kittens are a foregone conclusion so not really worth getting too damn excited about if you know what I mean.
The next step was; Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Right, copper kettles equal lots of cleaning and frankly a rather nasty big 'owie' if you touch them while they're hot, and woolen mittens? They could never be  my favourite thing, but jeesh I am damn grateful for them in cold weather, so I'll concede on this point.
And of course, it follows with; Brown paper packages tied up with string. Now perhaps I've been buried in fiction for far too long or I watch too many movies, but brown paper packages usually have a bomb inside.
Just saying.
So already with the first verse broken down I'm realising quite quickly that I'm a cynic. Yes, I can find all sorts of things wrong with cream coloured ponies, door bells, sleigh bells, and girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes. Ponies leave giant poo, door bells mean unwelcome visitors, and a girl in a white dress could be a ghost.
Needless to say now that I have heard the lyrics completely, I'm certain I can come up with some better favourite things to enjoy. In actual fact, I might even do a re-edit and re-post next week. What do you think?
Anyway, hope you all have a great weekend - I'm sure, everyone's favourite thing!

Kristy ;)


  1. "Ponies leave giant poo, door bells mean unwelcome visitors, and a girl in a white dress could be a ghost." :D
    This was the first thing I read this morning, and it improved my mood a lot! Thank you :)

  2. *LOL* I will never hear the song in the same way again!

  3. Kristy, you are from the wrong generation to appreciate those "favorite" things. Brown paper packages tied up with string equated to the purchases at the general store or 5 and Dime. It usually meant something special if real money was being spent in a store.

  4. I love this song. Sound of Music is one of my favorite Rogers and hammerstein musicals. the original song definitely shows how different the world was back then.
    I tagged you -


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