My Favorite Things

March 23, 2010 § 4 Comments

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I’ve always loved musicals, and although I never saw The Sound of Music, I really like My Favorite Things. I was introduced to it… I am ashamed to say… by a Dove commercial I got to watch a thousand times while catching up on ABC.com replays of my favorite shows, which is how I watch TV in the absence of a TV.

It was there that I got the idea of coming up with my own adaptation (compare to the original version here). Something in the song’s format resonated with me on a deep level as my experience of happiness too is highly tactile. So here goes, my grand poetic endeavor:


Snow boots with lining that’s fuzzy like kittens,
Shotshells and rifles and Thinsulate mittens,
Green tags that tie to a deer ear with strings
These are a few of my favorite things!

Fresh pan-fried trout and chocolate strudels,
Venison jerky and red sauce with noodles,
Yogurty ranch on hot buffalo wings
These are a few of my favorite things!

Heirloom tomatoes and firewood stashes,
Black Angus steers with their pretty eyelashes,
Wisconsin winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things!

When the kids whine,
When the bath stinks,
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad!

Now imagine me singing this in a thick Russian accent…


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§ 4 Responses to My Favorite Things

  • LOVE it! I think this is what they call talent!

  • Sofya says:

    Thanks! My husband too appeared deeply moved.

  • Liz says:

    Wonderful site, love your photos, descriptions, recipes! The Sound of Music is an oldie but certainly favorite of mine. To be a cook/baker you have to be creative, patient, and independent, by george, I think you’ve got it! Life isn’t easy sometimes but we can certainly try to have fun everyday. I find it in cooking and baking, kids are almost grown and off to bigger things but the cats, dogs, horses, husband will stay! Thanks

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