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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