Day 4: Top 5s

Top 5 Favorite Words

  1. flibbertigibbet
  2. serendipity
  3. y’all
  4. aperture
  5. viognier (this isn’t really in my top five. I don’t know that I really have favorite words…but doesn’t a glass of wine sound good? See. You get my point.)

Top 5 Favorite Avon Walk Memories

  1. Meeting Debbie & Barbara for the first time
  2. Walking across the Golden Gate Bridge – SO SCARY!
  3. Debbie in a shopping cart in Boston
  4. Crossing the finish line, every time
  5. Dancing while walking, San Francisco walk

Top 5 Favorite Places

  1. San Francisco/Bay Area
  2. Chicago
  3. New York City
  4. with the people I love
  5. curled up on the couch

Top 5 Dream Vacations

  1. Spain (I’m drawn to the sunflowers in Andalucia – and have the bulk of a board on Pinterest devoted to ’em)
  2. Australia
  3. NYC (I know. I’ve been there, but I love it and I wanna go back)
  4. Austin, Texas (maybe during SXSW? Just how weird is Austin, anyway?
  5. Amalfi Coast, Italy

Top 5 Favorite Flowers

  1. Sunflowers
  2. Yellow roses
  3. Dendrobium orchid
  4. Gerbera daisy
  5. Tulips

Top 5 Favorite Amusement Park Rides

  1. Millenium Force (Cedar Point)
  2. Raptor (Cedar Point)
  3. The Grizzly (Great America, Santa Clara – bumpy as hell but the first roller coaster I ever rode)
  4. Rides that spin and make you feel like you’re gonna puke

Top 5 Favorite Smells

  1. Bread baking
  2. Lemon
  3. Cilantro
  4. Cookies baking (oh, I detect a theme)
  5. Chris

Top 5 Favorite Things I’ve Photographed

  1. Though drenched in sadness, the picture of my grandma at my grandpa’s side in his last days is one I’m grateful I have
  2. An amazing sunrise on my drive to work
  3. Graffiti in Chicago during Avon Walk
  4. Photographs of my children
  5. The birth of my niece – no, not THAT part

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Top 5 Favorite Little Things I’ve Done For Others that Made Me Feel SuperGREAT

  1. Buying coffee for the person behind me in the drive thru line at Starbucks
  2. Lunch box notes
  3. Sending cookies in the mail
  4. Making dinner for family home with a new baby
  5. (Speaking of babies…) I always buy infant gas drops for baby shower gifts. People always thank me later. I’m pretty proud of that.

Top 5 Guilty Pleasures

  1. Cheeeeeeeesecake
  2. Buying magazines
  3. Buying books
  4. Watching hours of HGTV (though I really feel very little guilt about that)
  5. Pop music

Top 5 Favorite Ways to Shake a Bad Mood

  1. Pretending I’m in a musical and singing everything I say
  2. Exercise
  3. Losing myself in a good book
  4. Super hot bubble bath
  5. Margaritas

Top 5 Slow Jams*
(Or rather, the first 5 to pop into my head)

  1. Anytime – Brian McKnight
  2. Freak Me – Silk
  3. If I Ever Fall In Love – Shai
  4. That’s the Way Love Goes – Janet Jackson
  5. Alone With You – Ne-Yo


About sarah

Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.

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