Jul 17, 2014

All My Favorites (Urban Dictionary Style) #FavTotalSocial

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Favorite is a word that gets overused these days.  Along with "love."  We get so enthusiastic that everything that's good or that we like is a "favorite" or we "love" it.  I'm absolutely guilty of this.  It's part of my peppy online persona, which isn't fake, per se, but it leaves all the pragmatism and negativity at home in the real world.  So it's free to like and love everything.

But that means there's too much entailed in the world "favorite" to share here.  Favorite what?  What's the favorite of all the favorites that I most want to share with everyone?  So I thought about what favorite really means, and even went to Urban Dictionary for a laugh.

Favorite - "awesomely great person who is waaayyyy better than others. first to hear all stories especially those that have to do with ones mental well-being. they are lurved greatly."  (original format)

So I'll tell you about my favorite people.

Favorite People Countdown: 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1

5 Favorite Bloggers

Who I'm currently reading the most and why (and I know I cheated, but there were too many, so I combined a couple and I wish I hadn't come up with this stupid number scheme so I could include even more).
  1. Helene in Between and Venus Trapped in Mars - Obviously.  This link up is my favorite so far, and they both go out of their way to set things up and provide helpful tutorials and useful information.
  2. Life According to Steph - Because she's so matter of fact and non-sentimental and has great tips for more efficient hausfrau-ing.  My kind of lady!
  3. Just Beachy Blog - Fun picture link ups and actually chatting back in comments, rather than just responding to fulfill the obligation.
  4. The Florkins - Super adorable as a couple (who blogs together, whaaat?!) and we totally see eye-to-eye on the last name thing.
  5. The Daily Tay and Kristin's [k]Nook - Who, despite having much bigger blogs, were both kind enough to help me out with that whole no-reply thing and are both just awesome people.

4 Favorite Quotes from Famous People

Huh.  Somehow these all ended up being authors.  Totally unintentional.
  1. "Any day in which you learn something is not a total loss." -David Eddings
  2. "A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." -Douglas Adams
  3. "Writing is easy; you just sit staring at a blank piece of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead." -Gene Fowler
  4. "Always do what you are afraid to do." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

3 Favorite Authors

This was hard because I have so many, but I'll give you my current favorites.
  1. Brandon Sanderson - solely based on The Way of Kings and The Stormlight Archive
  2. David Eddings - The Belgariad, The Mallorean, and Polgara the Sorceress (which is the one that got me started)
  3. Ilona Andrews (who is actually 2 people) - the Kate Daniels Series

2 Favorite Actors

Now when I say "favorite" here, I mean completely infatuated I see a movie just-because-(s)he's-in-it kind of way.
  1. Angelina Jolie - Smoking hot, ass-kicking, plus she's breaking in to Disney movies now!  And she's involved in all kinds of charitable causes in real life.  What's not to love?
  2. Johnny Depp - Because he is the master of getting into character, he's a team with Tim Burton, whose movies are always interesting, to say the least, and because Captain Jack Sparrow.  That is all.

1 Favorite "Person" in the Whole World

Luke in safari hat
He's a people.

Who are your favorite people?

Linking up with Helene in Between and Venus Trapped in Mars for this month's Favorite-themed Total Social.

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  1. This is a great list! Thanks for the blogger recommendations, I can't wait to check them out!

  2. i love the favourite quotes! i love Johnny Depp but must admit never been a fan of Jolie - until Maleficent, and now I dont dislike her.

  3. Great List..I want to check out some of the bloggers on your list; a few I have never heard of and love finding new people out there in blog world :)

  4. I love all of the favourite quotes! And Johnny Depp is the best isnt he? The man can play any character I swear!

  5. Johnny Depp is so amazing!! Probably one of the most talent people in the world.

  6. I full support that our dogs are people! My Black Labrador would be offended knowing others see her as a dog...

  7. Awww thanks for the love, my friend. And our sweet fur babies are 100% people. No one will ever convince me otherwise

  8. Hey it's awesome I'm one of someone's favorites! I just try to answer comments like I'm having an email conversation with a friend.

    My most favorite person is my sister she's been my best friend for 36 year!

  9. Great blog recommendations!!! My favorite person is my dog as well! He's the best!

  10. "Johnny Depp...because Captain Jack Sparrow" hahaha love it! That is still my favorite character of his.


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