Friday, August 19, 2016

Favorites Of All Time (Friday Five Edition)

This week is a Friday Five to learn more about me.  Here are some of my favorite things.



1. TV - Hmm, this is a hard one, so I may list a few.
Veronica Mars - Revolves around a high school girl that is a private investigator. 
Firefly - A band of outlaws in the universe where outer space meets the wild west.  It's only 14 episodes (plus a movie) so go watch it now!
The Big Bang Theory - Summed up in two words - Geek Love


2. Movies - Another hard one.  I think if I had to really think about it it would come down to 2 (trilogies).  Lord of the Ring and Star Wars (episodes 4-6).  There are so many other movies that I just love as well.  I do enjoy most of the super hero movies that are out as well.



3. Books - I love to read, especially a good mystery.  I've read the Alphabet series by Sue Grafton, I've read the Number series by Janet Evanovich.  I've read Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz.  But I have to say my favorite books are not mysteries.

I have to say one of my favorite books is The Princess Bride.  The movie is amazing too, but the book goes into such wonderful detail.  I do have to mention two other books, ones which I recommend to everyone.  First, The Ridiculous Race by Steve Hely and Vali Chandrasekaran.  It's about two guys who race each other around the world but are not allowed to use airplanes.  It's just a hilarious book.  Second, The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman.  It's about a house (and it's garden) through the years.  It starts off in 1750 when the town (and the house) was founded.  Each chapter moves to a next period of time and the people that live there.



4. Race - I have to say my favorite race of all time is the WDW Marathon.  Even though I was dealing with food poisoning, I think the on course spectators and entertainment was enough to keep anyone from thinking too much about how many miles they were running.  A very close second is the Star Wars Half Marathon in Disneyland.  This January I ran Dopey and then all three Star Wars races the next weekend.  And that half marathon was my favorite race of all of them.  They even had the Cos Players out on the race for some extra entertainment.  I felt so strong and had so much fun that it was perfect ending to a very long two weeks.


5. Vacation - By far, hands down, my cross country trip from LA to VA.  I saw some amazing things, including the Grand Canyon, Graceland, the Joshua Tree National Park, and the Four Corners, to name a few.  Yes the trip was by myself, but that allowed me to go where I want, leave when I want, and drive as much as I'd like.  I did do a travel blog of this trip and have everything but the last couple days documented.  I loved the trip so much that I plan in the next year or two to do it again on the northern route.  Maybe a race out in California and a drive home, hmm, sounds like a dream.


Do you have a favorite book, movie, or trip?  A favorite race?


Linking up with Courtney, Mar & Cynthia 

11 comments:

  1. Firefly, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars are favorites for me too :) I'm thinking of the Star Wars race at Disney World next year.

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    1. Star Wars in DW still hasn't sold out. It's a blast!

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  2. Fun list - I still need to run a Disney race!

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    1. Everyone should run Disney just once. Such a different atmosphere.

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  3. What you mean your first cruise didn't make the favorite vacation list..lol. (just kidding of course) Although running around that island in the rain was one of my favorites!

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    1. That trip is second on my list! The travel companion made it amazing. ;)

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  4. You might just be the female version of my husband. Star Wars, Princess Bride, Big Bang Theory (we both loved Firefly).

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    1. I was and always will be a tomboy. :)

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  5. I'm going to agree with you WDW Marathon is by far quite the race! No one does it like Disney!

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