Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Few Of My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kitten
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs

These are a few of my favorite things

While Maria Rainer let us know in the Sound Music that these were a few of her favorite things, my list of favorites is slightly different.

Here are a few of my favorite things:


Apple – Granny Smith
Kenosha Pizzeria – Casa Capri circa 1975
Pie – Blueberry
Cheese – Mozzarella
Ice Cream – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Sausage – Italian
Pasta – Rigatoni
Snack – Beef Jerky
Kenosha Drive In – The Spot
Homemade Dish – Mom’s Perone Macaroni


Drama – The Wire
Drama Character – Omar Little, The Wire
Sitcom – Leave It To Beaver
Sitcom Character – Andy Griffith, Andy Griffith Show
Reality Show – Survivor
Reality Personality – Gordon Ramsay
Reality Contestant – Russell Hantz, Survivor
Game Show – Match Game
Game Show Personality – Charles Nelson Reilly
Late Night Talk Show Host – David Letterman
British Sitcom – Are You Being Served?
British Sitcom Character – Jimmy Venables, After You’ve Gone
British Game Show – Whose Line Is It Anyway?
British Game Show Personality – Tony Slattery


Baseball Team – Milwaukee Brewers
Baseball Player – Prince Fielder, Milwaukee Brewers
Baseball Uniform – Milwaukee Braves
Basketball Team – Marquette Warriors
Basketball Player – Larry Bird, Boston Celtics
Basketball Uniform – Houston Rockets circa ’89-‘95
Figure Skater – Dorothy Hamel
Football Team – Green Bay Packers
Football Player – John Anderson, Green Bay Packers
Football Uniform – Green Bay Packers
Hockey Team – Milwaukee Admirals
Hockey Player – Jaromir Jagr, Pittsburgh Penguins
Hockey Uniform – Chicago Blackhawks
Roller Derby Team – Holy Rollers
Roller Derby Male – Ralphie Valladares, Los Angeles Thunderbirds
Roller Derby Female – Punky Bruiser, Holly Rollers
Soccer Team – Arsenal Gunners
Soccer Player – Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona
Softball Team – The 400 Club
Softball Player – Bruce “Hollywood” Meyers
Softball Uniform – The 400 Club
Wrestling Brand – World Class Championship Wrestling
Wrestling Individual Male – Ric Flair
Wrestling Individual Female – Stacy Keibler
Wrestling Tag Team – Fabulous Freebirds


Rock Group – The Who
Album – The Who By Numbers, The Who
Song – Oh Holy Night
Movie – Bang The Drum Slowly
Christmas Movie – We’re No Angels (1955)
Politician – Joe Andrea
Color – Blue
Number – 73
Day of the Week – Thursday
Season – Autumn
Job – Announcing Softball at Finney’s West
Quote – “From here on in, I rag nobody.”
Mother – Milly Vagnoni

Happy Mother’s Day to all our Mothers, whether they are still with us or in Heaven smiling down on us. Each one is a very special lady. Until next time…from the booth.


bev (beryl cooper) said...

i am not on your favorite things lol

Anonymous said...

Paul, that was always one of my favorite lines, too..."Each one's a special lady, until next month."

Happy Mother's Day.

Kool Papa

Paul E. Vagnoni said...

Bev, don't be silly. As for you John, don't be… Oh never mind.

leon rosko said...

marquette warriors?

Paul E. Vagnoni said...

Yes Leon, I was a big Marquette Warrior fan back in the '70s. I still pull for them more than the Badgers.

sue said...

You could probably write a book about your favourite things - but you have the most important - your Mum (Milly). Hope she had a lovely Mother's Day

Paul E. Vagnoni said...

Aw, that's sweet, Sue. I will let Mom know.