But don't worry. The chicken part of your chicken sandwich only looks like this:
See, kids, it's ok! No actual animal was harmed in the making of your delicious white meat meal! Isn't that great news! But onions, you had better run for your lives! Thank goodness the advertising gurus can save us from reality.
Yeah, I totally get this marketing thing.
Well, that was one long and only slightly connected preamble to today's post, the subject of which is really several products that I can't live without. In general, I'm a simple person. I can travel pretty light and get by with very little. But some things just make life richer, so I'll share a few of my picks. And for the record, none of these companies is sponsoring me in any way (but if they want to...I won't say no...Chaco, if you're listening, I could use some love!)
Which brings me to product numero uno: Chacos. I've been permanently wedged into mine since early 2005, and I am not sorry. Cute, stylish in that earth-goddess sort of way, they are the most comfortable footwear around. Hiking, apre-skis, work, gardening, chillin' at the movies, any occasion, they're good for it. I really love these things.
Number two on my list is the single best baby item we own. I owe my good friend Stephanie big time for introducing me to, lending me, and ultimately creating my own MOBY Wrap. Eden spends (by insistent demand) about twelve hours a day in it. See?
We would die without it. On a side note, is the Boppy the most overrated baby item out there, or is that just me?
Anywho, the thing I have to share next is an amazing band. Eden and I listen to The Avett Brothers frequently as part of our daily "music appreciation" hour. They're a crazy eclectic mix of banjo, rock piano, acoustic guitar, southern accents and occasional screamo vocals. They refer to their style as "punk-grass" and you should totally check them out. In fact, they are so cool that you can listen to their songs for free by clicking here http://www.theavettbrothers.com/us/home. And if that isn't enough to convince you, just try telling yourself that you don't need to listen to three people who look like this:
Can't be done. You might as well just give in. Start by listening to I and Love and You (the song, or just the whole album). And then, when you can't deny your inner banjoist any longer, dig back through their older stuff...it gets all crazy up in there!
Alright, I'm done for now. I hope that you feel a little more hippie for having known me. The end.