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29 January 2016

Friday question NOT from the book of questions OK, so it's all just stuff, but what are your three favorite material possessions?
I am such a creature comfort person. Mine are:

1. My iPhone 6s

2. My chair (referred to in our home as the "lazy girl chair")

3. My adjustable bed.
posted by bearwife 29 January | 12:35
Off the top of my head I'd say my phone, my house (which technically the bank owns), and my engagement ring.
posted by amro 29 January | 18:41
1. My (now) old school, outdated, but oh so awesome iPod Nano Shuffle. BF bought it for me 8 years ago and it is thee best little, lightweight music device for running and also use it in my car.

2. My swimPod (a waterproof iPod) - again, anytime you can add music to the activity, it just enhances that activity :)

3. My Frye Campus 14G leather boots - purchased for almost $400 9 years ago. I wear them ALL the time. The most I've ever paid for a pair of shoes, and very well worth it.
posted by Foxhat 30 January | 11:53
1. An emerald necklace my husband gave me for my birthday one year.

2. A garnet necklace he gave me for my 40th. (yes, I really like jewelry)

3. My garmin watch.
posted by gaspode 30 January | 19:27
1. my nook because it holds all the books

2. I think I have to pick my laptop (which I managed to crash last weekend so I've spent the last couple days getting it back up) over my phone (currently an Alcatel Idol 3 because it was so much cheaper than a Galaxy S6 and it has a microsd card spot unlike the S6)

3. my bed because it's so comfortable especially with flannel sheets
posted by bluesapphires 30 January | 22:46
Wood stove, which is currently warming me and making things all cozy.

Laptop, not that it's so special, but it's critical.

Cast iron pan that was my Mom's, is worn to perfect non-stick smoothness, a pleasure to use.
posted by theora55 31 January | 10:41
Recent 'objects of affection' for me are:

- I bought some 2nd hand copper pans. They look uncomfortably thin and cheap. But of course the copper makes them conduct heat really really wel. So the thinness is a benefit because they'll heat up really fast. And not the kind of indicator of cheapness that we associate with thin pans regularly.
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- After years and years and years of following (our craigslist), and and and ... I finally bought a tenor sax. There used to be a very diverse industry of saxophones worldwide: saxophones made in East-Germany, France, Czechoslovakia, Elkhart Indiana, ... Almost all of them collapsed end 70s early 80s because of the competition of Yamaha in Japan. Pre internet it was really hard to know anything about these defunct sax manufacturors. But thanks to endless reading of and other sources I know everything about the strengths and weakness of worldwide saxophones from the last 80 years. ≡ Click to see image ≡
Now as to mouthpieces ... don't get me started.

- strangely I bought a 2nd hand genies lamp formed teapot to not use it.
I had the idea that my daughter, who's 7, will one day be a student and would enjoy using this decades old Danish design teapot to pour tea for her friends.
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posted by jouke 31 January | 14:30
That teapot is awesome.
posted by amro 31 January | 18:03
amro it is, isn't it?
it's called Naoko. From Bodum. They stopped making them +/- 10 years ago. But there are plenty around 2nd hand.
posted by jouke 01 February | 19:39
My books
My opals
My pictures of the interior of Montgomery Clift's house when it went up for sale by the owners who bought it after he died (it needed too much work and the buyer gutted everything except the wet bar Clift had installed; I would have just restored and made the utilities as green as possible).
posted by brujita 02 February | 11:21
I don't really treasure material things so much as treasure what they allow me to do. So, my iPad because it opens up the world for me and connects me to people I care about and/or am interested in. My car, because it gives me freedom to be where I want to be (within reason) and my, well, I don't know what else. Perhaps the box full of boat racing trophies that are tucked away in the garage because they remind me of one of the very few things I massively enjoyed doing and will get back to one day when kids stop bleeding me dry financially.
posted by dg 02 February | 16:32
I am ridiculously fond of my internet streaming radios (I have 3) as well as my shortwave/AM/FM radio.
posted by JanetLand 02 February | 18:11