I really planned to do this as a little music video, playing guitar. I started working on an arrangement but it would have taken forever for me to post it. So try to imagine the Von Trapp kids singing this behind an old guy:
My Favorite Things:
I like my house.
It's older than you.
It always needs something.
It's coming unglued.
I like our doctors.
And I like our vet.
I like our town in Massachusetts.
I have a basset,
His name is Marty.
I love my wife,
Her name is Kathy.
I like to hear people laugh when I sing
These are a few of my favorite things.
We like to cook.
We've ordered a stove.
(The old one was nice but it tends to explode.
I eat yogurt and seafood a lot
(I don't eat ice cream
It gives me the trots.)
When mean people, Like our leaders
Screw up really, really bad.
I laugh and shout 'til they are thrown out
Then I don't feel so bad.
I've had my guitar since I was in high school
Just had it fixed, so it's almost like new.
I like computers (especially the mac)
I collect old stuff (but most of it's crap).
I love New England
– All of the states!
I love the hills!
And the beaches are great!
I love the summer,
The spring and the fall!
(But I hate the winter
it's not worth it all.)
Offering this or that to sell
I try to think of my favorite things,
And tell them to go to hell.
People who stumble and trip on their toes
When people laugh (and milk comes out their nose).
Sleeping all night (and not having to pee).
These are the things that bring joy to me.