Saturday, November 26, 2005

Miniature Rose's Favourite Things

I know that she has used her tremendous and hard-earned power and wealth to create a better world, but sometimes I have to wonder what planet The Oprah actually inhabits. Case in point:

Oprah's Favorite Things

Who, besides The Oprah, could or would actually spend $1800 on a Phillip Stein Teslar Diamond watch?? Or $40 (plus overnight UPS shipping) for 15 frozen croissants - that's $2.67 per croissant and you still have to let the darn things rise for 9 hours then bake them. And Oprah, who are you trying to fool? You are looking very trim these days. Obviously, croissants aren't on your menu.

Without further ado, may I present an alternative to The Oprah List - for those of us who inhabit a little place I like to call Earth. Here is The Miniature Rose List, 2005 version.

The Yardworks 22" Poly Sleigh Shovel, $32.99 (CDN) at Canadian Tire. Save your back whilst dealing with the 18" lake effect snow dump. Also useful for hauling piles of leaves and grass clippings to the compost pile, and for giving children a ride around the yard.

The Columbia Bugaboo 3-in-1 coat, $150 at REI. Women of diminuitive stature, like Miniature Rose, sometimes luck out and find girl's Columbia coats at Campmor for ridiculously low prices. Warm and dry is always in style.

The Jumpstart System from Sam's Club. Pays for itself after only one boost when it's -40 with the wind chill. Oh no, I'm not joking.

Fleece pawprint polar fleece jacket and puppy watch from The Animal Rescue site. Twenty-eight bowls of food for animals living in sanctuaries/shelters are donated with the purchase of either of these items.

Our Endangered Values by Jimmy Carter. An excellent and thought-provoking book, available at bookstores and libraries everywhere.

Finally, for those who do not fear carbohydrates, Timbits from Tim Horton's. A pack of twenty costs a whopping $1.99 CDN. No rising or baking required, just a quick jaunt up to Gananoque. You've always got time for Tim Horton's!


Jeff Dem said...

There is no 'u' in favorites

Rose said...

Canadian/British spelling includes the "u" - favourite, valour, colour, endeavour, etc. What can I say, I am a smug smartass of a Canadian!!

Valerie said...

I Love the "Miniature Rose's Favourite Things" list!!!!

Here's part of my favourite list:

-Honour one another
-Big Cheques
-Big Pogey Cheques (only if necessary)
-Tickets for the game at the Centre
-Wide screen Colour TV
-A nice warm Tuque

Oh, it's great to have favourite things, eh?!

Anonymous said...

oh u're a comique,