These are a few of my favourite things

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I was having a discussion with a group of people a little while ago and was surprised to learn many of them didn’t have favourite things. They used to have them (when they were kids?) but not anymore. For example, most of the group had a favourite colour, some a favourite number, but most did not have a favourite animal, or movie, or song.

I have many favourite things. I like having them, and I like telling people. Despite my suspicion to the contrary, I don’t think it’s childish. In fact, I’d say it’s decisive. What if you had a gun to your head and was asked “What is you favourite type of tree?” So, if your read on, I will enlighten you on just what my favourite things are.


But before I do, I’m going to inject some interaction action (heh). I’ve created a rather visually unappealing survey whereby you can try to guess what my favourite things are.


Well, the idea came to me while I was wined up to the eyeballs, so of course it must be a good one. I thought I’d see how much you might really know me. It’s by no means scientific — I won’t score you, and I don’t intend to single anyone out as the best or worst — it’s just an interesting exercise (for me at least, and hopefully for you too :).

The answers are a little ways down the page. You can skip to them now, but if you’re wanting to have a bit of fun, you should go to the survey before you go to the answers. Obviously.

Tap here to go to the survey →

Tap here to scroll down to the answers.

My favourite things

Photo notes

I used some Creative Commons’ licensed images from Flickr. Here are the details:

  1. Polar Bear photo by Mandy Jensen
  2. Pierogi photo by Molly Sheridan
  3. Indian cuisine photo by Louise GIll
  4. Watermelon photo by Jessica Whittle
  5. A good friend is selling his VW Golf R32 in Melbourne. I drove it for a week and let me tell you, if I was in Melbourne It’d be mine. Grab it while you can!
  6. Pine forest photo by ®DS
  • Michelle
    Michelle Michelle

    Oh man.. I nearly put something by Hieronymus Bosch! And I should’ve known about the Volkswagon. I was close with the rain on concrete in that at least I was in the water dept.


  • Barto
    Barto Barto


    I’m gonna try check your answers… I realise I forgot to test the survey :(

    Well, turns out I can see ’em, and they made me laugh. POLARBEARDUCK! :D

  • Barto
    Barto Barto

    Hey ho! A bunch of people have taken the test, and overall they’ve done …ok. The one person (Christos?) who looked at the answers then took the test has too much time on their hands.

    Notable answers so far:
    – Lyrics: “if I said you had a beautiful body would you hold it against me…” – I’m guessing Chris, I can imagine him saying that to someone :P

    – Song: Karnivool – Simple Boy – according to – I’m guessing Kirk; thinking like a developer

    – Lyrics: Something by that Icelandic woman with the swan around her neck? – JamJizzle