Things. An exploration of the stuff I love, and why I love it.

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Things: Withings body scale + Weightbot

Not long after we moved into our apartment, Kelly and I began going to the gym semi-regularly. In the last few months, I’ve been going at least three times a week, oftentimes more often (heh). Years of sitting at a desk had taken its toll. I don’t have regular work commitments at the moment, and there’s a gym in our building, so this year I’ve made it my priority to get into shape. Being a geek, this wasn’t so easy.

Things: Audio Technica ATH-AD900 headphones

They are simply the best headphones I’ve ever heard. The end. Well, I wish I could just say that (Maybe I can — It’s my blog after all) But, I think you want to hear more. In a nutshell, the above review is accurate, and sums it all up well. If you want specifics, read on… When searching for a good set of headphones to replace my 10+ year old busted Koss ones, I went with the wisdom of crowds over my ears.

Things: Yellow belt

Yellow? Those who know me well know that I’ve disliked yellow things for a long time. When I used to surf I hated seeing yellow surfboards in magazines, flicks, and shops. I hated, and still do hate, yellow drumkits[1. For the record, my drumkit is “Amber Gold“, not yellow.]. And yellow cars? Pfffft. So it came as some surprise to me when Kelly and I were travelling around the south island of New Zealand, that I saw a yellow belt in a boutique accessories store, and felt a little tingle in my nethers.

Things: Wusthof cook’s knife

The first item I’d like to talk about in my series of favourite things, is my Wusthof 8-inch cook’s knife. The most basic necessity for really enjoying yourself in the kitchen is a good knife. This is the prefect knife for any enthusiastic home cook. In fact I’d say it’s perfect for anyone who even just dabbles in the kitchen. There are a few reasons why this ‘thing’ falls into my favourite possessions category. I’ll do my best to explain them.

Things: an introduction

We should not focus on having the things we want, but wanting the things we have. Really? I’m starting a new series called Things. The purpose of this series is to highlight some of my favourite possessions — physical or material things that make my life a little bit easier, more pleasant, and enjoyable. We’re often told not to get caught up in our material possessions. I’ve decided to bring attention to “the material” because I believe we often don’t appreciate why we love the things we do.