Tuesday, August 26, 2008

#24 Thing I Love

#24: My mattress

After a show in Lexington, Kentucky, the venue put me up at a local hotel. The posh rooms featured a gift basket with all manner of awesomeness: an eye mask, lotions, lavender pillow spray, a night light. On the bed beside the gift basket, I noticed a small placard advertising the company that made the mattress. It was TempurPedic.

I'd never had a better night's sleep in my life. I told everyone about it. I fantasized about owning a mattress like it. Alas, they were far beyond my means. UNTIL... Overstock.com started advertising TempurPedic-esque mattress toppers. I bought the 3" topper for about $100. The mattress that it currently tops is at least 20 years old, possibly 30 (I don't know for sure, because I inherited it from my grandparents), but it is still the most comfortable bed known to man.

Thank God for memory foam.

Friday, August 22, 2008

25 Things I Love

A friend of mine is doing a series of blog posts called "25 Things I Love." Since I am in a bit of a blog-drought (induced by my book writing process, which has stolen all my creative energy), I am going to use her idea as fodder for new entries. Some of these may be things you've heard me mention before... if so, then I must really love those things to want to mention them to you multiple times.

Also, they aren't in order. So if I happen to mention that I love "The Bible" in #14 and "iced coffee" in #12, please don't take that as an indication that I prefer caffeine to the Word of the Lord, mmkay? Here we go:

#25: Thomas' Sahara Whole Wheat Pita + Tribe 40 Spices Hummus

The proper way to consume these products is to run water over both sides of the pita, shake it off, then throw it in the microwave for 15-20 seconds (I'm partial to 17). Then put a scoop of the hummus, which ideally will be cold from refrigeration, beside the pita. Not inside. Not on top. Not even touching it. Pull off pieces of the pita and swipe it through the hummus. Mmmm... perfect, right?

I've tasted a vast array of pitas and they all fall short of Thomas' Sahara. Also, I like many other types of hummus, but 40 Spices bites back, and it's not nearly as bad for you as other types! Bonus!