If you follow other bloggers you may see a reoccurring trend popping up called “Friday Favorites”, “Favorite Things Friday,” “Five on Friday,” or other catchy lingo to describe a bloggers favorite things shared every week on Friday. I have now jumped on the Friday bandwagon.
Once a month I highlight my favorite clothing pieces for the month/season at my favorite stores in my Wish List, but you never see my other favorite things, ie. movies, shows, fitness, restaurants, trinkets, nail polish, snacks… you get the picture. I am now piecing together a few of my favorite things to share with you each week.
Favorite Friendly Competition: March Madness.
March Madness has been a family tradition for years, and I love that I can still feel right at home while playing this competition overseas. As a kid I would select teams to win based on how cool their name was, Gonzaga, was always my champion. Now, I take the time to google the expert picks and compare stats and numbers. So far I am in 1st place in the family “Big Bang 2014” competition with the appropriately named bracket: “Rock-Paper-Scissors-Spock,” and in the 96.4% percentile overall playing on ESPN.com; Not too shabby.
I do feel a little bad for Ben, who is currently sitting in last place. But it’s his first time playing and he wasn’t sure what a basketball score should look like. I’ll cut him some slack, and perhaps give him a consolation prize.
Favorite Fitness:Pilates Anytime.
Like the name says, you can do Pilates Anytime. For me it’s just about every morning. I love that I can select the classes, levels, areas of focus, and amount of time I want to spend working out each day, and Pilates Anytime gives me a list of their classes that match my needs. New videos are added daily from their studio in Californina, and the cost is only $18 a month for unlimited classes. That’s less than the price of one class in a studio!
Favorite Throwback: Blockbuster.
The first thing I noticed when arriving in Newcastle a few weeks ago was Blockbuster; so it was only right Ben and I go rent a video. It was so much fun to walk down the aisles of videos, watch the TV monitors showing trailers for movies, and actually read a box before renting the movie. I did notice a video vending machine in the grocery store last week… I’m sure the end of Blockbuster Australia is coming…
Favorite Song on Repeat: “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
What are your favorites this week?