My Most Favored Things

I have many favorite things—I’m a lover of tchotchkes and have been collecting things since I was a child. For today’s post, I will take some pictures of my some of my favorite things with another one of my current favorite things, my brand new iPhone 7+.

But first, let me tell you the top three most amazing things about my iPhone.

(iPhone haters, just scroll to the bottom)

It can find my car. I have not yet needed to use this since I don’t leave my house often, but given the number of times I have lost my car, I am sure this will be freaking essential.

It’s pretty. I can’t take a picture of my iPhone with my iPhone, but it’s that lovely rose gold I have been coveting for ages.

I can play music in my shower with it without fear of consequences. Seeing as my phone last year had a fatal drowning (not my fault—it dove into the tub on its own) I feel this is another handy feature designed to protect me from myself.

Since I know people who have iPhones already know how cool they are and people who hate iPhones have little patience for people going on and on about how much they love iPhones, I’ll shut up about my iPhone and post happy pictures instead.  (iPhone, iPhone, iPhone)


Here are some of my things on shelves that are not related to phones in any way, shape, or form. If you look to the left of the bedroom bookcase, you will see my eldest son’s Wuggle Pet from when he was 5 years old. It still plays his recorded voice saying, “I love you, Mama,” and I got so nostalgic I stole it back from him so I can listen when he’s at Daddy’s house. (It’s ok, he’s 12 and not into Wuggle Pets anymore.)


Here is a smattering of more of my beloved things:

Here is a lizard in a rose that I loved so much I had to add to my current Work In Progress:


Lastly, here is a fish I don’t own,  but I’m particularly fond of.  I was once friends with a puffer fish in a hospital waiting room. I visited it for months after my ex-husband’s motorcycle accident. One day, the puffer fish was gone. The receptionist, seeing my teary eyes, explained that they rotated the fish. I choose to believe it is still alive in another waiting room. On a happier note, I bought my youngest son a puffer fish puppet for his second birthday because it was such a random thing to find in a grocery store toy aisle. I mean, who stocks grocery stores with puffer fish puppets in Ohio?

Author: Lara Lillibridge

Lara Lillibridge sings off-beat and dances off-key. She writes a lot, and sometimes even likes how it turns out. Her memoir, Girlish, available for preorder on Amazon, is slated for release in February 2018 with Skyhorse Publishing. Lara Lillibridge is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College’s MFA program in Creative Nonfiction. In 2016 she won Slippery Elm Literary Journal’s Prose Contest, and The American Literary Review's Contest in Nonfiction. She has had essays published in Pure Slush Vol. 11, Vandalia, and Polychrome Ink; on the web at Hippocampus, Crab Fat Magazine, Luna Luna, Huffington Post, The Feminist Wire, and Airplane Reading, among others. Read her work at