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Category Archives: Top Five

This is my list of top five favorite ingredients. I consider salt, pepper, garlic, and onions givens since I put them in nearly everything. So here goes:

1. Mushrooms
2. Goat cheese
3. Asparagus
4. Cilantro
5. Avocado

I should probably have named this list “The Top Five Words To Put In Your Menu To Guarantee That Courtney Will Order Whatever Item You Are Hoping To Sell Her.” Meh. It’s pretty much the same thing.


On Sunday, I had a glorious rainy day. It consisted of staying in pajamas, drinking coffee, eating bagels and cream cheese, and watching movies all day. All of the Twitter and Facebook updates about the marathon going on locally that day made me feel a little lazy (and jealous) but it was a nice relaxing day. I watched a couple of movies but neither even came close to making their way into my top five all time favorite movies. Here they are, in no particular order:

The Royal Tennenbaums
The Big Lebowski
The Princess Bride
Sixteen Candles
High Fidelity

I’ve seen these movies more times than I can count. And although it pains me to not include The Departed, alas, the list only fits five movies. So, what are your top five all time favorite movies? Let me know in the comments!

I watched High Fidelity last weekend (which, incidentally is included in my top five all-time movies, but that’s for a different post). Man I love that movie. Also, I too enjoy top five anything lists. So, here are my top five favorite songs of all time (in no particular order):

Heat of the Moment by Asia (duh)
Wildflowers by Tom Petty
Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straights
Suzanne by Weezer
Everlong by Foo Fighters

It was hard to narrow this down. It’s hard to not include anything by the Pixies or The Beatles, or John Lennon, or a whole lot more 80s music. Also, I desperately wanted to include more sad bastard music. I’m a sucker for a good sad song. But hey, I did what I had to do. So what are your top five favorite songs of all time? Tell me in the comments! What are some other top five lists I should make? Tell me, tell me!