My good friend Leo had a fun post the other day about how we select what brands we wear, eat, sleep, drive, etc. He then provided a list of all that stuff and it was simple and interesting, so I’m doing it today. Leo, got your message. I’ll call you back real soon.
House â€“ 1996 Colonial, yellow. Been here since November last year and working to make it ours.
Car â€“ a 2002 Toyota Camry. The first NEW car I ever bought. Of course, now I’m completely bored with it after six-plus years, but it’s an ol’ reliable, so I’ll probably drive it until it craps out or until we need more room. Which reminds me, I need to get the AC fixed.
Music Player – No surprise here, the color IPod Classic. I’m not differentiating myself there, nor do I want to.
Cellphone â€“ The Blackberry 8830. Works awesome for email, is rather boring for everything else. That 3G IPhone that will work with Exchange? Yeah, it’s calling my name.
Life size TV – Samsung DLP. I think the model number is HLN437. It’s a 42″ inch beauty that still works – and looks – awesome. Purchased in December 2003 as a holiday gift to myself.
Shoes – I don’t care much about show brands, but for work, it’s a pair of black Bostonians (hey Leo!) which I only bought because it said they wouldn’t set off the alarms in airports. And they never have. Also have a pair of brown Sketchers, but those are more casual work shoewear.
Athletic shoes – Merrill and nothing else.
Jeans – I have no brand loyalty here. I buy them whenever the urge hits me in whatever store I’m in. Currently – two pairs from Old Navy and two from JCrew.
Cookware: a mish-mash. I’d say 75% non-stick Calphalon and 25% mutt.
Presidential Candidate â€“ Not sure why this would be in a brand list, but I guess I’m Obama-bound. I never like any of the choices.
Music â€“ I’m a snob.
Baby Formula â€“ Similac Line, some organic, some not, but those days are, thankfully, ending soon. For baby food, we’re now mashing up organic veggies in a small food processor and/or using Gerber organic. Just started giving them things like toast.
Computer: at home, it’s a Dell Dimension 9100. I’m mildly satisfied. For work, it’s a Dell Latitude D620, which I like more. I may be headed to Cupertino for my next home computer purchase.
Current Magazines: Men’s Health, Consumer Reports, Cook’s Country, Cook’s Illustrated, ESPN, Wired.