Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Maximum Utility

(The economic unit for measuring preferences or satisfaction is utility.  Each person's preferences are different, but I enjoy sharing things that have been impacting my utility lately.)

None of these things are too important or worth writing too much about, but I've always been one to appreciate good finds:

1. The Lumineers - I know this is really old news, but I've just started listening to their self-titled album, and I love it.  It makes me feel like I am on the beach... in California... wearing plaid.  I don't actually have any plaid.

2. Avocados in smoothies - one night in a fake attempt to be healthy I blended up some frozen bananas, milk, an avocado and chocolate syrup.  It was like a wonderful milkshake that still kind of made me feel good.

3. Zippered tote bag - My mom was right.  I need a bag with a zipper and with straps that I can sling over my shoulder.  Despite my mom's advice, I've accumulated a few non-zip bags because they were cute, but I never like using them, especially while traveling because I was afraid I'll get pick pocketed, stuff will fall or or sand will get in.  My usual beach bag does zip, but only has a short hand-held handle, and made it pretty impractical to carry that and a beach chair and a cooler.  (Oh my weak arms.)  I've been eyeing these for a while and finally sprung for the Banana Republic one in red when I got a 40% off coupon in my email.  I seems sturdy, has some inside pockets, and big enough to fit a few books and maybe even my laptop without being suitcase-sized.

1. ModCloth 2. Baggu 3. Banana Republic

4. Adoption - I know it's not a product but I have been encouraged recently thinking about what it means to be an adopted child of God.  I am also so excited to share in the joy of friends who have made adoption their life work and just adopted their first child.  Seriously, these pictures get me every time.

1 comment:

  1. PS- there is a BR coupon code (BRMONDAY) for 30% off, 35% for card holders good until 5/12