My Top Five

I’ve made no secret that High Fidelity is one of my all-time top-five favorite movies.  If you haven’t seen it, you should stop reading right now and go check it out.  It pretty much sums up so much of what I think of JT and his musician friends.


Begin quote:

Louis: I don’t have that record… I’ll buy it for forty.
Rob: Sold.
Louis: Now why would you sell it to me and not to him?
Barry: Because you’re not a geek, Louis.
Louis: You guys are snobs.
Dick:  No, we’re not.
Louis:  Yeah, seriously, you’re totally elitist. You feel like the unappreciated scholars, so you shit onto people who know lesser than you.
Rob, Barry, Dick:  No!
Louis: Which is everybody…
Rob, Barry, Dick:  Yeah…
Louis: That’s so sad.

Yep, my dear husband and his friends in a nutshell.  If you still haven’t seen High Fidelity, here’s my connector – the main character is always making top five lists.  Which I think is smart – it’s mostly impossible to choose just one all-time favorite.  Imagine my surprise when my WordPress Year in Review Report told me I had a Top Five blog comment contributors.  Solid gold.  So here they are (in WordPress designated order):

Number 5 on this list is not a blogger but my NYC bestie – Jessica.  We haven’t been in the same town for many a year now and I love that she reads the blog to keep up on my world.  I wish she had her own because I’m sure her escapades in New York would provide awesome blog fodder.  Not only do her comments pop up here on the site, they also make their way into month-long back-and-forth emails of support, hilarity, empathy and friendship.  Here’s Jess and me back in the day – doing what college freshman do, tee-peeing their other roommate’s bed.  Yep.

Me & J

My number 4 top commenter for 2013 is the authoress of Third Story(ies), a STL resident and frequently goes by her first initial of “K”.  Her comments are always spot on and filled with great advice – as an architect and an amazing chef, maker and creator, I always love to hear from her.


Number 3 is none other than Nick Armadillo – The only blogger from this list that I have met in person, Nick Armadillo writes Mid-Century Midwest and is also from our old neighborhood of South City in the Lou.  Nick’s comments are always spot on and I love seeing images of his house pop up on my reader because it reminds me of our first home (tear).


Number two begins our Texas portion of the top five – Stacey – who works for NPR (wow!) and writes A Goode House blog on the side.  And renovates her (Rex) Goode house, which is awe-inspiring – the great architectural bones were there and Stacey and Richie knock it out of the park with what ever space they work on.  Stacey gets my slightly of the beaten path taste in music (mostly due to a musical snob husband, but I will listen to more of the newer music while his interest in bands ended around 1985) and I appreciate her complimentary comments and great taste oh so much.


Number One – Dana – Also a Texan, Dana runs the blog for Mid2Mod, an amazing furniture store run by her daughter and son-in-law.  Like the most beautiful furniture, the stuff you dream about.  Dana’s sweet and thoughtful comments always cheer me up.  And have you seen her modernist nest?


I am one lucky girl blogger, I am.  However my top five count down wouldn’t be complete without a dark horse runner-up – and that award goes to Mister Modtomic who showed up on my Year in Blogging Report as far and away my number one referer.  He sends a lot of traffic my way and I couldn’t be more grateful.  Also – he has a full-time job, a small side industry as an MCM titan in STL and he blogs every day.  Amazing and ridiculous, equally.


I keep reading a lot of blog posts about some sea changes/growing pains/end times/call it what you will in the blogging world.  I may be the only blogger left on the planet not on Instagram but apparently that’s where all the kids are doing their blogging these days.  I’m small fries in the blogging world and I think I like it that way (have you read some of the ridiculous, mean and downright nosy comments some of the big-time bloggers get?  Insanity.)  I’m mostly doing this for me with the added benefit of having met some amazing internet people.  So while I don’t cry if a post gets no comments, any blogger in her right mind will tell you that a nice comment puts a smile on her face and a glow in her heart.  So go forth internet friends and *hug* a blogger – leave a comment and let them know you care.  Thanks to my Top Five from 2013!  You guys rock.  I hope I will meet some Phoenix bloggers in 2014.  Cheers – CT

5 responses to “My Top Five

  1. Woohoo made the top 5! This blog is definitely my top blog;)

  2. I always enjoy your posts and your outlook on things. Reminds me a lot of me at your age. 🙂 I’m happy to count you among my “blogging friends.”

    • Thanks Dana! You are an amazing blog friend and have had such sweet and supportive things to say even though I have been a little grumpy grumbly as of late. Cheers – CT

  3. Thanks for the love, CT. Hope all is well out west. Sad to lose another STL MCM blogger, but I always enjoy your posts. Glad that I could send a few readers your way.

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