Stewart's Favourites & Preferences
I think you can learn a lot about someone from the things they choose and prefer. Here’s some of my preferences, with reasons where possible.
The Practical Choice
Cars are more a utility for me, so if I could buy anything right now it would be a 4-door (dual cab) old trayback ute. A ute so I can carry wood around for my building projects, trayback so I don’t have to worry about damaging the paint job when I’m putting stuff in the back, and dual-cab so I can fit the whole family in. (Or the Lads!) I’ll have one of these please (preferably electric if that exists):
- Vanilla icecream
- Chocolate covered honeycomb
- White chocolate rocky road
I’m trying so hard to give up cola and fizzy drinks, but so far I’ve cracked every time I try and go cold turkey. I was pretty annoyed when they got rid of Coke Zero, and I still don’t understand that decision.
I like pineapple on pizza.
Depending on context:
- Quick edits at the terminal, always on the server.
- I’ve tried emacs a few times but I just can’t get into it – I think if you start in either vim or emacs and do a significant amount of work in one of them then it’s hard to switch.
- Sublime Text
- Bigger projects like Rails websites or ruby apps.
- Editing this site.
- It has first-class emoji support. 🙂👍🏻 (I don’t have to type these as codes.)
Blue of copper sulphate crystals, which is therefore my preference for vehicle colour.
I don’t really drink beer any more, in my 40s I started to react badly to it and get really bad hangovers. But that’s okay, because there’s plenty of other things to drink!
I’m a big fan of spiced rums & coke, especially Sailor Jerry, Kracken and Dead Man’s Fingers.
On occasion I enjoy White Russians.
During the 2020 Coronavirus lockdowns I wanted to use up some of the leftover booze in the liquor cabinet, so I started drinking Quarantinis of my own design: Malibu white coconut rum, blue curaçao, vodka, sparkling mineral water and a wedge of pineapple, served in a glass mug. They are delicious!
It’s no accident that the final result is my favourite colour.
Hang Out Location
I much prefer a beer garden on a summers day to a night club with loud music.
My favourite kind of plants are succulents: there are so many different shapes, sizes, colours and styles, and they’re basically impossible to kill through neglect. They’re a lot of fun to propagate, and it’s amazing how a whole plant can grow from a seemingly dead leaf.
I also like that they tend not to be all flashy with loads of flowers – they only flower occasionally, and then they usually put all their effort in to a few (or sometimes only one) stunning flowers.
These are the podcasts that are in my high priority list in Overcast so that I hear new episodes of these ones before others. These are the ones where I feel a bit of excitement when I see a new episode pop up in my unplayed list.
I’m always happy to hear new podcast recommendations, please get in touch.
These are some the films I could watch (or have watched) more than once.