Self-awareness is awesome.

Today, a 7-year-old pal informed me of some news. Big news.

Over the weekend, he switched favorite animals.

Penguins were his favorite animal, but he was at the haircutter place, and they had a snake toy, so he switched his favorite animal to snakes. But then he switched it back to penguins. Also, his favorite foods are still tacos and pizza.

You gotta be you, man. You gotta be you.

My favorite animals have always been dogs, although I did go through a brief duck phase in 1986. And my favorite foods are cooked carrots and no-bake cookies. Because they are delicious.

I love this simplicity. It’s like college, when people would ask where you were from and what your major was – but to the nth degree. You can really learn a lot about a person by asking about their favorite animals and favorite foods.

So. What’s your favorite animal? What’s your favorite food? Tell all!

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  • Reply Holly @ Everydays a Hollyday April 22, 2014 at 2:07 am

    Cows are my favorite animals I even have a cow tattoo. Although I am crazy about my dog (and to a smaller degree the cats) Favorite food is lasagna

  • Reply Suburban Correspondent April 22, 2014 at 3:14 am

    I think we all have a brief duck phase. I don't know what my favorite animal is, but it is definitely not rabbits.

  • Reply Violet April 22, 2014 at 5:06 am

    Giraffes are my favorite animal, although I have been sort of going through the horse phase I didn't go through when I was 12.

    My favorite food is cake. Mmmmm, cake is good.

    Cooked carrots? What kind of craziness is that? (says the one who luvvvvvs broccoli…)

  • Reply Becky April 22, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Chickens, definitely chickens.

    Food would have to be apples. Or chocolate.

  • Reply Kari at A Grace Full Life April 22, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I am STILL in my duck phase.
    Ducks are tha bomb.
    Not duck, that's for sure.
    I would say steak.
    That's why I didn't say cow is my favorite animal.
    Or that would be sick.

  • Reply smalltownme April 22, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Cats for sure, but food? Too many to list.

  • Reply Banjo Unfabulousness April 22, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Fave animal? Elephant. Not that I ever want to have to take care of one……

    Fave food? Hands down its a slutty pb&j

  • Reply Angie April 24, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Giraffes. And home-grown tomatoes.

  • Reply Green Girl in Wisconsin April 26, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I've never been able to answer these easily–I like too many in both categories! But if pressed…maybe cats and cheese.

  • Reply sherilee May 4, 2014 at 2:31 am

    For domestic-ish animals, I'd say rabbits and dogs. On the wild side, I love anything with meerkats and giraffes.

    For food, the list is entirely too long. But I could eat pesto almost every night, and also Mexican flavors. I could have tacos or quesadillas or enchiladas. Which is to say (taking much longer than Green Girl): cheese. Cheese is where my heart is at.

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