Dear Wendy readers are some of the most intelligent, stylish, super cool people around (it’s a proven fact), so, when a commenter suggested I create a regular feature for them to recommend some of their favorite products, it was a no-brainer and Reader Recs was born. Today’s recommendations come from Rachel, who is a scientist who studies weather, though she just moved to San Diego where there is very little weather to speak of. She lives with her fiancé, dog Toby, and cat Kydoimos. For fun Rachel enjoys watching football, bowling, live music, and patio drinking. Check out her recommendations below!
This movie tells the story of a chorus filled with senior citizens, who do good justice both to classic songs and newer stuff you would never expect to hear your grandparents sing. It’s a sweet, sad, and funny movie – I’ve given it to a few people as a gift and it’s never disappointed. I’ve actually seen the Young@Heart chorus live, too!
Snowball White – Adjustable Cat Safety Collar
My cat is a master at getting out of collars, and this is the one that seems to have outsmarted him. Whether it’s built better, or is just light enough that he notices it less, who knows. It’s cheap, and comes in a ton of colors!
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal
This is one of my favorite books of all time. I’ve re-read it a few times and it still makes me laugh out loud.
Vera Bradley Zip-Around Wallet
I love, love, love this wallet. It’s big enough for all my crap, and it zips closed and has a wrist strap, so I can shove my phone in it and use it without a purse for a night out. Also, since it’s Vera Bradley, it comes in roughly a zillion colors/patterns. I get compliments on it all the time.
Original Hoberman Sphere–Rainbow
Because I couldn’t think of anything related to weather to recommend, I figured I would include my favorite nerdy toy. You can hang it – but I think it’s more fun to toss around, and puzzle out how exactly it can fold up so small.
If you have some products you’d like to recommend to the DW audience, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with links to five recommendations. (Write “reader recs” in the subject line please). Your recommendations can be from any store or website, but they need to be accessible online — and I would love it if at least two items could be found on Amazon where I am an affiliate. If your list is a good fit for the site, I’ll ask you to write a brief description of each item/ explain what you love so much about it.