Things We Love: Alive staff picks

From the April 24, 2014 edition


Patton Oswalt’s Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time

My native-Floridian wife couldn’t agree more with Oswalt’s twist on the trope that the Sunshine State is America’s wang. Everything else on this special is equally brilliant.


Blue Jackets playoff hockey

No matter what happens in this hard-fought series with the Penguins (boo!), this is a run to be proud of. And I’m ready for more.


Homemade Ice Cream

It beats the store-bought stuff any day of the week. Plus, mine is sugar-free and lactose-free!

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This small bluetooth speaker comes in nine colors and has a long battery life, which makes it ideal for weekend trips and festivals.


Reading outside

There are many ways to enjoy the beautiful weather we’ve had recently, and I’ve done a few, but sitting on the porch with a good book has been my favorite.


My pen pal in Puerto Rico

“I am in a constant territory war with packs of roaming dogs. You should visit!”


Challah Food Truck

They are less than 100 yards away from my front door at least once a week, and it is glorious.