Tradition: My life is built on traditions, but here's a weird one not many people know. Whenever I call my dad, I never say hello. When he says "Hello," I always ask "Where are you?" in this weird voice. He used to answer the phone like this whenever a former girlfriend called, and I mocked him incessantly about it. I have since kidnapped it as my own greeting for him, and it never fails to make him laugh. Every. Single. Time. Laughing. I love it.
Gadget: Well, my cell phone is my favorite gadget... I can't believe I ever got along without one. But for a simple, interesting favorite gadget of mine, I love this silicone garlic peeler. You can find this little bad boy for around 99 cents, and it really does the trick. Great invention!