It seems like the thing to do on the last day of the year is to come up with a list of highlights and favorites of 2008. I find my brain a bit dusty and can hardly remember what happened yesterday let alone 10 or 11 months ago, but here goes…..
Highlight of the year: That’s easy – O-BA-MA! The painfully long campaigning was all worth it for the moment the new first family took the stage in Chicago’s Grant Park. I still get goose bumps just thinking about it.
Favorite drink: – Cherry Pomegranate Crystal Light with Immunity Boost. It’s a scary red color that stains my kitchen counter if I spill it, but soooo worth it.
Favorite snack: Trader Joe’s vanilla mini-meringues. One calorie each and impossible to stop eating. Interventions may be necessary.
Favorite book -fiction: The Art of Racing in the Rain. Kudos to my mom for recommending this one.
Favorite book – non-fiction: Bumping Into Geniuses by Danny Goldberg. A view from inside the music biz like no other.
Album of the year: Kid Rock – Rock N Roll Jesus. Cousin Lori was right. This guy is a real rock star. It just took a while for me to get it.
Song of the year: “So What” – by Pink. OK, really Nash’s favorite but when you hear a song 700 times it kinda grows on you.
Favorite TV shows: The Office, 30 Rock, Weeds, Damages, Dirty Sexy Money, Californication, True Blood, Gossip Girl…. (sadly, I could go on).
Favorite Place: The Library. I know, so obvious, right? But seriously, it’s like Amazon, Netflix and iTunes for free! I feel like I’m in a secret club that only a handful of people know about. Today we checked out 4 books about tornadoes and a stack each of Charlie Brown movies and Charles Shultz books. All phases that will last approximately 2 weeks. Perfection. And did I mention the free part?
Favorite Download: iPhone Apps. From Shazam to More cowbell, I love them all! And they’re perfect for Nash when stuck in a waiting room or in traffic. Nothing like popping bubbles or shaking a Target snow globe to pass the time.
Favorite local team: Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics!
Favorite Website: Cake Wrecks. This one is worth reading from beginning to end then bookmarking and checking daily. Cracks. Me. Up.
Favorite Movie: Sex & The City. This is the only movie besides Wall E, Speed Racer and Tale of Despereaux that I can even remember seeing in a theatre this year. Plus I saw it with Ms. Picket and there were cocktails and girly talk after so, duh.
Happy New Year to all!!!