Saturday, December 29, 2007

End of Year Superlatives

OK it is time for me to reflect and evaluate my experiences of the year and share them with you now in this blog forum setting.

Biggest pop culture setback for me in 2007

My Entertainment Weekly subscription lapsed. Que horror! I have been completely out of touch with what to pay attention to. Though perhaps this enhanced my enjoyment of movies this winter that would have otherwise been overhyped.

Personal thought on the ending of the Sopranos

I thought it was perfect.

Most notable lifestyle change of 2007

I took 14 round trip flights this year. It kinda wiped me out.

Music I bought this year that I especially liked
  • LCD Soundsystem - Sounds of Silver
  • Fujiya & Miyagi - Transparent Things
  • M.I.A. - Kala (Paper Planes is possibly the Single of the Year)
  • Iron & Wine - The Shepard's Dog
  • The Soundtrack to Once (Falling Slowly also a possible single of the Year)
  • The Soundtrack to Spring Awakening the Musical
Also a possible single of the year because it rocks and uses "Mamasay Mamasah Mamamakusah" as a sample
Rihanna's Please Don't Stop the Music

I bought this a while ago but I really started liking it this year
  • Goldfrapp - Supernature
Best Musical addition to my life

The iPod shuffle (thanks to the UCSF staff appreciation gift given to my already iPod Shuffle owning nurse-lover)

Movies that I saw this year that I particularly liked
  • Once
  • No Country For Old Men
  • Juno
  • Superbad
  • Michael Clayton
  • Shit, what else came out this year?
TV Shows I enjoyed watching this year (some on DVD)
  • Weeds
  • The Sopranos
  • A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila (I missed the final episode!)
  • The Hills
  • Lost
  • Heroes Season 1 (Season 2 mm not so much)

TV Shows I was forced to watch
  • Survivor
  • Grey's Anatomy

TV Shows I don't watch but would like to at some point
  • 30 Rock
  • The Wire (only up to season 2)

Favorite Plays I saw this year
  • Dark Play or Stories for Boys by Carlos Murillo at The Humana Festival
  • Our Town at Trinity Rep in Providence, RI
  • Spring Awakening on Broadway
  • The Pillowman at Berkeley Rep
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Best of Broadway
Friendster of 2007 Award
Facebook (the interest is already fading, to be honest. MySpace, winner of the 2006 award has descended into a pit of neglect. Every time I logon I get spammed by whores) LinkedIn or, god forbid, Orkut, 2008 could be your year? Or, maybe Manhunt.

Most Uncomfortable Moment Watching My Own Play
A senior couple in front of me watching Hunter Gatherers on Cape Cod with the wife fully engaged and the husband (by the end of the play) fully arm-crossed, pivoted away from the stage and staring at the back of the theater, just past me.

Best Hand Drier Discovery of 2007
The Dyson Hand Driers at the Providence Place Mall

Nafta Nation I really meant to go to this year but didn't

Most unlikely trip I made in 2007
Driving to Portland to see Kathy Griffin in February

Best Dessert in Kentucky
The Bourbon Ball

Best Dessert of the DECADE
The Mochi Ball (chocolate in particular)

Best New Recurring Foot Problem
Weird bruising and pain that re-emerges from time to time on left foot. Podiatrist consulted.

Best New Purchase for Bed for these Cold Winter Weeks
The 10 dollar fuzzy mattress thing from Costco that Mark bought

Biggest Vice
The Internet. I remember in college, a similar obsession happened to me with tetris and I had to delete it completely from my computer. I can't do that with the net, but I am taking some severe cutback measures in the interest of keeping eyes on the prize

Most Satisfying Corporate Acting Event of 2007
Entertaining and roasting select Supervisors of the San Joaquin Region dressed as a Detective. I still got it. I still got the humor juice in me!

Satisfying but Exhausting Corporate Acting Event of 2007
Playing Jacek from Hackistan for Fortify Software at tradeshows all over the world. (I'm sending the fleece and hat fed ex soon I promise! It's in closet purgatory)

Best New Gay Bar in SF
Truck. And not just 'cause it's the only new gay bar in SF.

Best newly discovered Lube of 2007
A tie between ID Millennium and Gun Oil

Best hip hotel with awesome bed in the middle of the room, huge shower, every bit of furniture made of recycled materials, floor to ceiling windows, cute staff, Polaroid camera chained to the bed, and house music playing till one AM from the rooftop pool bar even though no-one is up there in Play Del Carmen, Mexico
The Hotel Basico

Favorite new fashion purchase
My Lucky Jeans

Best fashion christmas gift
Cashmere scarf

General thought of 2007
Did it sort feel like an intermediate year? Like we're all waiting for things to happen next year? Is this the case for most odd years? I feel like there was a lot more affecting me in 2006 than in 7.

Still love playin it every time I go to Vegas


Anonymous Anonymous said...

TV Shows I was forced to watch

Grey's Anatomy



2:18 PM  
Blogger Mead said...

What, you came all the way to Portland for freaking Kathy Griffin and didn't drop by to say hello?

Miffed. Miffed!

4:56 PM  

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