Thursday, January 01, 2009
Did someone say "blog"?
Let's ease back into this. It's New Year's and that means lists. So here are a few of mine. This way we'll keep the actual writing to a minimum, which is for the best, really.
Top Ten Reasons I Haven't Blogged Since Sept. 27
10. Just too broken up over Paul Newman's death to know how to face the world again.
9. Had my fingers caught in the cookie jar.
8. Was too busy with my divorce in Second Life.
7. Been out raising hell with Robert Bork.
6. Just finished a three-month "According to Jim" marathon. That Jim Belushi is so crazy!
5. Got lost in the Enchanted Forest.
4. Three-month egg nog bender.
3. Took a break from these new-fangled "Web logs" and spent time in the bathroom working on my regular logs.
2. Been growing a mustache.
1. Just too damn lazy.
Best music I heard in 2008 in no particular order
Fleet Foxes, U2's remastered versions of "Boy," "October" and "War," I'm still waffling on Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" -- it just wasn't that great. TV On The Radio's "Dear Science" and Spoon's Daytrotter Sessions (I can count that, right?.
Best TV I watched in 2008
1. 30 Rock
4. Flight of the Concords
5. Battlestar Galactica
6. Nova & Frontline
Shows I used to watch that I'm completely sick of and/or most popular baby names in 2008
3. The Office
5. Kath and Kim
TV shows I can't believe are still on TV in 2008 and/or most common human rights violations
1. According to Jim
3. Everything on CBS -- I mean, who out there is watching NCIS?
4. My Name is Earl
5. The Bachelor
6. Child marriage
Best movies I saw in 2008 in no particular order (I've hardly seen everything I want to)
Dark Knight, Be Kind Rewind, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Speed Racer, Iron Man, Wall-E, Kung Fu Panda, Ghost Town, Hellboy II
And that's all I got. Here's to posting a little more often in 2009.
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