Originally I was going to do a whole series of favorites from 2009...but I'm a slacker. So I'll just make a list of random favorites and call it a day. Because I love lists and could make a list for just about anything in the world.
Favorite Movies in No Particular Order:
Up, Where the Wild Things Are, (500) Days of Summer, Taken, The Brothers Bloom, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Movies I Wish I Had Seen in 2009 But Will Wait Until They're on DVD:
Up in the Air, The Hurt Locker, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Coraline, The Princess and the Frog, Invictus, The Blind Side, District 9, Moon, Whip It, Adventureland, Sherlock Holmes, The Informant!
Best Guilty Pleasure Movie:
Favorite Album bought this year:
Laura Gibson, Beasts of Seasons
Other Great Albums from this Year:
Andrew Bird, Noble Beast; K'naan, Troubador; The Decemberists, Hazards of Love; Lisa Hannigan, Sea Sew; Noah and the Whale, The First Days of Spring; Patrick Watson, Wooden Arms; Sam Amidon, All is Well; Horse Feathers, House With No Home; Regina Spektor, Far; Department of Eagles, In Ear Park
Stillness is the Move, The Dirty Projectors
Favorite Road Trip:
Visiting Carla and Donny in Georgia
Runner up is visiting Virginia early this year to see college friends--so much laughter.
Favorite (and only) Vacation:
Hawaii with Meredith to visit Josh, Val and Kristen
Favorite new Friend:
Maddie (Daniel and Amanda's dog--she's scared of everyone except about seven people in the world and I'm one of them)
Favorite Fiction Book:
The Kite Runner, by Khalid, Housseini (didn't come out this year, but the best I read this year)
Favorite Non-fiction Book:
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, by Donald Miller
Favorite New Show:
Favorite Old Show:
Lost (Cannot wait until February 2)
Favorite New Addiction:
Favorite Daily Web Read:
The Pioneer Woman--She brings out the country girl in me. It's also refreshing to read a website that is full of optimism, humor and really great recipes.
Favorite Blogs Because I Can't Pick Just One:
(Limited to those I began reading this year)
A Cup of Jo
For Me, For You
Color Me Katie