2009: The Random Recap

Best Experiences
Every day spent with Keith but especially the small things: cooking dinner, making fun of TV news, walking, bike riding
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
The dog beach at Afton State Park on a beautiful summer day
Biking anywhere, even to work

Best Purchases
A Roku!!
Flat, black leather boots by daniblack
Yet another pair of Isotoner mittens (probably the 20th pair of my adult life since I lose them constantly) because I hate gloves!
Olive oil from the Fubbiano Winery in Tuscany
Recycled plastic colander (brightly colored enameled colanders are a rusty lie!) Sometimes it’s the little things.

Weirdest Websites I’m Glad Exist

Most Interesting News Stories
The trial of Amanda Knox
Balloon Boy and His Weird Dad
OK… The Tiger Woods Implosion

Podcast Listened to Regularly
WTF with Marc Maron

Best Books Read
Fiction: Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Nonfiction: The Lost City of Z by David Grann

TV Shows Adored
Mad Men (I even dream about it)
The IT Crowd
Shark Tank (all three episodes I saw)

Theater Productions Enjoyed So Much They Inspire Desire For More Theater-Going
Grey Gardens at the Ordway
Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute, staged by Walking Shadow Theater Co.

Stuff Watched Through Our Roku So Far, All Of It Excellent
Roman Polanski: Wanted & Desired
The Office Christmas Special
Party Down Season 1

Movies I Didn’t Expect To Like So Much
Paranormal Activity

Movie I Expected to Like And It Didn’t Disappoint

Movies I Expected To Like But Felt Lukewarm About
A Serious Man
Up In the Air

Movies I Need To Rent Because I Missed Them At the Theater
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
District 9
Sin Nombre

Soundtrack Provided By…
Teddy Bears
Carla Bruni
Girl Talk

I Changed My Mind About
Penelope Cruz
What it means to be engaged in creative work and why it’s important

I Continued Not To Care About
Julie & Julia, Meryl Streep, Twilight, Harry Potter, Kanye West, Transformers, Rock Band, football, iPhones

I’m Just About Over

Kinda Starting to Enjoy

Dog Walks Taken (including trips to dog park)
Possibly 325

Rebecca: Hooray, it's dark and snowy. Freja: Is that a rabbit over there?
Rebecca: Hooray, it's dark and snowy outside. Freja: Is that a rabbit over there?