Best New Blog:
The Big Picture, from Boston.com. Always amazing photos of noteworthy events from around the world.
3. The Dark Night
2. Iron Man
1. Slumdog Millionaire
Addictions of the Year:
Lost. I watched all five seasons this year in an embarrassingly short stretch of time.
Facebook. It took me a while to warm up to it, but now I'm hooked. I’m contemplating giving it up for Lent.
Celebrity Crushes of the Year:
Paul Newman- As a young man, stunningly handsome. As an old man, an honorable philanthropist. Rest in Peace.
Jeff Tweedy- I love you, Jeff Tweedy. Let’s run away together.
Robert Downey Jr.- You, too, Robert. Apparently I have a soft spot for creative and talented former addicts.
Album of the Year:
Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever Ago
take a listen: Skinny Love
Song of the Year:
A-Punk- Vampire Weekend
Damn, it’s catchy. And that baseline!
Best Events of 2008:
The United States elects a new President.
Boston Celtics win the NBA Championship. (and I was there to see it)
My sister Eri’s wedding.
Most Commented Post on DCoE:
The Butter Roll
Best New T Shirt:
In hindsight, 2008 was a memorable year, both good and bad. Thanks to all of you for reading and commenting, and best wishes for a joyful and productive 2009!