Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Cave

One of my new favorite bands is Mumford & Sons. They have a jangly folky twinge about them, and they are a cross between Echo & the Bunnymen and the Avett Brothers. One of my top 5 albums of 2010

I guess if one has been living in a cave one might not realize that it is the end of the year, and there are a gazillion end of the year lists out there, recapping the year that was. I personally am not a big fan of those, because if you spend all your time in the past, how can you focus on today?

What I will recap is some of the things that truly jazz me:

Top 5 albums of 2010:

1. Weezer- Hurley

2. Broken Bells

3. Mumford & Sons

4. Vampire Weekend-Contra

5. Arcade Fire-Suburbs

Top 5 bands I discovered or got into this year:

1. Mindy Gledhill

2. Bon Iver

3. New Pornographers

4. Pete Yorn

5. Edward Sharp

My top books of the year

1. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

2. Prayers for Sale

3. Home (by the same author as Gilead)

4. Water for elephants

It's a rare year I can only think of 4 books I truly loved and highly recommend to others, but alas this was that sort of year.

Top 5 meals I cooked

1. Sweet chili chicken stir fry with homemade fried rice

2. Pesto chicken with pasta and Italian stir fry

3. Pan seared scallops with garlic couscous

4. Brownies with berry coulis and yogurt sauce

5. Chicken korma with basmati rice and mango chutney

Top 5 mommy moments, in no particular order. There are a million more, but for some strange reason these stuck out to me.

1. Going into my little man's class for a party & him showing me off to his friends

2. Going to the Washington Pavilion with him on a free Friday & dancing on the giant piano

3. Snuggling on his bed & talking.before tucking him in

4. Giving him a homemade birthday crown & him being proud to wear it

5. the bat shaped brownies.

My favorite bands of all time, which can pull me out of a bad mood no matter what:

1. The Clash

2. U2

3. Weezer

4. Oasis

5. Everclear

Favorite tv shows:

1. Ghosthunters

2. Hoarders

3. Hoarding: buried alive

4. Glee

5. Celebrity ghost stories

Anyone detect a theme here?

Top 5 things I did this past year (once again, random thoughts,.no.particular order)

1. Bowling for my birthday

2. Mini golf at thunder road

3. Go carts at thunder road

4. Scrap book crop

5. Hanging out with my mother in law post op

Honorable mention the Lance Armstrong cancer gala with the princess

And of course, a look back at the year that was would not be complete without a look ahead:

Top 5 things I am psyched to try in 2011:

1. Zumba

2. Kettleballs

3. Yoga, without humpy

4. The new Ryan Adams album

5. Some yummy recipes from both the on my plate and the h-e-double hockey sticks its vegan blogs

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