I should've thought through this post more deeply, but here are random off the top of my head favorites from the ♪♫Year 2000... and 10.
Favorite Album of 2010 - Call me bias, but I really love the new Crowded House album "Intriguer." It's got a different feel from their previous albums, but as a whole it works well. I'm sure it helps that I saw them live in August and they completely rocked the house. I highly recommend "Intriguer." Other great albums- Brandon Flowers "Flamingo," Gorillaz "Plastic Beach," and... screw it- music isn't good these days anyway- Tony Bataska "This Time Around." Hell yeah it's a favorite- I made it didn't I?!?
Favorite Movie of 2010 - This was a terrible year for movies. I'm praying that "True Grit" is actually the real answer to this category, but I haven't seen it yet. Now, I admit I've been watching far less silver screen than in years past, so I'm not sure which way to go. I think the most entertaining movie I saw this year was "Inception" so we'll go in that direction. It was the only movie that really deserves a favorite movie of the year consideration, but here are few more that entertained me: "Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1," "The Other Guys," "Predators" (entertaining in a dumb fun kind of way.)
Favorite Baseball Moment of 2010 - This one's easy. I attended NLCS Game 3 and watched Matt Cain destroy the Phillies line up to come out with a 3-0 win. Sure, the Giants winning is cool and all, but realistically they are not my team so I can't be that excited about it. My personal enjoyment of being at the park during the playoffs trumps all.
Favorite Football Moment of 2010 - This moment just happened three days ago on Monday night. Who would've thought the Bears would clinch the NFC North this year, let alone be the first team to clinch their division. Not me, not you, and not anyone at ESPN. In fact, people still doubt the Bears as serious contenders and I could care less. They are in the playoffs and their defense is savage (besides that time they were surgically carved apart by Tom Brady, but ya know...) This season has been quite exciting. The runner up moment is my appearance in the Fantasy Football Championship game this coming week. We'll see how that goes.
Favorite Contest That I Won of 2010 - I'm not sure I've ever won a contest before (besides the time in 3rd Grade I was selected as the Napoleon "Snow Prince" only to have my family go on vacation that weekend to Chicago so I couldn't be in the damn parade- it still haunts me to this day!) Winning the 2010 "Be The High Roller" contest through the Peppermill in Reno was an experience I'll never forget. Not only that, but there are videos documenting the whole things at bethehighroller.com so I definitely can't forget it.
Favorite Surgery of 2010 - I only had one and it involved my kidney, bladder, and pee hole. It was NOT fun. But since it was a big deal, it gets a mention. I hope it fixed what it needed to fix- I DO NOT want to go through that again!
Overall, it was a pretty sweet year. I can't wait to see what 2011 brings, but thanks for reading and I'll see you next year. (I may or may not post next week- we'll have to see how it goes...) Happy Holidays!