11 December 2009

2009

IT'S DECEMBER? REALLY?
HERE ARE MY YEAR-END LISTS.
SURE TO BORE!


picture of the year / Boise, ID - Salvation Army

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2009 (NO ORDER)
Do Make Say Think - Other Truths
Ramona Falls - Intuit
The XX - XX
Darlings - Yeah I Know
Wye Oak - The Knot
Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement
Why? - Eskimo Snow
Port O'Brien - Threadbare
Desolation Wilderness - New Universe
Small Black - EP

TOP SHOWS OF 2009
Efterklang and Peter Broderick @ Larimer Lounge (Denver) (March 14)
No Kids @ Kilby Court (March 15)
Horse Feathers @ Kilby Court (May 22)
The Octopus Project @ Urban Lounge (August 21)
Built To Spill @ Murray Theater (September 19)
Mayer Hawthorne @ Kilby Court (September 21)
Wye Oak @ Slowtrain (September 23)
Talkdemonic @ Kilby Court (September 27)
Mirah and Wye Oak @ Club Sound (October 21)

FAVORITE PODCASTS OF 2009
1. The Adam Carolla Podcast
2. I Love Movies
3. Radiolab
4. This American Life
5. The Moth Podcast

WHERE I WENT IN 2009
- Wendover with Laurie to see Louie Anderson (she got free tickets from a guy at work)
- Denver with Laurie
- Boise with Laurie, Roxy, and Doug to see Doug Benson at the Knitting Factory
- Bear Lake, camping with Capree, Brady, and Laurie
- California twice with my family in the summer
- Disneyland and Legoland
- Denver again, but this time with my family to see WICKED! It was awesome, of course
- Chicago for my birthday with Laurie

AWESOME THINGS IN 2009
- Moving out of the old Avenues apartment and loving our new place
- Meeting John Porcellino
- Inglourious Basterds
- Seeing David Cross
- BIRTHQUAKE!
- Adopting another cat, Boris
- CABLE / DVR
- Junior's
- My birthday party
- Crafts

FEARS I OVERCAME IN 2009
- Went on my first roller coaster (The Matterhorn, Disneyland)
- Learned how to swallow pills
- Cooking / Baking

FEARS THAT I DIDN'T GET TO THIS YEAR, BUT WILL TRY IN 2010
- Give blood
- Learn stick shift
- Go skiing
- Wear contacts


VEGETABLE OF THE YEAR
BELL PEPPERS, HANDS DOWN

THE BIGGEST BUMMER OF 2009
The Adam Carolla radio show getting canceled. This severely changed my life.



Okay, I'd just like to say this - I had a really great year. And a pretty great decade. Truly.

4 comments:

Mahalo said...

Yes an end of the year list, excellent and always fun reads. The Adam Carolla Podcast would be #1 pick too. It's evident in my blog ... gottogetiton.com, come check it out and spread the word.

Karly said...

I'm very proud about the pill swallowing.

Mike and Sarah Branca said...

I love your list Kay;a. It was SO good to see you last night and so good for me to have some time with the friends that know me the best. I miss my friends so much. Anyway, here is the Oreo Ball recipe you asked for, or should I say the Oreo Bon-Bon recipe :)

1 package of Oreos--Like the actual package with three rows, not just one row.
1 lb brick of cream cheese
White Chocolate Almond Bark
Chocolate Chips

Grind Oreos up ( I use a food proccesor for this and it takes like 30 seconds, its the best way I've found.)

Add Cream cheese and mix until a dough consistency

Form mixture into little balls and dip into melted Almond bark. Place on foil or parchment paper to dry. I use a fork to dip and get the balls out.

Let dry all the way and then drizzle the melted chocolate chips over them.

keep refridgerated.

alisatt said...

skiing is overrated, but the other fears are worth overcoming. i like your lists and i like that you like wicked so much :)
bravo on pill-swallowing. such a shitty thing of life.

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