In the spirit of (Best of 2009) and my love of "best of" lists...
p.s. I want to read all of these. I have a thing for long-form magazine articles.
Best Band I Saw Live: mumford & sons. whoa.
(i also saw avett brothers, pavement and sufjan so that's say'n something).
Best Ever: scuba diving in the great barrier reef.
Best pinch-me i'm dreaming Moment: seeing an opera in the sydney opera house.
Best place for a weekend you want to model the rest of your life after: portland.
Best people to do it with: paige and kelly.
Best Tailgate: the grove at ole miss.
Best Pet: walker's sister ashton's bunny ellen. bunnies as puppies.
Best Movie: scott pilgrim vs. the world was a wonderful surprise. inception.
Best person to drink wine with: colby wedel. specifically knarly head's old vine red zin. in her house that i've lived in for almost an entire year. again, whoa.
Greatest Accomplishment: finishing war & peace/running lake hefner/a one-year anniversary.
Best Realization: how good eminem actually is - the man raps likes he'll literally die if he doesn't. how much i don't like being broke.
Best Eats: little red bike cafe in portland, oregon! rolando's in fort smith, arkansas! cjelina in venice, california! the gates in kansas city, missouri! personalizing my pizza every night at the wedge (hello evoo, goat cheese and arugala)!
(places in oklahoma city i really want to try in the coming year: ludavine and cafe antigua).
Best Music: mark ronson, kanye west, the national, punch brothers, drake, nicki minaj, B.o.B., spoon, arcade fire, big boi, janelle monae, sufjan stephens, vampire weekend, the black keys
Best Songs: what part of forever, cee-lo green. tighten up, the black keys. teenage dream, katy perry. lost in the world, kanye and bon iver.
Best Music I Do Not Like: ke$ha. best coast (uggg get out of bed already!). local natives.
Best Television: i'm kind of really loving the real housewives of beverly hills right now. modern family. true blood. dex. boardwalk empire.
Best thing I had always heard was good, but never really took people up on until this year: planet earth. a cheese log. hawaii.
Best Read: the elegance of the hedgehog.
Best News Story: live coverage of the chilean minors rescue - rarely can news be so heartwarming.
Best Fashion: carine roitfeld retires from french vogue - what an icon. madewell goes online. blake lively.
Best Cookie: ricotta cheese cookie at cafe 501 - thanks for moving closer to me.
Best Beauty Product: clarin's sunless tanning lotion.