Just because I like to share, here’s some things that I enjoyed in 2008. This isn’t necessarily a ‘best of’ or a ‘must have’ or even a set of recommendations… it’s just a stream-of-consciousness dump of things that I, personally, enjoyed. Feel free to add your own list in the comments!
The RadioLab podcast, which never fails to teach me something new and fascinating.
Cudas Amigo Flipflops. You do realize that I am a world-class authority on what makes a good flipflop, yes?
Bob’s Red Mill Organic Golden Flaxseed Meal (just sprinkle it on your morning breakfast cereal – makes it even better. And it’s like healthy, too).
The Taj Mahal
Blueberries. Matcha Tea. Rhubarb pie. Sushi. Not necessarily simultaneously, however.
Trader Joe’s grocery stores.
Panasonic DMC-LX3 I’ve only had this for a few weeks now but I’m really liking it. Decent low-light capabilities for a point-and-shoot, a true wide-angle lens, and it’ll shoot HD video as well.
Neil Stephenson’s Anathem.
The Wire. (Which I only got around to discovering this year, and then spent a month watching all 5 seasons on DVD, completely addicted). One of the best television shows ever? Yup, probably. Definitely.
Versailles Cuban Restaurant (Los Angeles area). Roasted Garlic 1/2 Chicken with a side of plantains. OMFGDrool.
I beg to differ about the Cudas flip-flops. Crocs are the best. Otherwise, an interesting list.
Hmm, I’ll check ’em out next time I’m at a store that sells such things but I’m skeptical. And for me, having plastic rather than fabric for the between-the-toe anchor is immediate disqualification.
Hmmm, maybe instead of going for tea/coffee this week, we should go to Versailles before you head back north!
Oh so tempting. Let me figure out schedule… it would probably be Friday if I can do it.
Thanks for sharing you enjoyable moments/objects Ron. I had a really great year so this is a list that im really proud of. My fiance and our son who just turned one year old, the Canon G9, Lensbaby Composer, Drobo, working my ass off to graduate at the top of my class from art school and my wonderful place of work that just got voted the best place to work in PA!
Does indeed sound like a great year – congrats and good luck w/ 2009!
Gotta agree with you about “The Wire”. Top-notch show.
Obviously TWIP. It has put the photgrapher spark back in me.
I’ve always been quite fond of not getting shot as well.
This year, enjoyment has been catching up with the things I’m trying to learn…
Re-discovering photography by limiting myself to a 50mm f/1.4 on a Canon 5D.
I started the year off loving empanadas and ended the year loving pork pies! Somewhere in between I got married and bought my D300.
Thanks to your blog Ron, I found my rightful place with my birthdate after the decimal point so I must say 2008 has been a great year of the π !!
I have to say that not getting shot would be on the top of my list if I’d needed to have it on the list at all. I’d probably add Sees Candies – or chocolate in general – after all a Hershey bar is great sometimes too. Nephews who believe in Santa. And fun blogs like this! (Yep. Sucking up to begin the new year. But it helps it’s true too!)