Thursday, April 05, 2007

Top Six of Two Thousand Six

I meant to post this in January, but just discovered it while going through drafts of posts. This is an old one; keep that in mind as you read through.

In all cases, that I experienced--not that "came out" (such as films, etc.).

In no particular order...

Best Films:
1. Sex and Lucia
2. The Squid and the Whale
3. Brokeback Mountain
4. The Last Kiss (2001)
5. Wit
6. Akeelah and the Bee

1. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
2. Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
3. Waiting by Ha Jin
4. Atonement by Ian McEwan
5. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
6. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
7. Love by Toni Morrison
8. Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
9. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

(What--you honestly think I could limit it to six when it comes to books???)

1. Getting engaged, of course
2. KF calling me at six in the morning on Valentine's Day to tell me she's engaged (that was a bittersweet moment for me)
3. Getting P (and all her adorable-ness since) (Z comes later)
4. Visiting NYC and The Strand and seeing family
5. One Year House Party
6. too many everyday memories with K to count! Being mudane and cozy here with him.

Worst (Anything):
1. cold one and cold two of this winter (colds tend to get me so plugged up... oy!)
2. getting home (exhausted) after musical rehearsals, esp. during "hell week"
3. the fear of losing my job due to Long Term Sub status in the 2005-2006 school year
4. Undone by Michael Kinball
5. budget cuts resulting from November election / levies
6. post Hurricane Katrina