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Echoes and Mirrors» Blog Archive » The Best of 2009

The Best of 2009

On a lighter note than the last few posts, I’ll go ahead and call out the best of, a few worst of and other memorable moments from the year. 

Best Video Game:
Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’10. It has literally sucked entire work-weeks out of me.

Best Movie I watched in 2009:
Primer. I’m behind the times.

Best Movie from 2009:
I don’t know. Every movie I saw in the theater kind of sucked. I never saw District 9.

Best Doctor:
Doctor Wang who diagnosed my broken foot as gout.

Best Coffee:
New Moon Cafe on Broad street.

Best Television Show:
LOST. And unless J.J. Abrams does something stupid in season 6, it will most likely be next year’s best tv show again.

Best book:
I don’t get to read for fun anymore. Blood Meridian was really good though.

Best drink:
Oban single-malt Scotch Whiskey.

Most consumed drink:
Vodka & tonic

Best beer:
Dogfishhead IPA.

Most consumed beer:
PBR

Best place to get said drinks:
It’s really a tie between LimeLite and Metro. One has great people, the other has lots of good looking younger women. I live closer to the latter.

Best shirt:
The blue & white striped dress shirt that has managed not to lose any buttons or collect any tears or cigarette burns.

Best pants:
The khaki cargo pants from PacSun that I had for three years that I had to finally stop wearing because the holes got too big.

Best cigarette:
Camel Turkish Gold. All the flavor, half the harsh.

Best drug:
There isn’t a best drug. They all deserve equal love.

Best club:
Sky City for being bigger than anywhere else and cramming even more skanky college girls into one place.

Best Girlfriend:
Although 2009 was bountiful in the area of women, there were no serious relationships or ‘girlfriends’ per se.

Best Cigarettes:
Camel Turkish Gold. However, the cheapest I’ve found that are reasonably smokable are Pall Mall Blue. One gave my roommate a massive headache though. Sadly a true story.

Best New Album:
Lagwagon – I Think My Older Brother Used to Listen to Lagwagon. I really wanted to give it to Propagandhi, but the whole of Lagwagon’s album is better.

Best Blog that Fires me up into a seething rage about the U.S.:
The Agitator. Who else could do that but Mr. Radley Balko himself?

Most Memorable Attention-Whore Moment:
Balloon Boy. It was pretty amusing.

Best Sandwich:
Crawfish Po’Boy at T’Boyz Po’Boyz on Broad Street. The homemade root beer is kick-ass also.

Best Religion:
None. Always has been, always will be.

Best Laundry Detergent:
Tide with the fucking Febreeze in it. Man, even after smoking all day my sweater smells pretty good!

Best Haircut guy:
Gene at the Great Clips in West Augusta. Man he does a good job (Yo, Gene!)

Best friend:
Oh no, I’m not playing this game. Yes, it’s Marty. By a landslide for discussing politics with me regularly and being able to keep up and sometimes knowing more about current events than I do.

Best Parent:
Dad. Sorry mom.

Best web browser:
I am disappointed with all of them. Lets bring back gopher.

Best Opensource Project that made my life easier:
ZoneMinder. Too bad all computer hardware has hated me this year.

Best grocery store:
Kroger. I just like it.

Best place to make-out:
Riverwalk by the bamboo garden. Always will be.

Best investment I made this year:
Netflix. Instant streaming on the Xbox 360 has taken me to new levels of laziness. And all 5 seasons of LOST are on there.

Best morning-after line from a girl:
“I can’t believe I just slept with a Red Wings fan.” They lost, but I won.

Most-often heard morning-after line from a girl:
“I don’t normally do that.”  Of course they don’t.

Most awkward moment:
Waiting to pick someone up from the abortion clinic. Not my fault, I was just the driver, yo.

Most interesting evening:
Getting arrested.

Worst morning:
Waking up in Cell-Block E.

Worst hangover:
Kratom. It felt like my insides were decomposing. Never again.

Most interesting text message received:
“Sweet! Time to get a cold, hard speculum shoved into my meow-meow.” I deleted a much more entertaining one about anal sex much earlier in the year that I should have saved, thus disqualifying it from the running.

Neatest website I found:
couchsurfing.org

Biggest time-suck:
Mafia Wars on Facebook.

Most annoying Facebook App:
Farmville. People need to stop inviting me.

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