I love this time of year when all the "Best of" lists start popping up. I've always composed my own personal (read: private) list, but this year I feel like sharing. If Oprah can advertise her "Favorite Things," by cuss, so can I.
For you my friends/fans/followers - These aren't so much strict categories as a random collection of items and experiences that shaped my 2009.
Best Album - Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
Best Song - Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Best Movie - Precious
Best Live Show - Neko Case (winner by default because it was the ONLY live show I went to in 09)
Best New Place - Key West
Best Book (Entertainment) - The Twilight Series (c'mon - I am female age 13-30)
Best Book (Scholastic) - Convergence Culture
Best Purchase - Samsung Wireless Blu-Ray Player
Best Discovery - Squarespace
Best Day - Full Sail Graduation