I know that I'm supposed to do a New Year's post, where I talk about my resolutions or how thankful I am for all the good stuff in my life, etc. But I try very hard to examine my crappiness all year long and see opportunity for improvement all along the way. Let's face it, if I only tried to correct my bad behavior once a year, my kids would be slipping me their Christmas lists under the Plexiglas divider in county lock-up.
So what can I do to kick off the new decade in Diary style and show that I am caring, sharing and completely bereft of ideas? A top five list. Being that I am too lazy to do a top ten list, I am going to share with you, my top five whatevers of this decade - music, TV, ad nauseum, ad infinitum (well, not really, I'm only going up to 5).
1) Teen Girl Squad 0n Homestarrunner.com - I was introduced to this online cartoon when I wanted to check up on what my son was watching a few years back. This is such a sharp satire of High School politics, I almost thought it was over his head. The episodes get better as they go up in number. Unfortunately, they stopped at episode 14 and I am very, very sad. Don't forget to look for the Easter egg at the end of the cartoon. Most have it.
2) Anchorman - If there is one movie from this decade that I have watched entirely too many times, it's Anchorman. The whole Sex Panther scene never gets old. "It has bits of real panther, so you know it's good."
3) Spectacle - Elvis Costello with . . . This one's a bit of a no-brainer for me, as I am obsessed with Elvis Costello. When I initially heard of this project, I wondered what kind of interviewer he was going to be. It was hard to wrap my head around the concept, but it has been fascinating to watch him. It points out that even in the blinding glow of his own awesomeness, he is a true fan of music and is awestruck by the work of others in the same manner that I am awestruck by him.
4) The Boy From Oz - This was without a doubt, the best Broadway performance that I have ever seen. Hugh Jackman somehow managed to make Peter Allen sexy. He got the Tony because he earned the Tony.
5) Glee - For a self-confessed Broadway nerd like myself, a show like Glee is a fabulous, show tuney gift, all wrapped up in glitter with a giant bow on top. Add Jane Lynch to the mix and it's fabulosity goes off the charts. Her Sue Sylvester is so deliciously evil, that I can't recall a single television villain that can come remotely close.
Well, that's it. That's all my lazy ass can muster this Friday morning. I am going spend the rest of the afternoon reveling in the sloth that is New Years day. I might read a book, I might watch TV, or I might just go back to bed. That's what this day is all about. And despite only giving you a top five list, I still earned that sloth, so I am off to revel in it unapologetically. I hope you do the same.
Happy New Year all!!!