Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

As promised, my laziness continues this week with a list of my favorite past posts. I'll rank them as best I can but you can bet at this very moment I'm sweating feverishly over my keyboard attempting to come up with even better stuff for 2009.

You believe me don't you?

1. Favorite recipe? Parmesan Halibut with Capers and Lemon. This is the recipe that convinced me that fish wasn't vile after all and I now fix it all the time. It's one of David's favorite foods ever and luckily we usually have halibut in the freezer to feed his need for the stuff.

2. Favorite movie post? Funniest Movies. Probably because I love a good comedy and this one just has me giggling thinking about the ones on this list.

3. Favorite picture posted? Even Superheroes Have Chores. Nothing can top this picture of David. Oh how he'll hate it when he's 16.

4. Favorite travel post? Cruising the Caribbean AARP Style. Probably because I loved that trip but also because we were the youngest people on the whole ship. You can't put a price on that.

5. Favorite review? Happy Feet Ain't So Happy. This movie was so bad the review was a pure joy to write--and the chastising I received in the comments kind of made it even more fun. I guess I'm just that kind of a rebel.

6. Favorite serious post? The Hazards of Motherhood. Not sure why I like this one but it's probably tied up with the near-death experience that provoked it.

7. Most comments ever? 13 Lucky Predictions for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Not counting contests or other anomalies this post got more comments than almost any other post and it just cracks me up. I wrote it to participate in a Problogger group writing project and that thing got me more traffic leading up to the release of the book than any other Google search. Thank you Harry.

8. Favorite guest post? Why Spiderman Totally Conquers Superman. Written by my kids this guest post puts the others to shame.

9. Favorite time waster? Christmas Tidbits. I posted a geography game a year ago that was the most addicting thing I've seen in ages--I still like it.

10. Favorite kid tip? Teaching Kids Geography. This teaching tool is still a great one and we use it regularly--I suppose it goes along with the quiz in #9.

11. Favorite Alaskan post? Some Party. Ah the memories. It tells the story of a Christmas party from years past that got enough attention that a local radio station wanted to interview me about it on the radio but I wanted no part of that. It was an evening that was best forgotten.

12. Weirdest list? Evil Despots with Great Names. Not sure what prompted me to write this one but there it is, permanently enshrined on the internet.

13. Funniest list? Nouns That Should Be Celebrity Baby Names. I should make a sequel because gosh, they've only gotten worse since then.

14. Best craft? Placemat Purses. I love this one, it's what got me started into crafts I suppose and what eventually prompted opening an Etsy shop.

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Musings of a Housewife said...

this must have been a LOT of work. that's all I have to say! :-)

Anonymous said...

Some fun links, my dear and we've always known you were a rebel. :-)

Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

I guess I missed the Happy Feet post. I whole heartedly agree. That movie was painful to watch.

Maddy said...

Wishing you and yours a thoroughly splendiferous 2009 from me and mine.

Let see if we can write 2009 on cheques!

Anonymous said...

Dear Michelle,
I am sending you ~
Happy New Year wishes for you and your family!

Kathryn said...

Happy New Year Michelle! I loved your posts. Even though I overall kinda liked Happy Feet, the political agenda was hard to swallow. Reminds me of Day After Tomorrow. I am excited to try your halibut recipe! The last recipe of yours that I tried (BBQ Beef Sandwhiches) was a BIG hit! Thanks!

Mrs. Gray's Class said...

Great way to reflect on the year - happy new year. Looking forward to more.

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Happy new year, Michelle, to you and all your family. The links were fun reading.

Kristin - The Goat said...

Favorite travel post --- OMGoodness! My husband and I went on a 16 day cruise, which is about 2 days longer than most people take at one time. There were a few thousand on the ship and only 40 people under the age of 60 LOL In fact, we talked with the ships doctor one night and he said that he was nervous because 4 people had died (of natural causes) and the ships morgue didn't hold more than that. Wheelchairs, oxygen tanks, walkers - yep! We laughed that we walked like a duck for a month after that trip.

I hadn't read the Spiderman guest post - What a hoot!! I loved it!

Thanks, that was a fun round up. I don't normally read backward in blogs, as there is just so much information out in blogland that when i find a blog I like, I just start from there and go forward.

Amateur Steph said...

Fun links! Thanks for giving a new reader some old favorites.

Anonymous said...

I really am enjoying the recap. As always I start at the bottom!

Happy New Year!

p.s. I am adding Floridian to our next baby list (whenever that will be needed) :)

Daisy said...

Enjoying the name list again. Zenith? Didn't a cartoonist choose that for one of her characters' babies?

Jolanthe said...

That stinkin' geography game STILL has me hooked.

Thanks so much. HA!


Anonymous said...

Wow - fabulous lists and links! Thanks!

AlaneM said...

I deem this the post-that-took-me-the-longest-time-to-read. I had to check out each link & also spent a good while donating rice :)

Particular faves of mine are:
#6 - I wholeheartedly agree with you on this. I had a few whopper accidents in my day & I think they can do more good than harm. (if they're not too bad that is!)
#8 - was just too funny, I need to have my hubby read this one. He's always showing the kids clips of those movies on youtube.
#13 - yes sequel please - those were awesome & I'd love to see what else you come up with :)

CountessLaurie said...

Hurray! A buffet of Scribbit
:-) I thoroughly enjoyed those! Thanks for sharing and making me laugh right out loud!

Happy new year!

Phyllis Sommer said...

what a great list! i've been lurking lately but i'm still enjoying reading....happy new year!