Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Best Ones

Here are my choices for the best of 2007 ...

Best song I never would have heard if not for the iPod ads: "1234," by Feist.

Best song I never would have heard if not for the TV show John from Cincinnati: "Johnny Appleseed," by Joe Strummer.

Best continuation of a brilliant career: Magic, by Bruce Springsteen.

Best movie I haven't seen yet: Juno.

Quirky comedy that deserved better: The Darjeeling Limited.

Breakout paperback sensation: Eat, Pray, Love.

Evocative book title: Like You'd Understand, Anyway.

Best essay by a much admired family member: "Testing: One, Two, Three?"

Best blog: Chimichangas at Sunset.

Cutest dog ever: Bodie.

Best new TV series: John from Cincinnati.

Best magazine article: Fast Company's November cover story: "This Mechanic Can Get You 100 MPG (Why Can't Detroit?)."

Best novel I've read in the past year: The Lay of the Land, by Richard Ford.

Best road trip: Along the coast to Santa Barbara.

Woman of the year (this year and every year): Joanne Riske.