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.