Friday, December 31, 2010

Decade in Review...(is it a year late?)

Decade in Haiku


Snowed in one morning
With book sitting on my porch
White pages flutter


Library at dusk
Wandering lost among stacks
Echos in Eco


Don black regalia
Walk hard steps into the world
Sadly leave the Hill


White orchids in place
light of the world in bride's eyes
Nuptial bells ring true


Switching languages
Running the course of the halls
No peace til midnight


Shimmering old road
Driving steady until dawn
Finally back home


Rampant miracles
Name to launch a thousand ships
Embarked with new dawn


Ivory labyrinth
Find voice by building with words
Lose myself in echoes


Learned to not miss sleep
Running on a caffeine drip
Hope in November


No more evening news
Rough ripples from weak markets
Sail on with my works


Months of unpacking
And moving while standing still
Everyone growing

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Best of 2010

Fav Film: Inception - felt like a big budget Memento...which is a good thing.

Fav. Actor: Steve Buscemi from Boardwalk Empire - never thought he could lead a show the way he does. Pleasantly surprised.

Fav. Director: Guillermo del Toro...for bridging to wait and see what he makes

Fav On-Going TV Show: Boardwalk Empire - Who thought anything from Jersey (with the exception of Kevin Smith) could be so interesting.

Fav TV Mini-Series: Walking Dead - Lived up to my expectations and then some.

Fav. Helene Quote: "Arrrg, Matie!" Nuff said.

Fav. Martha Quote: "I'm sleeping in tomorrow" - Wifey really represented this year (mom/wife/graduate student/career woman/adjunct faculty/web designer)

Fav. Meal: Burger from GastroPod at Art Basel - seriously good stuff

Fav Book: Tie between The Lost Books of the Odyssey by Zachary Mason and Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel...the former blew my mind while the latter crushed my heart

Fav. Late Night Snack: Leftover Halloween Candy - Oh, why did we keep it...why?!?!

Fav. On-Going Comic Series: The Walking Dead - Kirkman keeps calming things down, only to shake it all up again.

Fav. Comic Graphic Novel: Asterios Polyp - This is a must read for any who seriously consider comics a literary medium...Dionysian meets Apollonian meets the end of the world.

Fav Song: Wasted Daylight by Stars - To be fair, Stars new album, Five Ghost, is a solid album...keep pumping them out, Canada.

Fav. Artist: Metric...for owning during the opening night of Art Basel

Fav. Music Genre: Chiptunes...especially loved Anamanaguchi's OST for Scott Pilgrim VS the World: The Videogame.

Fav PS3 Game: Red Dead Redemption - Seriously one of the finest games I've ever played. The ultimate homage to the Wild West.

Fav PSP Game: sadly...none played

Fav DS Game: Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box - A gentleman never leaves a puzzle unsolved...even when the final puzzle requires a working microphone...and my DS's mic was broken :{ ...perfect excuse for my new DSi XL

Fav PC Game: It would have been Revenge of the Titans if I could get that damn thing to run on my PC...eeeerrrgghhhh.

Fav Ipod Touch App: Game Dev Story - I have pumped so many hours into this...if I'm using my iPod, I'm probably playing this...Words With Friends came a close second.

Fav. Thing to Watch at 5AM: Code Monkeys Season Two via Netflix

Fav Family Event: December Disney trip - Perfect end to a great year! Helene, M, and I had an amazing time.

Fav Tech Development: 4th gen iPod waiting for the 2nd gen iPad

Fav Starbucks: 49th Street near Red Road...they helped with the Cafe Cultura launch this year, so they rock!

Fav Online Troup: College Humor - The Empire State of Mind parody is a thing of beauty...also their Bleep Bloop videos are fun, too.

Fav Podcast: Smodcast - This cements why Kevin Smith is such a genius. He took one hilarious podcast and created a whole network of content.

Fav Late-to-the-Party Moment: Starting to watch Mad Men...Dom Draper is so Daper.

Fav Tea: Simple Black Tea from Lipton...for having the highest caffeine content...for tea

Fav. Coffee: ...none...gave up coffee...the withdrawals were a ...

Fav. Socks: gold toes gray dress socks...because they're comfy.