Monday, December 31, 2007

My 2007

As 2007 comes to a close here is a list of my favorite and not so favorite things of 2007.

Books I Loved-
Suite Francesse, Eat, Pray, Love, Into the Wild

Books I Hated
Twilight....yes I do know I am the only person in the whole country who thought this book sucked......sorry. He is an 80 year old vampire in love with an 18 year old girl why is this disturbing only to me?

Movie I loved
My favorite movie was on PBS. I was so touched by The War. Ken Burns is amazing.

Movie I Hated
Across the Universe. (don't tell April I totally dragged her to this movie and then pretended to love it )

New Music I Love
I downloaded a couple of Earth, Wind and Fire songs. Who would have known.......

And of course I love this song......

Norah Jones American Anthem

Favorite Trip-
Napa Valley in the spring. Great little 2 day work trip. Drove to vineyards and the Sonoma Coast.

Worst Trip -
Trip to SLC for the Outdoor Retailer Show.....blah

Greatest Dissapointment
Not going on our China Trip

Greatest Joy
Seeing how much fun my parents had getting ready and going on their trip to New Zeland.

Best things I ate this year
Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms (the north shore in Boston)
Green Pea Salad Union Square Cafe in NYC
Kara's Passion Fruit Cupcake San Francisco
Salami Manchiago Sandwich Napa Valley
Chicken Colleta Cheesecake Factory in Chicago
Chicken Pot Pie John Harvards in Frammingham MA
Picking up Avacado Eggs Rolls to go and watching the movie The Queen in my Hotel in Dublin Ohio

Favorite Thing Jake, Kaycie and I baked this Year
I had so much fun making Scaletti with Jake and my Dad this year.
I also loved baking and getting ready for my cookie exchange with Kaycie.


tbringhurst said...

That's funny you just blogged about "Eat, Pray, Love". Brandon's chef just told him to tell me to read that book. She said it is excellent. I'm still planning on borrowing that other book we talked about at lunch!

Ableggi said...

You totally crack me up! I love reading your blog. For some reason I totally thought my name would be in your favorites...but for some reason it wasn't...WEIRD!!

tbringhurst said...

Ok, so I bought Eat, Pray, Love yesterday and started reading it last night. I CANNOT put it down. I want to move to Rome, live in a little apartment and learn to speak Italian. Oh the sweet life!!!!!!!!

mgwallins said...

thanks for the recommendations. haven't read twilight for your reasons. not really into that stuff! I want reality. You know, American Gladiators. just kidding. not a cult book follower. Try the Kite Runner, Peace Like a River, I Am Messenger, and the House on Mango street. Good reads.

Scott and Becky said...

Earth, Wind and Fire.... Another reason I think you are so cool. Believe it or not I have that ALBUM (from my high school days!) Can't wait to join you on one of your trips!!!