It’s that time of year again when self-important bloggers everywhere make lists of their favorite things from the past year for you to “ooh” and “ahh” about. I’m certainly not above it.
Here’s a collection of things I recommend that I had the pleasure of discovering just this year despite the fact that some of them have been around longer. What can I say? I’ve never been a cool kid.
Cards Against Humanity: A Party Game for Horrible People
When a friend described this game as a filthy version of Apples to Apples, I knew I had to have it. I purchased the official card pack, but they do have a free downloadable version online! Warning: It is not suitable for your kids. Or your parents.
Your Away Message Twitter Parody Account
Sometimes it feels like watching from afar as that sorority girl you sorta knew in college went through an embarrassing public breakup. Other times it’s as if you’re going back through your OWN instant messenger history. Nostalgia-laugh headache!
Fashion to Figure Trendy Clothes for Fatties
I have gotten more compliments on the dresses I’ve purchased here than ANY other store. They have plenty of modern stuff, but I’ve found some great classic dresses that are perfect for work or a night on the town.
British TV series Misfits On Hulu+
The first two seasons of this are some of the best television I’ve ever seen. Described as a sci-fi comedy drama, this shit had me in stitches every episode. The incredible characters are brought to life by a truly talented cast, and the soundtrack is so good I was compelled to create a Spotify playlist for it. Do yourself a favor and add it to that long list of shows you need to watch.
Sephora Bain Dissolvent Express Instant Nail Polish Remover
Small bottle, big difference. It feels smoother, smells nicer, and works better. I now hate using any other kind of polish remover.
Naturally, I’m quite enamored with my own podcast. SHOCKER. But there are so many other good ones out there! I really dig You Had to Be There with Sarah Schaefer and Nikki Glaser and of course RadioLab is always riveting (and no, I don’t care if you don’t count it as a podcast). But my absolute favorite this year has been Professor Blastoff. It’s basically just a bunch of pals shooting the shit with a variety of guests. Sometimes they do bits, sometimes shit gets real, and sometimes they force themselves to fake laugh and it turns into the most beautiful conglomeration of real and fake laughs that the world has ever known. Plus it’s Tig Notaro, and who doesn’t love her?
Aaaaaaand that’s what I’ve been doing with all my time this year. Watching TV, listening to podcasts, and doing my nails. It’s the only way to maintain this killer bod! So tell me, what were your favorite discoveries in 2012?
I’d like to add a few items to this list.
First, best Egg Nog of 2012 is Southern Comfort’s brand (it is non-alcoholic). As this was the best Egg Nog of the last 7-8 years or so, it is the Best Shit Ever in my opinion.
Best TV Show of 2012: This is pretty hard. Walking Dead gets a lot of credit, but I am tempted to go with the 3rd season of Downton Abbey (note, I will avoid spoilers on this). “But, it hasn’t even aired yet!”, you might be saying. This is true only for America. The Brits (and those of us with low morals) have had it for a little while now. I’ll say nothing of the show except that I think it is the best season so far and since this show extends back to 2010 (the British version, that is) it is in the running for the Best Shit Ever (though Sopranos still edges it out).
Finally, hostesses. This one is easy as it has been for the last few years. Addi Twigg is the best hostess of 2012, as well as 2011 and 2010. Like Downton Abbey, this makes her a serious contender for Best Hostess ever, or rather, the Best Shit Ever. She is not a shit, however, so I will stick to the former phrasing.
All legit suggestions — but who is this hostess chick? Would she let me stay there? Can I bring my husband? How can you be sure she’s not a shit? I bet she’s at least a LITTLE bit of a shit.