Here is a list of some of the things I liked best this year and also food that I ate this week, in no particular order.

*Samamidon, “All is Well” — Every song makes me want to cry.  So pretty!

*Peanut butter on Townhouse/Ritz crackers, dipped in white chocolate.  I am coming around on white chocolate because I am open-minded.

*Life stuff: engagement, house, graduation, “Spaced” getting released on DVD — all equally important.

*Tons of music (I’m making up for lost years): Gaslight Anthem, Santogold, the Waitresses, Oasis’s new one (really, I think that someone who has ignored them for years might be into it), Solange Knowles, Badfinger, Coldplay, and my unappreciated impression of David Byrne.  In my head I sound just like him.

*Pork medalions with rosemary.

*A bunch of these terrible store-bought soft white cookies with green frosting.  They’re like mini-cakes.  I hate them and love them.

*I watched more TV on DVD than movies.  I didn’t think that “the Dark Knight” was the best movie ever.  I don’t necessarily think that someone being dead makes a movie better.  I tend to enjoy blockbuster movies while I watch them and then never think about them again.  The only movie I have thought about more than a week after I watched it was “Role Models.”  And the scene I thought was the funniest was the one that Richard described to me because I went to the rest room.  I like most things that come from members of “The State.”  (p.s. — I also liked Iron Man a lot).

*Spinach dip with half the amount of spinach needed because I always misread instructions.  It was still pretty good.  You can’t mess up hot cheese.

*The return of “Entertainment Weekly” in my life.  Hey buddy, I missed you.

*My green kitchen.  I’m looking at it right now.  Can kitchens wink back?

*My long weekend of eating Philadelphia.

*A bag of Smart Puffs, all by myself, in only two installments.

*You have no idea how much “30 Rock” we watch.

*”How I Met Your Mother” is one of my favorite shows, and it gets funnier each season.  It’s basically “Friends,” except that the male characters aren’t constantly worried that people might think they are gay.

* A few good books I read: “It’s Superman,” (Tom DeHaven), “Marathon Man” (William Goldman — super tense), “Girls Like Us” (Sheila Weller), “Y the Last Man” (the comic series ended this year — various writers — awesome), “Fun Home” (Alison Bechdel), “Persepolis” (Marjane Satrapi) — and so on.

*I don’t have it yet, but I’m really excited about the Criterion edition of “Bottle Rocket.”

*And a million clementines.

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