Wednesday, December 31, 2008

As of the end of 2008...

I think I will make these lists every year, just so see how (if) they change.

Top Five Songs:

1. "Your Cover's Blown" by Belle and Sebastian
2. "Fat Old Sun" by Pink Floyd
3. "Georgia On My Mind" by Ray Charles
4. "Emotional Weather Report" by Tom Waits
5. "Heartless Romantic" by the Dears

Top Five Albums:

1. "Kid A" by Radiohead
2. "Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd
3. "Six Demon Bag" by Man Man
4. "Tanglewood Numbers" by Silver Jews
5. "Death of a Ladies' Man" by Leonard Cohen

...Jeez, that's even hard when you know it's going to change anyway.

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It's not easy to get me to hate New Year's any more than I already do, but the fates seem to have managed to pull it off this time around. Not only am I stuck at work (which isn't so bad, although if ever there was an evening for early deadlines you would think this would be it), but my New Year's kiss is like ten hours away in Deadwood. Aren't you supposed to kiss the person that you want to be with for the next year tonight? And aren't I supposed to get at least a pity kiss either way? I don't know. I'm feeling especially bitter today. Nothing changes nothing changes nothing changes.

SPEAKING OF BEING FAR AWAY. I find myself constantly torn between how much I love being around her and how miserable I am the rest of the time. It's funny, because at first it bothered her and I was fine, and now she's fine and I'm going nuts. Maybe I'm not built for this. But I want to be.

Anyway. I saw my nephew yesterday, who is three years old and already much, much smarter than I am. I think he's better at carrying on a conversation than anyone else in my family. He still calls me "Uncle Jonny," which is pretty awesome.

But. All I really wanted to do here were those lists. So there you go.