Top 10 Posts of 2007

by janet on December 31st, 2007



I feel like I *just* got used to writing “2007” on stuff, and now here I am, trying to figure out which 10 posts were my favorite from this year.

’07 was my first full year of blogging. Let’s see how I did… You know, Oprah says a marriage can’t survive unless you have sex 200 times a year. If that carries over to blogdom, we’re in trouble. We’re short exactly 69 posts…perhaps the universe is trying to tell me something.

Here are my favorite posts of this year, in reverse-alphabetical order:

1. Temecula Wineries.
Notable because: We drank wine out of chocolate shot glasses and I got the worst headache of my life – a migraine in both sides of my head.
Notable quote: “We woke up two hours later. Debbie said, ‘You two look so sexy lounging around in bed in bikinis.'”


2. Taste of Santa Monica Festival.
Notable because: It’s basically at 38-course tasting menu.
Notable quote: “I was spinning and nauseous and couldn’t decide if I wanted death or my bed.”


3. Takao.
Notable because: It was my favorite meal of 2007.
Notable quote: “Oh, shit. When the fish slid down my throat and coated it with the creamy smooth fish fat, it was amazing!”




4. Take 5.
Notable because: It was the most surreal encounter I had in 2007.
Notable quote: “I laughed weakly (though, ironically, when I think about it now I laugh for reals, ROFL style) and walked slowly out the door with my Take 5s.”


5. Simon’s Barf Bag.
Notable because: I knitted it.
Notable quote: “I, for one, start my day off with a refreshing glassful of Metamucil, because I don’t know if you heard but being regular is really cool.”




6. Shiru-bay.
Notable because: Maybe this was my favorite meal of 2007? I can’t decide!
Notable quote: “Like, we say “sea urchin roe” but it’s not the eggs; rather, it’s the gonads and and other organs.”


7. I adopted a Manatee! (and subsequently got him in stuffed animal format!)
Notable because: My manatee’s name is Deep Dent because he has a huge motorboat dent on his back.
Notable quote: “He is tiny and soft and fuzzy and shaped and sized just like a hamburger; makes it all the more difficult to resist eating him.”


8. Hilly-Billy Wedding.
Notable because: In all ways.
Notable quote: “In fact, the mother of the bride (the MOB was also the matron of honor because, as the bride said, “My momma is my best friend,” which is very hillbilly but really adorable) had to walk down the aisle twice, once with the bride’s true father and once with the bride’s stepfather (her third husband).”


9. Fondant Partaaay.
Notable because: of Esmerelda, you know?
Notable quote: “Shit, man. Fondant is easy. If even Esmerelda the Clumsytron could do it and make a living from it, I certainly could bang out a gorgeous cake for Shimi.”


10. Chocobeer.
Notable because: I let Simon choose one of the Top 10 and this is what he chose.
Notable quote: “Oregonians. There isn’t much to do up there, and so every Oregonian I have met has been a crazy mutant champion bowler.”


I hope 2007 was amazing for you all, and thanks for reading. Catch you in 2008!




5 Responses to “Top 10 Posts of 2007”

  1. shirubia says:

    i take back my fav. fav post, even tho it’s still one of my favorites. i liked the take-5 post the best. hahahahah i

  2. tinx says:

    yayyy good choices. now where are the rest of the posts you’ve been saving up? work is boring…

  3. David says:

    It seems a bit big-headed to choose favorite quotes that you wrote from you own posts 😛
    At any rate, happy new year!!

  4. Liz says:

    Wow, i’m honored that you picked the meal at Takao as your fave of the year. But from reading about Shiru-Bay i wonder if that one was better. It sounded amazing. Though i guess you disliked a few of the courses in that one — there still were more courses in that meal that you liked than in our Takao meal.

  5. janet says:

    Shiru: I knowww! I think it is secretly my favorite too.

    Tinx: All the blogs I read take a vaca from Christmas Eve till Jan 2, so there.

    David: It seems a bit big-headed to walk around in a wife beater with your arms crossed all the time, too.

    Liz: It’s like when you said you love “B” just as much as you love “J” – that’s how it is with these meals.

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