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  1. #1
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    Top 3 lists of 2004

    In the spirit of High Fidelity (even though they did Top 5)...let's post our Top 3 lists!

    Overall happiness:
    1. Another year of health for me and my family
    2. Harper Collins book deal/first novel!
    3. The re-launch of Get Crafty!!

    Crafty ideas I discovered this year:
    1. Woodburning.
    2. Revamping old purses and suitcases.
    3. Tackling my first illustration job.

    Movies I loved:
    1. Million Dollar Baby
    2. Napoleon Dynamite
    3. Spanglish

    Fiction Books:
    1. P.S. I love You
    2. Playing With Boys
    3. The Shop on Blossom Street

    Music (new albums by):
    1. Rufus Wainwright
    2. Juliete Venegas
    3. Morgan Heritage

    Family stuff:
    1. Sending my first born off to high school.
    2. Delivering chihuahua puppies.
    3. Learning to make tamales.


    OK, your turn, add new categories if you want!

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    Overall happiness:
    1. Made a new friend who is now one of my best friends
    2. LOTR finally wrapped up. (wait, was that this year?)
    3. Live Journal has brought me closer to friends that have faded away in the past.

    Crafty ideas I discovered this year:
    1. crocheting
    2. stitching
    3. crocheting (deserves a double)

    Movies I loved:
    1.
    2.
    3. (the only new movie I saw this year was Shrek 2)

    Fiction Books:
    1. All Over Creation
    2. Cruddy
    3. Syrup (of course I don't know when these came out)

    Music (new albums by):
    1.
    2.
    3. (I am not doing so well! I am completely stuck in the 90s)

    Family stuff:
    1. I had a son.
    2. My sister bought her first house.
    3. My daughter started kindergarten!!

    Okay, so I am not modern...I can tell you what the best CD's in 1993 were...

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    Oh I like this! I'll think about it and come back later.

    But taking the bait, I think sending my firstborn to Kindergarten might be up there..........

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    great topic....

    Overall happiness:
    1. a year of staying healthy
    2. finding my art therapy group
    3. getting in touch with a long-lost love (i know, mushy but it's true!)

    Crafty ideas I discovered this year:
    1. new ways to do photo transfers *w/out slides
    2. cigar box collages
    3. bottlecap magnets

    Movies I loved:
    1. eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
    2. harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban
    3. garden state

    Fiction Books: (not sure when these were released though...)
    1. Wicked
    2. The DaVinci Code
    3. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

    Music (new albums by):
    1. rock against bush compilation
    2. taking back sunday (where you want to be)
    3. ... i'm out of new stuff :)

    Family stuff:
    1. deciding to move back east and talking it out with my family here
    2. watching my golden retriever grow up
    3. going to baseball games with my mom

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    Overall happiness:
    1. graduated college
    2. keeping in touch with new friends
    3. making peace with my new domesticity

    Crafty ideas I discovered this year:
    1. yay, knitting, yay!
    2. new embroidery stitches
    3. thanks to you all, a whole sh*tload of things I can do with my bridesmaid dress :-)

    Movies I loved:
    1. Finding Neverland
    2. Sideways
    3. Napoleon Dynamite
    4. Kill Bill vol. 2

    Favorite Books this year:
    1. Chuang Tsu (translated by Burton Watson)
    2. Zen and Japanese Culture (Daisetz T. Suzuki)
    3. Vision of Islam (Sachiko Murata and William C. Chittick)

    Best Purchases this year:
    1. digital camera
    2. cashmere scarf and hat set
    3. first new pair of tennies in five years

    Favorite Foods this year:
    1. chai latte
    2. potato rosemary soup
    3. Motherís (brand) English tea cookies

    Favorite TV Shows this year:
    1. Lost
    2. ER
    3. Judging Amy
    4. CSI Las Vegas
    (I donít have cable. Sad, sad, sad, but true.)

    Bad habits I picked up this year:
    1. Starbuckís
    2. a gnarly yarn addiction
    3. sleeping late

    Good habits I picked up this year:
    1. ha, ha, ha! As if.
    2.
    3.

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    Overall happiness:
    1. Took a new job in a much better situation
    2. Got pregnant! (we found out last week)
    3. Completed 3 graduate classes

    Crafty ideas I discovered this year:
    1. finally taught myself to knit!
    2. finally made marble magnets
    3. made my own planner

    Movies I loved:
    1. Lost in Translation
    2. Princess Mononoke
    3. Eternal Sunshine

    Favorite Books this year:
    1. Dress your Family in Corduroy and Denim
    2. Eating Mammals

    Favorite Foods this year:
    1. Lindt Chocolate Fiorettos
    2. La Creme yogurt
    3. Sliced Chipotle turkey
    4. Shitaake mushrooms

    Favorite TV Shows this year:
    1. Significant Others
    2. The Daily Show
    3. Queer Eye

    Most listened to albums:
    1. Ben Folds - Rockin the Suburbs
    2. Old 97's - Fight Songs
    3. Loreena McKennitt - Mask and the Mirror

    Favorite Websites discovered:
    1. meetup.com
    2. petfinder.com
    3. the sampler

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    Overall happiness:
    1. Had my first fashion show for my clothing line COVET
    2. Became an aunt
    3. And with any luck, I will get over this flu!

    Crafty ideas I discovered this year:
    1. crochet
    2. the art of soup making
    3. how to make the perfect homemade pie crust

    Movies I loved:
    1. Team America: World Police
    2. Napoleon Dynamite
    3. Garden State

    Favorite Foods this year:
    1. Shahi Paneer with Basmati Rice
    2. Gulab Jamun
    3. Badam Kheer

    Favorite TV Shows this year:
    1. America's Next Top Model
    2. Arrested Development
    3. Da Ali G Show

    Most listened to albums:
    1. Serge Gainsbourg: Initials B.B.
    2. The Shins: Oh, Inverted World
    3. David Bowie: Pin-ups

    Favorite Websites discovered:
    1. meomi.com
    2. bestfriends.org
    3. sweatyfrog.com

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    Overall happiness:
    1. I lost more weight than I ever imagined possible
    2.I learned some important lessons on being an adult/myself/
    - learned to deal with finances, lived over 1 year without anti-depressants- improves my social life, treat my husband better ( depression/anxiety related) treat others better
    3. I decided to become a bodyworker ( shiatsu/massage)

    Crafty ideas I discovered this year:
    1. spinning
    2. craft room organization
    3. destressing my craft time

    Movies I loved:
    1. Napoleon dynamite
    2. eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
    3. not a movie.. but the OC, and The wire

    Music (new albums by):
    1. interpol
    2. Morrissey

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    Overall happiness:
    1. lost around 35 pounds
    2. realized in order to really be happy, i need to let go of the past (which i'm still working on)
    3. i got organized

    Crafty ideas I discovered this year:
    1. screenprinting
    2. decoupage
    3. re-loving cross stitching

    Movies I loved:
    1. saved!
    2. eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
    3. connie & carla

    Fiction Books: (not sure when these were released though...)
    to be honest, i rarely read fiction anymore...

    Music (new albums by):
    1. tegan & sara - so jealous
    2. pj harvey - uh huh her
    3. interpol-antics

    Family stuff:
    1. moved back in with my parents to save $ & work on starting my own business venture
    2. my aunt & uncle's big accident & living in florida with them for a few months
    3. swimming in the ocean with my cousin samantha

    Best Purchases this year:
    1. i'm getting an ipod for xmas...does that count?
    2. new all white modern furniture because i had nothing to put my stuff on
    after moving out of a furnished apartment
    3. freaks & geeks dvd set

    Favorite Foods this year:
    1. ben & jerry's "half baked" frozen yogurt
    2. chinese fried rice
    3. garlic toast &/or garlic knots

    Favorite TV Shows this year:
    1. six feet under
    2. the sopranos
    3. real time with bill maher

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    Overall happiness:
    1. learning that it's okay to be scared to do stuff, just not letting it own you!
    2. writing and crafting and researching more
    3. getting my MA!

    Crafty ideas I discovered this year:
    1. crochet
    2. learning to use a sewing machine, baby!
    3. spinning yarn

    Movies I loved:
    1. elf (i know, it was technically 2003)
    2. mansfield park (all i watched on video last year!)
    3. bride & prejudice

    Books:
    1. 'the social history of american knitting'
    2. my book of daily buddhist teachings
    3. cat's eye

    Music:
    1. snow patrol/ the reindeer section
    2. lcd soundsystem
    3. julie doiron

    Family stuff:
    1. learning that the definition of 'home' extends beyond bricks and mortar
    2. laughing with my mom more times this year than in the past decade
    3. spending a weekend alone with my grandmother, telling stories


 
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