Wednesday, October 1, 2008

To discuss a month in review: See You in September

It's October, or, as big box stores like to call it, "Two months into the holiday shopping season."
October does have a lot of tantalizing facets, including watching a lot of horror movies, watching the leaves turn colors and not feeling guilty about buying and eating bags of candy.
But first, let's recap the best and worst of September. If I could, I'd bust out my falsetto and sing "See You in September" old school style: "Or lose you... to a summer lo-oo-oo-oo-ve."
On to the good stuff:
  • Favorite movie: "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." It's a good thing I watched this yesterday, on the last qualifying day, because I didn't see any good movies until then. There's a lot to like in this one- Jonah Hill's slightly gay crush, Jason Segal's comic delivery, sea turtle screwing season... I've liked most Judd Apatow movies, even if the media has a strange crush on him....Runner-up: "Father of the Bride." (I watch that movie every time it comes on. You got a problem with that?)
  • Least favorite movie: "The Benchwarmers." My Tivo recorded it as one of the You Might Like This kind of deals. Tivo doesn't know me as well as it thinks it does and will need to make up for this poor choice with a romantic dinner or flowers or something. This is a terrible, terrible movie, and cements Jon Heder as a one-movie wonder with Napoleon Dynomite. It's almost like they tried to hit every stereotype out there for a tough-luck youth baseball team, including having a Latino dad forge a birth certificate to play, only he drinks in between innings and shouts in Spanglish. The originality overwhelms me. Runner-up: "Ghost Town."
  • Favorite song: "Creator" Santogold... I can't stop playing that song. The beat is just off the chain or hook or whatever the kids say these days. It makes me want to be the star of a Mitsubish Eclipse commercial, like the replacement for "Days Go By" or something.
  • Runner-up "Sex on Fire," Kings of Leon.
  • Least favorite song: "Single" New Kids on the Block. I have never been a 12-year-old girl, so I missed out on the first go-round of NKOTB, but isn't it weird they are acting like they are still the same age? That "Summertime" song was something LFO would sing, minus the Abercrombie and Fitch... And this new song is all about finding a girl in the club. Aren't you past the age where you should be finding girls in the club? You've got kids, dude. Jiminy Christmas....Runner-up "One Step at a Time," Jordin Sparks.
  • Favorite album: "Neon Bible," Arcade Fire. I've had this album for months, but I've been getting back into it lately, possibly because of its awesomeness. There's actually a great Christian-y song on there, "Antichrist Television Blues." They've done the best job recently at my ongoing contest, "Who Can Come Close to Andy's Favorite Band, Radiohead." ... Runner-up: "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace," The Offspring. (no least favorite album... well, beside anything Akon puts out).
  • Best TV Show: "House." Finally, there's some new TV on. House is as great as ever. I won't try to summarize the shows- KeepYourReceipt does it justice more than I can, plus she wants to have relations with Hugh Laurie, while I only appreciate his acting- but I'm glad to see it back in action. Runner up: "Heroes" and "How I Met Your Mother."
  • Worst TV show: "Hole in the Wall." I'd much rather they go with live, public flogging than have this show on. I'd watch, for sure.
  • Best moment: When Capricorn said she'd be my girlfriend.
  • Worst moment: Getting stood up twice on the same day by the same girl. Runner up: Having to watch Bailey get poked and prodded by the Grey's Anatomy: Vet Edition team, then watching him awkwardly walking with his giant E-collar on like Britney Spears after a blow party.
  • Best decision: Asking Capricorn to go see a movie with me a day earlier than we originally planned to first meet each other. So then on Sunday, the next day, we had the whole afternoon together but the first-meeting awkwardness was already out of the way. I'm so smart sometimes.
  • Worst decision: Trusting that XXX would actually live up to her word and show up at her house when I drove 30 miles to see her.
  • Favorite Blog Entry by Me: The Q&A that Haute Pocket and I co-wrote, which was the bees' knees of blog entries. Runner up: To Discuss A Quick Synopsis of Andy's Latest Failure.
  • Favorite Blog Entry by Someone Else: Finger-Talks and this excellent entry about a night on the town. A sample: "Stage one: lots of glass clinking toasts to various body party's and vulgar activities and compliments on outfits. Stage two: Facebook stalking."

    Quick blog thought: It's my two-month blogaversary today. Unfortunately, Hallmark has not yet created such a card. But, to celebrate, I will have a co-blog coming soon, plus some other good to potentially very good ideas bound to be screwed up in implementation.


alexis said...

What about Haunted Houses or Haunted Trails?

Or did we outgrow that?

Finger Talks said...

I heart you more then anything living!!! Thanks for the shout out! I'll try to keep up my randomly vulgar gesticulations so i can blog about them more!

also, i must state that i thoroughly enjoyed Forgetting Sarah Marshall and just purchased it for viewing pleasure, and I also have this strange "thing" for House even though I understand that he is "officially" not attractive. I think i just like mean men... not such a good thing.

Anonymous said...

LFO actually mentioned NKOTB in that Summer Girls song. Oh, the irony (I think you did that on purpose). Not that, um, I listened to that song or anything, of course. I mean, um... crap.

Miss Tiff said...

I just watched Forgetting Sarah Marshall this weekend. It was a great movie. Hated benchwarmers too. You don't want to get me started on the whole NKOTB returning thing. Their singles make me want to puke a little. They are definitely too old to be singing about picking up a girls in the club. Barf.

sj said...

we have been blogging for three years. THREE YEARS! although 2005 entries total like... the month of july for 2008.

i love september and all, but i love october more. new england in the fall is so fantastic.

btw - this is the third NKOTB reference that i've read in a blog today.

Anonymous said...

Aww, ok. It's official: I do love you. Thanks for the compliment, it was really sweet. Perhaps we shall have to conjure up another co-blog in the weeks to come.

Congrats on your blogiversary! And what's with Hallmark dropping the e-ball? They have cards for everything else!

Anonymous said...

Happy two-month blogaversary!!!

Amy xxoo said...

Congrats on the blogaversary Andy - i gotta say i'm liking your work.

LOved the runner up choice to your favourite song of the month - " Sex on Fire " by Kings of Leon. I've just bought there latest album and i'm thinking its going to be on permament rotation on my summer driving soundtrack.

So@24 said...

I'm digging this list. It's a great idea.

Kind of like the Talk Soup or Best Week Ever of Blogs

Ben said...

Agreed. This is an awesome idea for end of month. I'm so on the Forgetting Sarah Marshall bandwagon too.

~Sheila~ said...

I like October for the candy to..only I don't need to buy bags of candy and not feel guilty...I just snag my kid's bags and raid those when they go to sleep.

House is also one of my favorite shows..as well as Heroes. I have many others but the list is long.

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