Questions for You: 2008 Edition

question_markI briefly considered asking you 2008 questions but since that is completely insane I will limit myself to eight.

You shouldn’t feel pressured to answer all of these but please try to answer at least one of them.

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1) What was the best movie you saw in 2008?2008

2) What was the worst movie you saw in 2008?

3) What was the best album you bought in 2008?

4) What was the best book you read in 2008?

5) Who do you think is going to win the Super Bowl?

6) What is better bacon or beer?

7) Did you win anything in 2008?

8 ) What was the best present you got in 2008?

Happy New Year everyone.  I hope you all have a babysitter and a pregnant friend that will be the designated driver tonight. I know I do.

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  1. You’re asking some tough questions for a morning like I’ve had…ha ha.
    1) I hardly saw any movies, but the best I saw is a toss-up between “Baby Mama” and “Get Smart” because I laughed and laughed until I nearly passed-out. And I only paid $1 to rent either of them.

    2) Worst movie? Probably “Meet the Spartans”…can’t believe we paid $4 on PPV for it. Funny, but not $4 funny.

    3) Didn’t buy any albums, or any single songs, for that matter…but then, I’m the last person witout an iPod.

    4) Best book? Probably “Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team” by George Jonas

    5) Who do you think is going to win the Super Bowl? Hmmm…not sure, but I’m feeling good about Tennessee at least making it there.

    6) Definitely bacon. I can’t believe you think that beer can even compare!

    7) I won a cool gorilla-pod camera tripod at BlogHer-DC two months ago (geez, was that *only* two months ago?)

    8 ) Best present? Well, it was a pretty “dry” year in terms of gifts…but I would have to say the giftcard to Tranquility Day Spa from my parents was very very awesome because that means I can finally afford a massage.

  2. 1) Get Smart

    2) Enchanted

    3) The Racantouers

    4) Age of Innocence

    5) Who cares?

    6) How about bacon-flavored beer?

    7) A book.

    8 ) The gift of love and family … only cuz I didn’t get my Kindle.

  3. 1) What was the best movie you saw in 2008? I didn’t see very many new movies, so I’m going with The Dark Knight

    2) What was the worst movie you saw in 2008? I think we avoided a lot of really awful movies by not seeing very many. The new Indiana Jones was somewhat disappointing.

    3) What was the best album you bought in 2008? The Crane Wife by the Decemberists

    4) What was the best book you read in 2008? The one I most want to re-read is The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

    5) Who do you think is going to win the Super Bowl? Don’t ask me, I’m just here for the dip.

    6) What is better bacon or beer? I don’t eat bacon and I don’t like beer so…I choose ice cream.

    7) Did you win anything in 2008? I got a $5 Amazon gift certificate for doing NaBloPoMo and I won a baby yoga DVD on another site. I did NOT win any of the five Wii Fit contests I entered :(

    8 ) What was the best present you got in 2008? A friend gave me this shirt, which is pretty rad: http://www.snorgtees.com/thesaurus-p-543.html

  4. You have to consider that I’m a broke college student, so money is EXTREMELY limited. Therefore, I saw 2 movies and bought maybe five CDs all year!

    1. Bolt
    2. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
    3. Fearless. It’s still on repeat in the car, two months later. That’s gotta say something right?
    4. Breaking Dawn
    5. I have no idea – don’t even know who is still playing
    6. Pretty much anything?
    7. A ton of stuff from Babble
    8. Well, I’ve worn the snow boots every single day, so perhaps they were a good decision?

  5. 1) What was the best movie you saw in 2008?

    SEX IN THE CITY

    2) What was the worst movie you saw in 2008?

    ARIEL’S BEGINNING

    3) What was the best album you bought in 2008?

    I AM SASHA FIERCE.

    4) What was the best book you read in 2008?

    THE MANNY (THE ONLY BOOK I READ)

    5) Who do you think is going to win the Super Bowl?

    I HAVE NO IDEA. BUT THE FLORIDA GATORS ARE GOING TO WIN THE ORANGE BOWL AND THAT’S WHAT COUNTS!!

    6) What is better bacon or beer?

    DEFINITELY BACON.

    7) Did you win anything in 2008?

    YES. THE LOTTERY AT MY JOB TO WATCH THE INAUGURATION PARADE FROM OUR HQ BLDG ON PENNSYLVANIA AVE.

    8 ) What was the best present you got in 2008?

    MY BABY BOY!

    Happy New Year!!

  6. 1. Atonement
    2. uuh… It musta been so awful I blocked it from my memory. Does watching Cars for the 50 jillionth time count?
    3. I didn’t buy any albums. But I’m going with the new Maroon 5 that came out last year ’cause it’s still my fav damnit.
    4. Rant by Chuck Paluhniak (Or however you spell it.
    5. Ravens!! (in my little dream world.)
    6. My husband says beer because “they make bacon flavored beer, but not beer flavored bacon.” I say bacon.
    7. I won a couple games of trivia at the bar, but no prizes.
    8. (gag alert) My husband!

  7. OMG beer!!! Seriously.

  8. (1) Wall*E

    (2) Lost Boys (2): The Tribe. I know that it didn’t come out this year; I just happened to catch it on cable this year. Ew.

    (3) Kaiser Chiefs – Off With Their Heads

    (4) Max Brooks: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

    (5) NBC.

    (6) I must disqualify myself — for I have never tasted the yummines that is bacon.

    (7) An Oceanic Airlines t-shirt from a “Lost” podcast.

    (8) A rare issue of “3-2-1 Contact” magazine from 1979 — where they ask kids to predict certain events which could happen in the 1980s.

  9. I have no witty answers. I’ll just say Happy New Year!

  10. 1) It was on DVD, so it probably doesn’t count, but I’m going to go with The Orphanage.

    2) Indiana Jones and the Embarrassing Waste of Time

    3 + 4) Addressed in my last post.

    5) The Patri… oh, wait. Never mind. (wiping away a single tear)

    6) Beer. Which reminds me that I still have that large and tempting bottle of Allagash White sitting in my fridge. (Not for long!)

    7) I won Cynical Dad’s NCAA hoops pool, along with a shiny mix CD from the man himself as a prize. Both of which made me feel all warm & fuzzy inside.

    8) My iCrack… I mean, iPhone. Which I bought for myself, as I suspected that Santa was gonna f@#$ me over. (Does that count?)

    (btw: I hope you’re planning on answering these questions yourself.)

  11. 1) Pineapple Express – LOVED it!!

    2) Not sure if it counts – but I just saw Pete’s Dragon for the 1st time ever and WOW…not a good movie.

    3)Probably the only album I bought this year – Straight, No Chaser Holiday

    4)Toss up between Water for Elephants and The Thirteenth Tale

    5)No idea – lost interest now that my Pat’s are out. DH would say Eagles (are they even in the playoffs?)

    6)Bacon

    7)I won a few books from Prizey.com, nothing major.

    8)I’ve got $50 worth of coffee gift cards.

  12. Hrm. Not sure I saw any movies or read any books this year. Oh, wait… back in February when the kids were almost 6 months old, I totally read the Ferber book. And that rocked my world because four nights later the kids slept through the night.

    Wow, that’s lame. New Year’s resolution: books and movies not about child development or sleep.

    Otherwise, I vote Bacon over beer. :-)

  13. #2: The Drake and Josh Christmas movie.

    Please, save yourselves.

  14. 1) What was the best movie you saw in 2008? Seriously no clue… Wall*E was cute, but you know they are all gonna die because there was only 1 tiny sproutling!!! But then they could live in the spaceship on earth I suppose…

    2) What was the worst movie you saw in 2008? The Happening

    3) What was the best album you bought in 2008? The Decemberists – Her Majesty

    4) What was the best book you read in 2008? This means I have to remember them all, I can’t see this happening.

    5) Who do you think is going to win the Super Bowl? Vikings (yeah right, but you never know!)

    6) What is better bacon or beer? bacon

    7) Did you win anything in 2008? an ipod and a portable DVD player were the two biggies

    8 ) What was the best present you got in 2008? New laptop Dell XPS

  15. 1) I’m going to go with Dark Knight.
    2) High School Musical 3. The things I do for my daughter. Though, I do agree with an above commenter…Drake & Josh Christmas?!?! ARGH!
    3) I did not buy an album. I buy songs at random from iTunes.
    4) Since I only remember the last one I read, The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
    5) Umm…whoever you want to win will win! Go team!
    6) Since I can’t have bacon, BEER! Beer would win even if I could have bacon though.
    7) Nope. So sad.
    8) Christmas present from my daughter: Diet Pepsi, Wheat Thins and mascara. Because, “Mommy! Your favorite things!”

  16. 1) Movie? What’s a movie? Ok, I did see one. Dreamgirls. LOVED it. Was that this year?

    2) See #1

    3) I also don’t buy albums, but made an awesome 70’s mix from iTunes. Listening to it now. Doncha just love John Denver?

    4) Ok, I did read one or two books this year and they were great. But I totally can’t remember what they were and I’m way too lazy to go upstairs and look in our bookcase.

    5) I’m such a big sports fan, I don’t even know who is IN the Super Bowl this year (or last year for that matter).

    6) This is such a hard question. And I resent you for even asking. I can’t pick.

    7) Free babysitting from our nanny. Now if Hubby and I could only get our lazy butts out the door to go have some fun…

  17. Bacon
    Bacon
    Bacon
    Bacon
    Bacon
    Bacon
    Bacon

    BACON!

  18. 1. Juno (yes Sarah, I loved it. I’m one of those weird guys who loves romantic comedies and hates boring action movies.)
    2. The Indians Jones movie, whatever it was called.
    3. Soundtrack to Juno.
    4. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink.
    5. Super Bowl? I only watch REAL sports.
    6. Beer. I’d say give the bacon to the dogs, but I like dogs, so I won’t.
    7. Yes. Too many to list.
    8. A bottle of homemade Scuppernong wine.

  19. 1) Enchanted. By far my new favorite movie.

    2) Sex and the City. Total pandering.

    3) Didn’t buy any albums.

    4) I had little time for reading besides textbooks, so I’ll pick one of those – “Clashing Views on Crime and Criminology.”

    5) I’m pulling for a Rookie Bowl, Flacco vs. Ryan with Baltimore pulling out its second championship in ten years.

    6) Beer. Unless it’s Budweiser or Miller or Coors, then I’d say bacon.

    7) My dad won $5K on a scratch ticket and shared $1,000 with me, so it was like I won, too!

    8 ) Boyfriend made me a Build-a-Bear with a little NE Patriots outfit for Christmas.

  20. 1. I can’t even remember because I saw so few movies.

    2. This is the good side of #1–if you don’t watch movies, you don’t see bad ones either!

    3. Also like #1, but probably Alicia Keys.

    4. Fiction: Home by Marilynne Robinson. Nonfiction: Between Parent and Child by Haim Ginott.

    5. Since the stupid Cowboys blew their chance, I don’t even care.

    6. Bacon! (I don’t drink.)

    7. I won a blog makeover, which was greatly needed. And a design for “mommy cards,” which I haven’t had printed.

    8. The pearls my husband surprised me with on Mother’s Day.

  21. damn you with the difficult questions like bacon or beer? Seriously, that was just cruel. But I would have to say bacon before 1 p.m. and beer after.

  22. 1) Enchanted.

    2) Thumbelina.

    3) Didn’t buy any albums.

    4) Water for Elephants.

    5) The Mets?

    6) Beer.

    7) No.

    8 ) An iPhone.

  23. Ooh Sarah – YAY! I’ve been looking forward to one of your question and answer sessions:

    1) best movie – Dunno. I can’t seem te remember seeing on that I would watch a second time. Most watched – Elf.

    2) worst movie – The X Files movie

    3) Charlotte’s Web Soundtrack or High School Musical

    4) funniest book – Hands down, without a doubt, I hope they serve beer in Hell, by Tucker Max. I’m not proud, but that was FUNNY.

    5) what is ths Super Bowl you speak of?

    6) BACON

    7) Tickets to the Haunted Prison, or some nonsense. Won fron a radio call in while on my way to the ER with one of the twins…

    8 ) new drinking glasses. I’m even lame by my own standards, but you should see this glassware…

  24. 3) What was the best album you bought in 2008?

    The anniversary edition of Liz Phair’s Exile in Guysville. Hands down.

    Happy New Year!

  25. Bacon. Totally. Happy new year!

  26. Wasn’t even going to answer until I saw #6. Please remember I’m from the deep South and can be influenced by all the rednecks I grew up with…so I LOVE beer. But bacon wins, hands down. There’s nothing that can’t be made better with bacon!

  27. I totally fell in love with Juno this year.

    The movie.

    Happy New Year!

  28. I’m terrible at best and worst questions! but I do know the best album I bought was Uroboros by Dir en grey.

    And the best present I got in 2008? Having lost someone very dear to me last year, I guess I’d say the gift of life.

  29. Best Movie: Mama Mia! :)

  30. 1. Probably the Batman flick. I dug the philosophical undertones. The action was pretty good, too.
    2. That cinematic abortion with Angelina Jolie….Wanted, I think it was called.
    3. The Foo Fighters’ new one.
    4. What is the What by Dave Eggers.
    5. Tennessee
    6. Beer.
    7. I got accepted into t a PhD program that I didn’t think I had a snowball’s chance in hell of getting into. That’s sort of like winning something, I guess.
    8. I volunteered to be a foster parent for rescued collies, which has turned out to be as big a gift for me as it is for the dogs.

  31. 1) Baby Mama
    2) The new Indiana Jones movie.
    3) Kayne West Graduation
    4) Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster because I’M MENTIONED IN IT
    5) Not the Bears, so who cares
    6) OOH, this is a tough one! BACON
    7) A free book online.
    8) My iPhone that I bought for myself to celebrate my new job.

  32. Since I don’t see/do most of these things on a regular basis I’ll jump right to 8) Blogging. Yep. best present. New friends, new outlet, new retreat. Best present!

  33. Bacon. You can replace beer with all sorts of things and not really miss it. But bacon? There’s just no substitute.

  34. happy new year, sarah!

    best book i read? tough call. i really enjoyed “fahrenheit 451,” but i think “lord of the flies” edged it out by just a little bit. (yeah, i had to read all the books so that i could teach them to my high schoolers.)

    also, best gift? my new blond highlights, a christmas present from my mom. :)

  35. 1) What was the best movie you saw in 2008?
    Sadly I would have to say Madagascar 2

    2) What was the worst movie you saw in 2008?
    I only saw one movie and it wasn’tthat bad :)

    3) What was the best album you bought in 2008?
    Sugarland

    4) What was the best book you read in 2008?
    Eat Pray Love

    5) Who do you think is going to win the Super Bowl?
    Giants

    6) What is better bacon or beer?
    Beer

    7) Did you win anything in 2008?
    Yes a few blog contests

    8 ) What was the best present you got in 2008?
    That would have to be my new BMW

  36. 1) Sex and the City

    2) Christmas With Drake & Josh (Dawson’s pick)

    3) 202 Motown Hits in a Box

    4) The Women’s Murder Club Series by James Patterson (I couldn’t pick just one).

    5) The New York Bretts…errr…ummm…no that’s not right… 😉

    6) Bacon, but only because I don’t drink beer.

    7) Yes, lots of stuff from PBN.

    8 ) A new iPod Nano. And a book by Edward Gorey…(I love his macabre books).

  37. Christine says:

    1) What was the best movie you saw in 2008?
    Tie between “The Dark Knight” and “Doubt”.

    2) What was the worst movie you saw in 2008?
    I managed to avoid the really bad movies this year, the most disappointing movie I saw is a tie between “Body of Lies” and “Sex and the City”. Neither were awful, but my expectations were higher.

    3) What was the best album you bought in 2008?
    Rattlin’ Bones by Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson

    4) What was the best book you read in 2008?
    The Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

    5) Who do you think is going to win the Super Bowl?
    I don’t really care, but I should cheer for my home team since they’re still in the running. Go Vikings…

    6) What is better bacon or beer?
    Beer.

    7) Did you win anything in 2008?
    4.0 both semesters baby! Not so much won as it was earned over long hours and tears, but it was the closest I came to winning something.

    8 ) What was the best present you got in 2008?
    My cousin and her husband gave me free room and board for two weeks after my old apartment building was condemned last spring. And they helped me move. Twice.

  38. 1) Atonement – a rare instance of liking the movie more than the book

    2) Paycheck

    3) I let my sis buy me music, but I really dug the feist.

    4) I liked the arsonists guide to homes of new england writers but mostly read mysteries.

    5) Eagles

    6) Which do you like better, Ian or Claudia? Seriously, can’t choose.

    7) A shiny new President.

    8) A shiny new purple iPod. (So far in 2009, I got a wii…for my anniversary…from my mom…awesome.)

    Happy new year.

  39. 5) The what???
    6) Beer
    8) The perfect man

    I had no babysitter but I had better – a keg of beer and a backyard BBQ.

    Happy New Year to you.

  40. Oh ha ha, 8 does not work. It was a happy one anyway and very cool, so it worked for me.

  41. 1) What was the best movie you saw in 2008?
    Wall-E

    2) What was the worst movie you saw in 2008?
    Because I was forced to watch it with my husband, P.S. I Love You Because our puppy was freaked out by the sound effects & ruined the whole movie, I Am Legend Because I had to endure it opening weekend with four hundred little girls (& a shocking number of college students), High School Musical 3

    3) What was the best album you bought in 2008?
    Ummmm, I didn’t buy any, does it count if I copied the soundtrack to Brother Where Art Thou from one I borrowed at the library?

    4) What was the best book you read in 2008?InkDeath

    5) Who do you think is going to win the Super Bowl? **sigh** Not the Colts. :(

    6) What is better bacon or beer?I’m going to have to vote for bacon flavored beer. Or beer flavored bacon. They are both requirements in my dietary regime.

    7) Did you win anything in 2008?Yep, multiple calls from collection agencies!!!

    8 ) What was the best present you got in 2008?I’d have to say the best present I GAVE in 2008 was the third wise man for the Hummel nativity set my parents received for their wedding 40 years ago. Thank you EBay, we made Mom cry — YES!!!!!

  42. Better late than never…
    1) Young @ Heart

    2) Darjeeling Express

    3) CC Adcock and Lafayette Marquis

    4) The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein

    5) The Ravens, I hopahopahopa!

    6) Bacon. AND beer!

    7) Fan of the Game at the Caps/Thrashers game — $50 gift certificate to Clydes!

    8 ) My son admitting he was clinically depressed and going on Zoloft. I’ve got him back. I’ve got him back.

  43. 1) What was the best movie you saw in 2008? I’ll say Atonement, Dark Knight was awesome, but I could never get past Batman’s asthma issues, I kept expecting him to pull out an inhaler

    2) What was the worst movie you saw in 2008? Twilight (just for sheer disappointment factor)

    3) What was the best album you bought in 2008? I don’t buy albums, I totally download, so my fave download of the year was probably Jason Mraz

    4) What was the best book you read in 2008? I’ll say it, I loved the hell out of Twilight

    5) Who do you think is going to win the Super Bowl? The Ravens

    6) What is better bacon or beer? Bacon! Center cut, extra thick…YUMMM

    7) Did you win anything in 2008? a pair of earrings from Fussypants

    8 ) What was the best present you got in 2008? I get to say “My daughter is cancer free” best present EVER.

  44. Thanks for asking.

    1) crap. how pathetic that I can’t think of any I really liked that were made last year.

    2) the latest batman. A half hour in I realized I wasn’t enjoying myself and then there were about 14 hours left to endure.

    3) Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago

    4) I really enjoyed Christopher Moore’s A Dirty Job. Guy becomes an agent of death, set in San Francisco. Very funny.

    5) I only care if New England is playing, so this year I am kind of uninspired.

    6) Pregnant, so not drinking much beer. But in any case, everything is better with bacon, right?

    7) A lavender sachet (whoo.) and a stuffed toy from Australia.

    8) New fancy lens for my camera.

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