Friday, January 1, 2010

The Archies: Fourth Annual Outlived-Its-Welcome Edition

The Archies, named after my son (or the pride of Riverdale High, take your pick), is a list of the Top ___ (your number here) Things in the World. Listed items must be things in the world, and must have played a significant role in your year. Significance, as will soon become clear, is to be defined solely by subjective criteria.

I refrain from mentioning the perennial Top Things in the World: Noel, Archer, and Cady Gray. To avoid tiresome repetition, immediate family members have been retired as members of the Archies Hall of Fame. Things done by said family members remain eligible for the annual list.

Previous editions: 2006, 2007, 2008. Remember: Much like Time Magazine's "Man Of The Year," these need not be your favorite things in the world, only the top things in the world. Play along at your own site or in the comments, anytime through the month of January.

The Archies: Top 51 Things In The World, 2009
  1. Mario Kart Wii
  2. Starbucks shaken iced tea (venti black unsweetened)
  3. Signature Needle Arts straight needles
  4. The Dizzy Sheep
  5. Evernote
  6. M&M's Premium
  7. In-flight wifi
  8. Chess club
  9. Prayer shawl ministries
  10. Coraline
  11. James Franco
  12. Meryl Streep
  13. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
  14. Quirk Classics
  15. Vanilla bean scones
  16. Sonic Route 44 Diet Coke
  17. Malabrigo Worsted
  18. Super Mario Galaxy
  19. Barack Hussein Obama
  20. Skip's Foreign Car Repair
  21. T-shirt yarn
  22. Tuesday Morning
  23. Ice Cubes spearmint gum
  24. The Sausage McGriddle
  25. Google Wave
  26. Lauren Knetzer Kopf
  27. The four people I've taught to knit
  28. Mr. Greenjeans
  29. Running club
  30. Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus
  31. The No S diet
  32. Strategic planning
  33. They Might Be Giants, "Meet The Elements"
  34. So You Think You Can Dance Season 5
  35. Kimberli Pollard
  36. The Luau Lounge Friday night chat
  37. Shrimp fried rice! Shrimp fried rice!
  38. Jason Segal
  39. Paul Rudd
  40. The Complete Little Orphan Annie Vol. 4
  41. The iPhone
  42. Portia Di Rossi
  43. Neil Patrick Harris
  44. Web Soup
  45. Joel McHale
  46. WIP Wrestlemania '09
  47. KeePass
  48. Google Chrome
  49. Bronson Pinchot's Random Roles
  50. Wrapped Up In Books inaugural Geek Love edition
  51. David Copperfield

5 comments:

Doc Thelma said...

Mine are done!

http://docthelmashouse.blogspot.com/2010/01/archies-2009.html

Whitney said...

Thanks for the idea, Donna! I did one, too! http://butterbeanbouquet.blogspot.com/

the secret knitter said...

Done and done:

http://knittingconfidential.blogspot.com/2010/01/archies-top-51-things-in-world-2009.html

Doniamaria said...

I'm playing along as well!
http://itsallabouthasteningslowly.blogspot.com/2010/01/archies-top-51-things-in-world-2009.html

Donna B. said...

Doniamaria, can you invite me to view your blog? I wanna see!