Thursday, December 3, 2015

#AMonthofFaves : A Few of My Favorite Things (of 2015)

Today's Month of Favorites topic: These Are A Few of My Favorite Things in 2015 – eg. to eat, drink, wear, smell, see, do, enjoy, best thing I bought, most used gift received etc, favorite concert, outdoor activity, place visited, most squee worthy moment of the year, biggest change.

I have to admit, I won't be sad to see 2015 go.  It's been a year marked by injuries and injury recovery followed by other injuries and more recovery, and when I wasn't busy being injured (or recovering) I was working like a dog.  And when I finally finished working like a dog and was finally on the brink of a well-earned vacation I broke my ankle, successfully obliterating any semblance of normal life.  I'm still waiting to get back to normal life.  So, yeah, adios 2015, don't let the door hit ya.  

It's been tough trying to pick some favorite things out of the morass of this year, but good news!  I came up with a few! 

My New Apartment - Okay, so I'd lived here not quite a full month when I missed a few steps and see above, but solo living has its perks, like I get to live among my books now.  They're on shelves!  Where people can see them, and I can see them! And my apartment is big enough that 1000 or so books don't make it feel claustrophobic.  I can watch what I want on TV.  I can not watch TV and just read in the living room without being constantly interrupted.  My friends come over way more now.  Which is good, since I'm kind of stuck here.  Still.

That Train Concert - In between the injuries and the recoveries and the moving and the workaholism, I did kind of a bucket listy thing for me and got tickets to see Matt Nathanson, The Fray, and Train in concert.  I love Train and liked the other two acts, and it was a fantastic show and a great time with my cousin driving through the barren wilds of Pennsylvania and New York to get to the (beautiful) venue of Bethel Woods (original site of Woodstock) where they have the thickest grass and the most expensive bottles of water.

Movies -  Going to the movie theatre, is (yippee!) something you can still enjoy while you are fairly handicapped.  Since the movies are one of the only places I went for three months that didn't include x-rays, they easily make the list.  Highlights?  Bridge of Spies and Mockingjay the second.

Chopped - They put it on Netflix just in time!  Whose spirits aren't lifted by watching a professional chef attempt to create an entree from black licorice, kimchi, a species of mushroom that only grows in the hills of a war-torn African nation, and eye of newt?  Obviously, I made these ingredients up, but you get the idea.  

The Voice - It took me until I finally subscribed to Hulu Plus to finally get hooked on The Voice.  Love those blind auditions!

The Awkward Yeti - This was the best moment of serendipity of the year.  First, my friend had to get her gallbladder out, and then this happened to show up in my Facebook feed...

Picture credit: The Awkward Yeti

I looooove these comics.  They're pretty much all about bodily organs and pretty much totally relevant to everyday life all the time.  There is an Awkward Yeti comic for every feeling you've ever had.  There is a book, too.  I should get it.  What I did get was an adorable stuffed sad gallbladder for my now gallbladderless friend.  Too priceless!  

What's your favorite thing from 2015?


  1. I think I missed my chance of seeing Bridge of Spies in the theater, but will be at the tippy top of my netflix queue!

  2. Aw, sorry about the ankle. The new apartment is pretty exciting!

  3. Megan, my dear, may 2016 hold the most wonderful times for you...more than enough to make up for the suck of 2015!!! Seriously, you deserve it!!!

  4. Megan, my dear, may 2016 hold the most wonderful times for you...more than enough to make up for the suck of 2015!!! Seriously, you deserve it!!!

  5. Good for you for finding some silver lining. I LOVE CHOPPED. I did a dance and a screech when I saw it on Netflix, and I've now watched all the available episodes. lol I'll have to check out The Awkward Yeti. The title alone....

  6. I'm sincerely sorry for all your injuries...but did love the comic at the end. At least you're keeping your sense of humor.

  7. Sorry about your injuries and bad year.

    Thanks for sharing your post today.

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  8. Ughh this year wasn't too bad for me, but I feel ya because last year was a killer! But I love that you were able to see the moments that brought you much joy too :-)

    Tanya Patrice

  9. I can see why u are anxious to kiss 2015 goodbye.

    I LOVED Bridge of Spies as well.