Tuesday, December 11, 2007

My Best of 2007

Hey Folks-

Not that my opinion matters much, but I've compiled a list of my "favorites" of this year.
Best Movies:
Dan In Real Life - this movie was amazing, folks. Whether you are in love with Steve Carrell or not, this movie is a must! Seriously. Like, go watch it now.

Waitress - Okay, so true story: Adrienne Shelly, who wrote, directed, and co-starred in this flick (who is a genius and a goddess) was murdered a short time before this movie premiered. She never got to see her amazing work, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate it in her memory. Seriously. You'll laugh and you'll cry - I know, because I just watched it again a couple of nights ago and am already dying to watch it again.

Enchanted - Okay, so aside from the fact that Dr McDreamy co-stars in this movie, (that shouls be reason enough to see this flick) this is such a fun movie that will so put you in a better mood after you've seen it. It's totally clean, so don't be scared to take your parents to it, either!

Best Books:

Time to give in, Alana and Whit! The Twilight Series is amazing, and I swear you'll love it. Yeah, it's a bit corny, yeah, the writing could be better. But the plot? The characters? You'll fall in love with them. Production begins in February for the movie, and I'm thrilled!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows - So if there's anyone even left in this universe who hasn't read the HP Series, it's time to give in. Seriously. The conclusion to Rowling's series was, of course, amazing.
The Thirteenth Tale - Written by Diane Setterfield, this was a story I particularly enjoyed. If you have secrets, then this will be a story you can relate to. It's eerie and charming and mysterious - the story is completely addicting. I have a copy if anyone would like to borrow it.

Best Restaurants:
Okay, so it's not like these restaurants opened this year or anything, but they were certainly my personal favorites of this year:
Red Robin - Yay for their orgasmic fries! How is it that their fry sauce and ranch taste better than anyone else's? I have so many good memories from that place...Whit, Alana...so many happy times with my besties at good 'ol RR!

California Pizza Kitchen - Their BBQ Chicken Pizza beats no other. What else can I say?

Best Trends:

The big button/box sweater - Oh how I loves this look! Big, fun sleeves, it looks great on anyone - no matter their size or shape.
High-Waisted Jeans - So many of you may not support me on this one, but I luuurves the high-waisted look! I've got myself a couple pair of jeans and skirts with this look. I think it's hip and classy. Go for it - this look will so not be in style forever!
The Ankle Boot - Sadly, I do not yet own a pair, but it doesn't mean I don't still adore them.
The Mary-Jane Pump - I love this look! I may be tall (let's be honest, I'm ridiculously Amazonish) I still can't resist these heels! I loves!

Here's to hoping that something even better comes along in 2008!


alana said...

what a fun little list! i am not yet willing to become a part of the twilight craze, but i am down with watching the waitress...maybe GNO this weekend?? as far as trends- i'm with ya on the shubooties and amazing sleeves out for fall, but need we forget the wide leg jeans and gunmetal accents?! amazing! and hallelujiah for high waisted jeans! i'm so over seeing everyone's coin slot! we're not in vegas people! kaching!!!

heather asia said...

Yes, I admit I was sucked into the Twilight series as well....not the best writing, but it DOES suck you in GOOD! The movie should be interesting I think. Good list. I'll have to check out that book you mentioned. I have another favorite I just finished that I think you'll love....it's called The Kite Runner (it'll be coming out into theaters later in December I think too). The book is incredibly disturbing, yet equally redemptive!

KC Elaine said...

oooooh I loves this post! I want to check out that 13 book! And the trends oh so hot. do you mind if I copy this post of yours and make my own list?

Brandon said...

I hate to say it, but this list was way to girly! Okay, okay, I was along for the ride on a movie or two, and maybe you do read Harry Potter to me some nights out loud... but I am a man? I mean, I AM A MAN!!! So next time on your list put the best video game, the best meat, and if you have to be girly do the best bikini complete with photos and or illustrations, and then us gentlemen can also enjoy your year in review. Sound good? GOOD!

brie said...

Ky of course I don't mind if you make your own list - I'm excited to see what's on it. I'm kinda bummed, I had more categories, but it was getting long...maybe if I get extrememly bored I'll add to it.
And Lana - gunmetal accents, wide leg jeans...what's wrong with me? How could I have forgotten?! Ah, me.

Bowles Family said...

Love the list Brie! I am going to have to read the 13 book, but everything else I loved. Not quite on board with the high waisted pants, but more power to you for being able to pull them off. :) Hope you are having a happy holiday season.

brydelle said...

I agree with every single thing on your list, even though when I wear high-waisted pants it . . . hilarious, to put it kindly. Did you know they cast Edward in the Twilight series? They decided on Robert Pattinson, who played Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter films. I'm not sure how I feel about this. . .