Things I liked this year and some things I didn’t like this year

So instead of posting my usual end-of-year favorite songs I will just direct you here as most of their picks line up with mine and I see no need to repeat good work. I will add that I really liked the album Danzig put out this year.

So, yeah, up thar’s the music that I liked this year.

For film, I liked Winter’s Bone and Toy Story 3 and The Girl Who Played with Fire and I didn’t really see a lot of new movies. I did not like Daybreakers. And Avatar was a joke. (Wasn’t it? No. He was serious?)

I really liked a lot of dumb shit on Facebook this year. I expect that trend to continue into 2011.

I super duper liked my wife and kids this year. Amazing people, those wife and kids.

I liked my Nook so much this year, I can hardly verbalize it. It is by far my most favorite gadget since my Walkman. The thing has reignited my love of reading and made it much easier to tote around 1,000 page books, of which I’ve read 6 since getting nooked in July.

I really liked Tank 7 this year, which surprised me because the first time I had it I simply thought it was so-so. Not so-so.

I liked getting some stories published. That was unexpected and nice.

I didn’t really like how much I had to work at work doing work.

I liked that I got to marry two people who I love and respect and who are going to have a great life together.

I liked Dominion and its expansions a shite-ton this year. By far, the game I played the mostest. (Dominion and beer at my place a couple times a month slowly becoming a regular thang if you’re interested.)

I liked sitting in on some of Craig’s English classes this year. It made me proud to watch him wax poetic on short fiction. I also liked that he rebuilt our porch and had a son. Quite likable that.

I didn’t like that I didn’t get to ride my bike much or see many concerts.

All things considered, however, I liked 2010. I liked writing and typing the numbers two zero one zero. I liked saying “twenty-ten”. I liked coloring in the zeros when I saw 2010 in print and I had a pen handy.

I am now going to eat some jalapeño Cheetos and listen to OutKast.

Things I liked this year and some things I didn’t like this year

Hot Off the Presses

The 2010 issue of Kansas City Voices, now for sale here:
and likely available at your local, neighborhood bookseller.

This issue features (among other fine prose, verse, and art) my tale ‘Economic Relief’*.


Grab yer copy today! Today!

(*Also includes some writing by Pushcart nominees, if’n you don’t want to read my gibberish.)

Hot Off the Presses