Thu 29 Dec 2011
The Year of our Lord 2011 is a tough one to box in.
Is it the death or birth of innovation (Steve Jobs and the vision he left behind vs. the birth of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos as Steve Jobs Jr.)? Or, the year that the world woke up by laying down in parks across our great land, taking the occasional walk around to find a TV camera — that is until Christmas and the cold weather rolled in? OR … just more of the same good, bad and ugly. The words Sandusky, Casey Anthony, and Republican Idiot Droids like Bachmann, Perry Overdrive and painfully vocal news readers who should find a new script like Megyn Kelly left a dent in my brain that will be hard to hammer out in the coming year.
Only the Lord himself knows for sure, but one thing I do know, 2011 did a lot to activate my senses in a good way. I’ll boil it down to my Top 5 — one for each of my senses collectively and individually overloaded.
Enjoy! Numbers 2 through 5 are actually safe to do yourself. #1, well, take a look. Happy New Year! I hope we actually connect in human form in 2012!
1. Sight. “I couldn’t believe my eyes.”
Garrett McNamara’s Monster Ride
Moves Like Jaggar — Maroon 5 (Admit it … this song is like crack on ecstasy!)
3. Smell. A Tie: Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Shampoo & Jonathan Antin’s Silky Dirt (R) hair product. These provide a complete Jedi Nose Trick at the start of every day that fools my brain momentarily into thinking I live somewhere warm and tropical.
4. Touch. The Kindle Fire — Finally! Something that responds well when I poke or swipe at it — and keeps coming back for more! It is worth every damn penny for that reason alone.
Seriously … no, SERIOUSLY … so good you make happy noises with every bite.
To an equally activating 2012.
Happy New Year!