Personal Best of 2007

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    I played this discussion came at a New Years gathering a couple of years ago. Each person had to right down one response to each of the following questions. The answers led to great conversations.

    For 2007, what was your?.....

    Best Read
    Favourite Film
    Favourite Song
    Best purchase (doesn't have to have been a bargain)
    Most rewarding experience

    For me, Novaboy

    Best Read, The Kite Runner
    Favourite Film, Once, or La Vie En Rose
    Favourite Song, Amy Winehouse, Rehab
    Not that up on popular music but I have to admit I got hooked on the groove of this song
    Best purchase, Ladder back chair designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
    Most rewarding experience, Taking a music course for teachers and hearing a song I wrote performed in public for the first time

    What about you?
     
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    Best Read: The Nutmeg of Consolation by Patrick O'Brien. Part of the Aubrey/Maturin series (Master and Commander)

    Best Film: Ecstasy (1933) by Gustav Machat&#253;. The first non-porn film to show sexual intercourse and female orgasm. Stars the unbelievably beautiful Hedy Lamarr (who also invented spread spectrum technology). Brains and beauty! The movie is actually quite good showing a strong German influence.

    Favorite Song: Symphony No. 9, in E Minor "From the New World" (Op. 95), second movement, by Anton&#237;n Dvo&#345;&#225;k. What a beautiful surprise this was! Such a sweetly pastoral piece, I discovered it while playing Civ4 just a week ago. Listen to it if you like. Makes my eyes well just listening to the main theme, Coming Home, which has been adapted to numerous popular songs.

    Best Purchase: Driving half way down New Jersey to collect my two pumi pups, Boomer and Tweeter. They've brought me much love and happiness despite all the difficulties of raising two puppies at the same time and in winter no less. They're great dogs.

    Most Rewarding Experience: Discovering I'm not unlovable and that I can control my demons. It was a hellacious ride, full of a lot of pain and first-time experiences. While whom I feel in love with wasn't in love with me, I found a great friend who has helped me change my life in so many good ways. I may be near broke and living with my father at the age of 41, but I don't think I'd trade anything that happened for the rewards are a price above rubies.
     
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    Best Read The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger) - though The Kite Runner was a close second.
    Favourite Film Not a 2007 film - but I didn't see it til this year and I didn't see that many good'uns - The Libertine
    Favourite Song Valerie Amy Winehouse
    Best purchase An acoustic guitar - which I hope to be able to fucking well play at least a little by the end of 2008!
    Most rewarding experience He knows who he is.
     
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    No more members with favourite books, films, songs, purchases etc.?

    I was hoping to have a nice list or suggestions for books to read. Oh well.

    A Happy New Year to all at LPSG

    Novaboy
     
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    FWIW I thought this was a great thread idea... I was hoping for some more action in it myself.

    The next book on my night stand is We need to talk about Kevin (Lionel Shriver) and comes highly recommended - though I have no opinion of it myself yet... (Amazon.com: We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel: Books: Lionel Shriver)

    If you want some more (and better informed) suggestions I enjoyed these two threads at the time:

    http://www.lpsg.org/56832-what-book-you-currently-reading.html?highlight=book

    http://www.lpsg.org/52520-the-lpsg-book-club.html
     
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    Best Read - Abnormal Psychology textbook
    Favourite Film - 300
    Favourite Song -Glamorous - Fergie
    Best purchase - Cockatiel
    Most rewarding experience - unsure.
     
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    Best Read... The Zen of Fish
    Best Fillm...No Country for Old Men
    Best Song...You know I'm no Good (Amy Winehouse)
    Best Purchace... Antique Japanese Garden Lantern
    Most Rewarding Experience...Meeting ChicagoSam in person in Chicago!
     
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    Best Read - Eventide, by Kent Haruf.
    Best Film - Running with Scissors
    Best Song - I don't even know where to start on this... I have such an emotional connection with music, and so much of what I listen to is important and meaningful to me on some level. One song that affected me a lot this year (and did before, and still does) is "Cancer" by My Chemical Romance. YouTube - My Chemical Romance - Cancer I rang in my 2007 (and 2008) with a song by Motion City Soundtrack entitled "Together We'll Ring in the New Year". YouTube - Kingdom Hearts-Motion City Soundtrack "When the President Talks to God" held more and more meaning for me as 2007 progressed. YouTube - When the President Talks to God I also fell in love with a local band this year, and they created one of my favorite songs called "Don't Call it a Ghetto". YouTube - Architects: Don't Call It A Ghetto My favorite love song of the year is "Midnight" by Yaz. YouTube - YAZOO midnight Hot damn. That's enough about music. :smile: Sorry, I go a little crazy with that...
    Best Purchase - I would have to say school. What's better than an education?
    Most Rewarding Experience - I don't know if I really had any experiences that were really rewarding. Hrm. Kinda sad, eh?
     
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    And we're all gratefull for that! It does explain where some of the former members have dissapeared to.......

    Novaboy
     
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    Best Read - For one more day
    Favorite Film - Super Bad
    Favourite Song - Little Wonders-Rob Thomas
    Best purchase - 1993 Ford Aerostar XL sweet mini van
    Most rewarding experience - Actually finding out about this website
     
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    Best Read: Nothing by Paul Morley. I've still got a hundred pages to read.
    Favourite Film: INLAND EMPIRE
    Favourite Song: A tie between "Intervention" - The Arcade Fire and "Pioneer To The Falls" - Interpol.
    Best purchase (doesn't have to have been a bargain) : My 17" screen laptop.
    Most rewarding experience: Leeds Festival
     
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    Book - The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien)
    Film - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (what a mouthful lol)
    Song - Jesus that's hard... Umm possibly 'The Beast' by Angus & Julia Stone
    Purchase - LOST season 3 (yes, my life is sad)
    Rewarding experience - Starting and finishing my first year of uni
     
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    :lmao:

    In other news:
    Novaboy, if you liked the Kite Runner try Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle (link).
     
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