2006 Favorites

I had a busy year of book reading and beer drinking. Lots of other stuff too, like curling, baseball, and you know, the birth of our son and all. Here’s my favorite stuff from this year:
Favorite beer: Duchesse De Bourgogne. Fruity and tart. A fine Flanders Red Ale.
Favorite book: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Marukami. Second year in a row for a Marukami book to top my list. He was closely challenged this year by We and The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead.
Favorite movie: Bwahahahahahah! That’s funny. Like I even went to the movies this year. I think we did see The Pink Panther, but that was pretty horrible. We also saw The DaVinci Code, which was decent, but not worth being on a list. And yes, those are the only two movies I saw this year. Sad, isn’t it?
Favorite Theater: Well, we only went to one, but Spamalot was pretty good.
Favorite album: St. Elsewhere by Gnarls Barkley. I admit I haven’t gotten to listen to as much new music this year, but I really liked this one.
Favorite new TV show: Heroes. It really amazes (and pleases) me that Network TV is airing so much sci-fi these days.
Favorite event: The birth of Evan! If not for him, it might have been hitting my first home run, or Ellie starting school.

I’m looking forward to 2007 for sure.