Monday, December 12, 2011

An End of Year YES List

A list of 33 YES things I experienced, in no particular order, in the year 2011.

*Note: some of these YES things may not be from the year 2011, but it’s my list and I YES what I want to.

1)      PJ Harvey’s Let England Shake
2)      Short Bus by Brian Allen Carr
3)      Normally Special by xTx
4)      Ambient Florida Position by Josh Spilker
5)      Apollo Grill
6)      The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals by Rae Bryant
7)      Season 4 of Breaking Bad
8)      The Bee-Loud Glade by Steve Himmer
9)      My Father’s House by Ben Tanzer
11)  If I Falter at the Gallows by Edward Mullany
12)  Stories V! by Scott McClanahan
13)  Cowboy Maloney’s Electric City by Michael Bible
15)  Hunters & Gamblers by Ryan Ridge
16)  Grow Up by Ben Brooks
17)  Tom Waits’ Bad as Me
18)  This video by Rubblebucket
19)  Us by Michael Kimball
20)  Raw milk from Upinngil Farm
21)  The Crutchfield half of The Five Lost Senses of Carl

22)  A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
24)  ROKU!
25)  This video by Lake Street Dive
26)  The release of my book
27)  This review of my book that made me feel insane for a while
29)  Just a Little Piece of Heartburn by Tom Cheshire
31)  Tru Beer
32)  All kinds of delicious local food from Simple Gifts Farm
33)  Quitting smoking after 16 years (I’ve been smoke-free for 8+ months and I’m feeling good. Smokers: When you really want to quit, you will.)

10 Things I hope to YES before too long:

1)      Ayiti by Roxane Gay
2)      Lepers and Mannequins by Eric Beeny
3)      There is No Year by Blake Butler
4)      Girl with Oars & Man Dying by J.A. Tyler
5)      Before the Great Troubling by Corey Mesler
6)      A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
7)      Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell
8)      Abbott Awaits by Chris Bachelder
9)      Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
10)  Death Wishing by Laura Ellen Scott

Thank you and goodnight. 


xTx said...

so proud of you on the smoking thing. VERY proud.

Mel Bosworth said...

mew mew

Jason Jordan said...

Yes, congrats on quitting smoking.

Mel Bosworth said...

thanks. no one likes a quitter, usually.

TBWCYL, Inc. said...

And I will never quit you. Or something to that effect. Thanks handsome.

Mel Bosworth said...

welcome. a wowie year to remember.

Eric Beeny said...

Yay, no smoking! 4 years for me in March. Still hard. (My asthma's happy...) But mmm, so many other things to put in my mouth. Warm cookies, say...

Mel Bosworth said...

whoot whoot, mr. bones! warm cookies beat a smoke any day....well, most days....