Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Definitive BEST OF 2018 List!

Best Film of 2018:  BlacKkKlansman

Spike Lee and I are OLD friends. I've given him cash every once in a while.  Sometimes, he disappoints. This was a masterpiece.

Best Restaurant in 2018: Soup & Sausage Bistro on 7th and Thunderbird in Phoenix, AZ. My husband is slightly obsessed. He says it's like the Old Country, though he's never been to the Old Country.

Here's my mother-in-law with potato pancakes and a cabbage roll. (I personally recommend the Solyanka soup and cherry pierogies.)

Best High-Brow Art Experience: The Art Institute of Chicago!

High-brow, low-brow, whatever. See art!

Best Low-Brow Adventure: CLEARLY, Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum in Amarillo, Texas

I seriously loved this place. 

Best Book of 2018: Okay, we covered this here.

Best Audiobook Narration of 2016, But I Listened in 2018: Lin-Manuel Miranda narrates Junot D√≠az’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

(Let's ignore any controversy today.)

Best TV of 2018: The Handmaid’s Tale

Yes, I read the book and I know that the TV show is taking massive liberties. Frankly, they're doing a FAB job of it!

Best Family Binge Show: Great British Baking Show, for sure.

Do NOT talk to me about Liam Charles.

Pop Culture Event of 2018 For Middle-Aged Moms: I guess the Freakin’ Royal Wedding. But maybe this says it all. Yes, I think it does.

Kanye and Trump

Best Celebrity-Sighting of 2018: You guessed it. Alice Cooper

Runner-Up Sightings:
R.O. Kwon

Joseph Cassara (no personal photos!)

Trevor Noah:

Best Literary Fiasco: Me At My Dining Room Table Weeping Over My New Novel and Forming Bosco’s Going Down Press LLC (go here for info). But I also really had a good time at “Meet Your Literary Community” too.


I made stickers, but I keep forgetting to use them.

Avily Jerome, a writer, came over to my house for hours to help me out. 

Scott Hyder is my lawyer, and he worked a crazy amount to get BoGoDo going, and I can't believe that I actually have a lawyer. 

Meet Your Literary Community

Best Music of 2018: Um, I'll defer to Barack . . .

Here's the link to my book.

Oh, I Saw Hamilton! That was AMAZING.

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