Obligatory 2014 End-of-the-Year Top Ten List

It’s that time of year, youngsters. Time to haul out a bazillion Top Ten Lists, because for reasons undiscernable to the wisest interweb sages, the end of the year demands we write lots of pointless Top Ten Lists. They’re like award shows: everybody’s having one. It makes us feel important, even if we have no qualifications giving us any sort of credibility whatsoever. As I love a list, I have jumped on this bandwagon gleefully and with gusto. Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, I give you….

2014 Top Ten List: The Top Ten Things Created by the Hand of Man

Note to newer readers: the number ten is more of a suggestion than a fixed amount. In no particular order (this is more of a pile than a list):

Indoor plumbing

Starry Night
(Both the painting and the song)

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” -Vincent van Gogh

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” -Vincent van Gogh

Mozart’s Requiem

Perdomo Habano Cigars

Starbuck’s Salted Caramel Mocha

The stapler

"Excuse me. I believe you have my stapler." -Milton Waddams

“Excuse me. I believe you have my stapler.” -Milton Waddams

Falling Water

Great Lash Mascara

The Pieta

“Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.” -Michelangelo

“Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.” -Michelangelo

The cast iron skillet

The Lord of the Rings trilogy

Football

Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin: Isn’t it strange that evolution would give us a sense of humour? When you think about it, it’s weird that we have a physiological response to absurdity. We laugh at nonsense. We like it. We think it’s funny. Don’t you think it’s odd that we appreciate absurdity? Why would we develop that way? How does it benefit us? Hobbes: I suppose if we couldn’t laugh at things that don’t make sense, we couldn’t react to a lot of life. Calvin: (after a long pause) I can’t tell if that’s funny or really scary.

Calvin: Isn’t it strange that evolution would give us a sense of humour? When you think about it, it’s weird that we have a physiological response to absurdity. We laugh at nonsense. We like it. We think it’s funny. Don’t you think it’s odd that we appreciate absurdity? Why would we develop that way? How does it benefit us?
Hobbes: I suppose if we couldn’t laugh at things that don’t make sense, we couldn’t react to a lot of life.
Calvin: (after a long pause) I can’t tell if that’s funny or really scary.

My boyfriend and I are having a running argument that #1 is the Hammond B-3 organ or the Browning Ma Deuce .50 caliber machine gun.

 Your suggestions are most welcome, but I ain’t including the iphone; I’m an android girl.

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8 Responses to Obligatory 2014 End-of-the-Year Top Ten List

  1. imnotasupermom says:

    The French press and the shower. Every day I’m grateful for hot, running water and hot coffee.

  2. Holly says:

    Digital photography!

  3. Chloe says:

    Massages. I’d have one every other day if I could afford them.

  4. Chelly says:

    Argh…. Let it be known that sometimes BFFS disagree. What kind of crazy ass list is this? I now need a Route 44 Sonic drink to settle my nerves. Please redo a real list that makes sense. Seriously, an iron skillet? I would like to hit you over the head with one. You left off beautiful flowers which is all the woman talks about. Holly up above even said photography. You should see her phone which looks like a small computer, 10k photos on there! Books coming out of her ears. Throwing my hands in the air. Who are you?
    Love you anyways!

    • rodalena says:

      Flowers, dear BFF, are not man-made. Photography definitely should be on the list, as should gigantic Sonic drinks. As for the book thing, I chose the perfect literary trilogy to represent the category-an agonizing decision if ever there was one.

      This Top Ten list thing is far more difficult than it appears…who can stop at ten?? The world is too full of wonderful things, like BFFs and onion rings and jelly bellies and pillows and J. J. Watt and those Bravo pens and Target and bubble baths and little boxes for notes and TBBT and the fiddle and GPS and reflexology massages and jalepeno pringles and…

      Uh oh. Well, it looks like you’re right; I definitely missed some important stuff. Happy New Year, bestie!

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