Here we are at the end of the year when we run out of steam and cover it up with year-end top 10 lists. Because I want to leave you begging for more, there are only 9. If you want a 10th, send “10s and 20s” like Sally asked for in the Charlie Brown Christmas special. You think these posts grow on trees? Oh, wait some times they do. Sometimes they spring from the bushes of a Boston suburb, or an overheard conversation in a coffee line, or from bras that look like snack bowls. Still, 10s and 20s couldn’t hurt.
Enjoy the 2015 top 9 posts, redux, and have a fantastic New Year’s! I will see you on the flip side of 2016, my friends, and thanks for reading this year!
9. Top Ways to Stay Warm Without Heat
The popularity of this one surprised me; I can only guess that people were looking for real tips, and I’m sure they were sorely disappointed, But they clicked on the link, so it’s all good from my end.
“You can’t prove that I tried to use the little flame from the candle lighter before realizing it would be spring before it worked or that I would set the hose on fire.”
8. A Girl, Her friend and Their Band U2
Best. Friend. Visit. And. Concert. Ever. EVAH!
“Seeing U2 with Sonia was like coming home. They are in a reflective mood with this new music and we are too. Yes, they forced it on everyone for free. Get over it. I promise to hold my tongue when the new album from your favorite band I don’t give a hoot about shows up for free in my iTunes.”
7. The Girliness Adventures Go Underward
Victoria Secret never did retweet my post about this. I can’t imagine why.
“I was unprepared for the uniformity of what I can only describe as the matching snack bowl design of all the bras in the place. Seriously, rows and rows of hanging bowls.”
6. And the Repairman Sayeth, ‘Let There Be Heat.’
This was the third and final installment of my saga of being without heat for three weeks during THE snowiest month in Boston history. Makes me sound like a total badass, right? Well, it goes waaayyy deeper than that. There was some controversy about deflating and inflating certain things. You’ll have to read to find out more. I am grateful that folks hung in there to see how it ended.
“I would like to say, absolutely, I followed all the rules of blogging to the letter. I did not invent my lack of heat, nor did I inflate the length of time I went without heat merely for my own blogging use. Sometimes the environment can influence a topic, like lack of heat.”
5. Overheard, Secondhand
Why waste time thinking of topics yourself when perfect strangers will give you all the content you could ever want?
“She has chickens. Bubble hit: 3. Why are chickens a thing? Suburban chickens are the new black.”
4. Top 9 Reasons Why I Love the Gays
Clearly I like gays and the top 9 of various things. Deal with it.
“These reasons are particular to my friends; your results with your gay friends may vary.”
3. Birthdays: Top 5 Reasons 50 Is Better than 30
So sometimes I do 5 top reasons. It does confirm that people like lists of things, and who am I to deprive you?
“Reason 3: I finally can tell all the “experts” to go stick it in their pie hole.”
2. Jilted by My Hairdresser–Twice
True confessions. I wrote the original version of this piece of this many years ago and updated it for the blog. You’d never know. Oh, crap, except I just told you.
“It’s shameful I know, but I don’t remember her name. I don’t remember any of their names, those who come after Eileen. I made my way from Newbury Street to Supercuts and every place in between, shamelessly talking about her to them all.”
- And the number one spot? Of course goes to the ever fabulous, ever rockin’ Rick Springfield: Rockin’ in the ‘Burbs: Top 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Rick Springfield
Yeah, so another top numbered list. I actually think it was the cool pic of him on my blog that got that post so many hits. I added it above, you know for comparison research purposes.
“Damn suburbanites. So I could have probably told you 10 things about Rick, but the crabby, unhip, “new money” people in Cohasset prevented me from learning any more.”