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Jan 1, 2015

The Daily Sabs 2014 Awards

It's been a while (comedy bing bong fans say it like you mean it)...

I should've done this yesterday, but I've never been great with deadlines.

2014 was a pretty great year, my little bro got married and my little sis had herself a baby. That's two more notches on the grown-up belt for pig family. Like all years, 2014 had its shares of highs and lows, but for the most part it's been a pretty fantastic year. And because I like lists and awards, I thought I'd throw some together. Here's to an amazing 2015 my friends!

Cutest New Family Member
Winner: Bruce
Close Runner up: Laura

Happiest Wedding
Winner: Bao & Laura
Tie for second place: Annie & Dylan, Katy & Dave, Leslie & Dan
Disqualified because we were lame and couldn't make it: Frances & Matt, HP & Mark

Awesomest Hashtag

Best Party Featuring Oysters
Oysterfest 2014 with Nick and Julie

Most Epic Dinner
é in Las Vegas with the Scheelbarrows

Best New Job
Randall at Apple

Worst Commute
Randall to Apple

Prettiest Sunset
Tie: Brooklyn and Quito

Most Adorable Hotel Proprietor
(Super) Mario & Blanco at Casa El Eden in Quito

Best Hotel that Looked like an Ewok Village
Sacha Lodge

Top Ten Cities I Slept In
1. Napo River
2. Banos
3. Puerto Ayora
4. Quito
5. Brooklyn
6. Las Vegas
7. Calistoga
8. Napa
9. Woodland Hills
10. Sacramento

Most Ridiculous Hamburger
Five Leaves Burger at Five Leaves in Greenpoint

Most Epic Show Featuring a Hipster Chinese Band
Car Sick Cars at Brick & Mortar

Best Live Show that Made Me Think I Fell into a Time Warp Due to Crowdsurfing and 90s Attire
DIIV at The Great American Music Hall

Favorite New Pastime
Drawing scenes onto photos of Bruce

Most Stylish Furniture Addition
Mid-Century Rocking Chair

Best Road Trip

Favorite New Bakery

Most Epic Plate of Meat
Napa Courtesy of Phil

Favoritest New Gym
Perform for Life

Most Fun Workout
Old School Hip Hop with Stacey

Top Ten Animal Spottings
1. Sea Turtle swimming a foot away from me in the Galapagos
2. Giant Tortoises doing it in the Galapagos
3. Sea Lions lounging at Red Mangrove
4. Squirrel Monkeys in the Amazon
5 .Goats and Chickens chasing Randall in Napa
6. Sea Lion at the Fish Market in Puerto Ayora
7. Little Sebastian lookalike in Sebastapol
8. Blue-Footed Booby in Galapagos
9. Peacock at Samari Spa in Banos
10. Lucy the Caiman at Sacha Lodge in the Amazon

Most Satisfying Bloody Mary
In the office the day after the winter party

Number of Books Read

Best Book Written for Elementary School Students
Under the Egg

Top Ten Books in Mostly Favorite Order
1. Station Eleven
2. Life After Life
3. Bird Box
4. The Skies Belong To Us
5. Eleanor & Park
6. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
7. The Picture of Dorian Gray
8. The Goldfinch
9. The Girl With All The Gifts
10. My Salinger Year

Favorite Video Game Featuring a Mushroom Toad
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Best Debate Attended
Uptown Showdown: Breakfast vs Dinner

Best Giant Art Installation
Kara Walker at the Domino Sugar Factory

Saddest Use of Ice Cream
Farewell Frances Party

Best Out-of-State House Guests
Scottel & Carli

Best Haircut

Best Street Food
Red Fish in Kiosk Alley in Puerto Ayora Galapagos

Best New Club
Dinner Club with Angelica, Jeff, and Aseem

Song That I Hate Liking So Much
Seasons (Waiting On You) by Future Islands

Favorite Song of 2014 that I Actually Heard at the End of 2013
Tie: Avant Gardener by Courtney Barnett and Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen

Saddest Song About Humanity
Everyday Robots by Damon Albarn

Number of Times I Tried to Put Together a Top 10 Song List
53 and counting...

Number of Songs Added to Favorites of 2014 List

Number of Days Until This Happens Again
365 - See you next year!