Thursday, December 31, 2009

This is the Best List of 2009 – OF ALL TIME

It was the year that:

On a tech-basis:
Showed its doubters that Twitter is an unparalleled message distributor with Michael Jackson’s death.
The rise and vanish of Google Wave. Tried to convince us that we’ve been living in a bubble for 30-years. That our email-system we’ve so foolishly been using to everyone’s content was so poor. We’re all highly anticipating Part 2 of Gooogle Wave: “This is all part of their ingenious plan – soon they’ll surprise us by showing why only sending cryptic/weird/none-functional/no-making-sense emails to someone only using that certain email-supplier is the best way of connecting”. Phew. Can’t wait.

On a movie basis:
Gave us goose bumps. Transformers 2 (GHA! #1), Star Trek, Terminator – Salvation, The Hangover, District 9, Avatar (GHA! #2), Inglorious Basterds, Where The Wild Things are (that I was so over-excited to see that I forgot to watch it when it was finally released – but I know I’ll love it), and so many, many, many more that I get all anxious for leaving too many out; GHA #3.

On a sport basis:
Made AIK worthy Swedish champions. Barcelona European Champs. Manchester United English Champs. Zlatan into a real superstar. All in all – a good year.

On a sexiest picture of ALL TIME basis:

Leighton Meester competed with herself with pictures that I shot in my apartment on a cozy morning:

On a monthly basis:

First time I actually realized I was getting older. Turning 28 is the first time my age was closer to 30 (27 is still evened to 25 and so forth) and the first time I felt anxious about aging.

Biggest change in my life when I moved to New York on a win/win three-month deal. Loved it from the first second and it has only increased. All while Albania and Croatia joined NATO.

As the outbreak of the H1N1 influenza strain, commonly referred to as "swine flu", is deemed a global pandemic,
I went back home to Sweden for Daniel and Josefine’s wedding. Never been so scared in my entire life when returning to New York; “What on earth have you done that were so utterly important that you had to return after a weekend in Europe, sir?” – the phrase that was never mentioned and my lack of reply that never needed to be freestyle-imagined.
Then MJ died, and no music would ever be the same again.

The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting up to 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds, figured to be the most widely observed total eclipse in human history, occurs. I experience the hottest summer in mankind with trouble just getting my ass to the subway and ride the three stops to work without totally soaking my clothes from sweat. I frequently fail.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il who pardons two American imprisoned journalists in North Korea and I am stressing out over the whole visa issue while doing my best to enjoy New York to its fullest for my last month. I achieve the latter part with bravura.
And no one believed it when Usain Bolt showed us that some are just made to make unbelievable – believable – when shattering his own two world records from Beijing, in 100m and 200m.

Polish-French film director Roman Polanski is arrested in Switzerland on a United States arrest warrant and I returned to Sweden. With mixed emotions.

The International Olympic Committee awards the 2016 Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro and Sweden turned out to be pretty good after all. Realized my visa was going to take a bit longer than planned & expected and adjusted mentally to the situation.

I never ran the New York Marathon that I had planned and prepared for – wasn’t really close to do it – but who can plan for things only signed off for, ey. Yet all faded in comparison to the fact that I moved back to New York at the end of the month.

Astronomers discover GJ1214b, the first-known exoplanet on which water could exist and New York turned in to a blizzard within a few hours giving us all a bit of Christmas joy.

On a 2010 basis:
It will be the best year OF ALL TIME. Fantastic. Mighty-merry-jumbo-hurrah! new year to us all.

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