Best of 2009

Best of 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and now 2009!.

Yes the inaugural best of the year post! I’ve added a new category this year called “restaurant” fun!

Album of the Year – M. Ward Hold Time

Really enjoyed listening to M. Ward this year, feels like I’ve played his tracks a few thousand times on iTunes. I now also can’t remember the last time I bought a record not in digital format.

Checkout this video of Chinese Translation on YouTube.

district9-200 Cinema Trip of the Year – District 9
I reviewed this film when I first went to see it. I thought it was so good I went to see it again with Amy (who didn’t think it was that good).
It is an awesome sci-fi movie with a great plot. Let’s hope they make a District err.. 10?
gavinAndStacey-200 DVD of the Year – Gavin and Stacey
This was first leant by Simone and Stu and after initially not thinking it was that good I was totally hooked and now wait for Season 3 of this funny show about a girl from Wales and a guy from Essex. Not really going to work for anyone not from England or Essex!

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thegirlwhoplayedwithFire Book of the Year – The Girl Who Played with Fire
I didn’t read any books worth mentioning this year (I don’t think I read a book) so this is a guest entry from Amy –
“Having never had an interest in thrillers previously I was shocked to find my eyes glued to every page in this Swedish breakthrough series. This book also appealed to me as it reminded me of my travels to Sweden.
Very well written and fresh.”

Thanks Amy. More info about the Millennium Trilogy.

modernWarfare2 Game of the Year – Modern Warfare 2
Last year’s game of the year was Modern Warfare 1, this year Modern Warfare 2 takes the title. MW2 is the biggest selling entertainment item of all time, that is right, bigger than any movie. It’s not as amazing as the first, because I kind of knew what to expect but it is still an amazing game with such great attention to detail.
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techmemelogo Website of the Year –
Keeping up to date with what is going on in the tech world without being overwhelmed with the amount of information that is out there is a tricky task. Thankfully TechMeme has succeeded something where other news aggregators have failed; putting tech news in one easy to read location.
g25steeringwheel Technology Purchase of the Year – G25
Matt Bass invited us over for dinner, little did I know he would have a PS3 and an awesome steering wheel to go with it.

So I sold the Nintendo Wii to save some space (as we never really used it much recently) and then filled that space with a G25!

If you like racing cars and you have a good computer I recommend getting this wheel and GTR Evo and Race On for the PC.

pingpongSoho Restaurant of the Year – Ping Pong Soho
Amy and I went here a few years back when we were last in London. It is so good that when we visited London again last summer (winter) we hit it up again and we were not disappointed. If I still lived in London I’d go here everyday. Great good and great drinks on a fun menu.
Checkout their site for more locations.

Well that wraps up the Best of 2009 and for this decade! Have a happy new year!!