Once a year, bloggers around the planet put up a post about the year in review, and Cranky Fitness is no exception. Even though we don't care all that much about 2007 anymore, it being over and all, we think it's a great tradition because we can
Color of the year
According the NY Times (sorry, free subscription required), the color of the year is Pantone blue iris. (Sort of a bluish greyish, we think.) The NY Times quotes Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, as saying: “Blue Iris brings together the dependable aspects of blue, underscored by a strong, soul-searching purple cast. Emotionally, it is anchoring and meditative with a touch of magic.”
The official Cranky Fitness take on this news: Whatever.
Word of the year
According to Merriam-Webster, the word of the year is W00t. (With two zeros, not the letter O twice.)
Yawn. By the time a word makes it into a word-of-the-year category, it's fossilized to the point of belonging in a museum, not a dictionary.
Runner-up Person of the year
Actually, Vladimir Putin was Time's Person of the year, but we thought -- how many books has he written? And if he has written any, has anyone read them? So instead we're going to focus on J.K. Rowling, who was runner-up person of the year. We like her better.
Most Memorable New Product
According to this consumer survey, immediately following the iPhone, Windows Vista (really?), and Febreeze scented candles (c'mon, who are these people?), the Most Memorable New Products of the year were:
4. Domino's Oreo Dessert Pizza;
5. Alli Weight Loss Capsules;
6. Oreo Cakesters;
7. Diet Coke Plus; and
8. Subway Fresh Fit Meals.
Fill in your own cynical comment about how f*cked up this is here: _______
(And personally, Crabby would nominate the Two-Assed Toilet.)
But why should the fun stop there?
Who cares what the rest of the world thinks? They're too busy eating Oreo products with Alli chasers. Instead, let's get some Cranky Fitness "Best's" and "Worst's" going. Feel free to chime in on the following categories or make up some of your own.
Favorite exercise of the year:
- Giving that index finger a workout as I beckon the cabana boy to refresh my vodka-and-lime.
- My favorite exercise is always the one I just finished.
- Leisurely walks to the Ice Cream Parlor.
- The suspiciously orgasmic looking iGallop workout.
Best excuse of the year:
- I'll go workout as soon as I finish
reading the paper, drinking this cup of coffee, reading War & Peace.
- I just joined this new religion that abhors exercise and makes me wear this funny robe all the time.
- There are workmen replacing the sewer outside, mere feet away from the closed blinds of our basement home gym. The workmen will intuitively sense odd-looking stretches and bouncy anatomical parts within and will throw down their shovels in order to try to peer in. They will then laugh hysterically and cause total humiliation.*
Best “I-know-I’ll-pay-for-this-later” dessert of the year:
Chocolate "suicide" cake, a triple layer of chocolate cake with a Valrhona bitter sweet chocolate sour cream frosting. (From Cafe de Marco's website, which is guaranteed to add on the calories just by reading the menu.)
Not being a gourmet, Crabby's favorite treat is the low-brow Safeway grocery store cake. But this is important: she must plop one slab of chocolate cake on top of another slab of vanilla and eat them in combination. This necessitates, unfortunately, the purchase of two huge-ass slices to get both flavor together. Ah, shucks.
Neatest online game of the year:
Mary nominates Free Rice and Crabby seconds it.
According to Snopes.com, the site first started operating on October 7. On that day only 830 grains of rice were donated. As of November 17, the number of grains of rice that had been given away was 2,457,120,420.
Quote of the year:
Mary's nomination: "Never wear anything that panics the cat – P.J. O’Rourke".
And yet again, Crabby takes the low road and nominates:
"I have a wide stance when going to the bathroom." - Idaho Senator Larry Craig.
Are there any bests or worsts of the year that you think need to be commemorated in Ethernet Eternity? Was it a good year for you... or not so much?