It was the best of posts, it was the worst of posts... Okay, maybe not the 'worst' of posts.
I'm feeling all traditional today. Since this is the Sixth Day of Christmas, I was expecting a gift from my true love, but unfortunately he seems to have his eye on someone else.
Hugh? That camel's just not into you. Trust me.
Leaving aside the question of my love life, the other year-end tradition that I'd like to observe is the usual Best Of feature.
I asked Crabby for her favorite blog posts, and combined her list with my own. Turns out that we both chose posts that for the most part weren't in the Typical Crankiness column on the left-hand side. There are some fun things in here -- this is the kind of research that I like to do!
In no particular order, here are our Ten Best Posts of 2008:
Why can't you stick to your plan? -- well, maybe there is a particular order, at least as far as this particular post is concerned. I think this is about the best post Crabby's written. Yes, I know I'm cheating here, since this one is in the Typical Crankiness column, but for some reason, this post about feeling entitled to slack off and pig out hit a nerve.
The Flat Belly diet -- Crabby vs. Prevention magazine. Another classic.
The Lazy Woman's Guide to a Healthy Diet -- Who needs Prevention magazine when you could have weight-loss assistance from ... Enrique?
This wasn't really a diet post, honest. I just titled it The Okefenokee Diet to get people's attention. It was a cheap trick, and I'm very, very sorry. Sort of.
Tortoises and barbells -- Tips for Slackers on Keeping Up a Life-long Strength Training Program.
Advice for the Out of Shape Hiker -- Turns out there are other O.O.S.H.s out there. We should form a union.
Fanning the flames at the gym -- I love the way Crabby can take an annoying incident at the gym and turn it into a post that makes me laugh and ponder human nature at the same time.
I think Crabby should've charged an entrance fee for people to read this one: Secrets to Success Revealed!
And it's silly, but I have a fond memory of Skanky Fitness. Though I would like to apologize to all those people who searched Google for pole dancing peep shows and landed on this post. Which is a parody. Really. Sorry guys.
The other classic post along those lines was the Porn for Women post. Shocking to see so many fantasies summed up so concisely.
Each of these posts were chosen by the highly scientific criterion of WLI (We Liked It). Were there some that we missed that should have been on the list? Please let us know.