My Favorite Stuff of 2010

As 2010 comes to an end, I just thought I’d reflect on some of the things that stayed with me…

1. P!nk at the Grammys. Yeah…I know…this wasn’t really “news” or anything, but I gotta be honest: this was one of the most incredible performances I’ve ever seen.  It was like Cirque de Soleil mixed in with a bit of naughtiness and eloquence in addition to an amazing vocal all at the same time. I’m a HUGE fan of P!nk and this only solidified my crush on her.  Oh…and she was SMOKIN’ HOT, too!!

Watch the video HERE.

2. George Washington’s overdue library books. What…you didn’t hear about this??  Apparently, Washington signed out two books back in 1789 and forgot to return them.  With the inclusion of inflation over the years, the late fine would be around $300,000.  Fortunately, the New York Society Library didn’t want payment for the books…they just wanted them returned.

3. Captain Phil Harris of “Deadliest Catch” passed away. I’m a huge fan of Deadliest Catch and it came as a huge shock to find out that Captain Harris passed away while filming last season’s episodes.  While he wasn’t my favorite captain, he was a straight shooter and…above all else…he was a loving father who did whatever he could to show his sons a better way of doing things. He may be gone but he’ll never be forgotten by those who enjoyed his ‘no bullshit’ attitude and good-ol-boy sense of humor.

Hot Cuts

4. The first topless hair salon opened in Australia. Hey guys (and some of you ladies)…wouldn’t you like to actually ENJOY getting your hair cut?  Well, travel on down to Hot Cuts in Sydney and you’ll be able to get your hair styled by beautiful, topless hairdressers.  Hair stylists?  Hair ho’s?  C’mon…this story is so ridiculous it’s awesome!  I mean…how long will this place actually stay open?  A year, maybe?  Is this really what the world has been waiting for??  I just don’t see the attraction of a topless hair salon.  Okay…I might actually see the attraction, but it’s not like I’m going to grow my hair out just to go there or anything.

5. Lady Gaga talented…weird…likes meat. Listen…I’ll be the first to admit that I enjoy some of Lady Gaga’s songs.  I’m also going to admit that when she wants to, she can be a very attractive woman.  But people…this chick is F*CKED UP.  I know she wants to be a trend-setter and be the new-age Madonna and everything, but do you really need to wear a meat dress in order to make that happen?  Can you not just be slightly weird and then let your talent speak for itself?  I dunno…it’s interesting and all, but at the end of the day will she want her ridiculousness to over-shadow her talent?  It might get to the point where nobody takes her seriously anymore.

6. Lost ended with a giant “meh”. I don’t know if I was one of those people who felt like I had wasted five years of my life watching every episode of every season, but count me as one of those people who was kinda let down with the ending of the series.  Sideways storylines?  Meeting in the afterlife?  It was all real but it wasn’t?  I was hoping for more bang for my buck, but I guess I got what I paid for.

7. It was cool to like Bret Michaels again. Kinda. Listen…I’m a Poison fan from WAAAAY back, so forgive me if I was just a bit happy to know that I could listen to Talk Dirty To Me one more time without feeling a ton of guilt about it. Between his battling illness and then winning The Apprentice and then having yet another reality tv show, this was the year of Bret Michaels.  Kinda.  Let’s just say that 2010 was probably the best and worst year of Michaels’ life.

8. Man v Food. I can’t tell you the hours of joy that this show has brought me in 2010.  It’s totally wrong on so many levels, but I don’t care.  I have fun pretending to have my own battles with food.  Hell…I even ate a large calzone while out with Sunshine and, once devoured, I made her take a picture of me doing the “man won” sign:

In this battle of man vs food...MAN WON!!

I know…it’s sad but true.

So what about you?  What stuck out for you in 2010?

My “Top 5 List”…heh

Okay, here’s the deal: Sunshine and I like to have fun and we’re far from being prudes.  One day (near the beginning of the relationship, if I recall correctly), we were listening to a Lenny Kravitz song and she said that he was totally on her “Top 5 List”.

Now, I was familiar with the concept but really thought it was something that guys did on their own…y’know, just for shits-n-giggles.  But apparently this is something couples do from time to time for fun.

Unaware of what a “Top 5 List” actually is?  Well, I’m sure you’re not alone.  It’s a concept I only heard about for the first time when Ross and Rachel made up their own lists on Friends.  Basically, it’s a list of celebrities that you would sleep with if we ever had the time and opportunity.  Oh…and it’s a list of five people your significant other would let you sleep with if you ever had the time and opportunity.

Got it?  Good.

So awhile back, Sunshine suggested that we both write a “Top 5” blog post and pop them online at the same time.  Since I love my woman and I’m down with having an easy excuse to stare at other women, I ended up making my top five list.  The problem, though, was keeping it down to just five…and so while I’ve got five “honourable mentions” (heh), there were a few that I left off this list that totally could have been on there (c’mon…I’m a guy…we think about these things all the time!):

1. Kate Beckinsale – There is just something about this woman that makes me melt every time I see her.  Maybe it’s her long hair…maybe it’s her sultry eyes…maybe it’s the way she looks in an skintight leather pantsuit.  Maybe it’s the fact that I have yet to see her in any situation not look absolutely stunning…I dunno.  Bottom line?  She’s number one on my list by a mile.

2. P!nk – Now for the record let it be known that P!nk was on my list long before her amazingly sexy Grammy performance.  In fact, this is the only choice that is on BOTH my list and Sunshine’s list.  There is something about a girl who can be a bad-ass when she wants to be but can still be a good girl the rest of the time.  She just oozes sexual energy…and you just can’t help but love that about her.

3. Janine Lindemulder – Okay…this one may get some head-scratches and some cries of “gross” from a lot of you.  I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve watched a few adult movies in my day.  During the 90’s, one woman was always the one I wanted to watch more than any other, known simply as Janine.  She never has sex with men on screen, only women.  This only added to her mystique.  As she’s gotten older she’s lost her tan, gained a ton of tattoos, and has gone to jail for tax evasion.  I don’t care…I still find her incredibly hot.  Incredibly.

4. Britney Spears – I know…a lot of eye rolling for this choice.  But keep in mind that this isn’t a “dating” list, this is basically a “sex” list.  I don’t care how bat-shit insane this woman is…just look at her.  Sorry…she’s been on my list since 1998 and a shaved head and a mental breakdown isn’t going to change that any time soon.

5. Emmanuelle Chriqui – From the first moment I saw her on ‘Entourage’ I wanted her.  This woman is just flat-out unbelievably beautiful.  Hell…she could wear a burlap sack and I’d think she was gorgeous.

Honorable Mentions:

Halle Berry (circa 2000-2010) she’s one of the few women who has absolutely gotten better with age

Madonna (circa 1985-1991 – I mean…you’ve seen her today, right?)

Demi Moore (up until when she married Ashton Kutcher)

Pamela Anderson (circa 1992-2001 – another one who hit the wall hard)

Some fellow bloggers who shall remain nameless…heh.

So now that you’ve read my list and think I’m a cad, why not head on over to Sunshine’s blog and see what she has on HER list?