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Top 10 Things I'll Miss

Posted July 30, 2002

These are the things I will miss about Madison and college, aside from my friends, which is an obvious choice.

  1. The Union
    I have spent more time here than anywhere else in Madison. This listing includes the music committe, Emmie, the Terrace and all the other great things the Union offers. Cannot be replaced.

  2. Living in Limbo
    Nothing beats having minimal responsibility while still living away from home and having a good time. I understand the "best 4 years of your life" comments, especially as I'm looknig for jobs now.

  3. B-Side Records
    Easily my favorite record store in the midwest. It's not big, but the selection is amazing.

  4. 446 Parties
    Granted, it's been a while since these have been possible, but they are some of my favorite party memories from college. Way to go guys.

  5. Constantly Learning
    Even if I only did my homework sparingly, I did learn a lot here. Unless grad school is in the cards, this is was my last opportunity to focus on learning.

  6. Glass Nickel Pizza
    My favorite pizza ever. It's all about the crust and amount of cheese. I will miss you dearly.

  7. Madison's Landscape
    Madison is beautiful. Do I need to give more of an explanation?

  8. Halloween
    I love the insanity and it provided a great medium for costumes of yore.

  9. Kickball League
    I will miss these types of things in Madison. I think it's awesome that we had six teams of people playing kickball. I hope to carry on the league elsewhere.

  10. Cheap Things
    One thing that's great about college is cheap movies, software, airfare, sometimes meals and various other promotions. Thankfully, I am not throwing away my student id for a little while.

What will you miss?

Top Ten

Posted July 23, 2002

  1. Wet Hot American Summer
    Certainly the funniest movie from last summer. If you liked The State and/or you're human, you'll love this.

  2. Alex Gopher video
    This video is for his song, "The Child" and the whole video is done with typography. It is amazing. Jenny, this is for you.

  3. Fear of Pop
    This is Ben Folds' side project from the BFF days. I still love it.

  4. Wagamama
    The best restaurant in the UK. A hip, Japanese-style noodle house with good cheap food = unbeatable.

  5. Eternal Darkness
    The best new videogame for Gamecube. After playing for an hour or so I was sincerely frightened to enter my laundry room. Tooooooo dark.

  6. Jukeboxes
    It's like going DJing with another DJs records. A challenge but the success is always sweeter, usually in the form of a brodeo getting down to J-Lo.

  7. Delta Thrives
    A phenomenal graphic story drawn with CG tools that is a pleasure to look at. Like nothing I've seen before. (Warning/Enticement: There is digital nudity)

  8. NYC
    New York City will be my new home in just over a month and I think it deserves a top ten nod for that reason. If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere. Note to self: copyright that phrase.

  9. Asparagus Pot
    Specially designed to cook asparagus by boiling the bottoms and steaming the top, this thing rules. Also good for brocolini. Yum.

  10. Wavebird Controller
    I know, two spots go to nintendo, but it is warranted. This controller makes playing from the couch so much easier. Watch out though, throwing the controller when angry is 3.5x as dangerous.

Top Ten

Posted June 19, 2002

  1. South Korea
    Not only do you help us Americans, but you provide highly entertaining upsets. Thanks.

  2. 76°
    I think this is the perfect temperature, for summer at least. Get on that one Ma Nature.

  3. Waferbaby
    A classic website that all should check out for all of its amusing, entertaining and thought provoking material.

  4. Saturn Cars
    Only recently have I been able to appreciate the designs of these cars, especially the new Vue.

  5. Múm
    I found out about this group last year, and they rool. Check out their new album right now. I mean it, now. Really.

  6. In Passing
    A site devoted to conversational snippets overheard on the street or where ever. Interesting, to say the least.

  7. Simon Cowell
    The main judge for American Idol, and also for the even better British series, Popstars. This man is cruel and it makes the show so much better.

  8. Jeepers Creepers
    A true monster movie. No big gore scenes, no big battle scene. There are just monsters, scared kids and a lot of shadows. Oh, and Warren Cheswick is in it. If you know what that means, you rule.

  9. Click to Add Title
    A competition in Powerpoint. The site has an appropriate and clean design and the competition is heated.

  10. Breed All About It
    A newly discovered show on Animal Planet. Rommie and I like this one.

Top Ten

Posted June 11, 2002

  1. World Cup
    Soccer is incredibly exciting. No other sport excites me the way you do, soccer.

  2. This is a Magazine
    An online (monthly) and print (quarterly) magazine that focuses on illustrations and photography, as well as art in general. A very cool issue.

  3. Tivo
    Thank you graduation. I really do love this little gizmo.

  4. Gilmore Girls
    The voice of this show is incredibly unique. I'm going to keep watching. If you think I should do otherwise, say so in the comments.

  5. Bowling
    I will now be bowling every week. Yesterday I bowled a 143. Fun times.

  6. Burntsienna
    My friend Elizabeth redesigned her site. She knows what she's doing and keeps a nice blog. Oh, and her photos are super dooper.

  7. Working Out
    As I've mentioned in the blog, working out is a new part of my week. Three times in fact. It's tiring, but my body will be happier.

  8. Tigerland
    This and Black Hawk Down are two of my favorite war movies released recently. My faith in Joel Schumacher is restored, since it was questioned in Bad Company.

  9. Chile Rubbed Salmon
    The best meal I've had in a while. Additionally, it restored my faith in the restaurant from which it came.

  10. Mandy Patinkin
    His name just rolls off your tongue. I've never heard his music, but his name is great..

Top Ten

Posted June 1, 2002

  1. Phaidon
    I received my second book from this amazing book publisher yesterday. They have impecible quality and content. Go them.

  2. Airbag
    One of the most elegant weblogs around these days. It's also sanctioned by Grandmaster Zeldman, so you know it must be impressive.

  3. Other Music
    This is my favorite record store in NYC. It is right near the NYU campus and I ended up spending a lot of time there when a took a film class a few summers ago. If you're into "other music" you should check it out.

  4. The Dismemberment Plan
    I wish my friends would stress that certain records are amazing. I just bought Change and it is amazing, really.

  5. Netflix
    I will never pay late charges on movies again and that is a wonderful thing.

  6. Football
    This is the best sport in the world. I love playing, virtually playing and watching it. I do love the Cubs, but I love all of football. I love you pigskin.

  7. NPR
    I've given up on commercial radio for now. Too many commercials, too much suck. So I am listening to Wisconsin Public Radio and enjoying NPR broadcasts and classical music.

  8. Brendan Benson
    Thanks Sleeve. This is a truly great album.

  9. Puppies
    Who doesn't love puppies? Exactly.

  10. My Har-Mar Shirt
    This has been in my sister's closet for over a year. Funny thing is, I hadn't thought about it until a week ago. Craaaaaaazy..

Posted May 13, 2002

  1. John Vanderslice
    Why did it take me so long to find out about this guy? The new album is amazing. The best pop record I've bought in the last couple years.

  2. The Morning News
    A site that's grown on me. Their new format is great and I especially liked their recent articles on men's fashion (parts 2, 3, 4)

  3. Four Word Film Review
    Just as the name implies. Four words. Some goodies: "Love, love, fight, love." (about spiderman), "Organized crime is great!" (about the godfather)

  4. Donnie Darko
    A phenomenal film. Stupendous. Hot. Read my full review.

  5. Tom Waits
    He just released two new albums, "Alice" and "Blood Money." Both are great, I prefer Alice.

    No relation to Sleeve, but this guy has some really good photos. I'm still feeling out the writing though.

  7. God-Man
    An incredibly accurate depiction of the Israel-Palistine conflict, in comic form. Funny too.

  8. Getting Sick
    One would think this is bad. Truth is, it is bad until I've passed the peak, because I only get really sick once every 1.5 years. My snot is leaving me and it's nice.

  9. My Sister
    It's her birthday and she has a weblog now. Way to go Quamazon.

  10. Morr Music
    A record label based in Germany that has a bunch of hot melodic techno artists like Isanand Müm.

Posted May 3, 2002

  1. Blackalicious
    I forgot how much I love this group. Thank you to Nathin Rabin, via dobsplatt, for reminding me the new album came out. It is amazing.

  2. The Face
    This is officially my new favorite magazine. Their interviews are amazing, layout is great and it's British. How could you go wrong?

  3. Harrumph!
    I've been checking this site for a while, but I've finally learn to truly appreciate it. Breathtaking photography and always entertaining banter.

  4. Wilco at 13
    I love that Yankee Foxtrot Hotel made it to #13 on the Billboard chart. If any album deserves to shove it back in their old label's face, it's this one.

  5. iPod
    I've been playing with my new toy for a few weeks now and it is the best mp3 player ever. Way to go Apple.

    I just found this weblog through Flak and it is consistently entertaining. Lots of humor, lots of good times.

  7. Paradigm
    My new speakers. Hear their wrath. What does that mean? Anyway, they were an amazing purchase.

  8. Chicago Cubs
    They have started slow, but once the hitting comes around it's going to be a good year. I can't wait to go to a game.

  9. Graduation
    It's about time. College is so 2001.

  10. K10K
    The long-gone design portal has returned and not a day too soon. I still love this site.

Top Ten.

Posted March 11, 2002

  1. The Osbournes
    The best thing on MTV in as long as I can remember. I am no longer ashamed to to watch a reality-based tv show.

  2. Six Feet Under
    HBO is doing things right. This series is one the main reasons I watch tv.

  3. What Do I Know?
    A blog from a really good designer who always has poignant things to say. I especially like his analysis of the design world.

  4. The Promise Ring
    People claim their new album sounds like Wilco. It does and it is off the heezy.

  5. California
    I will be heading to this western state over spring break and I am ridiculously anxious. I'll be seeing the grandparents and visiting a college with my sister.

  6. Office v.X
    Microsoft claims it is the best version of Office available for any platform. Damn skippy.

    Another weblog. The author recently got fired because of her blog and there's been some interesting discourse. Also, she is entertaining in a non-work related way.

  8. PHP & MySQL
    A lovely combination of technologies that has consumed my life this weekend.

  9. Spring
    Probably my favorite season. I love watching everything bloom and people come out of winter depression (note: link is absurd)

  10. Sony PEG-NR70
    A PDA nearing release from Sony that is just a work of art. One of the coolest looking digital devices I have seen. It's usefulness, along with all PDAs, is still being deliberated.

Top Ten.

Posted February 25, 2002

  1. WSUM goes live
    After way too long the UW student radio station is finally going on the air at 91.7 FM. Check it out.

  2. This Modern World
    I just can't stop reading this page. I think Tom Tomorrow has some of the best political commentary, period.

  3. The Cubs
    Tickets were released today for the new season. I didn't get any, yet.

  4. Four Star Video
    This is Madison's local video rental place and is the best I've ever been to. Roger Ebert said, "Four star to Four Star." Uh huh.

  5. Trading Spaces
    If you don't know about this show then you should stop reading my weblog. Okay, keep reading it, but watch this show.

  6. Damien Jurado
    His new album with Gathered in Song is quite remarkable. You should buy it or steal it.

  7. My Dad
    It's his birthday today (2/22) and he deserves a shout out. Love ya dad.

  8. The New Pornographers
    It may be passe to like them now, but I just got their cd and I can't stop listening. Man, alt-country is back in my life.

  9. Andrew WK
    This "man" is taking the UK by storm and he's coming to the Double Door March 16th. He's nuts, and I love it.

  10. Channel 4
    Banzai, Trigger Happy TV, awesome movies, the best american shows. If you've watched the channel, you know where I'c coming from.

Top Ten.

Posted February 11, 2002

  1. Apple Powerbook
    My graduation present is arriving early. "Can't wait" doesn't begin to explain how I feel.

  2. Gene Simmons & NPR
    The leader of Kiss is interviewed by NPR's Terry Ross and he makes a ridiculous fool of himself (link is an mp3)

  3. Lifeuncommon
    This is currently my favorite weblog. Go Dawn.

  4. Black Hawk Down
    My favorite war movie since Three Kings.

  5. Emmie
    The new dynamic website is just about up and I think it rocks. Go Nick and I.

  6. Movable Type
    It is the reason this site is here today.

  7. Good Morning Silicon Valley
    A daily collection of stories concerning the tech industry. Always good.

  8. Boston Public
    One of two shows I watch religiously. Can be formulaic, but the characters are great.

  9. Silhouette Ice Cream Sandwich
    These are the best ice cream sandwiches, and they're 98% fat free. Mmmmmmm....skinny.

  10. Think Collective
    An amazing site that offers up a piece of digital art everyday.

Top Ten.

Posted February 3, 2002

  1. Movable Type
    It is the reason this site is here today.

  2. Cornelius
    The new album proves that Cornelius has an IQ of 187

  3. Snowball II
    The most rewarding experience.

  4. Lomo
    I am learning to love this little camera.

  5. Think Collective
    An amazing site that offers up a piece of digital art everyday.

  6. Google Catalogues
    You can search through hundreds of catalogues scanned in by Google. Junk mail is for suckers.

  7. Chicago Bears
    They may have choked in the playoffs, but they brought me back to football for good.

  8. Apples
    Apples are tasty and clean 95% of the plaque on your teeth.

  9. Emmie
    The new dynamic website is just about up and I think it rocks. Go Nick and I.

  10. Wilco
    I am loving Summer Teeth again and Yankee Foxtrot Hotel is coming to CD in April.

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