Sunday, December 28, 2014

Anything Sunday (2): Non-Bookish 2014 Favorites

In the spirit of Anything Sunday, I figured I'd write about some of the non-bookish things that I loved about 2014. Or, at least, the ones I remember at this moment, lol, because I feel like this year went by extraordinarily fast. So, in no particular order, here we go:

  • Elvis Costello Concert in Nashville: Easily one of the highlights of 2014 for me. I hadn't been to one of his concerts in six years, so this was long overdue. I'm still in a bit of disbelief over how perfectly the timing aligned for this: we were already set to be in Nashville that weekend for UtopYA Con. I'm psyched to be going to see him in concert again in March 2015—this time much closer to home though, lol.
  • Tampa Bay Comic Con: This was my first experience at a comic con, and it was a lot of fun—seeing all of the creative, and often clever, costumes and checking out all of the cool merchandise. This nerd was in heaven.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: I saw this for the first time a few weeks ago, and I can't stop watching it. Groot rocks!
  • Outlander: This superb adaptation of the novel blew me away, though Game of Thrones will always be first in my heart when it comes to book-to-TV-adaptations. James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser—I freakin' love you.
  • Game of Thrones, Season 4: Justice was finally served to that sh*t Joffrey, literally, hahaha! And how badass was Episode 9, "The Watchers on the Wall?" I think I even liked the battle between the Night's Watch and the Wildlings better than Season 2's Battle of the Blackwater.
  • Seeing the Yankees Play: I technically went to Tampa to see them play the Tampa Bay Rays, but I was really there to support NY all the way. I went to a few Yankees games as a kid when I lived in NY, but I never went to any during their late 90's championship seasons. So, 2014 marked the first time that I was in the stands to see Derek Jeter bat (he was the DH that day and didn't play shortstop). Of course it was also the last time I was in the stands to see him, since he retired at the end of the season. I watched his last home game at Yankee Stadium on TV, and I'm not ashamed to admit that it brought tears to my eyes.
  • Glee: At Ally's persistent urging, I binge watched the first four seasons this past summer and mentally berated myself for not tuning in sooner.

I'm sure I'm missing a few more things, but at this point in the year, almost everything that happened up until a few days ago is pretty much a blur. If you have any year end posts, please leave a link so I can check them out! And I wish each and every one of you all the best for 2015!


  1. You sure had a fantastic 2014! I hope 2015 is filled with even better moments, though I know some of these ^^ will be impossible to beat ;) The memories will last a lifetime! xox

    1. I hope you have a wonderful 2015, too! Looking forward to another year fangirling over our favorite books together! ❤

  2. Looks like you had a great year in 2014!! And I agree with you, this year went so fast. It feels like the year just started and now its ending.

    Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the best movies this year! I loved everything about it, the actors, the plot, the soundtrack,everything!!

    OMG!! Joffrey dies?!?!? I don't even care that I just got spoiled because I am so happy (I'm afraid to know what that says about me)! He has to be one of my most hated characters in any TV series, movies, and books and knowing he dies (or whatever happened to him) is the best.

    1. It's OK- I think EVERYONE hates Joffrey, myself included, lol. Guardians of the Galaxy is my new movie obsession; I love, love, LOVE it! I laughed so much, and the soundtrack was fantastic!

  3. Oh I'm so glad you are getting caught up on Glee! It's gotten a bit sillier as the seasons passed, but I'll be sad to see it go next year. Oh Outlander - I wish they would release it online for a subscription! Just waiting til I can get the DVD!

    1. I'm dying for Outlander on DVD, too! I assume they're going to wait until after the second half of the season airs. That break was a bit unkind, I think, especially with the cliffhanger it left off on!


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