The 2011 Skirts Awards

January 01, 2012 @ 07:20 PM • Comments (7)

Best nickname given: POOPKLOUT McGOOG
Best nickname received: Burrito
Best Twitter name squatted: @Catladriel

Best store: Sephora has all of my money now.
Best purchase: Plane tickets to and from Longview, TX, so I could see a lot of my favorite people at once
Best worst purchase: MacBook Pro

Best song that isn't actually a song: "Every Day I'm Tumblrin'"
Best album that I'm surprised to own: Watch the Throne
Best concert: Dave Brubeck and sons, performing at Ravinia

Best TV shows: Doctor Who and The Sing-Off
Best movies: The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which came back to theaters this summer!
Best reality TV show character: That Irish kid who tied as the winner of The Glee Project

Best video game played: World of Warcraft
Best video games watched: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1 & 2
Best video game for Lord of the Rings references: Dragon Age
Best worst iPhone app: The "Talking Gina" app provided two whole days of laughter when my cousins and I first bought it. You wind up playing patty-cake with a giraffe's face, so you should maybe give it a whirl.

Best gift received as a surprise: I got a lot of really great things in the mail this year, but the TARDIS salt and pepper shakers from Chris are really sort of the best things in the world. But I also got the Lord of the Rings PEZ set that I've been wanting (from Sexy Beast! aiee!), so basically don't ever let me complain about anything ever again.
Best gift received on my birthday: The Lord of the Rings trilogy on Blu-ray (extended edition). Duh. Thanks, Adam.
Best gift received at Christmas: I'm strangely obsessed with my new Thermos. It keeps coffee hot for five hours! It takes me roughly four hours to remember that I poured myself some coffee, so this is neat.

Best shower idea: Mad Libs Monday
Best worst shower experience: Getting stuck in Phampants' bathroom while getting ready for the second day of the 20SB Summit. (Nico did the same exact thing twenty minutes later.)

Best meme: Steven Moffat killing Rory
Best meme that never really caught on: Tiger Thursday
Best fashion trend: Bow ties

Best beverage: Guayaki Yerba Mate cans, Revel Berry flavor (thanks, iJustine)
Best meal: Pizza as a vegetable

Best book that I haven't actually read yet: Yotsuba&!, Volume 10
Best punctuation marks: Semi-colon, ampersand, and em dash

Best word I finally stopped saying: "Umm."
Best word that made me laugh myself breathless for thirty minutes: "Tadaaaaaa!"
Best sentence heard on the radio: "It's a big cluckin' deal!"

Best list ended abruptly: This one

phampants
phampants

AHAHAHAHAHAHA! I totally forgot that both you and Nico got stuck in my bathroom multiple times.

Rachelskirts
Rachelskirts (in reply to phampants)

Nico had the excuse of alcohol. I just couldn't get my imaginary sonic screwdriver to work on wood.

gRegor
gRegor

The "POOPKLOUT McGOOG" tweet exchange and subsequent account was one of the funniest things I've seen on Twitter recently. Good jorb.

Sounds like it was a pretty good year. Happy 2012! :]

Tyler
Tyler (in reply to gRegor)

It was something special, that's for sure. I'm enjoying the other account, whenever I remember to use it.

B
B

I love this list! I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! :D

http://huginacup.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/versatile-blogger-award/

Rachelskirts
Rachelskirts (in reply to B)

Aww, thank you so much! I look forward to passin' on the love. :)

MK
MK

ok, so i'm 9 days late on this -- but what an AMAZING list. every time i read something you wrote, i am (shockingly) again struck by our similarities, and also by the few things that i already know about you that i seemed to have forgotten - those bits that i wish i was like, frankly.

thanks for the list. keep being awesome. :)