view from my dining room window (doesn't it make you want to jump?)
test-driving my new snow boots
losing a snowball fight
We woke up to Irish weather in New York yesterday. "Irish weather" used to mean pelting rain, but this year it means snow—lots of it. I spent the day ploughing ... through a few feet of snow outside my door, a box of Roses, a new book, and Lego instructions. It was the perfect snow day, and also the perfect day to catch up on some of the "best of" lists popping up about the place. Of course, I'm far too snowed in mentally to actually compile my own list, but here is a list of lists making me feel like I am in touch with what's going on at home ... until it's a new year and I'm behind again!
The Telegraph's Five Best New Irish Acts (Villagers, Babybeef, Solar Bears, The Cast of Cheers, Adebisi Shank).
The Irish Times Page Turners: The Books We Loved Reading in 2010, the books that earned pride of place on some well known Irish shelves this year.
The Irish Independent's So What Did You Read This Year?, a list of favorite books from well-known Irish personalities.
Nialler 9's Irish Albums of 2010 Poll Results (the results as well as the full list of 124 contenders is worth a look to see what a great year it was for Irish music).
The Irish Times: After the Headlines, the Reflection, Six Irish men and women who made the headlines in 2010 reflect at the end of the year.
IrishCentral's The Irish Sports Stars and Stories of 2010.
Movies.ie's Best Irish Movies of 2010 roundup.
Ireland.com's Top 10 Restaurants in Ireland.
I'm sure there will be more lists as the week winds up/the year winds down, so I'll keep an eye out for any others of interest. Now, back to eating/making videos of my cat/sleeping my way out of this blizzard ...