Happy 2014, everyone! Its time for me to pick up on a tradition that I left hanging last year and introduce my Burritos Best for 2013! Basically, I pick and choose from the things that impacted me over the past year and share them with you. Obviously, this is all my opinion so don't get your feelings hurt if I overlook your faves. In fact, I would love for you to share your favorites with me! Maybe I'll toss an honorary golden burrito your way!
BEST MUSIC ALBUM
M83-Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
This album is actually about a year and a half old. However, I was first introduced to these guys after hearing their music on the Tom Cruise movie, Oblivion. In fact, their musical efforts have notched them an Oscar nomination for the soundtrack! If you like epic, synth-pop, ambient indie rock, these guys may be right up your alley!
Yes, your eyes do not deceive you! I picked a Disney animated movie as the best movie. I have a few reasons why. 1. 2012 was such a great year for movies, that it has been a challenge finding a movie this year that even competes in the same class as Argo, Life of Pi, or The Dark Knight Rises. 2. I watch most of my movies after they come out on Redbox. I only see about 7-8 movies in the theater a year. That said, one of the Fall and Winter movies could end up being my favorite of 2013. 3. Frozen really was that good! The message of the movie is absolutely beautiful and dare I say it, scriptural! It was neat seeing a Disney Princess movie that overshadowed the cliche love story with something other than the postmodern trend empowerment (i.e. Brave). The message was wonderful and the movie was excellent!
BEST MOMENT IN SPORTS
Boston Redsox Winning the World Series
I can't say it was my favorite baseball postseason ever (2004 has that one sealed in the book). However, it was the best World Series I've ever watched as a fan of the Redsox, despite the erroneous obstruction call in Game 3! And the postseason run was pretty great itself!
Follow Me-David Platt
An outstanding read for a believer! The tagline says it all, "A Call to Die. A Call to Live.". Platt finds a way of taking scriptural truth and confronting the believer. Yes, its tough at times. However, its refreshing, honest, and shakes up the establishment!
BEST TELEVISION SHOW
Brooklyn Nine Nine
You can keep your reality TV shows, primetime dramas (aka "acceptable Soap Operas"), and your zombie fascinations. Give me good old fashion comedic sitcoms! This has been the show to replace The Office and keep me tame while I await the premiere of new Community episodes. Andy Samberg is hilarious!
BEST VIRAL VIDEO
Jimmy Kimmel Worst Twerk Fail Ever
The cause for this event was horrendous. However, the resolve, community, and love shown by a nation to a city that I personally hold near and dear to my heart was overwhelming. The Sox winning the World Series on top of the response to the marathon bombing was icing on the cake! I love seeing people come together. I just wish it wouldn't take a tragedy to bring it about.
BEST PERSONAL MOMENT
Baptizing my daughter, Karis.
I'm not sure if I've had many greater privileges than to get to help lead my daughter to Christ and then baptize her this year. 2013 was a "breather" year for my family. It wasn't that it was uneventful, it was just a lot tamer than the last few years for us. I'm thankful for that. God allowed us to have full attention to beginning the process of discipleship for our daughter! I love it!
That's all for now! I look forward to what 2014 has in store! Share your favorites from this past year with me.