Zach’s Best Of 2015

This year I watched 102 movies, almost the same as last year (103) and 174 episodes of TV – a 40% increase over last year (still 20% less than the high in 2013 of 216).
The best ones were:
Whiplash (the best movie I’ve seen in many years)
Cheap Thrills
Blue Ruin
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Black Mirror (the episode “The Entire History Of You”)
Silicon Valley S2
Rick & Morty S1 & 2

I read 35 books, 12% less than last year, equal to 2013
Best ones:
Touch by Claire North
The Road To Character by David Brooks
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Here by Richard McGuire

Best music I listened to in 2015:
On The Attack, Langhorne Slim
Never Be The Same, Built To Spill
They Call Me Steve, Teenage Bottlerocket
Let Go, The Very Best
Far Away, Junip
Bigger Than Love, Benjamin Gibbard
Get Well, Nothing
Feel The Lightning, Dan Deacon
Hot Dad Calendar, Cayetana
Clearest Blue, Chvrches
Saturday, Sports
System Fucked, Leftover Crack
Molly, Palehound

Best moment: New baby boy!

Most annoying: Getting tons of mosquito bites on my legs while on vacation in Tulum Mexico
Runner up: 1 hour+ commute to work for a few months before moving into new house

What I thought I would never do: Selling off rental properties

Most fun: Staying up all night with best friends to see new Star Wars movie

Worst moment: Flooded basement in new house

Most disappointing: Car broke down on way to Mt. Hood to go snowboarding for first time

Most nervous: Barely passing written test to keep my motorcycle license in Portland

Best purchase: a bunch of magic tricks off of Amazon to do a magic show for my kids
Runner up: Water bottle rocket

Most painful: Falling on bike in rain on way to work

I’ve lost my mind moment: Remodeling entire house

Funniest: Watching fan costume contest at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim CA

Most surreal: Walking in Portland’s beautiful Forest Park 10 mins from house thinking, I live here now!

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