One’s Top Tens 2014, Vol 2

We're back with our second installment of Top Tens. More music, books, food and this time tips for small apartment living and how to say "There's always money in the banana stand" in emoji.

From David: Top 10 things that made me feel old

  1. Not knowing what the kids are listening to these days
  2. The return of Doc Martens and flannel
  3. “I heard Bjork is a pretty cool dude” – Brian Hanson
  4. Going to a Lorde Concert
  5. Realizing Nirvana is classic rock
  6. Watching the Goldbergs
  7. Genevieve Carter
  8. 80% reduction in requests for ID
  9. “How cute, you’re using a younger picture of yourself” – unknown bouncer, the last time I was carded
  10. Learning that I’ll be a father in 2015

From Pat: Top 10 Places I ate too much food (and the dish that did me in)

  1. Dinner at Fiesta Chiclayo Gourmet, Lima, Peru. (Arroz con pato)
  2. Happy Hour - Dessert, [Pearlz Oyster Bar]((http://www.pearlzoysterbar.com/) and Peninsula Grill, Charleston, SC. (oysters, coconut cake)
  3. Thanksgiving meal, Park Ridge, IL. (Stephanie Izard’s mac & cheese recipe)
  4. Dinner, Zigzag Restaurant, Arequipa, Peru. (Meat trio on volcanic stone. Alpaca, beef, duck)
  5. Random late night in October, my apartment, Chicago. (Large pizza, solo)
  6. Lunch, La Nueva Palomino, Arequipa, Peru. (Rocoto Relleno)
  7. Wedding reception, Gibson’s, Chicago, IL. (Twice-baked potato)
  8. Lunch, Maido, Lima Peru. (Japanese style short-rib)
  9. Dinner, Soby's, Greenville, SC. (Cheddar biscuits and fried chicken)
  10. Dinner, Taxim, Chicago, IL. (Duck gyros)

From Dan: Top ten things you should not have said in 2014

  1. “all the things”
  2. “I’ll speak to that”
  3. Acronyms or initialisms.
  4. “So much yes”
  5. “I can’t even”
  6. “so there’s that”
  7. “so that’s a thing”
  8. “the ____ iest”
  9. “amazing”
  10. “Fail”

From Gen: Top Ten emoji combinations I used in 2014

  1. Oh Shit Oh Shit!
  2. Screw You Screw You
  3. Turnt Up Turnt Up
  4. Party Pooper Party Pooper
  5. Stop! Hammertime. Stop! Hammertime.
  6. Who farted? Who farted?
  7. Kim Kardashian's Butt Kim Kardashian’s Butt
  8. Bomb Shell Bomb Shell
  9. The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath
  10. Banana Stand There’s always money in the banana stand.

From Lainie: Top Ten Ways to make a tiny NYC apartment work

  1. Skip the TV! Go for a projector. The screen retracts and you can mount the projector to the wall.
  2. Love seats are the new sofa. It’s time to get cozy!
  3. Get creative with hanging things on the walls — 4. Hang guitars, towels, pots/pans, cutting boards, everything!
  4. Toss the iron and ironing board. Instead use a hand-held steamer.
  5. Keep collapsible tables and chairs hidden away for an easy transformation to a dinner party.
  6. When looking for extra storage, look up! Storage on top of furniture (up to the ceiling) is key.
  7. Have a chair or sofa that folds out into a bed. Your place is small, but the guests are plenty in NYC!
  8. Rather than having a coffee table, buy an ottoman that doubles as extra seating.
  9. Over the door hangers will become your new best friend.
  10. Get a high bed. The higher the better for all of that extra storage.

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