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Top whatever lists for 2011

Posted on December 21, 2011

The best of 2011?by Sharon Ritchey

don’t know if it’s possible to categorize awesomeness but somehow we try. In our land of plenty of everything we try to discern the good from the bad and great from the just o.k.

Enter the top whatever list. It could be top 10, top 100, pick a number.

I love these lists that come out at the end of every year. They tell me what I missed, reinforce my judgment on popular culture from movies, restaurants, and music, and are just plain fun. So in the spirit of fun, here are some top ten lists to end your year and get you thinking about what you may have missed – or maybe thankfully avoided.

Popular Culture

Movies 2011,  I must be really living in a cave as I haven’t heard of most of these.

Music 2011, Yup, still lame, don’t know most of these artists

Best Restaurants Washington, DC 2011, O.k,  I may not agree, but at least I’ve eaten at many of these places

Books 2011, So, I’m a little behind on my reading

Word Nerds

Words and Phrases 2011, Guess what words I’ll be avoiding?

Top Libraries USA 2011, Yes, this is a real list!


Best Apps 2011, If you believe Time magazine

Best Video Games 2011, Think of all the time I spent working when I could have been playing

Gadgets 2011, Cool stuff


Weddings 2011, Why wasn’t I invited?

People 2011, Who knew?

Before You Go Spend that Money

Cars 2011, Bought one

Colleges 2011, Got a few degrees, I’m done

And this list could just go on and on. Anyone got one that’s really interesting? I’d love to see it. Happy New Year. It’s time to make your 2012 resolution list.

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The home row is the center row of keys on the keyboard "A,S,D,F,J,K,L,;" When students are taught how to become touch typists (typing without looking at the keys) they begin with their hands resting on the home row. The left hand rests on the "A,S,D,F" keys and the right hand on the "J,K,L,;" keys. From this position the other keys can be reached.