Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sarah's Top Ten Lists of 2013

Well it's that time again; we usher out the year of 2013 and ring in a new year and a clean slate for 2014.

2013 was a year that brought lots of accomplishments and also a lot of despair. From the Birth of the next King, to the death of a political legend, but we all can't forget what made 2013 what it was.

So here are a few top ten lists to end the year of 2013:

Top Ten Books of 2013

1. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
3. The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
4. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
5. Joyland by Stephen King
6. Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
7. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy
8. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
9. And The Mountain Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
10. Hunted by Karen Robards

Top Ten Movies of 2013

1. Monsters University
2. Despicable Me 2
3. Iron Man 3
4. Star Trek: Into Darkness
5. Before Midnight
6. The Worlds End
7. Enders Game
8. After Earth
9. Olympus Has Fallen
10. The Wolverine

Top Ten News Stories in Canada of 2013

1. Alberta Floods
2. The Lac Magentic Rail Disaster
3. The Senate Scandal
4. Fracking in the Atlantic Provinces
5. Rob Ford's Crack Addiction
6. Rob Ford's Lying in Council
7. Rob Ford's removal of Power
8. Rob Ford's Media Circus
9. Rob Ford's Bobble heads
10. Rob Ford

Top Ten Weather of 2013

1. Alberta Floods
2. Toronto's Torrential Rains
3. Bumper Crops in Alberta
4. More Flooding in Canada
5. Restoration of Global Water Levels
6. Prairie Winter that never really ended
7. Oklahoma Tornado Disaster
8. Ontario's Ice Storm
9. Winds in Scotland
10. Colorado's 1000 year flood

Top Ten Idiots of 2013

1. Rob Ford (Crack Addiction)
2. Doug Ford (Being Rob Ford's Brother)
3. Miley Cyrus (Twerking in front of Kids...NM, just leave it as TWERK'd)
4. Justin Bieber (Most Annoying Canadian)
5. Canada's Senate (Sheer Stupidity)
6. Barack Obama (Obamacare....more like Obamacrap)
7. Urban Planet (West Ed Mall for playing a song during christmas in public glorifying child sex)
8. Robin Thicke (Blurred lines...more like Blurred Creative thinking)
9. Seth McFarlane (for killing Brian the Dog from Family Guy)
10. Mark Zuckerberg (For creating Facebook)

Top Ten Most Eaten Foods in Canada of 2013

1. Sushi
2. Mac & Cheese
3. Big Mac
4. Pizza
5. Bacon
6. Hot Dogs
7. Chicken McNuggets
8. Spaghetti
9. Oh Henry Chocolate Bars
10. Cheddar Cheese

Top Ten Most Watched Cartoons of 2013

1. My Little Pony
2. Looney Toons
3. Phineas & Ferb
4. SpongeBob Square Pants
5. Transformers
6. Powerpuff Girls
7. Adventure Time
8. Winx Club
9. The Simpsons
10. Family Guy

Top Ten Alphabet letters of 2013

1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D
5. E
6. F
7. G
8. H
9. I
10. J

Top Ten Places to Visit in Canada 2013

1. Victoria, BC
2. Montreal, QC
3. Niagara Falls, ON
4. Charlottetown, PEI
5. Edmonton, AB
6. Wasaga Beach, ON
7. Thunder Bay, ON
8. Penticton, BC
9. Banff, AB
10. Halifax, NS

Top Ten Places NOT to visit in Canada in 2013

1. Regina, SK
2. Saskatoon, SK
3. Yorkton, SK
4. Brandon, MB
5. Winnipeg, MB
6. Dryden, ON
7. Smithers, BC
8. Prince Rupert, BC
9. Terrace, BC
10. Toronto, ON

Top Ten Resolutions of 2013

1. Quit Smoking
2. Lose Weight/Exercising
3. Paying off Debt/Bills
4. Better job/Career Change
5. Make New Friends
6. Travel to new places
7. Start A Family
8. Pay Off Mortgage
9. Try something new
10. Donate to Charities

Top Ten Songs of 2013

1. Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke)
2. Can't Hold Us (Macklemore)
3. Royals (Lorde)
4. Thrift Shop (Macklemore)
5. Wake Me Up (Avicii)
6. Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
7. When I was your Man (Bruno Mars)
8. Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus)
9. Roar (Katy Perry)
10. We Can't Stop (Miley Cyrus)

Top Ten 911 stupid calls of 2013

1. “I'd like to speak to someone about renting a fire truck to block off a street for a party."
2. A caller phoned 911 to get their date’s contact information so they could confirm details of their plans.
3. A caller phoned 911 to report a missed newspaper delivery.
4. Caller asks 911 if they can get the 'OK' to drive in the HOV lane because “traffic is backed up and they are late for an important meeting.”
5. Caller dials 911 to activate voicemail on his cellphone.
6. “I threw my phone into the garbage can and can't get it out.”
7. Caller dials 911 to ask for a morning wake-up call.
8. Caller dials 911 to ask how to call the operator.
9. “Can an officer come over to tell my kids to go to bed?”
10. “My son won’t give me the remote control.”

Top Ten Cool Gadgets that were Crowdfunded of 2013

1. Piper Home Security (Make-shift home security)
2. Matterform Scanner (Consumer 3D Scanner)
3. Beddit (Sleep Monitor)
4. Oculus Rift (Hyper-reality 3d Game Visor)
5. Lifx (Wifi Lightbulbs)
6. 3D Doodler (3d Pen)
7. Canary Home Security (Smartphone Security)
8. Smart watches (Smartphones for your wrist)
9. Scanandu Scout (Medical Tricorder)
10. Form1 (3D Printers now capable of making GUNS right at home)

Anyways, there are a lot more top ten lists we can make for ushering out 2013, so here is to the new 2014! May your New Year start with change and may you change the new year as well.

Take care all,


  1. I'd like to nominate an honourable mention for Top Ten Idiots of 2013.
    Rob Ford: (running into Councilor Pam McConnell and knocking her over)

  2. Interesting lists (visiting at random on one of my insomnia evenings :)


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