Favorites of 2017

2017 is over. Below some of my favorites :

Favorite book: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Favorite movie watched in 2017: A single man. (I had no idea Tom Ford made movies until 2017. This movie was so tasteful. Nocturnal Animals was also beautiful.)

Favorite movie released in 2017: Wilson directed by Craig Johnson (Letterboxd tells me I’ve seen less than 20 movies that came out in 2017, so this might not be “the” favorite.)

Favorite standup comedy: Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King That line about “ audacity of equality”  was really touching.

Favorite performance in a movie: Adrien Brody in Detachment.

Favorite drama series: The Handmaid’s Tale.

Favorite comedy series: Chewing Gum. (I watched the 2 seasons in one day. I laughed so hard that I almost got a 6 pack.)

Favorite album: Process by Sampha.

Favorite song: Redbone by Childish Gambino.

Favorite diva: Rihanna. (She wrecked insta).

Favorite singer I started listening to in 2017: SZA.

Favorite live perfomance: Abel Starboy in Osheaga.

Favorite website: letterboxd.

Favorite Instagram account: jstlbby

Favorite app: Musical.ly. (I think this is where the kids are at these days.)

Favorite jazz tune:

Favorite video on Youtube:

Favorite Youtube channel:

Fumi Desalu-Vold

Favorite Quora answer:

Marcus Geduld‘s answer to I have trouble connecting to my emotions and even though I am very well able to list them out in my head. I feel unable to just act out whatever I feel and this is hurting my partner too as I am often unable to reach out to her. What should I do?

Favorite Quora user: Dushka Zapata

Favorite Tweet:

Favorite “caricature”:


Favorite day: December 27 2017.  9000 days of life for yours truly.

Favorite meme:

Favorite Tumblr post:


Favorite guilty pleasure: anything by Drake

Favorite word: facetious

Shit I’m trying to leave behind: being a coward

Shit I’m trying to keep at: Caring.

Shit I’m trying to start: a hobby.

ik. That escalated quickly, just like 2017.



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