Aliza's 2020

I can't find my life journal I've kept since 2002, so here are my favorites.

Books:

Gideon the Ninth.

Bel Canto.

The Agunah.

Movies:

Emma.

Birds of Prey.

Charlie’s Angels.

Palm Springs.

Television:

Cheer.

Dare Me.

Ted Lasso.

Bridgerton.

The Witcher.

Performances:

Zoë Chao (Sara) in Love Life.

Jennifer Aniston (Alex) in The Morning Show.

Annie Murphy (Alexis) in Schitt’s Creek.

Harry Melling (Beltik) in The Queen’s Gambit.

Poorna Jagannathan (Nalini) in Never Have I Ever.

Kristen Wiig (Barbara Minerva) in WW84.

Meryl Streep (Alice), Candice Bergen (Roberta) and Gemma Chan (Karen) in Let Them All Talk.

Cate Blanchett (Phyllis Schlafly) and Rose Byrne’s (Gloria Steinem) slow-motion walk in Mrs. America.

Zoë Kravitz (Rob), Da'Vine Joy Randolph (Cherise) and David H. Holmes (Simon) in High Fidelity.

Daisy Edgar-Jones (Marianne) and Paul Mescal (Connell) in Normal People.

That opening dance scene of Climax AND NONE OF THE REST OF IT.

Music:

Chloe X Halle.

WAP (original, Qveen Herby and Flula).

Qveen Herby.

Princess Nokia.

Zoom Performances:

Circle Jerk.

La Caja Negra.

Eight Nights.

Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2.

Ramona Weingarten’s rendition of Edith Piaf’s Non, je ne regrette rien.

Quarantine Haircuts Given:

Five.

IPAs:

There are diminishing returns the more I branch out. My favorite is still my favorite (120 Minute Dogfish Head), though I have another favorite in addition to it (Dogfish Head American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA). The sample pack from Tavour had some hits, too!

Cupcakes:

Are delicious no matter which delivery service brings them.