Best of 2015

Only two more days of 2015, so naturally, that means it’s time for another “Best (Insert topic here) of (Insert year here)” list.  For this edition, it’s my favorite Quick Writes from this blog of 2015–and even though I’ve only been doing quick writes for like three months, it was difficult to choose only five.  A little egotistical of me to choose favorites of my own writing, but whatever.  I like “Best Of” lists.  If you haven’t read any of these posts, be sure to click on the links to check them out.

Anyway, here it goes:

5.  Christmas Breakfast Bumble

This quick write is my fifth favorite of the year.  As of now, it is my most-liked post on Writing and Other Cool Stuff, and I thought that was really unexpected, having been posted on Christmas and all.  I had a lot of fun writing this, but I did not have a lot of fun cleaning up said bumble.

4.  V8

V8 was just a really fun one to write.  The man mentioned in this post was just so chaotically interesting that when I first noticed him, I knew he’d be the subject of my quick write that day.  And, as it turned out, he did end up a quick write. I wonder if he reads this blog?

3.  I DID NOT pee in the sink

When I wrote this quick write, my roommate told me shortly after that he wanted to comment on it, but couldn’t think of anything witty enough.  That made me laugh, and it was enough to put this quick write at number three on this list.

2.  Farting is the Worst

I just really like this one–the format, the topic, the terrifyingly stressful memories it brings back.  It was as fun to write as it is to read.  Be sure to check it out.

1.  Pay Attention

One of my first quick writes, I still love to think about this one to this day.  It was just such an ordinary thing to witness, but the more I thought about how disastrous the situation could have turned out, I couldn’t stop laughing.  Definitely my favorite quick write of 2015.

Honorable Mention:  Humans of Lincoln Park

This isn’t a quick write–it isn’t even a slow write–but it was one of my favorite projects of this year, and I really wanted to include it on this list.  Basically a copy of the “Humans of New York” blog, I went around Lincoln Park in Chicago one day and just talked to people, getting their stories and getting their pictures.  While it was really daunting at first, I came away from the experience with so many unique stories from so many unique people.  Definitely check this one out if you haven’t already.


 

And there you have it, folks.  Thanks SO MUCH for following this blog!  You can be sure to see some new material in the coming year.

And if you have any favorites from this year that weren’t mentioned on this list–quick write or otherwise–be sure to let me know in the comments!

-Lawrence

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