best of 2009: not high art, but …

I’m trying something new for me this month, a web community challenge: Gwen Bell’s The Best of 2009 Blog Challenge. Find the best the year has offered me, and review, remember, contemplate, reflect, and celebrate it. There’s a question/topic each day.

So today we have: December 3 — Article.…. Gwen asks for the one that “blew you away.”

Gotta confess: I don’t read that much onscreen. It feels wrong and bothers my eyes a lot…plus I don’t like to read sitting up most of the time and I don’t have a computerly setup to use to read lounging around. I read news stories and work related sites at the office and I look at links sent by friends for fun stuff. But I don’t travel the web a lot, going from site to site, blog to blog. I’ve been doing it more and more lately, but still not a lot.

I thought of a few articles that stood out this year, inspiring me, making me think and act and laugh and cry, but they just weren’t the single standout webpage find of 2009.

The one thing that did blow me away was finding a video of something I think about often, but hadn’t seen for way too long. It’s the opening credits of the TV show Cupid, the original version starring Jeremy Piven and Paula Marshall. I loved that show. I know it’s not high art and these days I don’t think it’s the best show ever made. But I enjoyed it; no, I savored it, and to this day I miss it. I bought the Pretenders album Viva el Amor! and memorized the song Human which was used in the opening. And one day at work this summer, I was looking at a Youtube link someone had emailed and in a moment of inspiration I searched for and found Cupid. Ahhhhhh. Now if they would just collect the series on DVD, I’d buy it in a second.

Here’s the link to the page on Youtube, though you might not enjoy this as much as I do :-):

Youtube - Cupid - Intro

Youtube - Cupid - Intro