The Armchair Squid turns eight years old today. It's time to hand out some hardware. And the Squiddy goes to...
Biggest Surprise: Patrick and Marcelle Leahy
|via Senator Patrick Leahy|
"I run three miles everyday. If I miss a day, I add it to the next day's run. So far, I'm 8,412 miles behind. I'll run four miles tomorrow."
Biggest Disappointment: Trump
By conscious choice, I don't delve into politics more than necessary here at The Squid. But the dark and depressing subject of President Donald J. Trump did come up in one of my book reviews. There have been other disappointments this year but none compares to the big one. Things only seem to be getting worse, too. I don't even think I'm being partisan. This has to be a nightmare for most Republicans, too.
Any bets as to how many months we have before they're swearing Mike Pence in as our 46th President? Or will it have to be Paul Ryan? Orrin Hatch?
Best Read, First-Time Category: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
Best Read, Re-Read Category: Play Winning Chess by Yasser Seirawan
Best Comics Find: James Sturm
Athlete of the Year: Honus Wagner (1874-1955)
Best Family Adventure: Montreal