The OG Weekender: 12.30.2011

Week 52 of 2011 is coming to a close.  This week’s OG weekender is custom built to pay tribute to the year that was and prep you for the 366 days of 2012.  Yep we said 366,  cause yes,  it’s a leap year.  Proof that we’re looking out for you!  We hope you enjoy the following links as you prep the champagne glasses, confetti, and sauerkraut for your weekend festivities.    Without further delay:

Rockin Old Year – With so much to do everyday it is possible that some of the best music of 2011 has yet to reach your pretty little eardrums.  Fear not!  Your friend Christopher Schutte at the Dayton City Paper has compiled a terrific list of The Best Records of 2011.  If you are looking to load up the ipod for 2012, the article is a great place to begin.  Happy to see that Wilco’s The Whole Love was atop the list as it is yet another brilliant effort by Jeff Tweedy and company.

How Are You Feeling? scans the blogosphere to determine how we are feeling and then publishes that data on their very cool visually stunning website.  If you are blogger in Dayton, perhaps you can write that you feel happy.  At present search results state that no one in Dayton was happy in 2011 – I beg to differ.  Regardless, the project is a stunning use of public information and digital animation.  I hope it makes you feel good.

Fleet Feet – Are you planning on getting more fit in 2012?  Well, as the kids say, “there’s an app for that.”  Check out Fleetly, a website / mobile application that tracks your fitness activity, offers exercise routines, connects you with friends, awards points for exercising, and makes fitness more fun.  Like Nike+ Fleetly makes personal fitness more of a game, and let’s face it, anything that makes exercising more appealing is a good thing.

What Are You Doing? No we are not pimping Twitter.  We assume you’re clued in there.  Instead we thought we would share the delightful musical stylings of Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who together ask the question “What are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s Eve?” 


Atta Boy Clarence – Not to be outdone, we offer up the song of all new years songs from the movie of all holiday movies – Auld Lang Syne from the classic “It’s A Wonderful Life.” As Clarence wrote to George “Remember no man is a failure who has friends.”

With that, we kiss the past year goodbye and look forward to what we hope will be an even more amazing 2012. Remember to be safe, have fun, and wear clean underwear. From everyone at The Ohlmann Group, “Happy New Year!”

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