1) Ajantha Mendis - re-invented, re-designed, re-worked spin bowling; a genius.
In one-day internatonals he takes a wicket every 17 balls.
2) The music of Gemma Quarterman. Every time I listen to her songs they all sound better than before. Her LP will be the highlight of 2009. http://www.myspace.com/gemmaquarterman
3) I learnt how to roast chicken properly: Crispy AND succulent.