My favourite was trying to find my sister for an entire Sasquatch and having no luck in 2011. One of the first things I see on Friday in 2012? One very familiar tiny blond hipster amongst the thousands.
I usually choose songs I hate for that reason (also greater incentive to hit the snooze even faster than normal). There was a span of about a year that I woke up every morning to Panic at the Disco and became such an asshole during the day because of my rude awakening each morning.