Top of 2008
1. Caleb Derek Shelby was born on July 4.
2. My grandfather, Charles Ancel Shelby, died on December 1.
3. My brother Matt deployed (again) to Iraq and should be home in a few months.
4. Birthday's and Anniversary. 9 years married, Hannah is 6, Adam is 3, Nicole is 28, and I am 32.
5. Hannah and Adam completed their first multi-day backpacking trip.
6. Been up to Ontario at least once per month this year and the family says we still don't see them enough. Hello Utah...
1. Pork and Beans by Weezer (it would take the top music video honors as well)
2. You're Gonna Go Far, Kid - The Offspring
3. Paper Planes - M.I.A.
4. Leave Out All The Rest - Lincoln Park
5. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
6. Broken - Seether
Honorable Mention: Handlebars - Flobots, Bartender Song - Rehab, Hot-n-Cold - Katy Perry, You Found Me - The Fray, Love Lockdown - Kanye West, Scars on Broadway - They Say, Whatever You Like - T.I., Shake It - Metro Station,
TOP COUNTRY SONGS:
1. All-American Girl - Carrie Underwood
2. Don't Think I Don't Think About It - Darius Rucker (Yes, the former frontman of Hootie and the Blowfish put out the first solo that hit Country Billboard #1 by an African American since Charley Pride 's "Night Games" in September 1983)
3. Love Don't Live Here Anymore - Lady Antebellum
4. Roll With Me - Montgomery Gentry
5. God Love Her - Toby Keith
Honorable Mention: I Saw God Today - George Strait, Good Time - Alan Jackson, Back When I Knew It All - Montgomery Gentry, Just A Dream - Carrie Underwood
1. The Office (NBC)
2. Survivor (CBS)
3. How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
4. Lost (ABC)
5. Battlestar Galactics (SciFi)
6. House (FOX)
7. Eli Stone (ABC-stands for Already Been Cancelled)
8. Life (NBC)
9. Kitchen Nightmares (Fox)
10. 30 Rock (NBC)
11. Chuck (NBC)
12. Heroes (NBC)
13. The Unit (CBS)
14. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
15. Fringe (FOX)
Honorable Mention: Worst Week (CBS), Life on Mars (ABC), Hell's Kitchen (FOX), Weeds (Showtime), Californication (Showtime), Dexter (Showtime)
1. Iron Man
2. In Bruges - Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson
3. Juno (small release Dec 2007 but went wide release Jan 2008)
4. Batman: The Dark Knight
6. No Country For Old Men
Honorable Mention: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Pineapple Express, Be Kind Rewind, Quantum of Solace, Step Brothers, Kung Fu Panda, Wall-E, The Incredible Hulk,
Movies of 2009 at the top of my "MUST SEE" list:
1. Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince
2. Star Trek
4. Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
5. G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
6. Angels and Demons
7. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
9. The Soloist
10. Sherlock Holmes
Honorable Mention: Che, Race to Witch Mountain, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans,
Happy New Year to all,
Most sincerest regards,