Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 Year in Review...

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,

1. All-American Girl - Carrie Underwood
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

TV Shows:
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
5. Wanted
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

3. Watchmen

4. Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
5. G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
6. Angels and Demons
7. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
8. Taken
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,
TJ Shelby


Heidi Maloy said...

Made me think this would be too much work to think and post my own lists... thanks for sharing yours!

Christopher Maloy said...

DOOOOOOOOD!!!!! Paper Planes is haunting me from your blog. Bang bang bang.

Nicole Shelby said...

Life Occurences:
We survived. We thrived. Your passion for hiking/backpacking was reinvigorated. You attended your annual geek-fest (I mean Comic-con). Hannah entered official school, as in 1st grade - and is ridiculously good at reading. Adam is happy and stretching. Caleb is developing some quality chunk. All is happy. All is well. We've got a sweet life.

Top Songs - what? no honorable mention for Jack johnson? no nod to Colbie Caillat? I concur with the Weezer and Jason Mraz. You gotta be kidding me with the pop-up of MIA.

The Country list was excellent. Some songs I hadn't heard yet - thanks!

TV Shows: mostly we are together here. Missing: Bones and Pushing Daisies. Exceptions: Kitchen Nightmares should be higher, and forget Weeds, Californication or Dexter.

Movies: still haven't seen, but want to: Prince Caspian, Quantum of Solace, Australia, The Duchess, The Forbidden Kingdom, Hancock, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Mamma Mia, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Spiderwick Chronicles, The clone Wars, Traitor, Transporter 3, Tropic Thunder, Twilight, X-Files...

Want-See 2009: Monsters vs. Aliens (potential excellent Dreamworks), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (fascinating concept - plus Pitt), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (i have no idea what this is - but i like the name), Night at the Museum 2 (thoroughly enjoyed the first one), Dorian Gray (i sometimes love, and sometimes hate this story), Wolfman (could be fun?), Inkheart (has Andy Serkis - and not as Gollum!), Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (i'm a sucker for a good vamp-flick), The Wolfman (maybe?), Nottingham (Russell Crowe is always good), The Spirit (i don't know about the movie but it's Will Eisner and Frank Miller - we do like our comics!), Coraline (tricky. this is a Neil Gaiman. i enjoyed his 1602 stuff, but didn't American Gods...we'll see), and I am hesitant about SHerlock Holmes - it's not based directly from Doyle, but on comic books based on Doyle...and Downey Jr. Really? Really?

HAPPY new year - and hopefully my family will stop being sick soon to enjoy it...DOWN WITH FLEM!