That’s right, folks, according to our “research”, people like year-ending lists. So we, by which I mean “I”, came up with some things that happened, were purchased, or created by me this year.
Best advice– “Shit happens” – from (former…) Champ Car owner Derrick Walker at the final Champ Car Grand Prix of Long Beach. Mr. Walker stands to lose several million dollars of personal money in a sponsorship dispute.
Album of the year– “Pretty. Odd.” by Panic at the Disco. Amazing Beatlesque work from an “emo” band.
Most Disappointing Album: “Viva La Vida”, by Coldplay. So yeah, looks like their 15 minutes ran out just before X&Y.
Brewery of the year: Founder’s Brewing. Probably the only good thing to come out of Michigan this year. Their beers are heavy and expensive, but worth every damn dime.
Concert of the year: Minus the Bear, Webster Hall, 10/25/08.
Homebrew of the year: Simcorillo IPA. I didn’t brew as much as I would’ve liked, but this was a highlight.
Trip of the year: Washington, DC with the Secaucus High School Marching Band.
Trip of the year excluding chaperoning 40 kids: The final Champ Car race ever at Long Beach, Ca.
Movie of the year: I, uh, didn’t see any movies this year.
Most Addictive Website: Facebook. Twitter comes in a close second here, but the amount of people with whom I’ve reconnected makes Facebook a complete and utter timesuck. Also, my Twitter feed now updates my Facebook status, so it’s win-win!
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