This post is dedicated to the “Favorites of 2009” according to Josiah Prince. I have spent some time going through all the different things that I have witnessed and experienced this year, and have created this list based on what I feel has stood out the most in each category! Granted, I didn’t see every movie that came out this year, and I did not listen to every album that was released, so this is not by any means an official critics’ list, it is just the highlights of the year for me personally. So here we go:
My Favorites From 2009
Favorite Movie: Star Trek [runner-up: Taken]
Favorite Album: No More Stories by Mew
Favorite New Television Series: Community
Favorite Returning Television Series: LOST
Favorite Song: Water Landing by Third Eye Blind
Favorite Concert Attended: Third Eye Blind
Favorite Pop Radio Single: My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson
[runner-up: She-Wolf by Shakira]
Favorite Video Game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
[runner-up: Wii Sports Resort]
Favorite Artist Newly Discovered: Shiny Toy Guns
[runner-up: Children 18:3]
[2nd runner-up: House of Heroes]
Favorite Book: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Favorite Philmont Experience: tie between The Netherlands and releasing Attention
Favorite Philmont Festival: SonshineFest in Wilmar, MN
Favorite Philmont Tour: Out of Control Tour with Capital Lights & A Rotterdam November
Favorite Musical Purchase: Keeley Compressor Pedal
Favorite Clothing Purchase: white sleeveless hoodie from H&M
Favorite Website: Twitter [runner-up: FailBlog]
Favorite Restaurant Experience: Giordano’s in Chicago
Favorite Sporting Event: Major League Baseball Post-Season
Favorite Most Improved Skill: Ping-pong
Favorite Spiritual Lesson Learned: Not every season is a harvest season!
Well that’s about all I can think of! I know the year isn’t quite over yet, but this pretty much sums up the past 12 months as a whole.
Now let’s make it interactive! Insert your own answers and post ‘em in the comments! Maybe we can all learn from each other.
This may seem like a cop-out blog to some of you, but it actually took a lot of time and effort! You wanna see a cop-out blog, just wait ‘til Christmas Day (which happens to be a Friday [which happens to be my day of the week to post])! I’m warning you now, I will be way too busy playing with my action figures and comic books in my PJ’s [you think I’m joking] to get on here and post an elaborate shpiel about the Christmas story (the real one, not the movie)…anyway, maybe I will just write up a post ahead of time so I can just copy and paste it on Christmas Day. Yeah, that sounds good.
Being that this post has already had plenty of good suggestions for entertainment, I will bypass my typical Three Songs list this week. Again, we are playing in our own city of Charlotte on December 20th at Tremont Music Hall, and we would love for each and every one of you to be there. Obviously that is not possible, but we hope that those of you who are less than two hours from this location will come hang out with us! Have a great week, get some shopping done!