2009 – The Year That Was

I can, without any uncertainty, state that 2009 was the best year in my life to date. I can not begin to quantify here the full breath of experiences and activities I had in 2009. From taking 5 plus trips around the US, to holding movie marathons, to achieving athletic successes, to emboldening friendships; I had a year like none other. All of this I owe to the love and support of my family and friends.

I do not know for sure what all 2010 has in store but I hope it is as good as 2009 was to me. I’ve made a few summary entries below of my favorite things and vacations from last year. I’ve included also a list of resolutions and goals for 2010. I don’t plan to blog so much more this year than last. I have found that between all of the tweeting, FaceBook posts, shared news stories, and social media commentary, lies a stream of information I am now calling my Life Feed. As all of these technologies grow and integrate I will find myself essentially providing a flow of activity that surpasses a managed blog.

Trips Taken in 2009:

  • San Francisco
  • Yosemite
  • Las Vegas
  • Grand Canyon
  • St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Helen, Georgia
  • New York
  • Key West

Favorite Movies of 2009:

  • Star Trek
  • 500 Days of Summer
  • Adam
  • District 9
  • Fast & Furious
  • Avatar
  • The Blind Side
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Paranormal Activity

Favorite TV Shows of 2009:

  • Leverage
  • The Biggest Loser
  • 24
  • Burn Notice
  • Fringe

Favorite Music of 2009:

  • Band of Skulls
  • Kings of Leon
  • John Mayer
  • MGMT
  • Phoenix
  • Tumi & The Volume

Summary of events:

  • Black President
  • Bad year for celebrities (Deaths, Arrests, Affairs)
  • 3D goes mainstream
  • Social Networking hits critical mass
  • Smart Phones become the status quo

New Year’s Resolutions:

  • Burn 120,000 Calories
  • Recycle More
  • Spend More Time with Family

Upcoming Goals:

  • Snowboard a lot
  • Visit the Bad Lands of Utah
  • Run a 1/2 Marathon Trail Race
  • Run the ING Atalanta Marathon
  • Compete in a Triathlon
  • Run the Warrior Dash
  • Finally learn to play my guitar, etc…

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