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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 in review

The year is ending and I thought I'd sum it all up in a post.

Trips

Managed to visit these places during the year.

  • Amsterdam
  • London
  • M√ľnich
  • St. Anton
  • Sweden
  • Palm Springs
  • Las Vegas
  • Seattle
  • San Francisco (Finally got to go to Alcatraz)
  • Napa
  • Maui

Toys & Gadgets

Got the following new toys during the year.

  • BMW 335i car
  • BMW R1100R BMW motorcycle
  • Sony Ericsson K850i phone
  • Nokia N810i internet tablet
  • Two Lenovo T61p laptops (One for work and one for play)
  • Added another completely silent player for my media center for the bedroom
  • Got another IPod (This one a Nano)
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Microsoft XBox 360

Concerts & Shows

Actually managed to go to quite a few shows this year.

  • Coachella (Was sick the whole time)
  • Eddie Izzard
  • Guys & Dolls
  • Madonna
  • Coldplay
  • Above & Beyond
  • Deadmau5
  • Cirque Du Soleil Beatles Love
  • Armin van Buuren
  • London Beat
  • Foo Fighters
  • ZZ Top
  • Pagent of the Masters

Media

Added 1852 songs, 109 movies and 2074 TV show episodes to the media center. Started listening to a bunch of lectures from The Teaching Company mostly about history, religion, science and philosophy. As always, read a bunch of books but I can't remember which without access to my book case.

Also integrated the Rockbox running IPods with my media center and with my car so I finally have a pretty sweet system for listening to music again wherever I am at.

Finally thoughts

It has generally been a great year. Also started the year single and ended it in a relationship. All in all I've had a really good 2008. Don't know what everybody is talking about that this was supposed to have been a bad year. If 2009 is as good as 2008 I should be so lucky!

Happy New Years Everybody!

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