Now that 2008 has passed into the annals of history, I thought now would be a good time to reflect back on the year that was in all of it's glory. Among the highlights of the year were:
~ Seeing my first Garth Brooks concert ever; in LA, nonetheless. I was about fourty or fifty feet away from the stage, which made the concert that much more awesome.
~ Attending my first game at Angel Stadium (which the Royals won). Even though it's somewhat antiseptic and very much a reflection of it's Orange County environment ($11 for a Guinness!?), it's still a good place to catch a ballgame.
~ Seeing David Beckham play in person for the first time. While he is not a goal scorer or a classic number ten, it was pretty cool to see one of the best players in the world do his thing.
~ My high school 10-year reunion was this summer. I did not attend (the planned festivities did not come to fruition), but the fact that I have now been out of high school for ten years was a bit of a shock.
~ Thanks to a marketing ploy, I played in a kickball game with John Salley, Amanda Beard, and Carlton from Fresh Prince of Bel Air (amongst other celebrities) on Fox Sports channel. Obviously, the rules were skewed in favor of the FSC team (probably why they won). It was still a lot of fun, though.
~ My kickball team played in the national tournament in Las Vegas over Labor Day weekend. We did not play our best, but we still had a good time, making new friends and drinking mass quantities of alcohol. We also qualified for next year's tournament by going undefeated during the summer regular season.
Overall, it was a good year. Hopefully 2009 will live up to it's potential hype.