Best of 2008

by Lesley on December 31, 2008 · 3 comments

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In keeping with my yearly tradition, here is (in my opinion) the BEST of 2008. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, See you in 2009!!
Best of 2008 Reads
The Last Chinese Chef- Nicole Mones
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan- Lisa See
Clear Blogging: How People Blogging are Changing the World and How You Can Join Them- Bob Walsh
Water for Elephants- Sara Gruen
Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life- Shauna Niequist
The Reason for God- Timothy Keller

Best of 2008 Movies

Baby Mama
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Dark Night
Marley & Me

Best of 2008 Music
I Will Possess Your Heart- Death Cab for Cutie
Lovers in Japan- Coldplay

Best Moments of 2008
Toasting Allison on her graduation
Kayaking the river with Matthew and Jonathan
Sitting on the beach in Cape Cod
Finding out Amy was pregnant
Walking around rainy Boulder with the girls
Getting up on a wakeboard, and staying up
Finishing a half marathon in under two hours
Sajida passing her test
Jonathan being offered a job
Katie Miller getting engaged in Hawaii!

Things I’m Anticipating in 2009
Movies: Time Traveler’s Wife, The Lovely Bones
Music: U2, No Line on the Horizon
Books: Outliers, Malcom Gladwell (already out, just need to buy it)
TV: 24 is back on January 11th

Purchases: A new laptop!
Moments: Inauguration 2009, Anne’s new baby, Jonathan’s graduation, Katie’s wedding

** This list is not necessarily music, movies or websites that debuted in 2008, but rather things that I enjoyed for the first time in 2008. Any to add?

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Lesley Miller
Lesley Miller

how, oh how could i have forgotten these two lovely memories? :) thank goodness for my fellow bloggers.


and i'd like to add: seeing coldplay live :)


yes yes, I'd like to add "dancing and limboing at the top of Macy's in SF with the girls".