Happy Birthday Kelly
It's bragging time.
My wife makes a homemade dinner 5 nights a week - and she's a really good cook. When there aren't any leftovers in a Tupperware container for lunch at work, Kelly usually sneaks downstairs while I'm brushing my teeth to make me a sandwich and pack me a lunch. I'm...pretty messy. Somehow I have no natural sense of my own filth, but my wife manages to put up with me and clean up after me as I leave a disastrous path through the house.
Everybody's wife/husband/child is the "most beautiful"
, but just check that picture out - my wife actually is.
Thank you, Kelly, for the wonderful 9.5 years we've had together. Have a happy birthday and remember that you are my favorite and I love you!
Best Albums of 2008
The “top albums of 2008
” is obviously a matter of opinion. I am not a well-regarded and highly-heralded music critic. I really don’t care what kind of music you listen to either. Therefore, I have decided to rate the music I listened to in 2008 on the J
eter. I took the top 8 albums ranked by how much they *JAM
- Metallica – Death Magnetic
- Girl Talk – Feed The Animals
- Santogold – Santogold
- Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
- TV on the Radio – Dear Science
- Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
- Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
- Kanye West – 808s and Heartbreak
Metallica caught me by surprise with one of their best albums of their career. For those that care I would rank the Metallica albums in this order:
- Master of Puppets
- ...And Justice For All
- Death Magnetic
- TIE: Black Album and Ride The Lightning
- Garage, Inc
- The rest of them are in no particular order and are not really my favorites
Girl Talk is actually a Biomedical Engineer named Greg Gillis from my Alma Mater (Case Western Reserve University
). At first listen it sounds like a mash-up record...and maybe it is. If so he is the best at it. In much the same way you might have a 13 year old cousin named Jared that is a "guitar player" but I'm sure he's no Jimmy Hendrix. That's the rift between Girl Talk and any other mash-up artists. Biggest DisappointmentRise Against - Appeal To Reason
Not that I didn’t like it - it was actually pretty good. I just had such high hopes after the wonderful “Sufferer and the Witness
”.EP of the Year
It's a tie between State Fair - Change
and Emery - While Broken Hearts PrevailState Fair
is a local band (to Cleveland) but they deserve national attention because they are truly that
Labels: 2008, albums, music