Sitting here I am thinking of what lies ahead for me in 2009. Will the economy come back around? Will my career take a turn I am not expecting? Will my wife and kids continue to drive me insane:) But I can’t really get to far ahead of myself without taking a quick look back at how 08 shaped up for me.
Let’s start with the good things.
My loving Wife – after 15 years of marriage she still puts up with my crap.
My awesome kids – bringing constant enjoyment and chaos to my life (I wouldn’t have it any other way).
Bella – added a new addition to the fam. A black lab puppy named Bella.
Metal – This year a ton of great Metal albums came out. Here is a short review:
- Metallica/Death Magnetic: Metal Gods are back
- Motley Crue/Saints of Los Angeles: It’s like they never went away. Oh yeah, I read Nikki Sixx‘s book “Heroin Diaries“. All I can say is WOW!!
- Disturbed/Indestructible: Best album since their debut
- Slipknot/All Hope is Gone: So so effort I felt.
- Guns n Roses/ Chinese Democracy: Good Axl Solo album, but not a GnR album
Things I’ve Learned – I dove into the social media pool earlier in 08 and I am now swimming without help. I learned that it’s bad to mix my wife’s family with my family at Xmas time (the horror). I can now make an awesome Mango Martini
Capitals: Caps winning the SE division and making the playoffs. Ovechkin winning a ton of NHL awards.
Health: I’ve been averagine 8:49 miles. I haven’t done this since high school
Things that went bump in the night:
Gas prices – Seriously, $4 for gas?
The recession – Great that the government finally admitted that we were in a recession. It only took them a year.
My house – cracked foundation yet again:(
Redskins – They started off great but ended the year in shambles.
Looking ahead I can only wonder what’s going to come across my path. I hate to try and predict the future because that eliminates the surprise of life. I once heard that chaos is good. I could not agree more.
Here to an unpredictable 09.
- 10 Best Metal Albums 2009 (mademan.com)
- Nikki Sixx Finds New Success as a Radio Host (spinner.com)
- Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx Now Available 24/7 on iheartradio! (eon.businesswire.com)
- Nikki Sixx Releasing Second Book (noisecreep.com)