I mean, my niece being born … yeah. But the condo purchase came after more than six years of living in the same place, and the new job came after more than seven years with the same company.
So I guess there’s very good reason for some of my friends to be calling 2008 “The Year of Martin.”
But there was more. My memories of 2008 also include fun times at Mardi Gras in Galveston, Texas, at the star-studded grand opening of the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, and at spring training down in Florida.
Oh, and how could I forget the election, which thoroughly engaged me, and made me very excited and hopeful. And sure, I ended the year by not being in a very festive mood and thus, decided to skip a year of “A Very Marty Christmas,” but now it’s New Years and I have plenty to celebrate.
Before the calendar changes completely, let’s review some other year-end stuff.
And finally, my top-10 favorite TV shows of 2008, in order:
1. Brothers & Sisters
3. 30 Rock
4. Gossip Girl
5. How I Met Your Mother
6. The Office
7. Countdown with Keith Olbermann
8. The Amazing Race
9. Flight of the Conchords
10. Saturday Night Live
I hope that wherever and however you’re celebrating the new year tonight that you can also look back and be happy.
Personally, I can’t wait to see how 2009 will top the past 12 months.
Happy New Year, everyone!