2009, Favourites Of The Year

So, 2009 is almost done. And there are a ton of new things that have come to be this year, or that I found for the first time this year, or that I just started to appreciate more even…

Favourite New Artist of the Year: Lady Antebellum.
I <3 Country Music. I stopped being ashamed of that a long time ago. I also love harmonies and these guys bring those in bunches. Ellen DeGeneres also loves them and there are Youtube clips of them on her show to prove it.

Favourite Interview on Ellen: Kellie Pickler.
She is adorable and hilarious and down to earth and the friend that always makes you laugh. Sometimes you’re laughing with her and sometimes you’re laughing at her, but you’re almost always laughing.

Favourite New Baseball Player: This one is tough.
There are some exciting young players in baseball. And we even have a few in Toronto. But I’m not sure if any of them have staked their claim as my favourite. Adam Lind and Travis Snider may be closest to the top of the list. But if Ricky Romero can put together another good season in 2010 I may lean toward the young hurler. I guess I’m not committing right now. We’ll call it a player to be named later.

Favourite Animated Movie of the Year: UP!
I saw a few this year, but UP! had everything that I could have hoped for. There was the funny, the sweet, the sad the cute and the story. It’s available on DVD now and I highly recommend it as a gift idea for children young and old in your family.

Favourite Live Action Movie of the Year: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
It’s not as trendy a pick as Zombieland I know. But this is a movie that I was very excited for. Brought live action 3-D to the table and made me feel that 2+ hours went way too quickly. The mood has turned dark and the table has been set for the last to movies in the franchise.

Favourite New TV Show of the Year: Glee.
Was there ever any doubt? With all due respect to V and Cougartown, which did a good job of drawing me in, Glee won this one hands down. There was story and singing and singing and dancing and drama. It’s like Dawson’s Creek or Degrassi with music and dance. Love it.

Favourite New Dipping Sauce of the Year: Pizza Pizza’s Sweet Chili Thai.
This stuff is great. Maybe not so much on the pizza. But oh man, it’s the right stuff for chicken bites. Trust me on this one. Next time you place your order get them to send some of this and you won’t be disappointed.

Favourite Music Award Show Performance of the Year: The Zac Brown Band, Devil Went Down To Georgia.
At this year’s CMA’s The Zac Brown Band put on an incredible show. The musicianship was great from the guitar picking to the fiddle playing to the drumming. These guys are performers for sure. They had fun, they had spirit and they had energy. A+ to the boys in the band.

Favourite Musical of the Year: Evil Dead the Musical as presented by Sock ‘n’ Buskin, Ottawa.
The campy musical based on the Evil Dead franchise was a good show. The audience was engaged, the cast was good and the singing and dancing was well done. There were laughs and claps and smiles all over the auditorium.

So there you have it. Some of my favourites of the year. What were yours?

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2009, Favourites Of The Year

So, 2009 is almost done. And there are a ton of new things that have come to be this year, or that I found for the first time this year, or that I just started to appreciate more even…

Favourite New Artist of the Year: Lady Antebellum.
I <3 Country Music. I stopped being ashamed of that a long time ago. I also love harmonies and these guys bring those in bunches. Ellen DeGeneres also loves them and there are Youtube clips of them on her show to prove it.

Favourite Interview on Ellen: Kellie Pickler.
She is adorable and hilarious and down to earth and the friend that always makes you laugh. Sometimes you’re laughing with her and sometimes you’re laughing at her, but you’re almost always laughing.

Favourite New Baseball Player: This one is tough.
There are some exciting young players in baseball. And we even have a few in Toronto. But I’m not sure if any of them have staked their claim as my favourite. Adam Lind and Travis Snider may be closest to the top of the list. But if Ricky Romero can put together another good season in 2010 I may lean toward the young hurler. I guess I’m not committing right now. We’ll call it a player to be named later.

Favourite Animated Movie of the Year: UP!
I saw a few this year, but UP! had everything that I could have hoped for. There was the funny, the sweet, the sad the cute and the story. It’s available on DVD now and I highly recommend it as a gift idea for children young and old in your family.

Favourite Live Action Movie of the Year: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
It’s not as trendy a pick as Zombieland I know. But this is a movie that I was very excited for. Brought live action 3-D to the table and made me feel that 2+ hours went way too quickly. The mood has turned dark and the table has been set for the last to movies in the franchise.

Favourite New TV Show of the Year: Glee.
Was there ever any doubt? With all due respect to V and Cougartown, which did a good job of drawing me in, Glee won this one hands down. There was story and singing and singing and dancing and drama. It’s like Dawson’s Creek or Degrassi with music and dance. Love it.

Favourite New Dipping Sauce of the Year: Pizza Pizza’s Sweet Chili Thai.
This stuff is great. Maybe not so much on the pizza. But oh man, it’s the right stuff for chicken bites. Trust me on this one. Next time you place your order get them to send some of this and you won’t be disappointed.

Favourite Music Award Show Performance of the Year: The Zac Brown Band, Devil Went Down To Georgia.
At this year’s CMA’s The Zac Brown Band put on an incredible show. The musicianship was great from the guitar picking to the fiddle playing to the drumming. These guys are performers for sure. They had fun, they had spirit and they had energy. A+ to the boys in the band.

Favourite Musical of the Year: Evil Dead the Musical as presented by Sock ‘n’ Buskin, Ottawa.
The campy musical based on the Evil Dead franchise was a good show. The audience was engaged, the cast was good and the singing and dancing was well done. There were laughs and claps and smiles all over the auditorium.

So there you have it. Some of my favourites of the year. What were yours?

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