It didn't seem like it at the time, but '08 was fairly packed for me. My plan of at least 1 trip per month bloomed into far more, and along the way I had a few laughs.
Best Trip: While the Christmas trip was a blast, I have to say Bibione in May. Good ultimate, great friends and Venice in sunny weather -- it didn't suck. Side benefit -- I was in fine form as team
Worst Trip: Always a tough one, though no actual bad trips this year.
Best Books: "World War Z", "Legacy of Ashes", and "Ballad of The Whiskey Robber"
Worst Books: "Dr. Zhivago", Wuthering Heights" -- I'll be flossing with razor wire before I reread these dogs.
Best Moment in Retrospect That Sucked At The Time: Running at 2am through the streets of Cesky Budejovice to avoid an unearned ass-kicking.
Weirdest Conversation: Hearing a stranger explain why he and his pal had to travel from Amsterdam to Prague to indulge in hookers.
Best Beer: The dark from the Strahov brewery in Prague. Fabulously tasty.
Best Movie: The Dark Knight -- edges out all the Oscar noms from last year that I saw.
Worst Movie: The crappy Demi Moore flick showing on the flight. Ugh.
Best Meal: At the Drogheria Della Rosa in Bologna, a fabulous steak with balsamic reduction. Molto Bene!
Best Dish: The pumpkin-filled pasta the previous night in Bologna.
Best Election: Too bad it was 8 years too late.