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A Look Back

As we move closer to the inauguration and look forward to the changes we are about to see in our country, I wanted to take a minute to reflect on 2008.  There were a lot of memorable moments, and I wanted to count down my favorites: the good, the bad, and the ugly!

10. I Can See Russia From My House
If you’ve been following Epiphanyblog, you know I was not a fan of the Republican Vice Presidential Nominee.  I remember when I heard her name on CNN, my first comment was “Sara Who?”  Regardless of what you think about her qualifications, we can all agree she gave comediennes and late night talk shows countless hours of material.

9. The Real Housewives of Atlanta
This show was a train wreck that I just couldn’t look away from.  I debated its merits with so many people…but all I asked is that they watch one full episode and they too would be hooked!  Apparently someone other than me was watching because it was the highest rated show in Bravo history.

8. Historic Olympic Athletes
I am a sports chick, so I follow those people that are deemed “the greatest” in their particular area of competition.  While swimming was never really on my radar, I was glued to my seat as I watched Michael Phelps win a record breaking 8 Gold Medals during the summer games in Beijing.

7.  The Facebook Phenomenon
First let me shout out all my FB friends that might be reading today.  And those of you that aren’t “friends”…what are you waiting for?  Facebook is the ultimate in social networking sites.  You’d be amazed at who you can find, and more importantly what old pics of yourself are floating out there on Facebook.  The revolution won’t be televised…it will be on Facebook!

6.  The Giants Beat the Patriots
I hate the New England Patriots.  Belichick, Brady, and the whole crew can kick rocks for all I care.  One of the sweetest moments of 2008 came when Big Blue dethroned those smug Patriots!

5.  The Shot Heard Around The World
Even though Omar was a career criminal and pretty much made his living as a stick-up kid…he had some endearing qualities.  As I watched every episode of The Wire’s final season, I never expected to see Omar taken out by a juvenile delinquent…in a corner store no less!

4. The Democratic National Convention
I’ve long since been an Obama Mama, but the first night of the Democratic National Convention showed the world what Michelle was made of.  She inspired women, especially women of color, to strive and achieve!

3.  The Return of Maxwell
I am a Maxwell STAN!!!  I was overjoyed to see him appear out of nowhere on the BET awards, but that was nothing compared to the live show he put on in November.   If you missed his concert, I sure hate it for you!

2.  The Election Booth
On November 4, 2008, I was able to cast my vote for the first African American President of the United States.  I was so excited; I even took a picture of my electronic ballot with my iPhone!

And of course the most memorable moment of 2008 was seeing Barack Obama elected as the 44th President of the United States of America.  That’s my Top 10 and I’m sticking to it.  Did I miss anything?


January 15, 2009 - Posted by | Celebrity, Entertainment, Fun, News, Opinion, Society


  1. I think Barack Obama’s speech on race was one of the most memorable moments of 2008 for me. Outside of that, Michael shooting Snoop on The Wire made my year!

    Comment by JBlaze | January 15, 2009

  2. What’s about a $100,000,000,000 for a tank of gas? What about not being able to find gas? The Celtics back on top, yes Ima Larry Bird fan (ducking tomatoes). Tyler Perry movie studio in Atlanta, real black Hollywood. Tiger Woods win at the US open? Awwww Lil Caylee. Plaxico did a Britney. RIP Barney Mack & Issac Hayes. Recession, everybody broke. Jay & B tie the knot, I think. Mariah & Nick, weird??? the COLDPLAY cd. The book 1 Finger Left. Marlo leaves the game. Vinnie Chase goes broke. New Yorks hot in the a#@ governor. The New New York blind pimp governor. Hillary’s tears. Gaza, when will it end? Airlines charging for bags? Jesse Jackson cutting nuts off!!! Dont buy toys MADE IN CHINA. Wii back pains. 7 pounds. Gotta go and check my friend request on FaceBook. Peace out 2008!!!

    Comment by The Lone Wolf | January 15, 2009

  3. Snoop,”How I look?” Micheal, “You look good girl.” POW!!! I fell off the couch.

    Chris – Always be first on the job, when your doing this line of work.

    Comment by The Lone Wolf | January 15, 2009

  4. OMG- I am sitting hear thinking of my top ten and I think they all fit. Hmmm…I would agree with a couple more of the wire scenes. I was beginning to think you didn’t love the Giants putting them at #6 Jerzee but I see they had to get in where they fit. Good job!

    Comment by Venom | January 15, 2009

  5. for the Olympics you forgot Usain BOLTing past everyone. Blagovich with the senate seat for sale. Heath Ledger as the Joker. The debates pres and vice pres “that one”. The Giants winning was grrrrrrrrr-eat! Kwame Kilpatrick going down was sad. Last but not least Obama doing an open air acceptance speech in a big assed park in the middle of the night and nothing bad happened.:-D

    Comment by @mo@ | January 15, 2009

  6. Even though you listed Palin “Who” I will never forget the news conference when she pardoned the Alaska turkey just before Thanksgiving and then continued her news conference in front of the man slaughtering turkeys behind her. And then there was the Plaxico off field injury!

    Comment by Miss Linda | January 16, 2009

  7. I did like your list. I did get to see His Fine-ness, MAXWELL, in concert, and it made me fall more in love with him and his music than I was before!

    I am going to miss “The Wire.” The last season/episodes were a trip!!

    Comment by Randi523 | January 16, 2009

  8. If you could add a #11 I would have to say, “Sex in the City on the big screen”.

    Comment by Pam | January 21, 2009

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