unfortunately 2008 is drawing to a close, and the year has been soo great to me, so i decided to make a "big up" list, celebrating some of the things that i have to give credit to for the year. these are things that hold a special place in my heart for this wonderful year....PLEASE feel free to give a big up to whatever you want as well! this is an interactive thing....so with that said:
1. big up to BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA II--> ok, who didn't have chills on Nov 4th when he became our 44th president??!! Amazing. and that was my first opportunity to vote....just classic. ?wow
2. big up to the FALL 08 MISS SIXTY COLLECTION--> with the homage to the style of the 70s and countless pieces added to my wardrobe, i have to say i owe a lot of happiness to miss sixty this year, which is my absolute favorite line ever. also special thanks to lorin, who works at the miss sixty store in the stanford mall, i will miss you guys!! :)
3. big up to the STANFORD WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM--> my year would have been empty without the best team in the country to support me!! and a special shoutout to my "son" melanie murphy who is having a breakout season starting in 08--big up mel!!?
4. big up to SAN DIEGO, PALO ALTO, and MINNEAPOLIS --> my 3 homes now, these cities are amazing. best cities in the world. and even tho it's bone chilling cold in minny in the winter, its perfect in the summer!! what else can i say about san diego-i mean excuse me, "america's finest city" :)?
5. big up to EMPLOYMENT--> esp in this year :( "enough about recession, that's depressin"....but big up to having a job in 2008!
6. big up to the SNOOP DOGG EGO TRIPPIN ALBUM--> this album was amazingly overlooked, but provided me with music that i listened to this entire summer on my way to games, practices and everything in minnesota. people in minny don't understand west coast music, but its ok. slowly it'll ease its way out there lol
7. big up to e. e. cummings--> for providing the inspiration to my poor grammatical choices. i really hate having to follow the basic rules of communication, (like the?capitalization?of ?proper nouns, capitalizing "i", etc) and this poet was the first to break the rules, so he gave me some inspiration, got to give a big up to that lol
8. big up to YARDBARKER--> this is the first year i've joined and i gotta give the site a big up!! one of only a few places where my randomness is accepted, and in fact encouraged....
9. big up to T PAIN and LIL WAYNE--> enough said. these guys single?handedly?took over the year 2008
10. big up to THE COMEBACK AND LISA KUDROW AS VALERIE CHERISH--> again, this show isn't for everybody, but for me it was it!! post surgery-best thing to ever happen to me. the funniest and wittiest show on television! whyyyy did it get cancelled after only one season??
11. big up to the STANFORD WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL TEAM--> for going to the national championship game...again!
12. big up to SHAWTY LO--> for the popularization of the term "big up" lol
13. big up to ALL STANFORD FANS--> you guys have been there from the very beginning of my career to the national championship game, i love you all dearly and am so proud to represent you!
14. ?big up to THE WHITE STRIPES ICKY THUMP ALBUM--> released in 2007, but heard by me in the fall of 2008. provided a new perspective, some pretty intense stuff
15. big up to BEYONCE--> on her new album, making us all ponder what our alter ego name would be, and what they would be like (my alter ego is coming soon......lol)
finally, (for now) i'd like to give a BIG UP TO ALL MY HATERS!!! lol, and all the haters out there.?
ok so who do you guys want to give a big up to?? let's hear it! 2008 was the greatest.....