I do a bunch of these most years. This is the first sentence, phrase, or paragraph from the first post of each month in 2009. Makes for a good way to go through a year’s posts. No wonder I’m tired!
Jan: I’ve been disconnected from the net (by choice) for a couple of lovely days with family out in Virginia.
I return to see that Israel is actually invading and conquering Gaza.
Feb: Check these people out. Though, as the Buddhists say, you would be wise to “guard the gates of the senses” so as not to get any crazy on you. I do recommend clicking down into some of the stories if you have the time.
March: I notice that I haven’t been posting all that much lately. What can I say? February tends to emphasize to me that life is short … a short month full of short days … so I spent more time doing rather than documenting.
April: I spent my day waiting for a system crash.
May: Lightly edited for content and privacy, I present here a chat between
While it was still funny this morning, please keep in mind that this was “beer up the nose” funny last night.
June: We bought a house. Our house rules. It has an awesome twisty curvy staircase and hardwood floors and a basement an an attic. It’s approximately three times the house we need and almost more house than we want. Today I mowed the lawn, like a good little domestic homeowner.
July: So I’m coming back from lunch yesterday, having dropped off the check for the shiny new gutters on the shiny new house. I reach the path from the street to my door and I see this bird clinging to the underside of said gutters. I had just enough time to think, “huh, he’s hanging upside down but he’s a little big for a nuthatch. Hey, is he a wood …”
August: I find that I’m tired of my last epistle about Merlot being at the top of my blog … but I don’t have much else to say.
September: Gorgeous morning on the early train here. I boarded around 5:20 at the station perhaps 10 minutes from my apartment. At 9:15 I’ll get off the train in Newark, NJ and rent a car for the day. A quick drive down to New Brunswick working for Rutgers, and then back on the 6:30pm train to get home around 10:30pm.
October: Another milestone, I’m brewing the first pot of coffee in the new house.
November: Here’s a new one: I missed the last train to Boston from Philly last night
December: I really can’t say enough good things about the visa outsourcing companies that help travelers get to places like India and China.