I blame sprite for this, as she posted her own. It’s the first paragraph (or, most often in my case, line) from the first blog post of every month this year – a bit of a tour of my year. And seeing as I treated this blog a bit poorly in 2009, this might be a bumpy ride!
January: “â€˜Nuff said!” (The subject of the post is “hippy gnu ear!”)
February: “Stuff thatâ€™s been in my head:” (from a post of random musings)
March: “Emmet â€œTonyâ€ Larimer died last night, aged 79.”
April: “There have been some good ones and some clunkers this year.” (Reference is to web-based April Fool’s Day jokes.)
May: “This week saw the publication of a study by the American College of Sports Medicine that proclaims Washington, DC, as the â€œFittest City in America.â€”
June: “This was going to be a post about my most recent cycling adventures, but that will have to wait.” (From a post about the deaths of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson.)
July: “Cycling is not a cheap sport.”
August: “This should be a pithy post about recent cycling adventures and reflections about my life, but it isnâ€™t.” (From a post about the death of Susan Nelson.)
September: Not a single post from September – wasn’t a good month for me.
October: “Okay, so Iâ€™ve been slacking off here.” (Yup – sums up my upkeep of the blog for 2009.)
November: “That a basic, seemingly inherent human and civil right â€“ the right to equality under law â€“ can be put up for a vote is abhorrent to me.”
December: “Yeah, this is usually a Wednesday thing. But I totally lost track of time (and space, as Iâ€™m doing a lot of apartment cleaning this week) and it goes up today. Câ€™est la vie, yâ€™know?” (From one of the occasional “Random 10” countdowns of music playing on my iPod or iTunes.)