December 31st, 2008

Whale fluke


Parts of the world are now moving into 2009. My fair town will do so in 17 hours.

2009. Our years are getting farther and farther into the years covered in the science fiction I started reading as a kid (like back in 1983, when 9-year-old me read Arthur C. Clarke's 2010 for the first time). Maybe that explains the increasing weirdness of our world: we're still figuring out this whole "future" thing as we catch up to it. Or something. Maybe.

May we face this new chunk of the future with love, humor and swagger.
iAm iSaid

New Year's Rockin' Eve

I'll go driving in a few minutes and get groceries.

I might do laundry.

I might call friends.

I feel no obligation or need to go party. And that's kind of freeing.

More later, y'all. As I said to an online friend just now, "Here's to peace and purpose. You deserve both."
Me 1

Call me the Yankee Clipper!

I'll risk stereotyping: I don't usually hear twentysomething guys say "Whoa, good coupon usage."

Those groceries I mentioned earlier? Lots of them were couponated, 'cause lots of coupons were good through today. I clip them, I'd better use them...
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iAm iSaid

And so it began... (The start of each month meme, 2008)

This is how I roll I do this: I link to the entries from the start of each month in a year.

(Self-indulgence ahoy! Those of you new to me and my journal can learn A LOT about me here.)

* On January 1st, I was awake for 2008's start (my favorite line from that entry: "I shouldn't try to sound profound half an hour after getting out of bed.") and I later recounted the books I'd read in '07.

* On February 1st, I was immortalized in a friend's novel (I mean, at least my words were), I told Man Men-loving friends that the second season would indeed happen, and I exulted over a LiveJournal thing. (I'm a man of simple but odd pleasures.)

* On March 1st, I pointed people how they could listen to me on the Internet, I guided my mom up the hill where I used to work, I had trouble with buses, I made a funny while at a cafe, and I exulted over singer friend "Sooj" Tucker getting some Net attention. (Is it odd the Net gives me this much pleasure?)

* On April 1st, I enjoyed an April Fool's joke, I shared a title that I've yet to use (though hughcasey's free to use it!), I got an angel (well, via that Eighties song "Send Me An Angel"), I geeked out over just the chance that I could see that shot-for-shot Raiders of the Lost Ark remake (which I did!), and I shared Dawn Taylor's excellent article on Rick Emerson and his show.

* On May 1st, I felt sooooooooothed by a dream, I shared my 1998 review of The Big Lebowski (that review contains one of my favorite two-sentence combos I've yet written, so you know), and I reminded people how good a show Homicide: Life on the Street was, too. (That wound up being a mini-meme on its own, as friends of mine posted other clips they wanted to share.)

* On June 1st, I enjoyed not-rain (not the same as no rain; read the post and you'll understand), I dug out my original reviews of Wag the Dog and Cruel Intentions, I had a frickin' EPIC dream, I mean like a page from Stephen King's-Dark Tower epic, and I shared an idiosyncrasy of my recently-purchased car. (Now, thanks to the end of Daylight Savings Time, the car radio clock is four hours ahead, not three. You'll understand if you read the link.)

* On July 1st, I taught y'all the difference between "its" and "it's" (go Grammar Chris!), I was impressed with how someone described something, I shipped off nearly every last piece of equipment from the hospital job I'd quit the month before, I avoided getting hit in a crosswalk, and I previewed a science fiction movie I would soon see in someone's backyard.

* On August 1st, I found another way to feed myself, I shared one-line poetry, and I showed what losing one word, or even one letter, in a headline can change.

* On September 1st, I reported from the priciest hotel I've ever stayed at by myself. (I must've only have been able to afford one entry. I kid, I was away from computers the rest of that day hanging out happily in Salem, Massachusetts with octoberland.)

* On October 1st, I answered many, many questions to tell y'all more about me, and I was impressed with a milestone Peter David's comic Fallen Angel achieved.

* On November 1st, I turned 35, I linked to a week-long storyline at xkcd that made me glad I'd started reading that strip, and I played the audio birthday card my brother sent me.

* And on December 1st, I amused myself. I'm good at that. And I hope I've amused you, too.
Me 1

DO THIS. Really.

Okay, here's what you should do:

Right before midnight, look to the east and wave like a maniac and yell "Hi, 2009!"

And then right after midnight, look to the west and wave like a maniac and yell, "Bye, 2008!"
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    CNN's coverage of New Year's in Times Square