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This Darn Year

January:
I tried to learn to snowboard, and then I had surgery. The two, surprisingly, were not related.

February:
After the Patriots' heartbreaking Superbowl loss, I felt pretty blue (or, well, purple) and took to regularly drinking down at the tavern. I went to Boskone and bought a lot of books, most of which still sit in my to-read pile making me feel guilty.

March:
As the winter dragged on, I encountered unwanted visitors and unlikely poetry.

April:
I went to Walt Disney World and didn't post about it (but there are photos), and turned 28 years old and didn't post about it, and probably did other things that I didn't post about.

May:
In early May I moved on from my old job despite not having a new one lined up, and I hunted and hunted and hunted until

June:
I got a job in Burlington, VT and Sarah and I began preparations to move.

July:
While busily moving 90 miles north (photos), I traveled a couple hundred miles south to Burlington, MA to attend Readercon.

August:
I spent lots of time enjoying the late-summer weather and getting to know my big little city. Immediately after starting my new job, I took a week off to go camping (photos).

September:
I built something with my hands and power tools which would have inspired me to grunt and feel powerful except that it's a stemware rack.

October:
I climbed a mountain for the first time in years, nearly killing myself carrying my 2-year-old niece most of the way.

November:
I dreamt about shutting McCain up, and then my dream came true! Sort of. Also I became (and still am dangit) inordinately proud of cleaning my computer closet.

December:
I revealed to the world that Sarah and I are having a baby, and then bemoaned my freakishly long arms which I will undoubtedly pass on to my progeny.

Here's to a 2009 in which I post more so that my year-end round-up isn't so dull!

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rachelish
Dec. 29th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
hey, I am in those Disney pictures! I had forgotten that was this year, and don't think I ever saw your pictures. There are some cute ones there. I was thinking that next time you come to Disney you'll have a baby with you! And I will maybe get to meet her/him. That will be extra exciting :)

Also, Eleanor is still one of the cutest kids I've ever met. Her camping and Disney pictures were adorable.
rfreebern
Dec. 30th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
April feels so far in the past! It is hard to believe it was this year. So much has happened since then, despite my skimpy summary.

I don't know how soon we'll be going back down to Florida. Traveling with a baby can be quite a hassle, but I imagine we'll want to make the trip again pretty soon one way or the other. :)

Eleanor is seriously too cute. She's talking up a storm these days, and sometimes the things she says or does just totally crack me up. :)
mssrcrankypants
Dec. 29th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, and since I seemed to miss it the first time around: Congratulations on the baby!
rfreebern
Dec. 30th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

The due date is pretty close to Readercon. While I could theoretically pull a repeat of golaski's 2007 performance, I don't think I'm going to attempt that.
isquiesque
Dec. 30th, 2008 07:09 am (UTC)
Dude, when I congratulated you on your forthcoming baby, I didn't realize you were going to have a monkey. Now THAT deserves some congratulations! OOK!
rfreebern
Dec. 30th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
Aren't they all monkeys? At least to begin with.
isquiesque
Dec. 30th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
Actually, no. They usually start out as immobile blobby things; it's not until they start moving around and, in particular, discovering and exploring the use of their opposable thumbs (such that you have to start putting monkey-proof locks on cabinets and drawers) that they become primates.
rfreebern
Dec. 30th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
Ew, human larvae.
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