Yep, it's that time again-- the obligatory welcome to 2009 post!
As I did last year, I'm going to kick this post off with a meme, with a twist. The standard rules say that you are supposed to post the first line of the first post of every month of the past year. I choose to do the last line, as it seems like we are celebrating the passing of the last year and the beginning of a new one, not vice versa.
January: It's time to bust out the hideous tacky metaphors and hop on the train back to Princess-land!
March: Part of growing up with hippie parents is summers spent in the great outdoors.
April: ... and I go a little crazy.
May: It came to mind yesterday, while at a event scattered with random faces from my past, that my ten year high school reunion is due to rear up next summer.
June: I adore Chicago.
July: Two Yale law students, fed up with threats and lies being printed alongside their full names at the law school admission forum, AutoAdmit.com, filed a lawsuit against multiple anonymous trolls.
August: There are reasons one doesn't skinny dip in a lake in the middle of the day.
September: Last week, an exterminator came by to discuss our furry apartment visitor.
October: I don't entirely understand those who enjoy being scared.
November: A little housekeeping out of the way first...
December: I usually have a post more or less lined up in my head before I start writing, a few choice lines on repeat in my head.
Other than these choice words, what has 2008 been for me?
I kept plugging away at the good old PhD, and actually just finished my last course, meaning I may be able to pretentiously call myself Dr. Princess sometime in the future.
(Don't get too excited... I still have those pesky things called a dissertation and an internship to get through)
February brought me to Albuquerque for a conference and a hot air balloon ride.
In June, Chicago spited me, but I continued to have full on unrequited love for her.
I also celebrated nuptials and poutine with my girlfriends for an epic stagette.
In August, the Duke and I celebrated awkwardness in a hijinks ridden wedding trip.
September had a far more mellow wedding weekend away.
September also had our celebration of two years, and another wonderful escape to an island to frolic with marine life.
While last year, I had one bloggie meet-up, this year, I had something like five separate meet-ups-- which were shockingly consistent in their ease and awesomeness.
These included a a multicited visit with Distracted Spunk, three separate meet-ups with a veritable Chicago blogger explosion, and a bad luck filled reunion with Surfergrrl and first meeting with Ultra Toast.
I also started on a very exciting group blog endeavour!
(oh, and FYI, I didn't end up having to go to court... a nice extra Christmas present)
The year finished off with a quieter, but still equally wine-soaked, night than most-- and the first one that I was able to ring in the next 365 with a kiss from my guy, which I figure has to be a good omen.
It is funny... while thinking about this post, I managed to convince myself that since I hadn't met any of the major milestones I'd passed in years passed, I'd actually had a sadly uneventful year. Perhaps that is one of the bonuses of having a blog-- being able to have a documentation of those little excursions and moments as a reminder of what the past year has been for you. It doesn't look so boring, now, after all.