Welcome to my annual year-ending “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” series. For the next three days I’ll be recapping 2008. Normally I’d follow The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in that order, except this year I’m doing it in reverse. Don’t worry I’ll sprinkle a little new material in so you won’t get bored. If I had my “stuff” together I’d already have these three posts in the can, it’s not like I just didn’t have five nights to write or anything….
2008: The Ugly
Me, Myself, and I
There were a lot of “Good” moments in 2008, but in the end I have to put myself into the “Ugly” category. Any training essentially ended in September with my knee injury. I managed to lose weight in the beginning of the year but put it all (and more?) back on in the end. I missed more goals than I made, and this month canceled my 5/7ths vegetarian mission.
0 For 2008
I did not go on a single date in 2008. None. Nada. Zip. Nil. How is this possible? Again! While I’ve not been socializing the way that I have in the past, I still should be able to meet someone. Sometimes I feel like a fucking leper… one that never gets to fuck.
J-E-T-S = Just End The Season
Yesterday my beloved NY Jets finished their 2008 collapse with a loss to the Miami Dolphins; the same Dolphins who:
- Were 1-15 last season
- Are quarterbacked by the Jets’ former QB — who was left for dead
- Beat them in “New York” (the Jets actually play their home games in New Jersey
The Jets’ collapse also mildly tainted the Hall of Fame career of this year’s Jets quarterback Brett Favre.
In fantasy football my East Atlanta Deadbeat Dads won more games than the Detroit Lions, but not by much. Of course the Detroit Lions didn’t win any games this season, talk about ugly.
On Four And Holding
In June I read one of the books that I required myself to read in order to buy a Kindle. I’ve been stuck on four since then. I’ve actually come to the conclusion that I shouldn’t buy a Kindle since I’m not reading. Having said that, 2009 will be a big reading year, but my reading will be done with previously-owned books, or on my iPhone (yeah, you read that right).
It Was An Unusual Drinkmas
Drinkmas was good, bad, and ugly this year. Since I didn’t sum it up on Friday I’ll spread the summary over three days.
There are a few constants on Drinkmas
- Alcohol (duh!)
- Tweety Bird Waffles
The day had an ominous start when Betsy’s Tweety Bird Waffle maker died after making one waffle. Don’t worry, she managed to find another on Craiglist and we gave the dead one a proper burial.
Later in the morning Reese decided that Nibbles would be a tasty snack, and appeared to want to tear her apart like a stuffed animal. Oddly we believe that it was Nibbles’ Mrs. Claus outfit that saved her from harm.
We watched the obligatory YouTube videos and I drank a lot of beer. I drank so much beer that I managed to spill half a cup in my lap late in the evening.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – ugly
Current Music – listening to the “This Week In Tech” podcast
Website Of The Day – Turn your pretty photos into ugly Polaroids by using Poladroid.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Foot Mileage – 11.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 29 (29)
Vegetarian Days – 13
Carnivorous Days – 15
Marta Rides – 0
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
1) Lose no fewer than two pounds
2) Drink no soda
3) Run no fewer than 50 miles
4) Completely read no fewer than one book
5) Write at least one program using Ruby on Rails