I was very tempted to put nothing but “This Space Left Blank Intentionally” into today’s blog. But, things weren’t quite that dire. However, no matter how I slice it 2008 was far from good and will never enter my “Favorite Years” list.
2008: The Good
Me, Myself, And I
There were a few decent moments in the year. I completed
two three (the number of the count shall be three!) half-marathons, neither of which under my desired time, but completed nonetheless. And while it seems like ages ago, I completed three long bike rides (Cartersville, Wilson, Beautiful Backroads). Another highlight of the year was completing Mystery Mountain, perhaps the toughest course that this body has tackled in some time.
I didn’t die, and as far as I know I haven’t contracted any terminal illnesses (although living is a terminal illness and the jury’s still out on that whole pecan thing). That’s good, right? I still have my life-remaining physical ailments and am still trying to make positive changes on the mental side of the ledger.
It’s All About You
Hey you, ITP-Reader (fill in your name here) — THANKS! According to the stats, at which I glance about once a month, approximately one hundred and twenty of you read this space daily. Of those people I probably know about a third of you in real life. I’m thinking of holding a blog party sometime in 2009.
InsideThePerimeter Passed The 1000 Post Mark
This space started as a journal, written for me, most likely to be read only by me. As InsideThePerimeter passed its fourth anniversary I consider this space more of an open conversation with the globe.
For those of you that enjoy this blog, take solace in the notion that I have no intention of stopping any time soon.
For those of you that have suggestions for improvements, please leave a comment.
It’s A Car! It’s A Tent! It’s A Car! It’s A Tent! It’s A Both!
This year will go down as the year I learned that I could sleep comfortably in the Jackmobile. I lurve the Jackmobile. Why? Well, for one it’s paid off and I’ve not suffered a car payment in years. For another, it now provides nearly sound-proof shelter on short camp outs.
Oh iPhone, Where Have You Been All Of My Life?
My conversion to “Mac Fan Boy” completed this year with the purchase of an iPhone. This joins the, somewhat-more-problematic refurbished last-gen MacBook that I purchased a few months ago. Look for this trend to continue in 2009.
Colorado, A Great Place To Visit…
Without doubt my vacation to Colorado was the year’s highlight (even though a rock hit my rental car’s windshield, for which miraculously I was never charged).
I drank my fair share of Fat Tire, which as it turns out was not as necessary as it has been in the past. 2008 marked the year that Fat Tire started to be sold in a state near enough to Atlanta to make a beer run. “B-EE-RR-U-N! Beer Run!”
A Made Bed Makes For A Content Mind
Look at this month’s stats! No, not the running/cycling/vegetarian, the bed making! I made my bed every day in December.
Debbie? What’s your score?
My Hobby Could Be A Little Closer To Paying For Itself
Last night I created a SmugMug account, a Pro account even. My plan is to move Jalapeño Beach from its own dedicated server to this account (and you’ll be able to reach it using Jalapeño Beach’s URL). From SmugMug I can create galleries, and sell prints if I so desire.
With some help I also believe that I will be creating an actual company with an actual balance sheet for my photography. I have no intention of making this my career, but I do want to take it to another level.
It’s Great To Be A Florida Gator!
The East Atlanta Deadbeat Dads sucked ass.
The New York Jets were eliminated from the playoffs.
On January 8, 2009 the Florida Gators will be playing for the National Championship in football.
And The Best Thing About 2008?
It’s almost over. Unless you don’t read this before midnight tonight in which case it is over!
Have a safe New Year’s everyone! There will be a very entertaining blog entry tomorrow, my annual resolution post.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – good
Current Music – listening to the Mac Geek Gab podcast
Website Of The Day – Counting down until the end of the year.
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) – 31 (31)
Vegetarian Days – 13
Carnivorous Days – 17
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