Wednesday, December 17, 2008

year in review, part 1

There be memes for year-in-review posts. I follow one with this post, which has one gather the first lines of each month's first posts from the past year. Here goes:


Doc Nagel's Top 100 Things

44. Primary seasons. I just love 'em.


I collected Lancelot's remains from the vet's office this afternoon.


It's spring here. Neener-neener-neener.

In any case, it's also the time of year when we celebrate a pair of

Doc Nagel's Top 100 Things


The kittens now have names. They've also had their first vet visit.


My loveliest is off at some sort of bridal brunch kinda thing, so I'm here with the monster kittens (as of this writing, Arthur is in the middle of a freakout session; Alexander is eating us out of house and home) and a stack of papers to grade.


At some point, this blog will return to usual programming.


One lull later...

Been down to LA and back. We went down to LA for fresh air.


I don't want to tip my hand much about the plans for my birthday bash on Saturday.


The 2008-2009 academic year begins tomorrow, with a day of long meetings of university, college, and department faculty, when we'll all hear about the wonderful plan CSU has for our lives.


Is it just me, or does the constant repetition of "Main Street" in financial bailout nooz irresistibly compel thoughts of the Sinclair Lewis novel?*


So, Barack Obama.

And, so far, almost assuredly Yes on Prop 8 in California, denying the right of marriage to same-sex couples just months after the California Supreme Court ruled that such a ban was unconstitutionally prejudicial.


Dear Mr. Claus,

As you are no doubt aware, our Governor declared a state fiscal emergency today.