Hey Party People-
Usually, there is a log jam of "year in review" articles at or around the 31st of December. They are amusing, but kind of grow into a feeling of resentment or gloating. To buck this trend I thought it would only be appropriate for a new approach:
"The First Firsts"
First time I've even been bit by a dog (no skin puncture, just ripped jeans)
First time I have had (and purchased) a beer in a movie theatre
First time I have seen someone crash a bike,...while walking it
First time I've been driven around in a donkey cart
First time I've seen an indoor skating rink that is actually just white plywood
First time I've been asked to translate the words to a Lil' Wayne song
First time I've been referred to only as "English" by a neighbor (i.e. "How are you, English?")
First time I've been paid more for shipping an handling than the actual item I want to ship
First time I've even been schooled by a 10 year old in soccer
First time I've throw garbage into a dumpster only to have a cat jump out at me
First time I've had homemade alcohol
First time I've been asked to drink homemade alcohol before I've had breakfast
First time I've seen peanut butter and did a celebratory fist pump
First time I've watched a live sporting event at 3am
First time I've seen energy drinks sold in 2 liters,....yes,...2 liters.
So there you have it. Confusing, amusing, and always entertaining.
And with my first 5 months committed to the history facebook, I eagerly await the next 21. I hope everyone had a wonderful new years and may you all seize the world of possibilities 09' has at our collective fingertips.
To the Lonestar State, to Buffa-love, to Tahoe, to The Great Pacific Northwest and all the peguins in between; Happy 2009