Matt Carberry (kingpin248) wrote,
Matt Carberry

"One More Round" : The Year In Review

Ah, yes, it's time to cap off another year with twelve more of your favorite fluid ounces - the ones I serve up, of course.

2008 was another record and milestone year of activity on this blog. This post makes one hundred eighty four for the year, far eclipsing last year's record of 98. Entry No. 500 occurred midway through, and we're closing in on 600. Perhaps more importantly, I seem to have gained many new readers, many of whom have been kind enough to make their presence known in the comments. But enough numbers...there's a lot here to look back through. Let's get after it, shall we?

We start with the Paragraph of Honorable Mention. I kicked things off with a rant about World of Warcraft. In February, I succumbed to the forces of Facebook, to immense personal benefit, as you'll see below. A few weeks later, I implored you not to talk, but to watch, although the link seems to now be dead. The Submersible Death Trap returned to Connecticut, and soon after, to the murky depths. I shared Battletoads with you, and began the introduction of Encyclopædia Dramatica into this. I got a new car. I went to a toga party, and drank from a flower pot. I wrote at length about how we conduct our maintenance. I told you about the last-minute change of mind I had when I voted. There was a fire in my apartment complex, and it didn't bother me in the least. And most recently, I reworked the Post-Navy Roadtrip, and went off on the new Navy Working Uniform.

And now, without further ado, the best of twelve fluid ounces, 2008 (as selected by the author):

All in all, not a bad year, if I do say so myself. It certainly had its negative periods - most of which have been left out of this entry. But it sure did go by quickly. I mean, we're just a couple of hours away from 2009. Wait a minute...2009? That's personally monumental on so many levels. And I'll tell you about them tomorrow, along with some resolutions. But until then, I bid you farewell, and wish you a happy and healthy New Year, wherever you may be celebrating it.

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