The year in sentences

I have mixed feelings about chain letters memes (OK, actually, these “do what I do” blog thingies are neither chain letters nor real memes), but once in a while, particularly on a typical Monday where I don’t feel like writing the “serious post” or Cites & Insights essay I should be writing…

I picked this up from CW at Ruminations–and at least it’s straightforward: The first sentence of the first post in each month of this year.

So, here we go…and, unlike CW, I’m doing mine in chronological order instead of latest-first.

January: Quoting myself from this here pile o’ randomness: I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions (and was mildly fond of the “No year’s resolutions” heading in the current Cites & Insights, but sometimes an exception is in order.

February: Running out of, that is. [Post title: “Steam”]

March: Second Chorus, 1940, b&w, H.C. Potter (dir.), Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard, Artie Shaw, Charles Butterworth, Burgess Meredith.

April: Walt at Random began on April 1, 2005, a day chosen with some care.

May: It was almost exactly a month ago that I tossed out a few ideas for posts, The things I didn’t say.

June: I noticed that the Archive links in the sidebar were getting to take up a lot of space–as they do on most blogs that have been around for a while.

July: Good things about going to ALA Annual this year (partial): Another chance to see people I only see twice a year–and a few I’ve never met face-to-face before…

August: What’s your “real age”?

September: Or, “what I did for fun over Labor Day weekend.” [Post title: Emma, the musical]

October: Apparently my previous posts regarding “what I’ll be doing next” weren’t quite clear enough about the level of uncertainty.

November: It could be Bloglines–well, no, probably not.

December: I tried hard to look for silver linings in this group of films…and it wasn’t easy.

Do note the name of this blog. I think that set of 12 sentences justifies the blog title–and makes it pretty clear that I don’t have a great future as a newspaper lede writer.More interesting, in some ways: The post number intervals (noting that some numbers are for drafts that were never posted, although not many): 18, 19, 35 (some April!), 17, 18, 18, 16, 21, 21, 18, 11 (some November!).

Two minor milestones in the past two days, by the way:

Maybe tomorrow I’ll be more inspired–in which case I might be writing C&I material, not blogging.

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