The world didn’t end. Bonus. Because I’m pretty happy about life and would have been sad to see the world consumed by plague/fire/ice/whatever. Plus it means the Small Pond tradition of looking back over the year continues!
The crowd goes wild. Let the listing and reflecting begin!
It’s that time of year again.
2011 was a year of learning little things. No great truths were uncovered. No startling and life-changing insights into the universe were gained. At least not any that I care to share with an audience.
Not on the list, because it should have been something I knew I knew, is not to wear boots with heels when walking down a steep path to the beach. Also not on the list: the awesomeness of killing zombies, defeating the Geth and running through dungeons – that deserves a post all on its own.
Anyhoo, in no particular order, I give you 10 lessons of the past year. Continue reading
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2010 is almost over. Time for everyone to reflect over the last 365 days and look ahead to the next.
Among the lessons I learned this year is not to let the blog drift into neglect. I want to better about keeping the site updated next year and get back to reviewing books. I kept track of things I learned that I thought would stick with me, and I’m pleased to report I know what everything on the list means. I’m still not sure what was up with weekends and Nazis.
This year’s lessons made me laugh and made me cry. A couple just made me shake my head at the bizarre nature of the universe. I’m sure I learned more than these 10 things. I certainly hope so, at least. If not, I feel I’ve let the bizarre universe down somehow. But here is what I know I learned. Presented in reverse chronological order because the first thing I learned in 2010 was sad.
One of the nice things about working in publishing is access to PR Newswire. Sure, I use it to see what new developments are coming in healthcare, but I quickly discovered I could receive press releases about all kinds of stuff.
I set up a profile to deliver entertainment, food and book news. Not everything that comes through is about Quentin Tarentino walking a red carpet for the release of Inglorious Basterds. Some releases are more … specific to their target audiences. Or just plain weird.
Here are some of my favorites. My comments are in italics. Continue reading