My 2008 Year End Recap

December 31, 2008

Let me start off by saying that I do not make New Year's Resolutions. I never have and do not intend to start. If you're going to make a promise to do something different in your life why wait until December 31st to promise yourself that. Just do it.


This year went by awfully fast I have to admit. The two biggest things that I did was start this blog and do NaNoWriMo. I am certainly glad that I started this blog and I am glad that I have begun a reader base. It makes me happy knowing that you have enjoyed my content enough to subscribe. Doing NaNo and winning on my first try was a great experience. I hope you had as much fun reading about my triumphs as I did writing them.

In other news this year I became addicted to Lost all thanks to finding First On Mars. I started at season one and watched it all the way to the end of season four in record time. There were times when I thought I had things figured out or knew what was coming next, but then the writers yanked me in a different direction. I am really looking forward to season five. I actually can't stand the wait.

This year I saw gas go as high as $4.77 for premium grade, and if my memory serves me it stayed at the horrific price for nearly a week. We all know the troubles the economy is going through, so I won't beat that dead horse. But I will say that I hope never to see the Dow Jones drop as much as it did.

Here are some random events from 2008:
  • Fidel Castro announced his resignation of Cuba
  • The moon moved to its closest point to Earth
  • Bernie Mac, Paul Newman, Estelle Getty, Heath Ledger, Charlton Heston, Tim Russert, Bobby Fischer, and George Carlin all passed away
  • America elected the first African-American president
  • OJ Simpson gets thrown in jail
  • 67,000 Chinese people died as a result of a 7.9 magnitude earthquake
As midnight draws nearer we say goodbye to 2008 and welcome in 2009. I wish all of you a happy and safe New Year. I hope that you ring in the New Year surrounded by friends and family, a champagne glass raised in the air, and some one to kiss as the ball sinks to one.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

18 comments:

Jill Wheeler said...

NaNoWriMo is huge! I hope you have a great time tonight and a fantabulous 2009!

spyscribbler said...

Congrats on NaNoWriMo! I don't often go through and do a complete restock of my life, except during the week before New year's. It's a quiet time, and since I'm on break, I can hear what I'm thinking, and what's important is close at hand, so I choose my goals a little better, I think.

I don't think it matters when you do it, though. Or how often! It's probably better that you do it often!

Ching Ya said...

Same wishes to you too CJ, cheers! All the best in the coming year!

Gottawrite Girl said...

Yes, agreed. HUGE! And, love the recap, too.

: )

Nathan said...

I always despair when Yanks talk about high gas prices. The highest it got to in the UK last year was £1.20 per litre. That's £5.40($7.62) per gallon! Congrats again for doing NaNoWriMo, it's a big challenge

cannwin said...

I totally agree with the new years resolution thing. It's like dieting... a diet is a way of eating not a way of losing weight. So eat better all the time not just until you drop ten pounds.

Same with resolutions, be better all the time or one thing at a time cause lists of things that one doesn't like about oneself is rather depressing.

Stina Rose said...

Hey CJ! Where are you? We are missing you in 2009! (Loved your recap of 2008, by the way. Wasn't NaNo amazing?)

Ching Ya said...

Hi, CJ, lost in action almost 1 month now. How've you been? Hope you're still doing alright.

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Pheng said...

CJ... happy new year to you as well. Keep up your blog.. you have done a great job better than me hehe...

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