12 December 2008

What I Learned in 2008

  • Heinrich Harder is wicked awesome.
  • Even Mariners baseball can get boring if the team is inept enough.
  • Never volatilize cat urine.  Not even your worst enemy deserves to smell that.
  • Day trips from Eugene to the John Day Fossil Beds are feasible, provided you're willing to get up at 4:00.
  • There's never a dull moment on the Mariners blogosphere.
  • The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is everything the Experience Music Project wishes it were but will never be.
  • Going to a game at Autzen is much more fun when the Ducks win.
  • Getting funding is hard, at least under the Bush Administration.
  • Preparing for - and worrying about - comps is far, far worse than actually taking them.
  • There is no free lunch as far as camping in the Juntura area is concerned.  Unless you're a mosquito.
  • Lucy is well worth the trip to see in person.
  • American democracy is still alive and kicking.
  • Barack Obama is an exceptionally good speaker, especially in person.
  • Caucuses are more fun than primaries.
  • Horses > dogs >> squirrels, at least as far as their fossil records go.
  • Genghis Khan invented pants.
  • I still refer to Seattleites and Washingtonians as 'we' (and I probably always will).
  • Dave Niehaus really is a hall of fame-caliber broadcaster.
  • Pasadena is cool.  San Bernardino is not.
  • The Big Time Brewery has a long-lost twin in Berkeley.
  • Giving a talk at SVP is much better than presenting a poster.
  • I'm not the only one who thinks making a year-in-review bulleted list is a good idea.
Happy 2009, everyone!


Malacoda said...

...except mine was numbered and chronological. And way more about me. Happy new year JD!

Tammy said...

I am going to need more information on the third bullet point.

John said...

Ask Tom! Unfortunately, he learned the hard way while catsitting...