What. A. Year.
Was it really only a few months ago when I spent every day slaving over and worrying about Denvention?
Scariest & Worst Moment: Having to be pulled out through the back window of my totaled car while in Really Significant Pain.
Happiest Moment: November 4, 2008, 11:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Saddest Moment: The funeral of Jacob, a 13-year-old boy who was a close friend of my goddaughters, who died in a freak accident.
Proudest Moment: Fitting into a Size 12 jeans. Or possibly looking back and realizing I had successfully run the Denvention Con Office.
Angriest Moment: Realizing my goddaughter was sneaking her cell phone to school.
Favorite Toy: There are too many to choose! The new Roomba, my 2008 Honda Odyssey, XM Satellite Radio, the 48" TV with cable DVR... and there's the Wii I have yet to investigate.
Favorite Book: Hopefully something I will read before it's time for Hugo nominations.
Favorite TV Show: Real Time with Bill Maher
. No contest.
Favorite Movie: At the moment I'll say Iron Man
, but I plan on seeing many 2008 movies on DVD.
Favorite Song: Realize
by Colbie Caillat
2008 was the year that the simmering economic recession finally reached critical mass, and "bailout" became one of the most overused words in the English language. It was the year of Sarah Palin, who can see Russia from her house.
It was the year that Terry Pratchett announced he has Alzheimer's, and released Nation
, and became a knight. And the year of the Birmingham Discworld Convention, where lady_twatterby
dressed me in pinstripes, and I stayed in the bar until 5:30 A.M. every night.
In January, Sean (my son), Tom Veal and I toured Scotland, England, and France. In June, my late husband's health insurance ran out and my meds began costing $1,008 per month. We redecorated the spare bedroom for my goddaughter, and then I moved into it. The hot water heater in the house I own next door fell through the floor. A couple weeks ago we had the biggest snowfall Sean has ever seen.
But ten years from now I think the thing I will remember most clearly about 2008 will be the words "President-Elect Barack Obama."
My gods! What. A. Year.