2009

No long list of “Best Ofs”

No funny film clips today.

2009 was a weird, wonderful, awful, blur in a lot of ways.

It say Avi go from phone calls to “Head Start” to find out if her language was delayed, to her running through May’s house Christmas Eve singing “Jingle Bells”…the whole song…at the top of her voice. She has begun spontaneously saying and doing things that I did not expect she would be doing at this point.

Part of me wishes I could bottle up 2009’s version of Avi and keep it for ever. The other part of me cannot wait to see what 2010 hold for her.

2009 started with me single, weird, still married and confused. 2009 started with me really focusing on school and getting my first 4.0 of my academic career.

2009 ends with me sharing my house, my daughter and my life with a woman who I am going to spend the rest of my life with.

It has been a weird year.

2009 started with the innauguration of Barack Obama. 2009 ends with major questions about the direction of this country.

2009 has been a weird year.

I guess this is also the end of the decade, and it has been weird too. In 2000 I was still in High School.

In 2009 I am finishing up my Masters degree, I own my home, I have a 2 and 1/2 year old daughter, I am divorced.

It has been a weird decade.

I lead a wonderful life, one I would not change for anything. The bad times (and they were REAL BAD) are made infinately worth it by the good.

I am excited and a little scared for all that 2010 holds.

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Never Again…


Will I ever doubt Pixar.

I thought when I saw the trailers for Up I thought it looked kind of stupid. I don’t really like old people, or fat little kids. So seeing a film that focused on an old guy, and a fat little kid was not something I was terribly keen to do.

Then people started seeing it, and loving it, and I said, I get to it when I get to it.

Well, Christmas night, The Girl and I decided to watch it after opening our (awesome) gifts to each other.

And this is me saying, I will never again doubt the awesome power of Pixar when it comes to telling a story.

They knocked it out of the park again. Up is awesome.

Bucs Win/Bucs Lose


So the Bucs win, finally. And the Bucs lose. This season is no longer about wins and loses. There is no such thing as a moral victory in a 2-14 season.

What would be a moral victory? Packing it in and playing for as high of a draft pick as possible…

So we can draft Suh.

I am glad Josh Freeman kept the Picks in the single digits this week? Sure. Do I need him to play so good that we win, by three scores? Nope and Nope.

Twitter?


So although I think that it is borderline pointless, I am officially on The Twitter now…@In_Terrys_Head

I am unsure how I feel about this still. But my sweet new phone (see below) makes it so easy to use that I thought I would give it a shot. I can easily follow of few of the baseball writers I like, a few blogs, and news outlets.

We will see how this goes. I was very Anti-Facebook for the longest time, and look where coming around on it got me (Hi Danielle).

This is an experiment, and like anything could blow up in my face. We will have to see.