Goodbye, 2009

You are not missed.

Now that everyone has gotten theirs out of the way (and I’ve overcome my annoyance at reading them), here’s my 2009:

  • Learned a bit of Hindi, and made a friend on the internet (hi, Vishal!)
  • Switched personas from 13th century French to 16th century Rajasthani Hindu (this is the happiest decision I’ve made in the SCA ever)
  • Entered my first ArtSci competition, and did passably well (I shall have to be flashier next time, as I want largesse; I am that shallow)
  • Sat with my brother in the deepest median on a highway in Arkansas, waiting for a tow truck to come dig him out.
  • Used up two jars of ghee
  • Developed a taste for Indian sweets
  • Lost 10 pounds
  • Lost two elderly cats (well, actually my parents lost them, but they were family pets when I was a child)
  • Witnessed my husband get his very first speeding ticket
  • Sewed my first bit of garb not from a ready-made pattern
  • Block-printed the fabric I used to make said garb
  • Turned a heel mostly by memory
  • Kitchenered several toes, mostly by memory
  • Saw Avatar twice (and then three times in 2010, already)
  • Produced a short film
  • I developed a deep and enduring love for Bollywood, and worked through an obsession with Hrithik Roshan (he’s a fine dancer, though)
  • I helped a friend avoid arrest at DragonCon
  • I made lots of new friends
  • I accepted a deputy seneschal position for the South Downs
  • I successfully arranged a site reservation for Red Tower
  • Although I did not camp, I attended my first camping event
  • Mastered spinning
  • Went to my first sheep and wool festival

There was a lot of other stuff, most of which I don’t really remember. However, it was an okay year, except for that part at the end, which sort of sucked.

Here’s to 2010 and its potential for awesomeness. I expect to be un-disappointed.

So far this year I’ve taken on the mantle of Reservation person for Midwinter, so I’m off to a pretty good start.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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2 Responses to Goodbye, 2009

  1. ML Kennedy says:

    I read that as “turned heel”.

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