In late December 2009 I was playing Elder Scrolls: Oblivion in my college apartment, and got into a spat with my girlfriend, who was disappointed that I was spending money on games and not thinking about the future. That capped off the previous decade.
From there, I got a ring proposed in March, graduated college the next December, got a job and got married in 2011, got Charlie in 2012, bought a house in 2013, had a kid in 2015, moved and helped Jessie start law school also in 2015. Most of the rest can be pieced together from previous years-in-review. Basically, we have all come a long way, and it has been a great decade.
2019 has been a hectic and fulfilling year, both professionally and personally. At work we are nearing production release for our first Agile-led project. At home, we are adjusting to Jessie graduating, passing the bar, and becoming a lawyer. We are capping it off by buying a house, but that is going to be a 2020 story.
Best tweets of 2019, sort of by date
(I’ll probably do a decade tweet retrospective later)
i am pleased to announce, that i have Normalized beer
— wint (@dril) December 17, 2019
[me telling my story how I survived a plane crash and lived on a deserted island for a year] it was crazy
[friend who once got a text from me where I accidentally called the grinch the grink] was the grink there?
— brent (@murrman5) October 1, 2019
UNCLE: I say this every year but-
ME: not this again
MOM: we’re NOT talking politics this thanksgiving
UNCLE: without luigi there is no waluigi, therefore he is responsible for waluigi’s many sins
ME: ARE YOU SAYING WALUIGI HAS NO FREE WILL
UNCLE: I SAID WHAT I FUCKING SAID
— Ben Rosen (@ben_rosen) November 28, 2019
waiter: would you like a soup or salad?
clark kent: [laughs nervously] a super salad? i'll just have a regular salad please
clark kent: [loudly] a regular salad for a regular man
— merry christmoose 🎅🦌 (@tiemoose) September 1, 2019
Drug dealer: if you're a cop, you have to tell me
Me: [into shoulder radio] is that true
— Abbie (@AbbieEvansXO) August 29, 2019
protip: alias sudo to "please" for a much more wholesome unix experience pic.twitter.com/Lw3h89RmXs
— Katerina Borodina (@ctrlshifti) August 12, 2019
this is also true for ukraine https://t.co/GHQS6GlzO6
— so fee uh (@pastoralcomical) June 9, 2019
— da share z0ne (@dasharez0ne) May 7, 2019
having to spell the word "lunch" instead of saying it so the boys don't get too excited
— wint (@dril) May 22, 2019
When he is falling into a bottomless pit to his death, Mario says "waah" – whereas Waluigi says that constantly. Waluigi is constantly, painfully aware of his own mortality and he deploys that awareness as both lament, cry of defiance, and justification for his actions.
— Bruno Dias (@NotBrunoAgain) May 6, 2019
— BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) March 29, 2019
me, lightly touching miette with the side of my foot: miette move out of the way please so I don’t trip on you
miette, her eyes enormous: you KICK miette? you kick her body like the football? oh! oh! jail for mother! jail for mother for One Thousand Years!!!!
— Patricia Lockwood (@TriciaLockwood) March 19, 2019
me: can you dust my wets?
server: you can just ask for Parmesan cheese
me, confused, lifts all of my spaghetti with my hands: please. My wets.
— Ebert (@horsedivorce) March 6, 2019
Love putting my Peloton bike in the most striking area of my ultra-modern $3 million house
— Clue Heywood (@ClueHeywood) January 28, 2019
Music and Media
There were only 2 songs worth keeping on repeat for most of the year. They are:
Denver Haircut by the Hold Steady
Sunflower by Vampire Weekend
Best TV of the year, in my opinion, was The Good Place, Game of Thrones final season, The Witcher, and Good Omens.
My goals and resolutions for the new year will be close to the same as last year. I need to connect with my community, and I need to stick with my good habits. Here is a sampling of those – I made good on getting thrifty on lunch, but not quite on the notebooking habit. I dropped off on drinking water instead of coffee/soda. I also started reading a lot more when I figured out the login to my library’s ebook lending program.
Here’s to another one
Will be enjoying a coffee porter from a local brewery and going to bed early. Midnight is for suckers.