Best of 2009: The Best-of Ketchup Edition. Yes, already.

Uh. As might be painfully evident to the naked eye, I’m woefully behind on the blog challenge.

I have a defense, though, I swear.

Well, you see, there was this beautiful, raven-haired fairy – she kinda looked like pre-Whenever Wherever Shakira, truth be told.  She fluttered up to my earlobe, her hair falling over her delicate little face, and whispered in my ear, “If you eat this cube of cheese-flavored sugar, all your dreams will come true.”  I know there’s no such thing, and it was really mean of her to taunt me like that.

I said, “Listen, lady, your hips may not lie, but your mouth does.  Sugar never tastes like cheese.  And I certainly don’t need any sugar, anyway.”  She took one look at me, buzzing steadily and glowing merrily. Then she pulled this amazingly iridescent sparkling bat from behind her tiny wings, and clubbed me right over the damn head.

You wouldn’t think something so miniscule would cause so much agony, and yet, there you have it (that’s what she said).

It happened that way.  I kid you not.

December 4. Book. What book – fiction or non – touched you? Where were you when you read it? Have you bought and given away multiple copies?

I would generally call myself quite derelict in the “touching reading” department this year.  I spent too much time doing other things that made curling up with a book a luxury for which I longed much more than engaged in.  With that said, I can’t recall any books better than White Teeth and The Princess Bride.  And yes, I read Twilight.  Okay, half of it.  That was all that necessitated my attention.

December 5. Night out. Did you have a night out with friends or a loved one that rocked your world? Who was there? What was the highlight of the night?

Ah yes, there were a few good, good times.


December 6.
Workshop or conference. Was there a conference or workshop you attended that was especially beneficial? Where was it? What did you learn?

While I loveloveloved NTEN, and I learned oodles and oodles and gobs of practical, useful, invaluable information, there truly was nothing that quite compared to or paralleled SXSWi.

December 7. Blog find of the year. That gem of a blog you can’t believe you didn’t know about until this year.

If you are gainfully employed at all (hey, stay-at-home-moms, that includes you, too!), and if you count your lucky stars for the black bean burritos at Taco Cabana, you should all be reading and taking notes from Dr. Miggy’s Healthy Blog for Busy Folks on Tight Budgets.  Of all the blogs that pass by my peepers, Dr. Miggy’s blog is the one that I want to bookmark most, and actually try the recipes that she artfully depicts.  She happens to be one of my dearest, most valued friends on this earth, so there’s your disclaimer.  I’m clearly biased in favor of a really effing rad blog.  Sue me.

December 8. Moment of peace. An hour or a day or a week of solitude. What was the quality of your breath? The state of your mind? How did you get there?

Striking this one.  It’s way too hokey for me.

December 9. Challenge. Something that really made you grow this year. That made you go to your edge and then some. What made it the best challenge of the year for you?


Adventure racing.  And events associated.  Hands fucking down.

What made it the best challenge of the year for me?  You be the judge.

Call it like you see it.  I’m a badass.

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