December 2009 Archives

remembering the 2000's

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An enumerated wrap-up. Thank goodness for my blog and iPhoto, which helped me fill in blanks, remember dates, and relive some of the best moments of what has been for me (personally) a really wonderful ten years.

(The lists aren't in order of importance; some are random, some are chronological.)

Ten Wonderful Places I Visited

  1. Featherdale Wildlife Park
  2. Shanghai
  3. Tokyo
  4. Dubai
  5. Vienna
  6. Lucerne
  7. Yellowstone Park
  8. Mount Rainier
  9. Mount Pilatus
  10. House on the Rock

Ten Games I Spent Too Much Time Playing

  1. World of Warcraft (PC)
  2. Katamari Damacy (PS2)
  3. Dance Dance Revolution (PS2)
  4. Animal Crossing (GameCube)
  5. Sudoku (web, iPhone)
  6. Solitaire (iPhone)
  7. Bejeweled (PC, iPhone)
  8. Snood (PC)
  9. Zuma (PC)
  10. JewelQuest II (PC)

Ten Life-Changing Events

(I'm focusing on personal events rather than world events, which is why 9/11 doesn't appear on the list...)

  1. Gaining Weez as a friend (2001)
  2. Starting my blog (2002)
  3. Acknowledging my depression publicly (2003)
  4. Getting tenure (2003)
  5. Being asked to speak at Supernova (2003)
  6. Getting invited to the first Social Computing Symposium (2004)
  7. Going to my first Al-Anon meeting (2004)
  8. The death of my first husband, Dave Tudder (2004)
  9. Spending a year at Microsoft Research (2005)
  10. Playing WoW with an amazing group of colleagues and friends (2005)

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radio silence

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There's a wonderful song by my favorite folk singer Christine Lavin called "Please Don't Make Me Too Happy," that begins with this passage:

please don't make me too happy
because if you do
my songwriting will suffer
from the bliss you put me through

I think perhaps that's at the root of my drop-off in blogging. I'm just too damn happy. Life is good, and I spend a lot of time just savoring it. Which makes me...well...boring. I don't go out a lot, because I prefer being at home. I don't blog a lot, because I'm not dealing with many problems or challenges that I feel I need to work out publicly or get input on.

I know, that's a lousy excuse. And it hasn't stopped me from twittering, or posting to Facebook. But both of those are really just about lighthearted, newsy updates. What am I thinking right this minute, what did I just read that's worth sharing with others?

I think I'd like to try to find a way to get my blogging mojo back without the angst that originally fueled it. I'll be working on that over the next couple of months, so perhaps you'll see an increase in posts (if you're even bothering to follow the blog any more!).

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