Here are some more or less random items from the end of December, 2008:
- My nephews (5, 5, and 7) are getting a kitten in March. Specifically, one of the twins wants a kitten for his birthday. He was all ready to let Santa bring him one for Christmas, but then my sister pointed out that if he waited for his birthday, he could pick the kitten out himself. He liked this idea better. (Overheard explaining to his brother: "What if Santa brought a really mean cat?")
- I'm already mulling over 2009 travel possibilities. Currently waffling on whether or not to go to D.C. for the inauguration. Fun? Of course. Crazy? Double of course.
- I made an art piece for our company silent auction in February. All proceeds go to a local food bank, so it feels nice to be contributing something. I made another, larger piece that I took in to have framed on Saturday. It's a (late) Christmas present for a friend who doesn't read my blog, so I'm safe. The lady at the shop wrote the following description on the slip: "Cut photos on matboard/Good." I don't know if "good" is framing parlance for something mundane, but I enjoyed it anyway.
- My hair has gotten curlier in the past year or so. I'm not sure how. But it has.
- I'd like to make a quilt in 2009. Which would necessitate learning to sew. I'm stopping short of a resolution on this, but I think it would be fun.
- We broke the December record for snowfall here. Is next month April, by any chance? No? Are you sure?
- I'm still kind of thinking about that Bon Iver show from the 19th. Perfect confluence of music, weather, venue, and people.
- I can't believe 2009 will be the fifth year for the basement show at SnS. The traditional fifth anniversary gift is wood. Heh.
Okay, that's enough for tonight. I'll end 2008's blogging with a random picture: a chicken vending machine at the Tulsa airport.
Bring on 2009!