So it’s been about a year of blogging now. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long, but a lot has happened since I started. I’m pretty happy with how it’s gone. It’s been a nice way to get some thoughts out into the universe, but it’s been even nicer to hear from all of you. I mean that.
I have a few things to say before closing out this year. One, I was at the grocery store yesterday buying some wine and was carded. Fine. But then the clerk asked the person with me for their ID, as well. Why, I asked. “We card everyone in the party,” was the answer. Putting aside the fact that we were hardly a “party,” that we were both in our 30s and I was the one buying the booze, what kind of damn policy is this? It’s a Wisconsin grocery store. It was a box of wine. If I had had a young child with me would I have not been allowed to make the purchase? I know this woman was just trying to do her job, but the inanity of it has left me crazy for the past 20 hours. Two, I would really like to be able to wink by this time next year. I think it’s really so great when people wink that I want to be part of that world. Three, I am really looking forward to dinner with Heather and Dale tonight. I would like to see them more frequently. They’re great friends. Four, I’m sad that my relationship with my dad is so crappy, but I really don’t want to spend my whole life dwelling on it and hurting about it so much. Five, I’m glad I rejoined the gym. The color scheme alone is good for my health. Six, I need to see about 100 movies in the next week and why is Frost/Nixon not here yet? Madison is a pretty damn moviegoing town and I don’t like being treated like this. Seven, I think I already miss Westgate theaters though I can’t believe they lasted as long as they did.
Lastly, tomorrow is my second annual NYE party and I think it should be pretty fun again. For those of you coming, I look forward to seeing you. For those of you who aren’t going to make it, I’ll wish you a very happy new year now. I hope 2009 is a great year for all of us. Bring it on.