I spotted this idea on a blog of a fellow Bryn Mawr College alum, whom I saw earlier this year at an alumnae party in California, and whose blog feed I follow courtesy of the alumnae network I mentioned here not long ago.
The idea is to create a microcosm of one's year by taking the first sentence of the first entry of one's blog of each month of 2005. I was neglectful of my blog early in the year, but here is the GOAT year in review.
February: I heard on the news yesterday morning that a group of concerned parents in a California diocese were pressuring their parish Catholic school to revoke the enrollment of the twin adopted sons of a gay couple.
April: Baseball season is here again, and I'm getting used to the reshuffled rosters (Sammy Sosa an Oriole? Tim Hudson a Brave? Jason Kendall an A?) and the joy of having baseball on all the time, thanks to MLB.com's audio feeds and the "Extra Innings" cable package.
July: I wasn't too worried by Chief Justice Rehnquist's expected retirement.
August: Geek of all Trades has probably felt a bit like Geek of India lately.
September: We are back from Vancouver, a truly lovely city.
October: I haven't written about baseball in a while, but it's not for lack of paying attention.
November: Here in the United States, it has been 140 years since the country was last torn by civil war.
December: Alright, so it's Saturday.
I rather like this. It conveys the geekiness and diversity of GOAT, and also a bit of my inexplicable India fixation. There's a little baseball, a little language, a little geeky stuff, a little politics. All in all, a pretty good blend. I guess I can say truthfully that I'm looking forward to another year of all trades.