I've heard a lot of people pleased to see the back of 2010, but personally I think I've had a great year. Oh, sure, there have been ups and downs - but resolutely more 'ups' than 'downs.'
As a birthday present, I got laid off - but in retrospect (in fact, even at the time) I realized that it was for the best. I was very lucky to find a great job, with a great new crew, literally next door to where I used to work.
I had an entire year of my little Mini Militant wearing me out, wearing me down and generally causing mischief, confusion and chaos - but wouldn't have missed a minute of it. It's so odd to have started the year with him tottering about, and rung it out with him talking up a storm.
Thanks to those great guys at Jacques, I got to be featured in a fashion photoshoot, and see The Locomotive eclipse my former Gingermobiles by getting involved in a real life drag race, star in a short movie and serve as chariot to a bevvy of beautiful models.
I got to see a lot of my friends have children, a couple of them get married (and far fewer than on average snuff it.) It was, to quote the Chairman of the Board, "a very good year."
And I hope 2011 is going to be even better. Here's hoping.
I don't really have anything much to write, so I thought I'd just post something from each of the last twelve months. Not necessarily the best, or the most noteworthy - but a fond favorite nevertheless.
- January: Walking in a Weiner Wonderland
- February: Anniversary
- March: Why American Beer is Superior to British Beer
- April: The 'R' Team
- May: Why I'm Militant Ginger
- June: The Exchange Artist
- July: The Great American Contradiction
- August: New York Renaissance Faire 2010
- September: Shoot in the Catskills
- October: Terror Behind the Walls
- November: Redheaded Men are Bringing Sexy Back
- December: Christmas Duel