It's been a wild ride, my friends. Here it is, lengthily summed up. Enjoy, and see you next year!
2008 began with fireworks and Andrew whining about his sore foot. I gave myself a mohawk which no one liked. Jerks. I made it to my 100th blog post. I finished a book that was a long-time coming. We succeeded in contesting out Remote Sensing exam marks. I house and cat sat for a weekend in a lovely home. I did my first sediment analysis at school. I hated living with Tim's mess. I sketched the plan for my largest painting ever.
We hosted a Geography pub night.
I skated on the Rideau Canal.
I dyed Amanda's precious hair.
I became a Guitar Hero.
Grandma celebrated her 85th birthday with lots of family and friends.
We took a chilly field trip. I saw The Road Hammers in concert. I was ambushed with a free lunch. I had my first real Valentine's Day. I spent a wonderful Reading Week in Renfrew.
I got green for St. Patrick's Day.
I got behing the wheel of a Zamboni for the second time in my life.
I accidentally edited all my friends to be coked out. We got a shit ton of snow. Project Runway provided us with a Fierce Hot Mess. I tried and enjoyed Dim Sum. I completed my masterpiece painting.
I burned up in the snow and ice on a trip with my friends from school.
I was a cowboy at a sweet hat party.
I played a game with the girls at the Museum of Nature.
Amanda allowed me to cut her hair. Norah yelled "Fire!" in a public place. Uncle Lyle turned 50. The Edgars put their house on the market, and prepared to leave the neighbourhood. I was minorly electrocuted.
I moved home to Tim Hortons.
The Musical Ride came to town.
Andrew and I watched his parents compete in the Ottawa Race Weekend.
Back in Renfrew, we participated in the Relay For Life. I got a job at General Electric Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada, Inc. I bought Bingo at the Great Glebe Garage Sale.
I met Yanik for a round of mini golf.
A day at the National Art Gallery went from sunshine to rain. I bought my first pair of sandals in like 10 years and absolutely loved them. I continued to enjoy working with my dad. Andrew and I reached our first anniversary.
I celebrated Canada's 141st birthday with 7 martinis, courtesy of the taxpayers. Thank you all.
I repainted and rejuvinated my bedroom.
I got locked in jail on the Ottawa Haunted Walk. I got my first credit card. I got a lot of free meals at work. I moved my things away from Tim's place, to Andrew's place. The people at work all drove me crazy.
I took a tour to forbidden places with Jenny and Andrew.
I kayaked for the first time, on Colton Lake.
I ended my 16 weeks of work at GE. I spent great times at cottages. My favourite model home was destroyed. I got strep throat. I reached a full year of blogging. Canada made me proud in the Olympics. Karaoke occurred in my living room. I got my full driver's license. I finally purchased The Nightmare Before Christmas, after 10 months of searching. I came out to my dad. I moved back to Ottawa to live with Andrew.
I climbed mountains in Gaspé.
I saw beautiful sunsets.
I visited a wind farm. I broke up with Andrew after 14 months. I visited Cantley Quarry. Momma went to Italy. My man purse changed my outlook on life. I visited the South Gloucester Sand and Gravel Pit, which sucked.
I made bad choices. Then I was way too creepy happy. I applied for tickets to the Vancouver Olympics. I went to Saunder's Farm with friends. I wrote a massive Feild Report. I learned that my eyes are technically perfect.
I turned 21. Americans elected their first black President while I watched. The Remembrace Day ceremony in Ottawa was a chilly one. Andrew ate his first grilled cheese, and it was a disaster. I discovered an advertising blunder.
I last my glasses and got some new ones.
I attended Momma's Christmas party.
I went to Montreal to meet Adam, which was a great day.
I celebrated early Christmas with dad's family.
I held the newest member of our extended family.
I made Momma cry with a book.
I enjoyed the best Christmas of my life, because my family rocks.
I rode an old bike and thought about the past, because you need to do that before you move into the future. See you all in 2009!