For this meme, you take the first sentence of the first post of each month and line ’em up. Like Magdalene, I have noted the months. I cheated thrice where there were very short sentences.
I should have known what kind of a year it was going to be with that first sentence...
January: Greetings, all. There's more Latin American stuff coming, and also Sunday's sermon, and a year-end roundup perhaps, but my computer is having trouble.
February: Chora Church, a.k.a. Holy Saviour in the Country, a.k.a. Kariye Müzesi, Kariye Camii, or Kariye Kilisesi (the Chora Museum, Mosque or Church) is the church with the beautiful Byzantine mosaics, as beautiful as Haghia Sophia in its own way.
March: There have been so many questions and concerns about my colleague Jeff that the college has posted an update on its website.
April: It was fabulous. It was packed.
May: Latest in our continuing series of international and intercultural insights by Brother of Acts of Hope.
June: This was a designer who liked women. They don't all.
July: Okay, foodies, here is a little social responsibility post.
August: My friend X has come out of anonymity on his blog.
September: The fabulous FranIAm, friend of the multitudes, has posted on the state of things.
October: Okay, it's not as clever as the Great Schlep of Sarah Silverman and P.J. fame (P.J. told us about it and Sarah Silverman is in it, complete with profanity and with humor which you'll get all of if you're a M.O.T. and some of if you're not), but it may bring in just as many voters.
November: One live, one gone to the ancestors.
December: Speaking of Venice (see previous post, immediately below)... Venice is flooded.
I'm adding a variant to the meme. If you look at the blog post subject lines (I almost wrote “headlines,” old journalist that I am) you get this:
January: Computer troubles, brief blogging hiatus (e-mail on hold too, all y'all)
February: Friday cat blogging: Chora cat
March: Prayers, Jeff update
April: The “Wright Stuff” event
May: Italy: a view from Turkey, in English
June: More prayers for X, who leaves anonymity
July: Quaker Dave flags Trader Joe’s
August: YSL, RIP
September: Disaster update: found new house, packed, moved, exhausted
October: Truckers for Obama
November: Two wonderful men
December: Venice under water
Are we ready for this year to be over?
Here's to a more mindful and, we pray, calmer 2009.