December 21, 2006

Happy Solstice!

Today is that magical day during our planet's annual circumnavigation of Sol, our very own star, when said star is the greatest distance from the celestial equator. Tomorrow, days begin to get longer in the northern latitudes, while down south summer begins to wane. This is a somewhat bittersweet solstice for us, though, as it may very well be our last in the Land of the Midnight least for a while.

To celebrate this unique day in the astronomical year, and furthering the trend of copying everything Patrick does, I've decided to continue a meme originated by Faux Real. Basically, you go through the entire year and post the first sentence of the first post for each month. Why? I'm not entirely sure, but humor me. It does seem like a cool way to look back at the previous year. Since I started my blog in February, I get to skip January. Woohoo! The big question, however, is should I start from the beginning or work my way backwords? Well, because I tend to think linearly, let's start at the beginning:

February: What fun!

March: The wind has been blowing like crazy from the north the past three or four days.

April: Today I got to see just how far Exit Glacier has moved in the past couple months.

May: You can't really see them, but there are about 75 Common Mergansers swimming around off the end of that last boat in line (the one with the two orange bumbers hanging off the end).

June: Having our weekends off together, even though mine fall on Sunday and Monday, is definitely a plus this summer.

July: Ok, I know... it's been over a month since I last posted.

August: For Alaskans, the month of August means hiking, relief from mosquitoes, salmon runs, berries, and an end to the explosion of wildflowers that sprout up during July.

September: Ok, a lot of you have been wondering what's new with that whole dead whale on a cruise ship thing from last week.

October: Nothing new to report on the job hunt, so I figured I'd just post a picture of Harvey.

November: I'm already sick of being unemployed.

December: That's right, we're moving to Arizona!

So there it is. The year in review as told by my blog. But to finish out this post, I thought I would take advantage of a new feature over at Comedy Central, the ability to embed clips from The Daily Show into your blog. So this is an experiment to see how well it works, but also a chance to share Jon Stewart at his very best.

Happy Solstice!


Anonymous said...

Nice Blog, some interesting info and thoughts, a bit radical for me at times but thats ok.

chris said...

Man, Paul you are totally Radical!