There was plenty of Suck in 2009. Too many funerals. My brother got laid off because a new manager didn’t like him despite the fact that he was the most popular DJ at his radio station, and hasn’t found a job since. Too many others who are willing to work but can’t find work. I hoped for more change from my government than I actually got. Too many friends fighting too many battles. At least 4 suicides affected the lives of those close to me.
But that is not what I will remember about 2009.
This is what I’ll remember about 2009:
May - met up with Twitter folks in Indianapolis
May - met up with Twitter folks in Pittsburgh.
June - met up with (a few) Twitter folks in Cincinnati.
June - met up with Twitter folks in Chicago with The Wife and Boy.
July - met up with Twitter folks in NYC with The Wife.
August - met up with
Elitist Sexist Racist Xerox Sales folks in Boston with The Wife.
(September - Wife went to Chicago to meet people w/o me and the boy).
October - Hosted Faruk at our house, on his birthday. Ate steak. Meat good.
November - met up with Twitter folks in Ohio with The Wife.
December - met up with Twitter folks in Rochester with The Wife and Boy.
And we made plans to meet with folks in January in San Francisco, and tentative plans to go back to Rochester (sometime) and have more folks out to our house (sometime) again in 2010.
For all that, it will remain in my memory as a very good year.
That being said, here’s hoping that 2010 is better in every way imaginable, and some that aren’t.