Many of my recent blog posts have focused on the fact that 10 years have passed since I started this blog, which for the internet makes me quite the granny (as through my soul wasn’t already a granny).
In celebration (or really, commemoration) of my decade of blogging, I’ve been going through all of my old posts and giving them a scrub. That means fixing the many, many broken links, updating the categories, fixing photo sizes, updating post titles (some of which make no sense), and deleting ones that are just a waste. Because, if you remember, in 2007 there was no Pinterest, so a lot of my posts are essentially one photo with a sentence underneath.
Yet, by some miracle of chance, it’s not all bad! Here is the best of January that my blog has to offer through the decade.
A Decade of Blog-tastic January(s)
January 21, 2008: On Specious Reasoning
My satiric Platonic dialog that ends in Socrates destroying the world. I’m still somewhat amused by this post, and, also, it makes me feel like I was in college forever (because I was).
January 24, 2008: “King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters”
My short review of this movie (poster above) reminds me of a really good time that I had with my friends, and it was a genuinely enjoyable film. Also, allegedly, Billy Mitchell (who is in the documentary) commented on the post … I don’t know, it probably wasn’t him, but if it was, how cool would that be?
January 14, 2009: Toaster Oven Haiku
I have still, to this day, never found a toaster oven that works.
January 24, 2013: Crushed Rocks? I Wish: A Response Essay on Makeup in Our Society
I have to say that, five years later, I’m still quite proud of this essay which addresses makeup and the expectations that women will wear it. My anecdote about being harassed at work by my boss is especially relevant now with the #MeToo movement. This is my favorite article on this list and a reminder that some of my best posts are response posts.
There you have it, the best that ten years of January has to offer. What wonders will January 24th of this bring in the future (since that’s clearly a good day for me)?