To finish out 2013, here’s a list of some favorite posts from the past year:
Happy New Year, Everyone!
On the Lighter Side of Things
Home Run, Man
the “most viewed post” this year
I lost Grandma
Trick or Treat?
runner-up for “most viewed post” this year
But the title’s awful…ly catchy
most “liked” post this year
On the Serious Side of Things
“Death be not proud”
“The world is not as it should be…”
“On Friday a thief”
What to say
Suggestions of the Real Thing
Some of my Favorite Quotes on the Blog
Rhythm, Harmony, and Math
Mo’ honey, mo’ problems
A sense of our own weakness
What to read
“A mistake, though an understandable one”
And (not from 2013) here’s the first post published on this blog:
Eliott’s Inkling this explains where the name “Not a Tidy World” comes from
Ideas for 2014?
Did I leave out one of your favorites form 2013?
Tell me about it in the comments!
“So the next time you wish for some quiet time, remember that it could also drive you crazy.”
– from the article, “Earth’s Quietest Place Will Drive You Crazy in 45 Minutes,” posted by Rose Eveleth on Smithsonian.com. The brief article describes the anechoic chamber at Orfield Laboratories in Minnesota.
“They do exist.”
– Santa, in this classic M&Ms Christmas commercial
But, here’s the British version (below). Because who doesn’t love the yellow M&M with a British accent? Side-note: Santa still has American accent. ‘Cause he’s Uh-Mer-Can.
“Peter… You’re home.”
– today’s quote is from this commercial for Folger’s coffee
Happy Monday, folks!
“This year I’m going to make all my Christmas presents. And guess what I’m getting everybody? Paper airplanes!”
– Sally, in “Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales”
“Really, for a man who had been out of practice for so many years it was a splendid laugh!”
– Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, December 1843
(The narrator may be my favorite character in that book.)
I HAVE endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.
Their faithful Friend and Servant,
By the way, I haven’t seen this movie. I don’t think it’s about the Hokey Pokey.
“Then what is it? Because it sure isn’t an anatomy lesson.”
– insight gleaned from an extended-family game night