Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Year in Review First Sentence Meme

As the year winds down, it's always fun to go back and scan the year in blog posts. Today I'll be playing the "First Sentence" meme. Tomorrow, I'll be doing the "Favorite Posts" post. Join me if you want! Here's how…

How to Play.
1) Look back to your archives for 2008.
2) Collect the first sentence you wrote every month for the whole year. (This doesn't have to be the literal first day of the month--just the first post.)
3) Entertain us on your blog, link back here, and post a comment here with the link to your blog. (And if you're blogless, just remember the first sentence you spoke every month for the whole year and post it here.)

And here are mine:

January 1:
"Wake up! Wake up! It's 8:45!" (Laurel)

February 2: Apparently today is Blog Poetry Slam Day and so I chose this poem by e.e. cummings because it is one of my absolute favorites, and also in memory of our friend randy landry, who once rewrote this whole poem with a few changes and claimed it as his own ("I did not copy it from e.e. cummings!"), and who made the last line, "No one, not even the snow, has such fragile wrists."

March 3: I have about a zillion things to blog about (or rather, "about which to blog" but whatever).

April 2: This has been a birthday week: Jesse turned 15, and Abigail Rhapsody (yes, you're reading that right) was born to my niece, Esther.

May 1: Whatever you do, find ways to read poetry. Eat it, drink it, enjoy it, and share it.”
~Eve Merriam

June 1: We officially ended our school year on Friday, so I'm ready to face the summer projects.

July 3: The July edition of the Recipe Box Swap calls for BBQ main and side dishes.

August 2:
I am sitting in my parents' bedroom in Geneva, New York.

September 1:
Although I do consider this blog my blog headquarters, I also post regularly at SmallWorld Reads, my reading and writing blog.

October 1:
Um, I'm a boring snack mom.

November 1:
What a fabulous day this has been.

December 1:
This Monday Memory post is more of a memory-in-motion: an anniversary post.

Wasn't that fun? Your turn!


  1. Thanks for the meme...I needed a little blog motivation..that didn't involve picture I need to post :)

  2. I did it on my blog, http://dooalot.wordpress.com/ and credited Sarah with the idea in the first sentence. :) I don't think mine sounds nearly as interesting as Sarah's does, though!

  3. I just did mine (I posted the wrong link before)...

    That was a lot of fun!

  4. This was an awesome meme! Though, I have to say it painted a pretty sad picture of my blogging consistency. I still had fun with it though :)

  5. How fun! Here is mine: http://islandacademy.blogspot.com/2008/12/year-in-review-first-sentence-meme.html

  6. I, ironically, mentioned e.e. cummings in my post today before reading yours. Guess I'll just be the unintentional copycat all around this time. You'll find me here: http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/aiminghigh/638274/
    Many Blessings,

  7. Fun meme! I played along :) Come over and reminisce with me *grin*
    Have a happy new years!

  8. Aw shoot I just posted my year in review in a different format. If I wouldnt have I would have surely played along. Loved this peek at your life.

  9. This was a fun meme.

    Here is the link to my blog post.


  10. Wow - I did it. I did it! The post is located at http://violinkids.blogspot.com/2008/12/year-in-review-first-sentence-meme.html

    Happy New Year!!

  11. Fun Meme. Thanks for hosting it. My entry is here http://not2many.blogspot.com/2009/01/2008-in-review-first-sentence-meme-i.html

  12. That was fun, thanks! I posted mine here.

  13. What a fun idea! Thanks for the meme. Here's my entry...


  14. This was fun! Thanks!
    Happy New Year!

  15. Hi! I found you through De'Etta. I loved doing this meme. I could get distracted easily by all the things my family did in 2008. Thanks.
    Here is my blog


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