I’ve seen this here and there on friends’ blogs. What did they write about on the first day of each month in 2009? What does that say?
Let’s take a look at my 2009, just from the first day of each month.
- January — On Stratfordians, Oxfordians, and “The Brain of Morbius”. A post comparing the question of the Doctor’s pre-Hartnell incarnations to the Shakespearean Authorship Question. Because I’m nerdy like that.
- February — On a Sunday Morning Meme. A bunch of random questions about myself, probably borrowed from a friend’s LiveJournal.
- March — On Paul Harvey. Newscaster Paul Harvey died, and I reminisced about my senior year in high school when I first heard Harvey on the radio.
- April — On Robert Downey, Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes. I was a little apprehensive about Downey as Sherlock Holmes. He doesn’t look anything like the Holmes that Frederic Dorr Steele or Sidney Paget drew a century ago, and I wasn’t taken with the first set photos from the shoot. However, I started to see some other things about Downey’s Holmes, and my opinion began to shift. I’m looking forward to the film, out next week, now.
- May — More on The Leisure Society. Last spring I discovered an English band named The Leisure Society, and I mused on the lyrics to one of their songs and on their recent Ivor Novello award nomination.
- June — On Today’s Writing Discovery. I had a writing insight, a scene I needed for the novel I’m working on.
- July — On June’s Statistics. One of the occasional posts I make about the things people are looking for when they reach my website, the things they’re looking at, that sort of thing.
- August — On the Arrival of the Print — I had ordered, in mid-July, an art print created by J.H. Williams III and Todd Klein of the young Arthur pulling the sword from the stone. It arrived in the mail that day.
- September — On Late Summer Doldrums. Late September. Feeling kinda blah. The Cubs :cubs: were losing. Blah.
- October — On the Born Chicago Cubs Fan. Charlie Brown would have been a Chicago Cubs :cubs: fan, I think. And I wonder if the reason I’m a Chicago Cubs fan is that the Peanuts strip published on the day I was born had Charlie Brown waxing philosophic on baseball.
- November — On October’s Web Stats. Another of those statistical posts. I don’t do them every month.
- December — On Design Decisions. I started thinking about making some changes to the design of my website, which I talk about further here and here.