The first line from the first post of each month of 2006:

Today, I finally got the answer I’d been waiting for. Ok, now that everyone’s done slashdotting the poor guy into oblivion, let’s give this one a whirl. When I was a kid, I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books. Chris Clarke commemorates The Thirtieth Anniversary of a Suicide. I was just mistaken for a Canadian on rec.arts.comics.strips. You know, every time I think I can no longer be utterly dumbfounded by the stupid things that politicians get up to, along comes a story like this one in Atlanta’s Creative Loafing. “The country is run by extremists, because moderates have shit to do.” “Middle age is when you’re faced with a choice between two evils, and you choose the one that will let you get home by 9:30.” I really have nothing interesting to say right now, aside from being very amused by this icon, which I made from today’s Sinfest. Just wanted to take a moment to wish a happy birthday to my lovely faraway sweetie, aiela. An amusing thread on rec.arts.comics.strips that telynor suggested I share here. We are oh so very bouncy bouncy happy over the opportunity to have sf, alternate history and fantasy author Steve Stirling join us at GAFilk this year.

Yep, that sums up the year, I guess.