I used to laugh at elderly folk who continually said banal things such as “Where does the time go?” or “My, how this year has flown by!” Suddenly I am that elderly folk…okay, not so much elderly; more like heading toward my golden years at the speed of light… Anyway, over the past few months, conversations I have had with various people have contained at least one reference to the fact we are rapidly approaching 2009.
So, why has this year gone by so fast? Probably because I’ve fiddle-farted it away. I’m good at that. Really. I can start a project and 3 hours later I’ve left that project for 6 other projects and haven’t gotten anything completed or accomplished. Too busy fiddle-farting. I only wish I could be paid for this because I seem to truly have a knack for it. Plus it would be a great conversation starter — when someone asks you what you do for a living imagine the fun of being able to reply, “I’m a fiddle-farter.” Sounds like fun to me.
See? There I go fiddle-farting around again. I was talking about where this year went. It’s not like I had a tremendous amount of stuff I had to accomplish; no job; no responsibilities to speak of; no-one to take care of but Devoted Spouse and EmmaLou the Golden Destroyer and at least one of them is self-cleaning. Oh I took a couple of courses in my pursuit of higher education and I read a ton of books; I did some volunteer work at church, took a couple of trips with Devoted Spouse and communed with nature, tried to become a birdwatcher until I came to the realization that it’s just boring so now I have a $300 set of binoculars I use to spy on the crazy Chinese guy who lives behind me, and I spent an unholy amount of time in the blogosphere. That about sums up my year.
I don’t know much about the physics of time and space but I do know the other day it was June and now it’s the end of December and I think I’ll email Stephen Hawking and ask him to explain it to me. I’m sorry, where was I? Oh yeah, this year is almost over; I can put it behind me and hope that 2009 brings some of my retirement fund back and that the value of my house rises at least enough for me to consider putting it on the market and moving south, and that the man some of us elected to the Presidency is actually up to the job because he’s got his work cut out for him!
Hmmm…where does the time go? This year certainly has flown by!