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December 31, 2018

A 2018 Retrospective

Well, another year has pushed me to my psychological limit. Hopefully no one noticed.

Luckily it was a year packed with great experiences and even some new possessions. I will chronicle the best ones now:

10. Clearing an overgrown path to a cliff

This felt really good! I thought I'd have to use a hand axe, but was somewhat disappointed that the hacksaw was a better tool for the job. The sense of progress as I cut deeper and deeper into the undergrowth was very satisfying.

9. Buying a wrecking bar

I bought a wrecking bar for a friend as a birthday joke, but discovered soon after the purchase that I did not want to give it away! So I bought myself an identical one the next day. Now I can wreck things if necessary.

8. Bailey's with a single ice cube

Now this is a drink you can order at a club! So I assume, anyway. I'm going to try doing that next year, and see if I get embarrassed subsequently.

7. Heated vest

I knew I had to "turn up the heat" on my winter clothing this year, and, as such, ordered a battery-operated vest that I can wear under my normal coat. I tell you it is worth the money! Very cozy.

6. WD-40

How have I never used this before? Our locks glide now, and who knows what other problems it will solve. Such a good product. It also kind of inspired me to make products as absolutely essential as WD-40.

5. An obsidian egg I got

A worthy addition to my collection, this obsidian piece has an incredible ribbon of sheen through it. Photographs don't do it justice so I won't underwhelm you with one.

4. Table tennis

What an exciting test of skill this game is. Certainly, my favourite of the table sports.

3. Producing more metal comedy


Comedygold

This was a fun project to do, and I've got an idea to really get it off the ground in the new year. An... interactive idea.

2. Delicious cognac

Such a warming beverage! I'd say for this one, don't have an ice cube. Starting a style magazine in the new year about this.

1. A goldstone egg I got

Now, here's an egg that photographs properly! The combination of egg-smooth texture with natural sparkles makes this truly a fine egg, and the best thing about my 2018.

Goldstone

MORE EGGS. BRING ME MORE EGGS.