So here we are, over a week since my last post. And nothing much has happened in between. Well, except for my birthday; that happened this week. But that wasn’t really a big deal, either; I didn’t go out or celebrate or anything. (I’m 34 now, and 34 isn’t really a magic number, for me. Maybe when I turn 40 I’ll celebrate more.)
But, in honour of my birthday, I thought I’d look back through my blog, and see what’s happened since my last birthday. Here are some of the highlights, of the last year:
- The fourth edition of my book, Beginning XML, was published. (I will continue to call it “my book”, as a linguistic shortcut, even though I do less and less work on each subsequent edition.)
- Andrea and I took some trips. Specifically, we went to:
- I discovered the joys of cleaning with vinegar, instead of chemicals, and using vinegar for fabric softener, instead of “regular” fabric softener.
- We bought a new car—arguably the biggest thing I did this past year
- I created a new blog, where I write about my deployments. (I’m guessing that nobody will ever read this one but me.) I also created a new blog where I write about any books that I’m reading.
- I thought I had a bladder infection, then thought that I had kidney stones, then thought that it wasn’t kidney stones, and eventually found out that I have… Actually, we never did discover what was wrong with me. But I did have the pleasure of getting a cystoscopy done.
- I bought a course to try and learn Spanish. Although, I never did get too far. (Who didn’t see that coming?)