Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Meme: First Sentence of the First Post of Each Month

What was to be a brief hiatus of a fortnight turned into a two-month-long break. But now the new year's starting up, and with it I resume my thrice weekly blogs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

First up, is a recap of the year 2013 as evidenced by the first sentence of the first post for each month of the year.

Date: January 1
Title: Happy New Year!
Line: Are you resolute about resolving your new year's resolutions this year?

Date: February 1
Title: Picture Day Friday: Guinevere
Line: (image)

Date: March 1
Title: Picture Day Friday: White's Gentlemen's Club London
Line: This gentlemen's club for aristocratic Londoners was established in 1693 in St. James square by an Italian named Francesco Bianco (AKA "Francis White").

Date: April 2
Title: A Brief History of Chocolate
Line: The origin of the word chocolate can be traced back to the Aztec word xocoatl.

Date: May 3
Title: Picture Day Friday: Raja Deen Dayal's Photography
Line: A photograph of the opulent drawing room in Bashir Bagh palace in Hyderabad, India taken in 1888.

Date: June 5
Title: Explaining The Pomodoro Technique In Short
Line: The goals of The Pomodoro Technique, a time management system by Francesco Cirillo, are to "eliminate the anxiety of time" and to "enhance focus and concentration."

Date: July 1
Title: Promotion Tips by Amish Tripathi, a Million-Books-Sold-Million-Dollar-Advance Author
Line: Wellness guru Deepak Chopra says, "Amish's mythical imagination mines the past and taps into the possibilities of the future."

Date: August 2
Title: Picture Day Friday: c.1800 Georgian Pendant
Line: Georgian Gold Amethyst Ruby Emerald Pearl Pendant c. 1800.

Date: September 2
Title: Janeiac Brainiac
Line: The NYT came up with this game to join in the wave of Janeophilia that's been going on in America, the UK, and elsewhere in the world on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Pride & Prejudice.

Date: October 1
Title: MacArthur for Medievalist
Line: A quick note to recognize medievalist Dr. Robin Fleming on her win of the MacArthur Fellowship.

Date: November 1
Title: Picture Day Friday: Last Days of Autumn
Line: (image)

Date: December