Before I get to that, a couple of things: first, I expect my posting frequency to drop even more in 2008. I'm planning to make some other things in my life more of a priority, which will result in making this blog less of a priority. Not that I plan on disappearing for weeks on end, but my posting will likely top out at a couple of times a week. Second, thanks to all of my readers. My traffic here receded a bit in 2007, most likely owing to my drop in posting activity, and I don't expect any different in 2008; after nearly six years of blogging, I suspect that I have the audience here that I'm ever likely to have. And thank God for that. So, to all loyal readers, your humble overalls-clad hippie of a narrator thanks you!
And now, the posts of 2007. (Special mention to two ongoing series: 100 Movies and Fixing the Star Wars Prequels.)
A note about Libraries
I take on an SF movie party-pooper
A Skiffy Book Quiz
I make Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, and live to tell the tale
The Daughter exhibits a gift for descriptive verbiage
The Best Pictures I've seen
My weakness: Blog Quizzes!
Football over? NOOOO!
A geek grab-bag post in which I make a casting suggestion for Wonder Woman
I win the Short Story Contest!
The story I won it with!
Heckuva job, Boston PD!
Thirteen opening lines to movies
Another movie quiz
How to make Stuffed Squash
Back away from the crazy!
I got FARKed and didn't even get to enjoy it.
Where are all the Right-wing manly men when we need them!
Another quiz thing
And still another quiz thing
Sober words about guns (a re-post of someone else's work, actually)
"Letter to a Mother, Gone to Sea" (fiction, posted in honor of International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day)
Lloyd Alexander, RIP
The stupid, it burns
Star Wars turns 30
Bad Drivers: I don't like them
!00 Things I love about The Simpsons
The AFI's revised 100 Greatest Movies List
A comment about Berlioz
Wow, I forgot I won this award! (Seriously. Totally forgot about it. Ye Gods, I'm a bad blogger.)
A quiz thing, of course
Studio 60: It was so close to being a good show
What our national anthem should be
A Book Quiz
Advice for People attending A Taste of Buffalo
Technology! Whiskey! Sexy!
Meaningful Songs (to me, anyway)
The Simpsons Movie
Thoughts on the original Indiana Jones movies
A contemplative quiz-thing
Thurman! Thurman! Thurman!
What a Geek Believes
A to Z: A fun quiz thing
Another quiz-thing about books
Picking up the ashes
Little Quinn's Third Birthday
I don't know what you're talking about, so here's a bunny with a pancake on its head
An odd quiz
My wrongest NFL predictions post yet!
A teevee show quiz thing
A domestic scene in three parts
A quiz-thing in which random fictional characters are teamed up
All hail my new technological overlords!
A food quiz thing
PZ's quiz thing
An old photograph, examined
My friend "Gumdrops"
A Halloween Quiz Thing
The Sounds of Star Wars
Oh yeah, I like Mahler
Seven Things Meme (yet again)
Caillou for Grownups
"To Weep When I Am Glad" (fiction)
Christmas Quiz Thing
And here is a listing of posts from 2007 in which I discussed specific books.
Anthony Bourdain's The Nasty Bits and Bill Buford's Heat
George RR Martin's A Feast for Crows
Tomorrow to be Brave by Susan Travers and Brainiac by Ken Jennings
Measure Twice, Cut Once by Norm Abram and The Inextinguishable Symphony by Martin Goldsmith
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
Marvels by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross, The Death of Superman, Songs of Our Ancestors by Patrick Atangan
Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay
A History of Violence, Persepolis I and II by Marjane Satrapi, The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot, The Life Eaters by David Brin and Scott Hampton, The Book of Ballads by Charles Vess and various, Castle Waiting by Linda Medley.
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
Deathstalker by Simon R. Green
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester, The Coming of the Terrans by Leigh Brackett
Love in a Torn Land by Jean Sasson, Age of Bronze: Volume One by Eric Shanower, Der Ring des Nibelungen adapted by P. Craig Russell.
Automat by Lorraine Diehl and Marianne Hardart, Words Words Words by David Crystal, A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.
Dread Empire's Fall: The Praxis by Walter Jon Williams, Sigil, Metabarons
The Making of Star Wars by JW Rinzler, Making Comics by Scott McCloud, The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Is This a Great Game or What! by Tim Kurkjian
Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield, the Griffin and Sabine and Morningstar trilogies by Nick Bantock, Up Front by Bill Mauldin
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by that woman who writes Harry Potter novels
Stradivari's Genius by Toby Faber, A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Andromeda Stories, The New Space Opera edited by Dozois and Strahan, Fray by Joss Whedon, Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2007, Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin, Those Left Behind and Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon, The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross
And thus closes 2007 on Byzantium's Shores. See you all on The Flip Side.