2008 in six words

Hey, all the cool kids are doing it, so I thought I’d give it a try. Here’s my first thought:

It sucked. It’s over. Thank God.

But really, that’s not fair to the memory of 2008. It feels like the world did actually suck – an election that was hard on us; a stock market that was tough to watch; unrest in various regions – but personally, it’s been a great year. I’ve had a lot of fun. The family is well. Life is clicking right along. So I considered this:

I have everything I ever wanted.

That seemed a little too esoteric. So I kept trying. I think I’ll settle on:

Ups and downs, but nothing desperate.

It reminds me of a cute family letter we received this year. The author had done the family’s newsletter as a yearly stock market chart. The death of a favored family pet was quite a low. One of the kids winning a state championship was a high. It was fun to read.

That’s pretty much the way the year felt for me, too. I can’t complain.

Anyone willing to jump into the six word game?


  1. Too short but full of fun!

  2. The Lorax says:

    Need change, but keep your money

  3. Randy in Richmond says:

    The chickens came home to roost.

  4. The Lorax says:

    You win, Randy.

  5. I think mine is summed up in five:

    Is the election over yet?