Here it is, the final Of Recent Note
of 2008: What's the best thing you discovered this year?
It could be the Fleet Foxes album, it could be tweed moccasins, it could be "change."
It could be something that makes you think about what 2008 has meant to you; something that makes you hope for what 2009 may bring.
It could be patriotism, cultural identity, expensive shoes that are actually comfortable because they are so expensive--who knew??
It could be a person, a vacation spot, a mental trick to keep you sane when your boss is talking.
It could be the fantastic ease of a messenger service, the beauty of having a calling card, the realization that Facebook is the best/worst thing on the planet.
Maybe you got a raise and it made you think; maybe you got fired and it made you think more. Maybe you bought a couch or a new mattress. One without bedbugs. Maybe you discovered skim milk. You learned a new language. You finally saw The Princess Bride
It could be anything.
Please send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. Eastern
. Entries should be around 150 words. Please also include a link to your web site.