This is around the time I get jealous of everyone posting their best of 2013 lists and resolve to make one myself, and probably sometime over the next week while the world is drowning itself in eggnog and I’m watching my thousandth straight hour of Netflix, I’ll get around to that, but in the meantime, I have discovered the book that sums up my own personal experience of this past year and am revealing it here for the record:
If you somehow managed to miss this in your elementary school years, here’s a snippet:
Fortunately, Ned was invited to a surprise party.
Unfortunately, the party was a thousand miles away.
Fortunately, a friend loaned Ned an airplane.
Unfortunately, the motor exploded.
Fortunately, there was a parachute in the plane
Unfortunately, there was a hole in the parachute…
You get the idea. The good news is that though I can’t remember for sure, I think it had a happy ending.