These are the archives for The Gallivanting Monkey, and they link you back to the original site over on Blogger. (It's just as well that they do—the old site was easier to browse.) If you're planning on going in, I wish you a very good long plane trip, or car trip, or convalescence, or bout of procrastination, or space journey.
P.S. I'm not going to throw you into these archives without some kind of life ring. A little overview will be provided from year to year that lets you know what I was generally writing about around then.
No posts. Quiet work on a memoir.
Two red carpet posts. Otherwise the rest of the year was quiet as I was pondering my future and then dealing with calamities.
I posted every Wednesday for the bulk of this year, little essay-like things on a different topic each week. You could do worse than wander around in 2014, archive-wise.
Slim selection here, as I was recovering from an illness that knocked me out from mid-2012 until this spring.
Look, I'll be honest. If I were looking to have a good time in somebody's archives, I would not look for those good times here. Noodling around, then absence-due-to-sickness.
Death, kindergarten, Osama Bin Laden, the Oscars, parenting, travel, etc.
September's got a couple of things. November, December. You'll need to be extremely bored to hit any other sights here in 2010. I'm just trying to look out for you.
The beginning of 2009 finds us in the middle of a fraught pregnancy that reaches the finish line safely in June. Lots of writing about the experience of pregnancy in the first half of the year, and then this bleary, second-time mom experiments with some other kinds of writing later on.
A brief pregnancy, a miscarriage, reckoning with the miscarriage, and then a new pregnancy. All the while I am EXTREMELY INTO BARACK OBAMA. Also, at the beginning of the year I was optimistically participating in something called Blog 365, where the idea is that you blog every day for a year. So if you're wondering who put a nickel in me in January and February, that's who.
2007 & 2006
I'm a new mom during this span of time, and I'm blogging about that a lot. No need to type that twice for you, so the years are grouped together. Chronicling new parenthood, with a few blobs of other material.
I started the blog in June. Everybody I knew was blogging, and I went nuts and blogged constantly for the sheer joy of it. Had no idea what I was doing. Even spam comments got a warm welcome and a thank-you-for-stopping-by. Got pregnant in August, and then my thoughts turned to morning sickness and impending parenthood.