Surely anyone who reads this blog regularly already knows this, but for the benefit of the cyber-archeologists examining this data hundreds of years after my death, I took a photograph of everything I ate in the year 2008. Everything. Meals, snacks, beverages, candy, the occasional biodegradable packing peanut or two; if I ingested it between 12:00am on January 1st and 11:59pm on December 31st, then you can find a picture of it here.
Did I ever miss a meal? Yes, about five times in the first few months, before hunger and shutter-clicking fused into a single instinct in my brain-sea. In those cases I've either ordered the same thing again the next day (as with a certain pork BBQ sandwich this summer), or found a similar picture online (as with a certain plate of green beans and potatoes). Also, you won't find any pictures of water because I decided it didn't count (with the exception of one particularly beautiful cupsworth).
I'm also missing four days in October (camera stolen). I sat down with a pen and paper for two hours and strained my cranium until I had a list of everything I ate during those four days, planning on re-eating it all. But besides one disgusting zongzi experiment, there was nothing that I didn't already have heaps of photos of (noodles, greasy lettuce, kung pao chicken), so I Lazytowned out of that rescue mission, bought a new camera and just kept taking pictures.
So with all of those disclaimers out of the way, what follows shall be a Greatest Hits tour of a year's worth of chow, with highlights and low points from each month.
(P.S. If you're reading this blog, then the odds are about equal that you a) know my Julia personally, or b) are my Julia. Therefore I should probably mention that Julia did exactly the same project and you should take a look at hers too.)