In the spirit of all good, navel-gazing reporters everywhere, it is time for us to present to you, dear reader, an arbitrary list of items that have made us laugh, cringe or cry in 2011.
On Wednesday, my colleague Warren Rojas spit out his top five HOH reads. So today I step up to share mine. As an added bonus, I’ve decided to highlight a lesson gleaned from each piece, because HOH is nothing if not an educational tool.
5. Wherein Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) staffer’s 10-gallon fish tank took down a burglar and the perp decided the correct course of action, after bleeding all over the office, was to walk down the street to a bar for a couple shots. What we learned: What Rojas was doing before coming to HOH.
In a rare moment of seriousness: Thank you, dear readers, for hanging with us over the past year. Thank you for your tips. Thank you for keeping us honest. Thank you for encouraging us on the days we are considering going back to waiting tables.
Have a happy, happy New Year! And ... do let us know if anything HOH-worthy goes down.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.