Iiii've been the last posting date and I still haven't written a lot of my cards.Oh well. *shifty*
Post the first two sentences from your first post of every month this yearJan
: I have a new girlfriend. I met her at New Years. Feb
: Boston, Massachusetts?
I love you, I really, do. Mar
: Today I am marking from the first year practicals I've been teaching at. (No, I don't have erana
's one here. I made sure of that.)Apr
: So, take a look here
. But only if you promise to come back.May
: Those Capital FM posters? The ones with London cityscapes with band names cunningly inserted into the photo? Jun
I needs me some icons.Jul
: .... actually, feeling a little blue 'cause I'm indoors with nothing to do and it's gorgeous
out. However, I can't think of anything to do out there, either.Aug
: The sad thing is, I can't blame anyone else for this. But I got it in my head I'd like to NPC a particular character for milliways_bar
plot, then someone else said they'd do it, and I have enough to do, so...Sep
: Yesterday I burned down my flat.
...oh not actually
: Today I have given up against the flu and working from home. In bed. Nov
: Dear self,
Things which were a bad idea:
- eating a lot ofHallowe'en sweets. I mean, sure they taste good, and sugar rushes are good while they last. But CRASHES BAD, DAMMIT.Dec
: OK, here's what I was talking about earlier
.I am strongly, viscerally opposed to male genital mutilation, and it'sa source of contention with me that it's legal in nearly all western cultures and the norm in the USA.
(Last Year's Answers
)1. What did you do in 2007 that you'd never done before?
Went to a baseball game!2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't make them.3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
and fightingthecage4. Did anyone close to you die?
Only my cat.5. What countries did you visit?
The USA. And Scotland6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
A PhD7. What date from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
For some reason, I can't think of any particularly memorable dates8. What was your biggest achievement of this year?
Millicon9. What was your biggest failure?
Still my hopelessness at PhDness.10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
MUTANT HAND11. What was the best thing you bought?
Plane tickets12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
I want to just say that I have great supervisors and the most supportive parents ever. Also, my girlfriend is better than yours.13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Seriously? Lying about my behaviour because you didn't get your way in pretendy fun time games? WTF, dudes?14. Where did most of your money go?
Rent, eating, traveling in London, etc.15. What did you get really, really excited about?
Millicon!16. What songs will always remind you of 2007?
Sadly, I think music wise, 2007 was quite forgettable.17. Compared to this time last year,
i. are you happier or sadder?
Sadderii. thinner or fatter?
Fatter, I believe.iii. richer or poorer?
Pooreriv older or wiser?
Both, it feels.18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Work19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Self Pity20. How will you be spending New Years Eve?
With the schoolfriends21. Did you fall in love in 2007?
Already there.22. How many one-night stands?
None.23. What was your favourite TV programme?Heroes24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
I don't hate anyone. I didn't last year.25. What was the best book you read?Making Money26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Don't think I discovered anyone this year. Huh.27. What did you want and get?
Time with the girlfriend28. What did you want and not get?
Any sort of career advancement29. What was your favourite film of this year?
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
26, and holy crap! Bing surprised me by flying in and OMG!31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Graduating32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?Black goes with everything. As long as everything is black.
If it ain't brok, y'know...33. What kept you sane?
Bing.34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
David Anders35. What political issue stirred you the most?
Marriage.36. Who did you miss?amurderofcrows37. Who was the best new person you met?
Met face to face? tropes
. Met online? rushin_doll38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.
Anxiety is conquerable.39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
For now we're healthy, for now we're employed // For now we're happy, if not overjoyed
2007 sucked donkey balls, yo.