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Monday, December 31, 2007

SIlly Meme

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?
Had brain surgery, went to Japan.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn’t make any. I will make one, easy one, for next year.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?
My paternal grandmother

5. What countries did you visit?

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?

7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
1/12/2007 – the day I learned I had a beasy in my brain
3/1/2007 – the day I got the beasty taken out of my brain

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Going to Japan, finally.

9. What was your biggest failure?

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Suffer – well, sort of. As you can see above, I had brain surgery. Congenital cerebrovascular defect. There’s an icon of it somewhere in my stack. Also burned my hand decently one day in September.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Macbook pro

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
That I know personally? Can’t think of anyone. Most elected officials in the US.

14. Where did most of your money go?

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
New place in SF.

16. What song will always remind you of 2007?
That dumb rhianna umbrella song, sad to admit.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer?

a) happier
b) same
c) same

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
brain surgery

20. How did you spend Christmas?
I saw Juno, unpacked and organized in the new place, and ate Pizza. Christmas is just another day, albeit one where most things are closed.

21. Did you fall in love in 2007?

22. What was your favorite TV program?
I think probaly, “Quite Interesting”

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

24. What was the best book you read?
TBD – this will actually get it’s own entry in the next two weeks

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
The fact that nothing comes to mind says something, yeah?

26. What did you want and get?
Cured by brain surgery. That’s enough, right?

27. What did you want and not get?
I didn’t get my friend back.

28. What was your favorite film of this year?
I liked Ratatouille a lot. Juno, which I just saw, was great, but that might just be temporal locality biasing it.

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 32 and took myself out to eat at Izakaya Mai

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Too sappy for me to even consider answering.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
The same as it has been for many years.

32. What kept you sane?
I honestly haven’t been completely sane the whole year – but for good reason. Anti-anxiety meds helped when they were needed. Otherwise, it’s my robot brain.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
A trillion of them. Actually, the mortgage fiasco, because I’ve seen it coming for quite a while. It’s all dumb.

35. Who did you miss?

36. Who was the best new person you met?
I met a few cool people in 2007. I refuse to sort them.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.
Get a CT scan

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
nothing comes to mind

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007


I went to go see Juno at the new Sundance Kabuki Theaters in Japantown today. The movie was fantastic. The theater was also great. 9.7 out of 10.6 rabbit turds.

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Monday, December 24, 2007


Friday I moved in to the new place with my new housemate, stega. You can see pictures of the outside, and the view from my bedroom here. I’ve been busy unpacking and moving the last of my stuff over from the old apartment up here. Stega took off for Las Vegas for the holiday with the guy she’s seeing, so I’ve had the run of the place since Saturday evening. It’s pretty chaotic in here, but slowly it’s getting orderly.

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Moving and Bronchi

Looks like I am moving the end of next week. Yay!

I got bronchitis this week. Boo!


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Monday, December 10, 2007

The Puppet

I participated in a baked goods exchange in San Francisco last night. Outside of the bar we found a bag of Christmassy stuff – some ribbons, and such. And also a fantastic puppet, which you an see behind the cut – warning, it is HUGE.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Japan Trip Journal

At long last (about 2 months) I’ve finally finished typing up my journal from my trip to Japan.

You can see it at Neil’s Travels

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007


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