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The year in review

This has been a good year for me.

  • I switched from a good job to a great job. I've managed to keep in touch with several of the great folks from my old job; that alleviates almost all the downside of the move.
  • I took some time playing hardcore World of Warcraft, and then pulled back my playing to a comfortable moderation.
  • I've been reading a ton of webcomics, watching only a bit of TV, and turning over my Netflix subscription very slowly.
  • I traveled a bit in May and June, visiting friends in Minnesota and San Diego.
  • My D&D run is back up and running and the plot is plotting.
  • We had a suite at Gen Con and it was the most awesome thing ever.
  • My house hosted a holiday party and we made excellent use of the space.
  • I dabbled a little in music, jamming with a proto-band just to see what sounds we could make. I also got Guitar Hero II and Rock Band, and I'm starting to really enjoy the drumming.
  • I directed/shot/edited a silly little video for a sales group at work and found it incredibly fun.
  • I was just starting to wear contacts at the beginning of the year, and at some point I lapsed back to being lazy and wearing glasses. I recently tried the contacts again and am once again amazed at how much clearer they are than glasses. So I'll go back to contacts, and try to make them stick. Er, make the habit stick.
  • I spent a good chunk of time thinking about moving, looking at luxury condos or not-so-luxury condos. I got into a mode where I thought of moving as a catalyst for change in general. Anyway, at some point, I rearranged some furniture, sold some old junk at Swapfest, and got over that malaise... I might be missing out on an investment opportunity, but I could also be missing out on a bad investment opportunity. I don't mind the gamble.
  • I went to Minneapolis to help surprise a friend on his birthday, and got to see a bunch of my Minnesota friends from that fun, relaxing year of 2003-2004. It got me just a touch wistful.
  • I bought a new mattress, bedspread, and nice sheets. It makes a difference. And now our guest room has a mattress in it. Much nicer than the crappy old futons that we used to put guests on.
Some things didn't change. I'm not too far from where I started socially; some friendships grew, others faded with time, but nothing spectacular happened, for either good or ill. So there's my introspective on 2007. Did I miss anything? Probably. I'd like to thank all my wonderful friends for this year, for the amazing support. From all of you, I draw inspiration and joy. May 2008 bring you all clarity and wonder, peace and warmth, safety and adventure.

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pekmez
Dec. 31st, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
happy old year, as they call tonight in Croatia!

This makes me think that I needed to read a retrospective to know about much of your 2007 except a few snapshots from LJ or from brieflz getting together, perhaps in 2008 I can do better.
kvarko
Dec. 31st, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, hi! *wave*
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kvarko
Dec. 31st, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
The same best wishes for you in 2008!

(... and you had a holiday party?)
nordicgrrl
Dec. 31st, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
You came to MN and didn't make it down to Rochester?? *sigh* Next time you come back, definitely get up with me. :) (or hopefully I can come your way sometime in the future)
outerjenise
Jan. 1st, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
That's a nice list. You experimented with a lot of stuff, which is great. I miss gaming with you. Maybe we can rectify that now that I have my brain back. :)
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