December 9th, 2008

Yellow Wendy

End of the Year

Ganked from dadi, whose answers were more economical than mine will probably be :)

1) Where did you begin 2008?
I have no memory of what I did for New Year's Eve last year -- I must have been somewhere in Downtown Atlanta -- but according to my LJ, on New Year's Day, Caleb and I went to see Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd. I enjoyed the blood bath very much!

2) What was your relationship status by Valentine's Day?
Same old, same old = nada.

3) Were you in school anytime this year?
I work at a university but am alas not a student.

4) How did you earn your money?
Doing technical-marketing work for a university medical center, doing web consulting on the side, earning royalties on books I edited, and selling random stuff on eBay.

5) Did you have to go to the hospital?
Many times. Actually not only do I go to a hospital every week to get an allergy shot and not only do I work practically -in- a hospital, but in January 2008 I went in for surgery on my nose. This turned out to be a bigger deal than I thought it would be b/c apparently -any- surgery is a big deal. I also had to suffer through about 10 days of huge tubes being stuck in my nose. In the end though, the septoplasty was a total success and I can for the first time breath properly out of my nose.

6) Did you have any encounters with the police?
No.

7) Would you relive 2008 over and over again?
Yeah, it wasn't too bad at all, especially considered 2006 was The Year of Evil.

8) What did you purchase that was over $1000?
Took out a big loan from my parents, continued to pay on a loan to Caleb, and even my monthly mortgage is way over $1000.

9) Did you know anybody who got married?
Yes, Rob and Marta, whose wedding I missed :( Also co-worker Jennifer, who got married very quietly several months ago as well.

10) Did you know anybody who passed away?
Yes, Caleb's grandmother.

11) Did you know anyone who had a baby?
Yes, a couple people here in the office.

12) Did you move anywhere?
No.

13) What concerts/shows did you go to?
Darn few. The only one I clearly remember is a free organ recital I went to here at Emory. To be honest, I found that a little boring. Really need to go out more, esp. as there are free concerts here practically every day.

14) Are you registered to vote?
Yes.

15) Do you still have the same job as you did in 2007?
Yes, except with a new title (promotion) and much better pay.

16) Has anyone betrayed you in 2008?
Yes, but I try to be forgiving.

17) Where do you live now?
Downtown Atlanta, GA.

18) Describe your birthday?
Rather BORING, except then the next day I adopted a kitten.

19) What's one thing you thought you'd never do but did in 2008?
Borrowed money from my parents.

20) What has been your favorite moment?
The whole trip to Germany, but esp. getting plastered the last night there :)

21) What's something you learned about yourself?
I function very well when my depression is under control.

22) Any new additions to your family?
Yes, a kitten -- Harry.

23) What was your best month?
I really can't say. I do know June sucked b/c our whole trip to Europe was canceled and it was all my fault.

24) Were you in a relationship this year?
No.

25) What music will you remember 2008 by?
Electronica on "thesixtyone" and "Philosomatika" radio.

26) Who has been your best drinking buddy/buddies?
Caleb. He has a nice bottle of absinthe at his house.

27) New friend?
I'm drawing a blank, but I do know I've gotten to know some new raythoo fan fiction writers better.

28) Favorite night out?
Going to the Volksbad in Munich.

29) Would you say you've changed since the beginning of this year?
Yes. I think I am SO much more together, mentally, financially, physically, professionally.

30) Do you think 2009 will be better or worse?
Better.
harry upside down, harry4

Ha!

It makes me giggle every time Caleb emails or posts on LJ about Harry.

Why?

Because he always writes it as HAIRY!

I did name him Harry in part for pun-value, so I guess it is paying off.
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Writer's Block: Pairings

Spike and Angel, President Roslin and Gaius Baltar, Harry and Hermione—shippers often find pairings that the original author might have overlooked. What coupling of fictional characters would you most like to see?


Lestat de Lioncourt (The Vampire Lestat) and Michael Knight (Knight Rider).

I've been having a giggle over this idea for years, will make it happen one day!
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Hoff Alert - murnkay!

Just reading the Wikipedia entry for David Hasselhoff and...

Late 2006, a musical based on his life called David Hasselhoff: The Musical will open in Australia before moving to the United States. Hasselhoff describes it as "totally campy".[5]

WHATTTTTT? I missed this factoid!

murnkay, does the talking Hoff head have to say anything about this?!
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Wendy Eating -- All Over the World

Encouraged by Caleb, I'm going to be posting some special photo compilations featuring some rather cliche' shots we've taken on our trips together. Namely, Caleb coveting treats, Caleb riding the train and Wendy feasting. First comes the feasting! We have pooled together all our pictures and made a collection in Picasa.

From Wendy and Food


Most of these were taken by Caleb, although there are a couple self-portraits and ones friends took, i.e. at Grissecon.