December 31st, 2008

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2008

Was looking for a New Year's meme and found one via rebness :)

What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?

Lotsa stuff!

- Gone on a calorie-based diet.
- Adopted a Maine Coon.
- Taken in a -male- pet.
- Ate leberkaese (Bavarian pork-veal dish)
- Read a full German novel in German (City of Dreaming Book by Walter Moers)
- Got a real promotion.
- Got a very significant raise.
- Got Employee of the Quarter.
- Borrowed large chunk of $ from parents.
- Kept my apt. clean (or at least tidy) for -months- at a time.
- Visited Austria.
- Twittered.

Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

Last year my big thing was going on the diet, which I did, and which worked. I managed to maintain that weight for about 4 mo. before I gained some of it back. But overall I have lost 10 lbs.

This year I'm going back on the same diet program and will lose the "slippage" plus 20 lbs. I definitely think I can do it.

Did anyone close to you give birth?

Yes, neighbors artboyz and his lovely wife Maria has a strapping, adorable baby boy :)

Did anyone close to you die?

Caleb's grandmother, who was a grand old lady. And whose dresses and various fashion items I inherited. In fact I got -another- one of her dresses today, black with a zebra pattern collar!

Which countries did you visit?

Germany and Austria.

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Hey, that was fun!
Nomi 2, Disgusted

Spotted on Forsyth Street...

2008

And, no, it's -not- an electron-microscope-enhanced image of a virus. It's a head of decorative cabbage (or kale?) I saw lying in front of the diner this morning. The stalk was wrapped in newspaper, almost like it was a bouquet. Who gives somebody a cabbage bouquet? So I snapped a pic.