The First Day of the Rest of My Life

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Since Pico did his already, time for...


Ran into my ex downtown while ringing in 2006. Made some resolutions. Celebrated a national championship in Austin with a few thousand of my closest friends. Woke up the next day and drove two hours to go to work with a hangover. Went back to Austin for a big rally, wherein I witnessed thousands of people yell and cheer upon the entrance of a steer. (I love this state.) Made "The Chronicles of Narnia" a date movie.

Had a surprise Valentine's date (she would forget about this date months later). Saw my alma mater make news again, this time with a suspected ricin attack in a dorm laundry room. I do the only logical thing and go to Austin for the weekend.

Give up sex and beer for Lent. Had another run-in with the ex. Got pre-approved for a mortgage. Saw a condo I kinda liked. Put in an offer. Had offer accepted. Began messing around with a Mormon girl. Tried out for "Jeopardy!" in the comfort of home.

V quotes the wisdom of Diego from "Ice Age: The Meltdown" in order to save me from myself. Served my civic duty as a (potential) juror in a sexual assault case. Enjoyed Fiesta.

Celebrate my 400th blog post. Raise money for cancer research by walking (and injuring my ankle). Turn 28. Close on the condo. Move. Talk with the ex.

Hook up with a friend's friend. Get three hickeys in the process. Get a passport. Book plane tickets.

Wake up on a Sunday morning in a tent in the Texas hill country, and go to sleep in a Hyatt in Alberta. Give one of my best friends a hug for the first time. Experience "Stampeding." Hike. Avoid bears. Gamble. Wear a cowboy hat. Square dance. See a friend of mine get married. See another friend's true colors at said wedding, thanks to an open bar.

"Dated" a microbiologist. Went to L.A. Saw Bob Barker, Kathy Griffin, Heidi Klum, and Stockard Channing, the Pacific Ocean, my aunt, my friend, a Stephen Sondheim musical ("Into The Woods," in case you were wondering), and WAY too many billboards for "Snakes on a Plane."

Started my first dating sabbatical. My dad was diagnosed with cancer.

Experienced a bit of bad stuff with the whole anxiety thing. Accompanied my mom in a hospital waiting room. Ran away (literally) at the sight of my ex. (Starting to notice a theme, here?) Go to my high school reunion. Reconnect with my high school girlfriend.

Began a new position at work. Saw the ugly side of the business.

Company Christmas party, in which I displayed my dance moves. Found out about a crush someone had on me. Made out with said crusher.

Some real high points, and some obviously low points. All in all, I'd give this year a B+.

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  • aww, geez, grades? i don't do these "grades."

    my year in review took too long. did yours?

    By Blogger Pico, at 1:20 PM  

  • Not too long... it's called "blogging while tired." Makes you concentrate on the important points and not get too long-winded, since sleep is the reward for finishing.

    By Blogger Greg, at 8:32 PM  

  • Reading through this, I'm all, "wow. was that really 12 months ago?"

    But when I go through my own journal, I have this heavy feeling of "Ugh. What a long, hard year of nonsense."

    Funny how the same 12 months can intersect and still feel different from different perspectives.

    Happy new year, Greg.

    By Anonymous veritate, at 2:19 AM  

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