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1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?
Drove in the snow, and to the city. Celebrated Christmas with a boyfriend.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Closest by was friends from Tumblr.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What countries did you visit?
Just the US this year. Boo.

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
A full-time job, and fewer days depressed than not.

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
October 30 - the day of the Rally to Restore Sanity.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I got my diploma. And an academic achievement award from the community college.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Not moving.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothing diagnosed.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
My netbook and ukulele.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
I'll get back to you.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Pretty much everyone's

14. Where did most of your money go?
The movie theater

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, the Rally, Toy Story 3

16. What song will always remind you of 2010?
"Haven't Met You Yet" by Michael Buble. Jesus christ.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?

ii. thinner or fatter?

iii. richer or poorer?
Richer, believe it or not. That's what having a job does for you.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Looking for jobs.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Dating assholes. Oh, and reading the Twilight books.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I spent the day at Bradley's. He had a toothache, so I mostly played Facebook Scrabble.

21. How will you be spending New Years'?
Again, with Bradley. We saw Tron: Legacy..

22. Did you fall in love in 2010?
Sort of.

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Parks and Recreation, hands down.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Not in that lasting hatey hate way. There are people I would prefer not to see again, if that counts.

26. What was the best book you read?
How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely. Seriously, read it.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

28. What did you want and get?
A lot of useful experience.

29. What did you want and not get?
A full-time job, an apartment

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Scott Pilgrim, I think. At least, I saw that the most times, with Inception in a close second.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 23. I went to CiCi's with BFF Pru.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Feeling confident in my relationships.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
Plasticky black pants.

34. What kept you sane?
...I was sane? But seriously, Tuesday dinners at Tendo Buffet

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Jason Segel and Chris Pratt.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Gay rights, yet again.

37. Who did you miss?

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Will Gregory. But I feel like a terrible person for saying that.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:
You can't accomplish anything without putting effort into it.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"It's a long haul to the corner store from the center of the universe / When you can't get your car off the curb." - "Sweet Part of the City" by the Hold Steady.

Year-end surveys

Yeah, I know I haven't posted for 21 weeks, but since I have five years of year-end wrap-ups in this journal I might as well crosspost them to here. *shrug* In lieu of Livejournal, I've mostly been blogging to Facebook, Blogger and Twitter. So if you aren't, you should follow me on those things.

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Elena posted this.

The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Strike out the books you have no intention of ever reading, or were forced to read at school and hated.
5) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them.

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 The Harry Potter Series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
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May. 27th, 2008

Tullycraft and the Sprites are playing Red and Black Bar in D.C. on June 15.


Wah! Hold Steady at Ram's Head Live, June 27!

Who wants to go with me? Brian, I'm pretty sure you want to look for apartments in June.

Bowel movement

"Finally, I hope that next year the Student Body can move beyond the personal
vendettas and political power plays that marred this year. Those evils of our
democratic system only serve the individuals who employ them and do a great
disservice to the shared goal of bettering the lives of students and the College that
we all call home."

HAHA! What a dweeb. I bet he didn't even think the Flunk Day issue of TKS was funny.
A: I have a question about the magazine design project -

B: Oh yes, we all have questions.

A: Um, so, are we supposed to write about specifically about print design, or about trends in our given time period?

B: You can write about whatever you want. The sky's the limit.

A: So, it would be okay if I wrote about fashion? And sort of, how the bicycle contributed to feminism through fashion?

B: You could, but it would be extremely limiting. You would have to write about industrial design, and how functional design relates to architecture, and somehow incorporate print design into that.

A: That doesn't sound limiting. That sounds like I have a lot of options.

B: I really think you'd be better off if you wrote about...[insert rant about obscure illustrators of the 1890s and their influence on such and such a thing that I really don't give a fuck about] Why do you want to write about fashion, anyway?

A: Because, uh, we're making magazines, and fashion is my favorite thing to read about in magazines.

B: But that's not what this project is about, really.

A: ...So we have to write about print design.

B: Well, yes, this is a print design class.

A: But you said...oh jesus christ, what's coming out of my ears?!
Internet, I'm ashamed of you. Image-searching "robot apocalypse" gives me NOTHING suitably badass. (Ditto for "robot explosion" and "robot explosion" breasts. I promise, these things are being Googled in the name of art.)

Maybe the funniest anecdote I've ever heard (from Howard's roommate, Tim): "So, I was in the library, at one of those cubbies, and I was just about to leave, so I bent over to grab my backpack. When I got back up, I caught a glance through the window, and guess who I saw running by, naked, clutching a purse, his wing-wang flying every which way?"

(If you attend Knox, ask me later who he saw. I promise you'll be pleasantly surprised! As always, by "surpised" I mean "disgusted.")

Spring's most intense thunderstorm is wailing outside the window of the computer lab. All things considered, conditions couldn't be much better.
You know what would be awesome? If being someone else's life experience was tax-deductible.


Funny how frequently "learning-disabled" gets mistaken for "stupid."

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