|I had the best year ever, yeah I really got lucky, I was nobody's robot, I was nobody's monkey
||[23 Dec 2003|02:40am]
So 2003 is almost over, and it was my best year ever. I think a full scale summary entry is in order. Quite a story that will be, but I've got nothing but time over the next couple days. For now here's a nice survey. Things all turned out great, school is awesome, everyday is an adventure, and since I found Kate I've had someone to share it with.
What did you do in 2003 that you'd never done before?
This year was full of firsts, I'll try to think of them all
Moved out on my own
Got a credit card
Hurt a girl emotionally
Started wearing a hat
Told someone I loved them, and vise versa
Had a crush on a girl in a band
Rode the TTC by myself
Went to a Funeral
Had a relationship last more than a month
Went to a concert with a girl
Drove a Mercedes
Made out in an empty train car
Liked a bluegrass song
Lost a close relative
Went to a dance with a date
Saw Less Than Jake in concert
Shopped for my own underwear
Payed a bill
and some things that shouldn't be mentioned in the spirit of keeping this PG
Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn't have any last year, I was quite happy with myself and I still am. I think this year I'm going to keep on trying to practice what I preach.
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Did anyone close to you die?
My Grandfather, My Great Grandmother
What countries did you visit?
Canada, although I think Toronto should count as another country on it's own
What would you like to have in 2004 that you lacked in 2003?
I didn't lack much in 2003, things are pretty neat and tidy at the moment
What date from 2003 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Warped tour on the 2nd of August was good, because of Less Than Jake and all that
So was the party on March Break with Megan and Prom
The firt weekend I spent with Kate was the best part of the year though
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
My 92 in Grade 12 University level Physics
What was your biggest failure?
I got a 55 in Algebra and Geometry?
Did you suffer illness or injury?
What was the best thing you bought?
My Suicide Machines hoodie
Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Ryan screwing up his life
Where did most of your money go?
CDs and fast food before I moved, since then I've had little money to spend
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My first time I got to meet Kate
Everytime I got to see Kate so far
All the time I got to see Megan
Moving/ my last day or work/ first day of College
What songs will always remind you of 2003?
Make War- Bright Eyes
Hey Ya- Outkast
thinner or fatter?
thinner, no more free food
richer or poorer?
poorer, College means no extra money
What do you wish you'd done more of?
What do you wish you'd done less of?
spending frivolously, worrying
How will you be spending Christmas?
I'm at my parents house, presents on Christmas day, my dad's family on Boxing day, hopefully Kate will be coming, and then I'll go back home that night, new years eve with Kate at Nathan Phillips Square
Did you fall in love in 2003?
I'm not sure, I was defintely 'in' something, it feels cheap to call it love if it could be broken so easily. I don't know what love is, but again I'm defintely on the way to somewhere, maybe love?, who really knows, but it's good, really good.
How many one night stands?
I'm baffled at the truth, but there was one/some depending on your definition
What were your favourite TV programmes? Six Feet Under, the OC
Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
I don't hate people usually
What was the best book you read?
Catcher in the Rye
What was your greatest musical discovery?
Deathcab for Cutie
Jets to Brazil
What did you want and get?
Someone who likes me just as much as I like them, and who things are normal with, their [grand]parents know me and like me, I can call her whenever I want, and if I want to do something with her it's not a big production. It's a simple and honest relationship, I couldn't ask for anything more and couldn't be happier
What did you want and not get?
What was your favourite film of this year?
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 19 and I don't think I did anything. I probably was at work
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
I dunno, I was pretty satisfied this year
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2003?
Band t-shirts and jeans, my Suicide Machines hoodie everyday since September, thrift store sweaters with long long sleeves. Lots and lots of layers.
What kept you sane?
Not taking anything seriously
What political issue stirred you the most?
TTC funding issues in the Mayoral election and the still on going issues related to that
Who did you miss?
I spent a good chunk of the year missing Megan, now I miss Kate, but that's short term thing, like a few days
Who was the best new person you met?
but also all my new friends at school, Jandrew, Travis, Kris, Cassy, Shane, Sasha, Fabian, Jason, Mike, Cliff, and Hrut, and the rest
The people I've met in the Ska community, AJ, Joe, El, Maria, Krysta, Jackie, they're all pretty cool too
Along with all the neat people I've met here on blurty and the rest of the net, Diana, Jenna (in real life that is), and even though I don't know your name, you too redhouseroad
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2003.
Never take things too seriously, always go with the flow, the only control you have in your life is your own karma
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"and the truth is i've been dreaming of some tired tranquil place
where the weather won't get trapped inside my bones
and if all the years of searching find one sympathetic face
then its there i will plant these seeds and make my home"
June on the West Coast- Bright Eyes