Tag Archives: 2007

A good way to free the soul

So I’ve linked to this guy’s 2008 remix before, but his 2009 remix is pretty awesome too, so I’ll just link to all three he’s done, so you can get a good dose of awesome remix happiness before the new year.

2007

 

2008

 

2009


Goodbye, 2007 (or, as I’m calling it, Year of the WTF JUST HAPPENED!?”)

(why “Year of the WTF JUST HAPPENED?!”? Because it was a freaking rollercoaster, that’s why.)

Wee! Last day of 2007. Overall, I’d give it a 6.1 out of 10. Some parts rocked. Some parts downright sucked. So here we go with another obligatory end of the year ritual: the status of goals set last New Year’s, plus new goals for next year!

Last Year’s Goals
~Keep a 4.0: check
~Go to the rec center three times a week: fail
~Get a date: check!
~Get a life: fail. Fail, fail, fail.

Bonus Goals Tacked On at the Last Minute
~Watched Futurama incessantly until all episodes were committed to memory: check
~Acquired dozens of pieces of crap from eBay: check
~Realized that I don’t need a “life” to be awesome: check
~Developed many emotional attachments to many dead or fictional people: check

New Year’s Resolutions
~Keep the 4.0
~Go to the rec center three times a week
~Keep a journal (on my blogs, of course) of my weird, weird dreams
~Actually start studying for the GRE sometime before I have to take it
~Make at least one decent Flash animation.

 

Is it sad that that’s all I can think of right now? I think it’s sad.

 

I’ll add more later.

The Year In Review: Blog Style

Just what the title says. Read on, blog lovers, read on!

January: This basically sums up January in the sense that it sums up the insane posting of poetry, insults, stories, and other totally random crap on others’ Facebook walls by me during the whole month. January was fun, as I recall.

February: This isn’t much of a blog, but it signifies the in-depth studying of the French Enlightenment that was going on at the beginning of the year. I miss that. Extremely.

March: The U of I sucks and I explain why.

April: Ag Sci. The love begins.

May: Psycho de Mayo. This was good.

June: Review of working. This list makes me laugh.

July: This blog describes my dream about Sartre. I’m putting this one here because I had a lot of weird dreams in July.

August: The private-made-somewhat public blog. Yeah. The first half of August wasn’t too great.

September: What amuses me about this blog is the comment I made after it: “I totally should have used ‘wake me up when September ends’ as my title, but I’m actually more amused at my ability to work both the phrases ‘pity party’ and ‘Cheez-Its’ into the same title.”

October: The month that supported preexisting accusations that the University of Idaho is about as competent a university as their football team is prepared for a bowl game.

November: Highlight of the month. Oh my.

December: The bout of hyperness at the beginning of the month is worth noting in this blog.

 

BONUS!!

Year’s Funniest Blog: The Second Continental Chatroom – February 7, 2007

Year’s Bitchiest Blog: Claudia gets pissy (watch out!) – January 26, 2007

Year’s Most Pointless Blog: I’m tired of this monotonous charade! –April 8, 2007

 

Haha, it was a good year in terms of blogs.

Flabbergast me!

Where did you begin 2007?
At home. On couch. On internet. As usual.

What was your status by Valentine’s Day?
Do you have to guess this? I mean, really?

Were you in school (anytime this year)?
All year except for, I think, two weeks. Sad, isn’t it?

Did you have to go to the hospital?
MRI time!

Did you have any encounters with the police?
Haha, nope.

Where did you go on vacation?
Boise.

What did you purchase that was over $500?
My books for school ($600-something)

Did you know anybody who got married?
ME! Haha, seriously though, I don’t know anyone else who did for real.

Did you know anybody who passed away?
Yeah. Oh, and interesting fact: that girl who hanged herself over those MySpace comments? That was my 4th cousin.

Did you move anywhere?
Nope.

What sporting events did you attend?
Football games, to my dismay. Yes, band, I love you, but the football games cancels that love out for approximately 5 hours every few weekends.

What concerts/shows did you go to?
I think I went to that one Matt was in near the end of spring semester.

Where do you live now?
Moscow!

Describe your birthday:
Pretty non-eventful. Except for that kick-ass carpet square.

What’s the one thing you thought you would never do, but did in 2007?
Got kissed. In drag. Haha, best night ever.

What has been your favorite moment(s)?
Every single moment I was in my tests and measurements class.

What’s something you learned about yourself?
I trust too easily.

Any new additions to your family?
Nope.

What was your best month?
May.

What music will you remember 2007 by?
First quarter: O Magnum Mysterium (band! I remember band!)
Second quarter: You’re a God (Matt’s profile song for awhile! I remember Matt’s profile song for awhile!)
Third quarter: Goodbye My Lover (I listened to this song waaaaaaaaaaay too much. It’s got like 200 plays on my playlist)
Fourth quarter: Disco Inferno (haha!)
(Yes, I divide the year into quarters, because that’s about as many distinct sections there are in terms of this year. Deal with it!)

Who has been your best drinking buddy?
Claudia no drinky.

Made new friends?
Nope.

Best new friend?
Sean!

Favorite Night out?
Psycho de Mayo

Any regrets?
Being too trusting.

What do you want to change in 2008?
Get my mind back in the correct mindset. It was shifted; I want it back.

Overall, how would you rate this year?
First quarter: 6.5
Second quarter: 9.8
Third quarter: 2
Fourth quarter: 6.2
(yes, I did it again. Deal!)

What would you change about 2007?
Not allowing myself to be drawn by stupid emotions into situations that just end badly.

Other than home, where did you spend most of your time?
School?

Have any life changes in 2007?
Yes, both for the good and for the crap.

Change your hairstyle?
Nope. Thinking about it, though.

Have any car accidents?
Nope.

Buy a new car?
Negative.

Get a new job?
Ahoy (Wendy’s, my darling, I miss and loathe you both at the same time).

Do you have a New Year’s resolution?
I will list them in a future blog, once we get closer to the new year.

Do anything embarrassing?
A few things.

Buy anything new from eBay?
Dear god, it’s an addiction! Kill me now before I spend away my graduate school funds!

 

What was your favorite purchase?
The Voltaire pins! Oh god!

Get arrested?
No.

Be honest – did you watch American Idol?
Haha, nope.

Did you get sick this year?
Yes, for the first time in quite a while. And on the band trip, too. Figures.

Start a new hobby?
I don’t think so…

Been snowboarding?
No.

Are you happy to see 2007 go?
OH DEAR GOD YES.

Drink Starbucks in 2007?
Ew.

Been naughty or nice?
Nice. Except when I dance.

What are you wishing for in 2008?
Good grades. Good score on GRE + GRE subject test. Graduation. Acceptance into at least one grad school.

Things I’ve fallen in love with in 2007 and have remained in love with ever since

Now in chronological order from earliest to most recent!

Please note: it says “fallen in love with in 2007,” so things I was in love with before that don’t count in this list (socks, surveys, blogging, etc.).

~The List~

Millard Fillmore
This man makes my heart sing.

Making Really Crappy Flash Animations and Marketing Them as Awesome Pieces of Art
This has turned into quite a little obsession of mine. I hope you people appreciate my awesomeness in this realm. Especially those of you for whom I have made a Flash.

The Enlightenment
Ahhhh, learning! Ahhhhh, learning about learning! I think my 258 English class was the best class I’ve ever taken (apart from T & M, of course).

Voltaire
Oh my god. I love this man. As evident from my make-out session with my Voltaire pins on the bus back from Boise. If he were alive today, he would be MINE!

Philosophy in General
I don’t know why I never used to like it. Now it is my love.

Subjecting You All to Constant and Pointless Lists in My Blogs (such as this one)
I can’t seem to write much in my blogs nowadays that’s not in list form. Is this a symptom of something?

Making Fun of the Presidents
Chatroom, pinball, Millard Fillmore + Zach Taylor…what joy.

Making fun of Erik Erikson’s name
Poor Sean. Me every day in psych of personality: “Haha! ERIK ERIKSON! It’s funny because his last name is like his first name but with “son” on it! Haha!”

The Ag Sci Computer Lab and Spending Time with It
Note I said “with” and not “in.” Ag Sci computer lab is now comparable to a human in my eyes.

Planning my School Schedules 6 Months in Advance
I love obsessive planning and you should, too!

The Guggenheim Grotto
Philosophia is the best song ever. Period.

Analyzing My Dreams Freudian Style
Note to world: keep Freudian materials away from Claudia.

“Life and Death”
Ah, the 1988 PC game of awesomeness. I still haven’t figured out how to operate correctly.

Tests and Measurements
Need I say more?

My Philosophy Teacher
This man is such a stereotypical philosophy teacher—it’s awesome. Plus he’s so freaking enthusiastic that you have to smile. You rock, Joseph Cannon. You rock.

Metro Station
HOLY CRAP I love Metro Station! Check them out. Do it now!