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MEME: The Year That Was 2013

Dec30
Published on: December 30, 2013
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Its that time of year again, where I look at the Year that was, and do the customary Year that was Meme.

MEME: The Year That Was 2013

1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before? OK, New things :-

  1. Joined Rose Croix, and all things associated.
  2. Installed my Successor into the chair of King Solomon, and became an IPM.
  3. Saw a good friend get put into the Chair of KS.
  4. Arranged to meet up with an Author for private book singing. 
  5. Became a Committee Member for a Charity Event
  6. Missed a Lodge Committee meeting for the 1st time since I joined the committee (7 Years ago)
  7. Got a Shout out on Planet Rock Radio!!

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I Have stopped setting Resolutions for myself as I have discovered that I am really crap at sticking to them. But I have discovered over the last few years I am better at completing challenges, so that is what I do instead. Last year was the 23 in 13. And in 2014 I will set myself another challenge for the Year.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? I do not think so. I do not recall anyone going on about babies, or any really big women suddenly becoming slim again. SO I will have to answer NO to this one. *1

4. Did anyone close to you die? No one close, but a few Lodge Brothers passed to the Grand Lodge Above.

5. What countries did you visit? Just England, But I did go to Bala and I think that should be counted as its own country.

6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013? Tricky Question. Err Enthusiasm, True Love :) Or a Long term relationship with an Intelligent Woman, A plan, Enthusiasm, Pay Rise, An easy year in Lodge, A Presented Paper, Enthusiasm. Oh and an Intern/PA.

7. What dates from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? hmm?

  1. Jun 19th – Joining Rose Croix
  2. Nov 7th – Finally leaving the chair of KS

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Finally escaping the Chair of KS. It was a very close thing.

9. What was your biggest failure? Not getting more stuff of my ToDo List done.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? ManFlu, that most deadly and fetal of all known illnesses.

11. What was the best thing you bought? Hard one. Nothing really stands out. Damn this means I did not get myself a new Toy in 2013!

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration? My JW, for stepping forward and volunteering to take over Mastership of my Lodge even though he knew he was not ready for the responsibility.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed? I can not think of any off hand, So will say bigoted people in general.

14. Where did most of your money go? Toys (Gadgets & Games) And Petrol for commuting.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Getting a break from being WM, as you can probably tell from previous answers.

16. What song will always remind you of 2013? “The Loophole” By Garfunkel and Oates.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier
b) thinner or fatter? Fatter (6 Christmas Dinners so far)
c) richer or poorer? Richer

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Falling in Love, Writing, Following my Dreams, Conquering the World, Finding a cure for the common cold and blackmailing people for the cure, You know, the simple pleasures in life.*2

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Putting things off, In 2014 I plan to do things when I think of it, as apposed to putting it off till later.

20. How will you be spending Christmas? With the Family. Family Christmas Dinner at my Parents place on Christmas Day, Then Boxing day its a free for all there, with dozens of extended family turning up to eat, drink and play games!

21. What was your favourite month of 2013? I may as well continue the current trend. November for finally leaving the Chair of KS. *3

22. Did you fall in love in 2013? Alas No. I am high functioning Sociopath. *4

23. How many one-night stands? One night stands? None (I’m a gentleman! And a gentleman never sleeps & tells) *5

24. What was your favourite TV programme? Dracula, Haven, How I Met Your Mother, Mentalist, Arrow, Agents of Shield. To name but a few.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? You know what? NO! I do not believe I hate anyone this year that I did not hate previously. Maybe I am growing as a person, becoming more enlightened? Or is everyone already on THE LIST *6.

26. What was the best book you read? The Third Kingdom by Terry Goodkind.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery? It was more of a rediscover, But I would say Garfunkel and Oates.

28. What did you want and get? To become IPM, To have more Published books, To Join Rose Croix.

29. What did you want and not get? Enthusiasm, Love, Slaves A PA/Intern, A new House.

30. What was your favourite film of this year? Hard one to pick, 2013 had loads of good films. But At this moment I would have to say, The Wolverine

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I celebrated it with my family, and I was the answer to Life the Universe and Everything.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Not being the only Full time Inmate at the Asylum, A long lasting Relationship, More enthusiasm, Warmth, The Sun…

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013? Mostly Cargo Pants (I like the extra pockets) Jumpers, and in work Coats…. Oh and suits, because suits are awesome…… True story.

34. What kept you sane? Me Sane? Interesting theory you have there. Well I still have the magic stone from the other year that I purchased off a traveling merchant that keeps away tigers & insanity. On a serious note, Friends bother the Real Life variety and the Net (Twitter/G+/Facebook) varieties.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Err, I am not sure, Anne Wheaton, Bonnie Burton, And I have to re-add Kaylee from FireFly as I have just completed a Firefly+Serenity rewatch.

36. What political issue stirred you the most? None, I don’t do politics.

37. Who did you miss? No one. “ high functioning Sociopath” Remember? Remember? from Question 22?

38. Who was the best new person you met? I do not recall actually meeting any new people this year, Well none that have stood apart from the crowd. So I shall just say New Interesting Twitter People!

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013. The rat race is mainly for rats, so make sure you are the person in the white coat. Its a lot less stressful.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. 

We’re laughing and talking and the drinks are flowing
And I’m liking the direction this night is going
But then I look up and something has changed
Everyone around us looks fucking deranged

 

*1 Yes I know this is the exact answer that I gave last year.  BUT my eldest Nephews partner is pregnant so I will have a different answer next year.
*2 Yes I know this is the exact answer that I gave last year. This is because A)My Feelings & Situation have not changed since I answered last year, and B) Its a cool answer
*3 I really need some more memorable things to happen in 2014!
*4 see *2 Yes I am that lazy!
*5 See *4. OK, I need help.
*6 Just Kidding there is no list. *7
*7 Oh, There is a List.

 


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MEME: The Year That Was 2012

Dec30
Published on: December 30, 2012
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Its that time of year again, where I look at the Year that was, and do the customary Year that was Meme.

MEME: The Year That Was 2012

1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before? Lets see, Hum? :–

  1. Became a Rosicrucian (S.R.I.A.), Attended Rosicrucian Meetings, Installation, Saw a Ceremony, Acted as an officer in a Ceremony Etc.
  2. Stayed in the Chair for a Second Year. I’m adding this here because not only was this a first for me, but I am the first person in the history of my Lodge to do two years in a row in the chair of KS.
  3. Had an Active role in Chapter, Which also Includes performing an Exhalation as P.Soj (Those that Know will understand)
  4. Had a Book published on Amazon.
  5. Wrote and Published a WordPress Plugin.

Wow. 2012 was a busy year for New Things!!

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Last year instead of picking some arbitrary resolutions which I would then forget or not stick to, I decided to set myself a 12 in 12 Challenge. and I did not do too bad. I failed 2 of the 12. I should point out in total the 12 in 12 ended up having 127 individual tasks, and I only managed to complete 125 of them. I am claiming this as a WIN!. So to start planing next years challenge.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? I do not think so. I do not recall anyone going on about babies, or any really big women suddenly becoming slim again. SO I will have to answer NO to this one.

4. Did anyone close to you die? Yes.

  1. My step-aunt (? My mothers step sister, So not sure on what the technical name is. Second Aunt?) Died of a Heart attack at the end of November, which was made worse with her younger brother also having a heart attack on the same day and being rushed into hospital for an operation. And they were both not that much older than me.
  2. A Cantankerous Old Coot from NJ, Who I may never have met in person, but still spoke to on-line. Mr Thorn, you were a decent bloke (A rare thing in these days) even if you were a bit misguided about the Welsh ;-)

5. What countries did you visit? None, NaDa, Niltch, I really need to pick somewhere to go on Holiday.

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012? Love, A version of COD with no Cheaters, Joy of Work, A plan, Enthusiasm. Oh and an Intern/PA, and A version of COD with no Cheaters (I felt that needed going in twice)

7. What dates from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? May 14th (When I joined the S.R.I.A.) & Nov 27th (When I became a Published Author)

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Becoming a Published Author in my own name (As apposed to bits in other peoples works). And the fact that more than one hundred copies were downloaded from Amazon in the first 24 hours. With it reaching #33 In the Horror eBook chart, and #700 In the Full eBook chart with over ONE THOUSAND copies downloaded in under a week, and seeing an Author I respect tweeting he had bought a copy.

9. What was your biggest failure? Not completing the full 12 in 12 challenge (Although 2 failures is not too bad). And not finding my lost Enthusiasm.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Nope, other than the normal bumps and bruises you pick up in the course of a Year. Such as jumping up off the sofa to answer the phone without realising your legs have gone to sleep because you are sat in a weird position, and then face planting yourself into the desk.

11. What was the best thing you bought? Kindle Paperwite. Its the best device I have every tried for reading books. And maybe my new 6TB NAS.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? My Niece for the way she tried to comfort my mother when she received the news of my Aunts death, and the fact she texted everyone on the morning of the funeral to make sure everyone kept an eye on my mother). Not to mention the workload she is currently under with School, Collage, and two choirs, and Young Leader in the guides. (Hell and her two favorite shows are Big Bang Theory, and How I Met Your Mother, she gets points for that)

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Whoever missed out The eldest Brother & three Sisters from the list of Brothers and Sisters named (Several times) During my Aunts funeral. That was wrong, Petty, and hurt them!

14. Where did most of your money go? Diesel for commuting, and new Toys (Laptop, NAS, Computer Games, Books, New Kindle paperwhite, New Car)

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Flirting with Jeri “7of9″ Ryan On Twitter, Chatting to Bonnie Burton, Felicia Day & Veronica Belmont on Twitter (And possibly sourcing a epub version of a VF Book for them) Its been a Good year for Twitter. Seeing my own Book on Amazon, and reading the reviews I got. Not to mention seeing a well known Author tweet he had just bought a copy. Oh and finally Joining S.R.I.A.

16. What song will always remind you of 2012? I’m the One That’s Cool” By The Guild/Knights of Good.Its almost a geek anthem for the Year. Because its now the “Age of the Geek” our time is now, as was foretold in the bible “The Geek shall inherit the earth!”

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier.
b) thinner or fatter? Thinner.
c) richer or poorer? Richer.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Falling in Love, Writing, Following my Dreams, Conquering the World, Finding a cure for the common cold and blackmailing people for the cure, You know, the simple pleasures in life.*1

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Putting things off, Being the only person in the office, and suffering from lack of enthusiasm.

20. How will you be spending Christmas? It is traditional in my Family for us all to gather at my parents house for a meal on Christmas day. So I will get up, go see my family, then to my Parents to err Help with the meal *2 then it will be an afternoon of being to stuffed to do anything bar drink and play games.

21. What was your favorite month of 2012? November Because it was when I became an Author and started what I hope to be a second career. Watch for more books to be released in 2013 *3

22. Did you fall in love in 2012? Alas No. I am high functioning Sociopath. *4

23. How many one-night stands? One night stands? None (I’m a gentleman! And a gentleman never sleeps & tells) *5

24. What was your favourite TV programme? I’m going to pick from new shows I only started watching in 2012, because there are too many old shows I like to list them all. How I met your Mother (Thanks PlanetPete), Arrow, & 30 Rock.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? You know what? NO! I do not believe I hate anyone this year that I did not hate previously. Maybe I am growing as a person, becoming more enlightened? Or is everyone already on THE LIST *6.

26. What was the best book you read? Confessor by Terry Goodkind. Not only was it a great book, But it explained and setup so much stuff from the “Sword of Truth” Series, it was great to see the how and why of so much stuff, and it gave you a different understanding of some of the lore.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery? MC Frontalot.

28. What did you want and get? A Published Book, A new car.

29. What did you want and not get? To become IPM, Love, Slaves A PA/Intern, A new House.

30. What was your favourite film of this year? This is a tricky one, since it has been a good year for films. and the competition has been fierce. I think I will have to go with “The Avengers” since it had the right levels of Action, Effects, & Comedy. It was the first action film that I actually laughed out loud while watching, I had seen in a long time. So that winds my vote. P.S. I have not yet seen the Hobbit, so I reserve the right to change my answer.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? My birthday this year fell on Installation day, So I should have spent it stepping down from power and installing my successor. But since I did not have one, I spent my Birthday staying in power, then having a BIG meal and loads of drinks with friends. It was a good day.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Not being the only Full time Inmate at the Asylum, A long lasting Relationship, More enthusiasm, Warmth, The Sun…

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012? It has been the coldest year on Record (Three Ninjas Records) So mostly Cargo Pants (I like the extra pockets) Jumpers, and in work Coats…. Oh and suits, because suits are awesome…… True story.

34. What kept you sane? Sane? Sane? “You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Veronica Belmont, Host of Sword & Laser, Tekzilla, Vaginal Fantasy Book Club, etc. She has all the right Qualifications, Looks, Personality, Intelligence, And Geeky Leanings/Hobbies & Interests. And I’d like to add Alyson Hannigan to this as a last minute add, Due to the amount of “How I met your mother” I have been watching, and I recently re-watched the American Pie series of fims.

36. What political issue stirred you the most? The fact the UK is giving so much money in aid to countries that have asked us to stop, but we are still sending it even though we need that cash ourselves.

37. Who did you miss? No one. “ high functioning Sociopath” Remember? Remember? from Question 22?

38. Who was the best new person you met? I’ve met a few interesting people from S.R.I.A. and some great new friends on Twitter. But No one person stands out as the “best new person”

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012. Dreams can come true, if you just work at them.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. 

Role reversal must be a total drag
But there’s no point, no point for me to humblebrag
I appreciate you for being cruel
I’m burning bright thanks to your rejection fuel
Got my in-jokes you won’t get
Like Honey Badger, Troll Face and Nyan Cat
So now your ballin’ parties seem so dumb
You can Evite me, and I’ll say yes, but I won’t really come

I’m the One That’s Cool by The Guild

*1 Yes I know this is the exact answer that I gave last year. This is because A)My Feelings & Situation have not changed since I answered last year, and B) Its a cool answer
*2 Well, This year they are having their children, Grand children and great grandchild around for the meal, and as such I can imagine there will be lots of work to be done cooking, preparing, organising, etc. I am volunteering my services to play computer games with my nephews to keep them amused and out the way.
*3 Thats if the World does not in fact end this year.
*4 see *1 Yes I am that lazy!
*5 See *4. OK, I need help.
*6 Just Kidding there is no list. *7
*7 Oh, There is a List.

 

 


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MEME: The Year That Was 2011

Dec28
Published on: December 28, 2011
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Its that time of year again, where I look at the Year that was, and do the customary Year that was Meme.

MEME: The Year That Was 2011

1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before? Stayed in the room during an Installation, Became an Installed Master, Took part in the 100 day challenge, Chaired a committee meeting.

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? No! I do not even remember what they were. I have discovered that I am basically Crap at keeping resolutions, but am a lot better at sticking to challenges. So for next year I am thinking of doing a set of challenges for the year, a friend suggested 12 or 52 for the months/weeks of the year. I just need to think of some things I would like to achieve next year and sort out the challenge.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? I was going to answer Yes, PlanetPete to this question. Then I realised he only gave birth by proxie. So instead I shall adjust my answer slightly to be, Yes, Mrs PlanetPete AKA H, gave birth to the mini magoo foretold in legend, Henry (And yes, he does have a cat).

4. Did anyone close to you die? Luckily No.

5. What countries did you visit? None really, apart from the normal Wales/England. But I did spend some time with some Americans which should count as something.

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011? Enthusiasm,  Love, Joy of Work, A warm office, A published book.

7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Nov 3rd. When I got to meet Bingo, and was placed in the Chair of King Solomon by my Father.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Attaining the Chair of Solomon (Are we noticing a trend yet?)

9. What was your biggest failure? Only getting one of the items off the list from last years answer to question 6.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Nope, Apart from the recovering from Vampire Eye which I got Dec 24th of 2010, and was dealt with at the beginning of 2011. But actual injury/Illness gotten in 2011, there is nothing.

11. What was the best thing you bought? A Tablet device, Great toy. Or my Galaxy S2 phone, which is much more superior to my old iPhone, or SkyRim as I am currently an addict.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration? My IPM for standing down part of the night to allow my father to put me into the chair (That trend again), & H for H.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed? Those who made picking officers awkward. Work people who left to secretly set up a company in competition.

14. Where did most of your money go? Diesel for commuting, and fix’s for my Video Game Addiction.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Going into the Chair of Solomon, Skyrim, and because I’m a sad geek William Fucking Shatner friending me on G+, and Robert Lomas following me on Twitter.

16. What song will always remind you of 2011? “G33k & G4m3r Girls” By Team Unicorn.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier, Because I have plans afoot.
b) thinner or fatter? Possibly fatter due to all the visiting as Master, and the multi-course meals.
c) richer or poorer? Poorer, Rising fuel prices, Global economic collapse, etc.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Falling in Love, Writing, Following my Dreams, Conquering the World, Finding a cure for the common cold and blackmailing people for the cure, You know, the simple pleasures in life.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Wasting time, and suffering from lack of enthusiasm.

20. How will you be spending Christmas? Christmas day will be spent with the family, My Parents like their children, grandchildren all together at Christmas. SO meal with them, then few drinks and Gameplay with my nephews, then more drinks and a movie.

21. What was your favourite month of 2011? Lets keep the trend going, November because I entered the Chair of Solomon. 

22. Did you fall in love in 2011? Alas No. I am high functioning Sociopath.

23. How many one-night stands? One night stands? None (I’m a gentleman! And a gentleman never sleeps & tells)

24. What was your favourite TV programme? I’ll go for best New Show “Breaking In”, since there are way to many old favourites to mention. And in the words of Oz “I’ll allow it!”

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Hate leads to suffering. which leads to the Dark side. So Hate is a strong word, and one that should not be thrown about casually, ot haphazardly. But the short answer is YES.

26. What was the best book you read? I am going to go for a Trilogy instead of a single book, since i read all three back to back, as one long story. This is also the last three fiction books I have read, but I am going for Brent Weeks The Night-Angle Trilogy

27. What was your greatest musical discovery? Team Unicorn. Even if they do only have one song out ATM.

28. What did you want and get? A Tablet. The Secrets of an Installed Master.

29. What did you want and not get? World Domination, True Love, Slaves,

30. What was your favourite film of this year? Thor

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I went to rehearsals on my actual birthday, then two days later (Or one depending when I was actually born) I was placed into the Chair of Solomon, then celebrated with friends drinking and enjoying a three course meal, and more drinks. I also had a joint birthday celebration in the wilds of Wales with some old Spod Friends.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? A better Job, A long lasting Relationship, More enthusiasm, less TFB.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011? Casual (Jeans & Sweatshirt/T-Shirt) Or Smart (Suit).

34. What kept you sane? Me Sane? Interesting theory you have there. Well I still have the magic stone from last year that I purchased off a traveling merchant that keeps away tigers & insanity. On a serious note, Friends bother the Real Life variety and the Net (Twitter/G+/Facebook) varieties.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Same as last year. “Felica Day. Well she’s attractive, Intelligent (Has a mathematics degree), Talented (She’s a singer, Actress, Writer, Director), She’s a Gamer/geek and grew up with a subscription to 2600 magazine. Whats not to like, she’s my ideal woman.” But also Michelle Boyd from Team Unicorn.

36. What political issue stirred you the most? None, I don’t do politics

37. Who did you miss? Old friends.

38. Who was the best new person you met? Several New friends on Twitter. Who are all special in their own ways. And so I don’t get “another” entry on the list Henry.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011. Oderint, Dum Metuant

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. Lets keep the trend going. :-

Should we talk about the governments that I control?
Should we talk about the hands of fate, the dice they roll?
The secret things you’ll never see?
The secret man you’ll never be?

I’m a Mason now by Jonathan Coultron


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MEME: The Year That Was 2010

Dec29
Published on: December 29, 2010
Categories: LiveJournal, MEME
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Several years ago, in the days when planetpete used to be a fellow inmate of the Insane Asylum.  When the insane laughter and gibbering’s could be heard coming from the development cell, and all was well in the world (ish). We had a tradition of doing “The Year that was ????” MEME and posting the results on LiveJournal. This year we have decided to re-introduce the festive tradition, and end the year with a look back at the Year that was.

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MEME: The Year That Was 2007

Jan03
Published on: January 3, 2008
Categories: LiveJournal, MEME
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MEME: The Year That Was 2007
1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?
Trained with a S.W.A.T. Instructor, Joined RA, Probably lots of other stuff, I cant remember

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Yes, And No.. I’m still working on last years 101 tasks in 1001 days instead of resolutions

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Don’t think so.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Yes, My Aunt Ceinwen

5. What countries did you visit?
None outside the UK

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
Job Satisfaction, Long Term Relationship, An Aim in Life, Enthusiasm for something/anything!!!

7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
April… The Month the Fun Died.. (Well in the workplace)

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
JD

9. What was your biggest failure?
Not sorting my life out

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just continuations of last years injuries, and variations there on…

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Kiss Player, It makes life so much easier..

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Planetpete for finally taking the plunge and escaping network..

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Whichever director came up with the plans for the network re-shuffle and broke the company.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Training Fee’s, Petrol, Toys..

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Nothing. Its been a long time since I got really excited about anything

16. What song will always remind you of 2007?
Anything from High School Musical, Damn my Niece for over playing them, Not to mention the girl in the office!!!

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Sadder
b) thinner or fatter? Thinner
c) richer or poorer? Richer

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Enjoyed myself, finished projects, been healthier

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Support Work. Jo Kyu Lv1

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I spent it with my Family

21. What was your favourite month of 2007?
Did not have one, they all blended into one long month!

22. Did you fall in love in 2007?
Nope.

23. How many one-night stands?
As in one night only? not couple of nights? or a week? err none…

24. What was your favourite TV programme?
The Mighty Boosh!!!!

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Nope. I tend to have the same bad opinions of people as i did last year.

26. What was the best book you read?
Jon Ronson – The Men Who Stare At Goats, and the whole Dresden file books

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Err. Can’t think of any! I’m sure my memory is getting bad, Or the boredom of work has killed all my memories from last year.

28. What did you want and get?
A Kiss Player, A Colt 1911

29. What did you want and not get?
X-Box 360 Elite (Due to them being sold out over xmas)

30. What was your favourite film of this year?
Hot Fuzz

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was at a special 5 course meal at a gentleman’s club. and i was 30 something.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A Happier Workplace, A long term Relationship, More Free Time…

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
Jeans and Sweatshirt… Casual Attire

34. What kept you sane?
Who says I was kept sane, Who says I was ever sane…

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Karen Cliche (Baylin from Flash Gordan)

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
The forced dissection of aliens? no idea I don’t do politics…

37. Who did you miss?
In the office

38. Who was the best new person you met?
KT

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.
Don’t let the bastards grind you down!!

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
“As tonight becomes tomorrow, All joy will turn to sorrow”


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MEME: The Year That Was 2006

Dec30
Published on: December 30, 2006
Categories: LiveJournal, MEME
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1. What did you do in 2006 that you’d never done before?
Went to a fancy do at a gentleman’s club, started training in the art of the technoshaman. Visited Spain.

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Well I partially kept some of them, and totally ignored others. But I intend to do better in 2007.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes. Congratulations Suz.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Yes. My Nian. (Grandmother) Gone but not forgotten

5. What countries did you visit?
Spain, England

6. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
A decent Wage, An aim in life, a long term relationship, a gun!

7. What dates from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
15th September, when we got the phone call while on holiday in Spain that my grandmother had passed away.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Winning the 1st FCMA student of the month award, Being invited to a movie premier, Being age checked for buying alcohol in a supermarket, Gods I need a more exciting life.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Failing my New Years Resolutions.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just continuations of last years injuries, and variations there on…

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Laptop & PDA So I can be a mobile Geek :0)

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Me!! for resisting taking revenge on my aunt.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
My aunt Janet Saiet. Who stole my Grandmothers house to spite her dead father, and then tried blackmailing her seriously ill sister…

14. Where did most of your money go?
Dojo Fee’s, Petrol, DVD’s, Books…

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Nothing. Its been a long time since I got really excited about anything

16. What song will always remind you of 2006?
Pump It

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? same
b) thinner or fatter? fatter
c) richer or poorer? richer

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Enjoyed myself, finished projects, been healthier

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
been annoyed by things

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Traditional Christmas, At home with family

21. What was your favourite month of 2006?
I don’t think i have a favourite month of 2006

22. Did you fall in love in 2006?
No. I believe I am too fussy!

23. How many one-night stands?
Err, we counting just a single night, not like a couple of nights. I not the kind of man who kisses and tells, so lets just say more than several, less than dozens…

24. What was your favourite TV programme?
Coupling… (Thanks to for making me watch the backlog of episodes. )

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Yes, My Evil Aunt.

26. What was the best book you read?
The Warriors Edge. The starting of my Technoshaman Training.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
None….

28. What did you want and get?
A 1st Edition Copy of The Warriors Edge..

29. What did you want and not get?
A glock 19… But they were out of stock, so I should get it in February!

30. What was your favourite film of this year?
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I cant remember, it was a busy week, visiting people around the place, fancy do, clubbing….

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A Happier Workplace, A long term Relationship, More Free Time…

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?
Jeans and Sweatshirt… Casual Attire

34. What kept you sane?
My collection of talking potatoes

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
?? err Fergie

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
The forced dissection of aliens? no idea I don’t do politics…

37. Who did you miss?
My Grandmother

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Don’t think there was one…

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006.
Never ignore injuries, they just get worse…

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
We are the D! We are the D! We are the D!


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MEME: The Year That Was 2005

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Published on: December 31, 2005
Categories: LiveJournal, MEME
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1. What did you do in 2005 that you had never done before?
Became a member of a casino

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn’t make any last year. But I intend to make some this year, and stick to them!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No

5. What countries did you visit?
England

6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
Confidence

7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
None really, The year will all blend into itself, nothing of any importance happened

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Actually sticking to a new hobby for the full year!!!

9. What was your biggest failure?
Failing Hachi-Kyu and not knowing the reason why!

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Damaged shoulder from car crash!

11. What was the best thing you bought?
A sword

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura for his 50 years in martial arts!

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
An Idiot Drunk Driver

14. Where did most of your money go?
Beer/DVD’s/Training Fee’s/Petrol

15. What events did you get really, really, really excited about?
None

16. What song will always remind you of 2005?
Holy Diver by Dio, due to the amount of times played to annoy fozzy in the office

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? – Sadder.
ii. thinner or fatter? – Fatter
iii. richer or poorer? – Richer

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Enjoyed myself

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Being annoyed by idiots!

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
With Family, Eating and Drinking too much!

21. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
Customers! Only people I really talk to on the phone.

22. Did you fall in love in 2005?
No

23. How many one-night stands?
None

24. What was your favourite TV program?
Firefly & Doctor Who

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Yes

26. What was the best book you read?
Ninpo Secrets

27. What was your greatest musical discovery or rediscovery?
Some people call repetative beeps music!!

28. What did you want and get?
A Hat from japan

29. What did you want and not get?
World Peace, or a cute blonde/brunette/redhead!!

30. What were your favorite films of this year?
Serenity, Batman Begins, Sin City

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Went Clubbing to Subspecies in Bristol. (34)

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Passing Hachi-Kyu, Or finding true love :0)

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
Comfortable – Jeans & Sweatshirts

34. What kept you sane?
My collection of talking belly button fluff!!
OK. I have never been accused of being sane

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most/least?
Fancy: Jewel Staite (Kaylee in serenity)& Devon Aoki (MiHo in Sin CIty)& Lexa Doig (Rommie in Andromeda)

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
The Governments treatment of our armed forces, treating some of them as war criminals

37. Whom did you miss?
Tony Blair, But I been practicing and I wont miss again!!

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Helen: Well she cheered pete up a lot :0)

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005:
No matter how low you get, there is always someone worse off than you


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