May 6th, 2009

Year In Review

My Birthday

Nertz to looking back on the previous year on New Year’s Eve. Makes more sense to do it on one’s birthday, I figure.

So what’d I do this year? In no particular order:

  • I bought a house.
  • I almost burned the house down because I don’t know how to work a fireplace.
  • I finally cancelled my World of Warcraft account. I hadn’t played in a long, long time and it was overdue.
  • I started doing some announcing for the improv group.
  • I got a new boss at work.
  • I started drinking soda again, mostly because I love root beer.
  • I got a new phone after two years with my Samsung Blackjack. The new one is an HTC Fuze and I’m already $500 in the hole in the solitaire game on it. Stupid Vegas rules.
  • I met a lot of new and wonderful people.
  • I sort of started playing the piano again, though after a quick burst I haven’t gotten back to it since.
  • I went to a midnight showing of The Dark Knight and realized I’m getting too old to go to midnight showings.
  • Weirdly, I only wrote 13 reviews this year.
  • I only wrote 48 blog entries, which is less than one per week. No wonder my readership numbers have dived.
  • I traveled a lot more than I usually do in a year.
  • I saw the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., for the first time.
  • I lost a year and a half’s worth of pictures when my hard drive crashed.
  • I played a lot of Scrabble.
  • I stopped wearing a watch.
  • I stretched Beatles Week out to ridiculous lengths.
  • I bought a grill.
  • I pulled my Achilles tendon while simply using a treadmill and it hurt for two months. This has been the biggest reminder to me that I’m getting older!
  • I threw up for the first time in 23 years.
  • I got a roommate.
  • I completed the Endless Setlist II on two separate occasions — with help, of course.
  • I tried some foods for either the first time or the first time in a while: mahi mahi, kiwi, guacamole, some others I can’t remember.
  • I co-taught a class on technology at church.
  • I played the role of Jesus in our church’s Passion Play.
  • I paid off all my debts (except for the house). This makes the third time in my life I’ve gotten to this point, and I’d like to keep from having to do it again if I can.
  • I was immensely blessed in many ways.
  • Oh, and I got this from my Aussie friend Carolyn.

Comic courtesy of PBF Comics, which aren’t necessarily always something I’d recommend.

4 Comments on “Year In Review”

  1. The Bon says:

    Happiest of happies Mup! So glad you're a part of my life.

  2. Bishma says:

    Sounds like a lot of awesomeness in the last year. It's always the good stuff you remember when you're legitimately old and in your rocking chair on the porch. I'm keeping my finger's crossed that by the time we get there they'll be hover rocking chairs… or rocket rockers. And that the porch will be on the moon… of Pluto.

  3. daniel says:

    Happy birthday. If I had known I would have waited to send out that depressing email until tomorrow. Sorry about that. Still… Happy Birthday!

  4. Lyn says:

    Happy belated. Tim Tams WILL be arriving and I don't know what I did to crack a mention in the offical MupBlog, but yay!

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