To also quote myself...
I got my first job, worked nearly full time, liked it a lot it first and then grew to depise it. I shudder at the thought of going back there now.
I saw Donnie Darko.
I met completely randomly Mark McKinney, a lifelong comedy icon of mine, and didn't make a fool out of myself at all.
I flew on an airplane for the first time, I met Gothamite in person, I saw Paris and Rome and Prague and tons of Europe and its treasures.
I started University, liked it all right at first but it eventually turned out that it was pretty much pointless and only one of my credits from this term is going to count towards the Film Studies major I (hopefully get accepted/) go into next year, so now I have to wait a whole 'nother 8 months, just like 2008, to "really" start University.
It was fun though.
I asked out a girl for the first time(I'd only dated girls who'd asked me out before that). I was turned down but she immeadiately became one of my best friends at Uni.
I read Watchmen
for the first time and loved it. I also, about a month ago, finally started reading Invincible
. I bought trade after trade of it every few days and am up to the end of the sixth. It's a great comic. It makes me feel like I'm my own dad reading new issues of The Amazing Spider-Man during its golden age.
Film - In Bruges
was refreshing and terrific, and getting to go
to Bruges a few months after seeing it was surreally cool. The opening credits of Indy 4 brought tears to my eyes both times, first for "can't believe your back" and then for "being a teenage boy seeing Indiana Jones with friends is too good not to be true".
TV Show -
It was a long time coming - I bought every season of the American version of The Office
and it became my all-time favourite show. I love it more than almost anything. Lost
, sadly, started to go downhill, and I fear for whether or not they'll bounce back to the show I was so crazy about for seasons 1 and 2.
I'm not an album kind of guy. Gothamite and co introduced me to some great songs on The Europe Trip, chief among them being Common People by Pulp
, a top-tener for me, and Time To Pretend by MGMT
. I will always be rushed back to 2008 hearing those songs in the future.
This might be the first year since I started reading novels that I didn't read one. I came close this month with The Last Days Of Krypton
but had to stop to get into Lord Of The Rings mode. I used to read about fifteen novels a year. What happened?
Where to begin? I played through Mass Effect
during Jan-Feb and it's still one of the best and most deeply-engraining things I've ever done. Then I went through The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time
over the course of about eight months and was speechless. I wanted to play that game for ten years, and it exceeded the hype by a lightyear. Not hyperbolizing.