January 1st, 2008

Supernatural: Brothers (from ELAC)

So, it's a New Year...

Had a nice time out with a few friends last night.  We went to an old restaurant in Jericho (a town not too far away from here), the building itself has been around since the 1600s, was apparently popular during Colonial days, and is now a restaurant with a main building, carriage house (which is mainly used for different events), and a little village of shops that includes an ice cream parlor and bakery.  Went back to my house for some dessert and coffee (though we were all stuffed anyway).  Didn't do a whole lot except for chatting and watching the Twilight Zone marathon (just had to satisfy my inner geek. *grin*). 

And unlike last year I was actually able to make it to midnight.  Watched the ball drop in Times Square, we cheered and all that, wished each other a Happy New Year, watched a bit more TV and that was the extent of the celebration really.

Relaxed today for the most part.  Thought back on all the craziness - good and bad - that was part of 2007 for me.  Fandom-wise, we had SG-1 ending. I branched out into some other shows/fandoms as well, cooled my SG-1 fandom-ness just a tad (I don't think I'll ever let go of it completely - but I'm not as obsessed as I was 4 or 5 years ago... I don't think, anyway).

Real life-wise...  I had my laser eye surgery (which was successful, thank God), I'd met a few guys here and there, but none that I clicked with and the desire for a relationship was not there - either coming from my end or theirs.  There was my big accident in July that left me with a broken nose and arm/shoulder.  That was the toughest thing I had to go through, without a doubt.  Not just physically but emotionally/spiritually.  I don't think I would have gotten through it completely without the support and love from my family and friends.  Here it is more than 5 months later... I am for all intents and purposes pain free.  The only reminder I have that something happened was that I still can't lift my arm completely up as far as my left one.  I may never be able to get all my strength/mobility back. I'm trying to keep positive thoughts about it in the meantime. I visit the orthopedic surgeon again in a few weeks so we'll see what's what. 

So, looking ahead to this year, I am hoping that I will make a full recovery as far as the right arm goes.  I am hoping that I get a decent settlement as far as the accident goes (a woman from the kid's insurance company called last week and told me she was putting together a settlement package and wanted my medical records since the accident ... I referred her to my attorney). I am wishing both my parents success at their jobs (my dad has been slow to receive payments from clients), especially my mom who has been working two jobs lately, despite the fact that she will be retiring in several years.

And last but not least I am hoping I meet someone special.  I'm going to be 30 this year...next month actually... and finding that special someone has been a long, sometimes frustrating process.  Don't get me wrong - I love being single most of the time, getting to do what I want when I want, but I don't have a lot of friends who live nearby that I get to see often, and at times I just feel like my life is missing something.  And as childish or stupid as it sounds, I sometimes feel very bitter when my friends who are married/engaged or have boyfriends brag to me about it.

Here's hoping that something good comes out of this year.

In the meantime, here is a fandom related meme I snurched from suekay_87

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and a not-so-fandom-related meme (also from suekay_87)

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