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01 January 2008 @ 06:10 pm
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

1: What fandoms did you acquire in 2007?
Supernatural

2: What fandoms did you let go of in 2007?
I'd say Stargate SG-1, but I didn't really let go of it totally

3: What fandoms did you mean to get into but didn't in 2007? Why?

Heroes. I've seen a few eps here and there, but nothing that really drew me in.

4: What fandoms do you intend on checking out in 2008?
Will try Heroes, if I can.

5: What fandoms do you think you might let go of in 2008 unless things significantly improve?
I'd say SG-1 again, but it's technically over and I don't think I could ever let go of it completely.

6: What fandoms do you think you'll never let go of no matter how crappy they get? Why?

Stargate Atlantis, Supernatural, Dr. Who and to a lesser extent SG-1; because when you get right down to it I love them all.

7: What show impressed you most in 2007?

Supernatural

8: What show impressed you least in 2007?

Stargate SG-1 (don't stone the heretic!! lol)

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

The first sentence of the first entry for each month, and the last sentence of the last entry.

January 2007

2nd - Happy New Year everyone!
31st  - I just needed to write and get these things off my chest.

February 2007

2nd -  Okay, so a while back I was thinking (maybe a little too much) about Season 10 and some of the things that bug me about it, and how much I miss the early days.
28th - *sigh*

March 2007

1st - ...okay so I've resigned myself to the fact that SG-1 is just totally different now and I'm never going to get what I want (which has gone from nice friendship moments (both Sam/Daniel and Sam/Daniel/Teal'c) to just one hint of interaction).
28th - We've been friends for almost 11 years now and I don't expect that we'll be very close anymore, as she seems wrapped up in her fiance, but I'd still like to be on good terms with her.

April 2007
7th -
...Or Passover, or whatever you celebrate! :)
27th - But I will get it accomplished this weekend.

May 2007
4th - Okay, so I did it.
21st - Um...wow... do these guys know me or what? LOL

June 2007

1st - Wasn't sure how else to title this... titles drive me crazy for fanfics so I guess I can extend that to LJ entries, lol
30th  - I don't want her to keep learning the hard way.

July 2007
2nd - Today is my first full day at the new office and things are great.
31st -
I really do appreciate it.

August 2007

4th- It's gone just over two weeks since my accident and I'm feeling... well... meh, I suppose.
27th -Yep, I think I'm going to go nuts...

September 2007
1st  -  After getting somewhat frustrated from not receiving any helpful info from doctors, I decided to look up info on proximal humerus fractures online.
27th  -  Still driving, back to working full-time now, and they tell me I'm really improving at physical therapy, so I'm glad things are a lot better than they were even a month ago.

October 2007

1st - Just got back a few hours ago from my mini-trip to Massachusetts.
31st - Again I will try to get some decent pics and a report to share.

November 2007

4th- And I have to say I had a really great time.
30th -
Finally!

December 2007

2nd - The things I think of on a cold, lazy day where I'm stuck in the house because it's so cold and there's a bit of snow outside (first snowfall of the season...which, oops, isn't quite winter just yet... oh I hope this winter isn't going to be brutal...)...
31st  - Happy New Year
 
 
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