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Yeah, I thought I'd do one last LJ post before the year changed over.

And what a year 2008 has been. At the Japanese equivalent of this time one year ago (so as to ignore time difference) I was on a subway in Nagoya bound for the legendary Atsuta Jingu, resting place of the mythical Kusanagi. What a crazy way to kick off a year, stuck in a crowd waiting to pray for luck, fortune, or what have you for the new year.

In contrast, this year I kick off the turn over relaxing at home, considering half my friends made out of town plans and the rest made it clear they want alone time. No big deal though.

Supposedly 2009 is the year of "change", and not because of some over used political slogan. I have five months left of college left, and then I'm done with undergrad studies. I'll be stuck in the real world with all its currently failing industries looking for employment. There was a point in time where I was considering grad studies, specifically Pop Culture at BG, but the current administrative mess at BG plus the question of paying for grad school put that on hiatus (hopefully not indefinitely).

Ironically, as I went from Japan to America in 2008, 2009 may reverse that and put me right back in Japan. That depends on a lot, but if I do go, when I might return is anyone's guess. Even if I don't make a return to Japan, a year from now I still don't know quite where I will be.

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The Year in Review

Here are the first sentences of the first posts of each month from 2008:

January:
Hey everybody, I hope all found some excitement or fun for New Year's Eve.

February:
Back, and less than a week later.

March:
Hey there everybody.

April:
And so here I am yet again.

May:
So my semester is over, and I have one lone final to do next Tuesday.

June:
Well it's June 16th.

July:
Nope, no siree.

August:
Holy crap man.

September:
Whoops.

October:
Considering I didn't even cover everything I wanted to last post, I should get to this before too much piles up.

November:
DID NOT POST BECAUSE ED:
A) IS A BAD FRIEND.
B) WAS ENGAGED IN EPIC BATTLE WITH JAPANESE BEASTS.
C) FORGOT.
D) POSTED, BUT YOU DELETED SAID POST BECAUSE YOU SECRETLY PLOT ED'S DOWNFALL. (ED WISHES YOU TO KNOW HE IS ON TO YOU)
Q) ALL OF THE ABOVE.


Your answer is worth 139% of your final grade. Choose wisely.

December:
I haven't posted since October.


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And lastly, a meme from months ago. So long that I can't remember who I took it from.

Hit forward and place an X by all the things you've done and remove the X
from the ones you have not. Answer the 30 questions at the end and send it
to your friends (including me). The questions cover your entire life!

( ) Gone on a blind date

(X) Skipped school

(X) Watched someone die
Only if videos count

(X) Been to Canada

( ) Been to Mexico

( ) Been to Florida

(X) Been on a plane

(X) Been lost

(X) Been on the opposite side of the country

(X) Gone to Washington , DC

( ) Swam in the ocean

(X) Cried yourself to sleep

(X) Played cops and robbers

( ) Recently colored with crayons

(X) Sang Karaoke

(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?

(X) Made prank phone calls

( ) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose

(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue

(X) Danced in the rain

( ) Written a letter to Santa Claus

( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe

( ) Watched the sunrise with someone you care about
Nope, have watched the snow fall though.

(X) Blown bubbles

(X) Gone ice-skating

(X) Been skinny dipping outdoors

(X) Gone to the movies

1. Any nickname?
Ed

2. Mother's name?
Sue

3. Favorite Drink?
PEPSI!

4. Tattoo?
I don't get the appeal of marking up your body at all.

5. Body piercings?
Not at the moment

6. How much do you love your job?
Not a whole lot, but it's just for the moment.

7. Birthplace?
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKLAHOMA
WHERE THE WIND COMES ROARING DOWN THE PLAINS

8. Favorite vacation spot?
Um?

9. Ever been to Africa ?
Nope

10. Ever eaten cookies for dinner?
Probably

11. Ever been on TV?
Briefly, in the background.

12. Ever stolen a traffic sign?
No

13. Ever been in a car accident?
Nope, I'm a pretty good driver.

14. Drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle?
4-door

15. Favorite salad dressing?
I'll say Italian.

16. Favorite pie? Ice cream?
Pumpkin. Vanilla Swiss Almond.

17. Favorite number?
25

18. Favorite movie?
Tough call... I'll go with Raiders of the Lost Ark

19. Favorite holiday?
Tie between Halloween and Christmas

20. Favorite dessert?
A treat known as the crunchy fudge sandwich (not actually a sandwich)

21. Favorite food?
If you don't know, you don't know Ed.

22. Favorite day of the week?
Friday or Saturday, I can't decide.

23. Favorite brand of body wash?
Body wash? Ivory soap.

24. Favorite toothpaste?
Always been partial to Crest.

25. Favorite smell?
Uh...

26. What do you do to relax?
Video games or Godzilla movies

27. How do you see yourself in 10 years?
With a time machine, duh.

28. What is your favorite kind of music?
Parody or video game remixes.
'80s hair metal is a guilty pleasure.

29. Furthest place you will send this message?
Well, it will show up on Facebook, and people in Japan can see it.

30. Who will respond to this the fastest?
Uh, no idea

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Post anything that you want here, and post it anonymously. A story, a secret, a confession, a fear, a love, what you think of me, your parents, anything. Just make it honest. Make sure to post anonymously and honestly. Post as many times as you'd like. Then, put this in your LJ to see what others have to say.

And so that's that.

I hope you had a fine 2008 as you sit back in retrospective, and best wishes for the coming 2009.

Later.
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