2013 in Review

As I prepare to close out another year with my friends and family near and far, I wanna take some time to look back on the past 12 months of blogging. I of course won’t cover December because that’ll just be a broken record. I’ll also close out this post with a fun little yearly meme that Aunt Becky got a lot of us in Band Back Together hooked on doing. 🙂

In January I wrote about my self-harm recovery, something that I really bore my soul with on writing. I am proud of myself for writing that. It makes me happy to know I can overcome serious struggles in life if I just keep with it.

February brought along an update to my still ongoing struggle with the government to get disability benefits, I ended up going to “their doctors” to have my physical and mental exams. I wrote about Sarah and I’s love story for Valentine’s Day, even if it’s a particular holiday neither of us are that fond of and don’t bother celebrating it. G, Fi and I went to Jenkinson’s Aquarium on its first day reopening since it was closed down by Hurricane Sandy. My grandfather on my Dad’s side also turned 90 years old this month. I also did a little posting on being an atheist.

In March I visited Sarah in NYC, got back into Dance Dance Revolution, partook in the 2013 edition of the Scintilla Project and went to the movies in the first time in forever to see Oz: The Great & Powerful. I also got another update to my disability case, in which I was denied again.

In April I started reading/listening to the webcomic Homestuck and expressed my feelings on the tragedies that happened during the Boston Marathon ans well as the Texas plant explosion.

May I turned twenty-five and got word my disability case was submitted for a hearing and I expressed my excitement for AnimeNEXT 2013.

June had AnimeNEXT2013, a visit to the zoo and small victories for the LGBT+ community.

July was the half-way point of 2013, I got some cute bracelets, screeched about people being ignorant about LDRs, and went to a ballgame.

In August, there was private family-related issues, discovered coloring helped with anxious feelings, went to the beach near every week, put plans in motion to go road-tripping, had a sad about my phone not being able to use Instagram, and got an iPhone to replace that dinosaur phone. I talked about bearing raw feelings and went fishing.

September was eventful with flooding in Colorado and a fire here in Seaside. I also talked about my blogging style.

I went back to NYC in October, and talked about what falling in love feels like after being together for a year, and lamented not really feeling like I fit in to the online LDR community. We also celebrated Mew-o-Ween, as usual.

and finally, in November, I did a whole month of NaBloPoMo and talked about my sexuality.

Since I talked your ear off already, I’mma put the meme after the break. 😉

1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before?

I don’t think I did anything that warranted as never done. I’m pretty boring.

2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I didn’t make any last year, but I have a simple one to write in the paper journal that Sarah got me for Christmas this year.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?


4. Did anyone close to you die?


5. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?

Well I was probably going to say a 3DS, but I got that for Christmas.

6. What countries did you visit?


7. What date from 2013 will remain etched upon your memory, and why:

June 11th. I celebrated a year together with Sarah.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

 I actually got out of the house a lot more, according to my Foursquare account. I also went to NYC twice.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Does getting denied for disability again count?

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

I don’t think so?

11. What was the best thing you bought?

Oh man, I loved all the things I bought this year….but I think the fudge from Jenkinson’s Sweet Shop was AWESOME.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

My mother’s. The reasoning is private.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Probably mine. Hah.

14. Where did most of your money go?

AnimeNEXT 2013.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

AnimeNEXT 2013.

16. What song will always remind you of 2013?

Applause by Lady Gaga.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder?  Happier.

ii. thinner or fatter? Thinner.

iii. richer or poorer? Poorer, as usual

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Reminding myself that things work out – one way or another, they always work out.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Worrying about the future.

20. How will you be did you spending Christmas?

With the parents.

21. There was no #21. I don’t know why there was no 21.

I’ll make up my own question:

21. Why does the term “designer drugs” conjure up an image of a bunch of pills hanging out wearing tiny Chanel and Prada clothing and snappy accessories?

Um, I think that’s the point of the name – to make you feel you’re better than the wino down the street whispering “fucksticks” at every passerby.

22. Did you fall in love in 2013?

I fall in love every time I talk to my girlfriend. ;33

23. How many one-night stands?

None. Not into that shit.

24. What was your favorite TV program?

The Following and Sleepy Hollow.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?


26. What was the best book you read?

Hunger Games Trilogy

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

How can one “discover” music that’s been written by someone else, produced by another person, then promoted by a third entity?

28. What did you want and get?

I got a 3DS and Fang in Playarts form

30. What was your favorite film of this year?


31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

Absolutely nothing as usually except rot some more, and I was 25.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Owning a unicorn that farted Skittles.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2013?

Is it clean? Is it comfortable? Wearing it.

34. What kept you sane?

Sanity is overrated.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Olivia Wilde.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

I hate politics.

37. Who did you miss?


38. Who was the best new person you met?

I meet a lot of great new people at AnimeNEXT to be unable to list them all…

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2013:

You gotta turn the Keurig on in order to get coffee out of it.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year (because this Meme is apparently written for tweens):

Fuck that noise.

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