Well it’s a new year. And being a new year, I should do another post like I did last year, and have myself a new tradition. If you were still reading my site that long ago, you’ll know that I did a post reviewing the events of the year, and I’d like to do so again. I should also mention that my page is now 2 years old, at least this page as it sits now is. Anyway without further adieu, here’s the review:
January was one of our busiest months of the year. We had already begun to have problems with Molly, who we had moved in with in the last quarter of ’05. But things escalated to a point where I couldn’t take it anymore. I had been talking to Jason about moving back into town and getting a job at the casino, and he did so, starting at the end of the month. We decided to get a place together when Molly and Gina got into a fist fight, after Molly stole our digital camera. The Sherrif was called but nothing was done. We had finally had it, and we moved out in Feburary. I also got my only tattoos for the year, some fill-in on my left arm, and my crimson ghost on my right calf. We did a little partying here and there, and began to hang out with people from work.
February pretty much was our move month. We moved in to our (now old) pad and I had a few vacation days to get everything set up. After that we ended up purchasing things to make the house nicer, and also some other shit to fix things up. Jason purchased a computer and some other things as well. We had a housewarming party. That’s about it.
In March I discovered my current addiction: Everquest 2. I still play avidly. I also got my 1 year evaluation at work, along with a 50 cent raise. I also applied to be a supervisor at work, but got shot down. I bought some tickets for our first concert of the year, the Coheed and Cambria/Avenged Sevenfold tour. Otherwise, we watched more movies (at the theater and home) and had a few more parties, most noteably for my friend Howard’s birthday.
This month we discovered a really good local band (two actually) that featured members who Gina knew from working at the local tattoo shop years past. Kill Deville and Concrete Explosion were the bands, and they put on a good show, at a local bar, Johnny’s. Jason and I had a few differences of opinion during the month (which I think partially had to do with his then girlfriend, good ol’ nicole), but we worked those out in an adult fashion. I reformatted my computer for the first time since it’s purchase, and that was a pain in the ass. I think that time is coming up again soon unfortunately. We also went to the kick ass concert that was mentioned previously. And, the most important purchase of the year was made… my new car.
In May I got sick. I came down with what I thought was a cold, and what turned out to be bronchitis. I used my insurance for the first time, and that was nice to have. Mine and Gina’s one year anniversary hit, and I had something special planned. We visited my Dad and then went to Magic Mountain. While we were leaving MM, I proposed to Gina, and of course she accepted. We’re still not married, but it will happen soon enough. I also had a large falling out with a number of my friends, and found myself somewhat friendless. And though I had made ammends with most of them, we still don’t really hang out all that much. From this point on, partying didn’t happen much for the rest of the year.
AFI released their newest album on the 6th, and it is still in rotation in my cd player. I changed the layout of my page to one that exists now. Gina had an issue at work and was a code blue. She ended up getting taken in an ambulance to the hospital, and I left work to meet her there. It became an epidemic of sorts, with hazmat coming to the casino at all. Glad I got to miss all that. I also got Gina to start playing EQ with me, on Jason’s computer, something we continued for the rest of the year. The casino sent all the employees to Knotts Berry Farm, and we enjoyed that (so did the kids). Ivy’s B-day came around, and we got her a kitten for it, naming him “Batman”. Shit hit the fan for Ted as well, and he was crashing at our house for a while.
I learned of another Coheed concert coming up in august, and purchased tickets. Me and Gina had been going through some issues, but we worked things out, and were stronger for it. I hung out with Ted a lot as he dealt with his shit, and we made some bar trips. Also had a couple barbeques with him and another work friend, Steve. It was hot. That’s really it.
Previously we had purchased a bed from rent-a-center. We discovered another store in town called Aaron’s, which we ended up getting a bed, couch, and chair from. We turned the other bed back in. Jason decided that he was going to move out at the end of our lease, so we were faced with decisions. We also found out about the possibility of buying the house we were living in. We saw Coheed for the second time that year, and it was a much better show that the first we went to. I also talked to Mike (my tattoo artist) for the first time since January, and we worked out a trade-work scheme that would enable me to get my sleeve finished. That still hasn’t gone through to this day.
At the beginning of this month we had a reunion with my buddy Louie, and a huge party, involving alcohol, tons of minors, and the cops. I almost got into a fight. Some dude went to jail. I started a guild on Everquest. I started thinking about buying a motorcycle as a secondary means of transportation. I bought some weights for a weight bench I acquired, and we started working out (which I’ve slacked on since). Oh, and I finally caught up on some yard work.
I reconciled with a few of my friends this month. The Cold War was over. But we’re far from best friends again. I also made friends with a co-worker of mine, Art, and we began to hang out. We got the windows tinted on the car. My sister turned 21, and to celebrate we got her fucked up at the local bar. I also had a pretty good Halloween party, and quite a few people showed, costumes and all.
I went on vacation for a whole week. I spent most of it playing EQ, but also went out to visit my Dad. I spent a couple days there, then came back. My mom also took me out to the Olive Garden for my birthday, and it was nice since I never had been there. I renewed my badge at work, which was a pain. We also acquired a futon, so we had Aaron’s take back the couch we were paying on, effectively reducing our bills. We also went to a birthday party for one of my co-worker’s kids, Art’s girlfriend. And then I came down with the stomach flu, which really fuckin’ sucked. I got a long weekend for it, but it was far from enjoyable.
In Decemeber, shit hit the fan again, and we found that we were going to have to move again. We ended up staying in that house until the 15th, paying the rent only until then. Jason moved back in with his mom, and we found a new place on the other end of town. We spent the last couple weeks of the month moving and fixing up the new pad, including painting and shit. And of course there was christmas preparation along with celebration, and that was all good.
All in all, it was a more drama-free year, and I feel pretty good about it. This year, I’m shooting for 100% drama free-ness. Wish me luck on that. As far as this year goes, I had to work on New Years again, and that sucked. Otherwise, we haven’t done much, though I did get tattooed again for the first time in a year. I ended up getting the cat off the cover of AFI’s “All Hallows EP” standing on the words “Feet First”. The inspiration there was from something my mom told me a long time ago. She told me I’m like a cat, I always land on my feet. You get the idea. Gina’s ex-husband did the line work, and it came out pretty clean. Sometime in the near future I’ll get that colored, and then I’ll be able to move on to something else. That’s all for me for now. I’m typed-out.