Monday, December 24, 2007

2007 Retrospectacle

Last year I posted the following aims:

Be more assertive
Get more Pandora-time
Get a better job
See more of my friends (especially ex-workmates)
See more of a certain young lady

So how did I do?

Assertiveness? Well, I’ve started saying “no” to things that I really don’t want to do, instead of suffering in silence. I still could do some work on the whole confidence side though. A work in progress.

Pandora-time? Four outings in 2007. Not great, but not bad either. And I managed to tranny outside of the county borders. That was a first!

Better job? Oh yes. Very much so.

See more of friends? Not as great as I hoped, but those tat have MSN/Facebook get contacted regularly.

Certain young lady? We split up in summer. These things happen.

But what of the rest of the year?

Transpocalypse 2was a lot of fun, and I finally got to meet some fellow bloggers in the flesh.

Battle of the Bands continues to be the best place for music on the East coast. I got to meet my newest favourite unsigned band – Punch the Vicar - and got to wear my saloon girl fancy dress to the final. We also had the Town Centre Music Festival 2, which was great fun too.

Sadly my last remaining grandparent passed away in May (and the funeral was on my birthday :( ) but at least she didn’t suffer, and it was nice to see all the family together even for just a few hours.

July wasn’t much fun either, with me learning the hard way that Trans-hatred can be found in unlikely places. This event severely coloured my attitudes and actions regarding trannying.

Fortunately it didn’t stop me trannying at the Waterfront in September and appearing on Outline’s website 

Socially I managed to gain a new gaming group, and discover all sorts of interesting new games like Fading Suns, Serenity, and SLA Industries.

And lastly, I got sucked into Facebook.

So what will 2008 hold?

No aims this year, lets just see what happens.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my readers!


Penny M said...

A mixed year then? Some ups, some downs? Good luck and best wishes for 2008 babe.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, again. :-)

2008 will be great, just you see.

Jane said...

Happy Christmas, hope you have a wonderful time


Richard Eichmann said...

Well done on the assertiveness front Pandora. I used to be the same way until I realised that some people will take advantage of you if you have too meek a nature.

Facebook is pretty addictive aint it?

Mariana said...

Next year will be even better. :) Happy new year!

Joggerblogger said...

Have a great New Year - have a great time!

See ya.

Lynn Jones said...

I hope 2008 goes well for you.

BTW - SLA Industries. Now, there's a game with a fantastic background. I loved the whole Ebob/BrainWaster thing. Did you ever buy 'Karma'? Some nice add-ons in there.

Pandora Caitiff said...

Cheers everyone.

@Lynn - Yeah, we're using Karma and Mort. Fascinating background (although as an Economics student the SLA business model is a bit iffy :) ). I always get stuck with the thinker/negotiator/leader role in my group, so I deliberately chose to play a 313 Stormer as a "holiday". Let someone else have the burden of leadership fro a change!

Lynn Jones said...

Yeah, not sure who SLA is selling too - but it makes more sense then Pentex :)

You've got Mort? Rats, I missed that one. What's in it?

Good luck with the 313 - I quite fancied a Vev (like some biomek T1000).

Pandora Caitiff said...

There's a review of Mort here

Its my GM that has it not me :(

I remember the first ever picture I saw of a Vev - a scary little girl with a freaky organic scythe for an arm. Eeeek!

Lynn Jones said...

Sounds good. :) Oozing under doors or impersonating various folk. Sounds a hoot!