Farewell 2007

Olivier’s last post for 2007 on The Brand Builder has inspired me to also do a signing out on General Lordisimo’s Apocalypse for the year 2007 (though with still an hour and a half of work time remaining and nothing too interesting to read this may not be the last post of the 2007 year).  2007 has been a significant year for this blog seeing as it was the first full year that this blog has been in existence.   In the beginning of the year I had very few views and really didn’t write a whole lot of anything but here at the end of the year I’ve got over 3000 total views and am swiftly approaching my 200th post (especially after today because I think this is my fifth post).  But hell this is just the blog and 2007 was so much more than General Lordisimo’s Apocalypse (I mean this blog was a big deal for 2007 but it is probably only like the fifth or sixth most important thing of the year).  Let see what other big things happened in 2007.

  • Sometime on New Years Eve (I’m presuming after midnight which is why I am including it here) I severely  scorched my right nostril.  I won’t go into all the details besides saying that alcohol and possibly “other substances” were involved in this incident.  If I’ve told you the full story you’d know that it goes high up there on Lord’s list of things he’s done that lack common sense.
  • On February 11th, a day after it passing inspection, I totalled my ’99 Ford Escort Wagon in a rather serious accident that was pretty much all my fault.  This sucked for a number of reasons, first and foremost being I was in a god damn car crash.  Other bad things about it this accident?  I was left without a vehicle for the rest of my senior year of school.  I was only a few months away from the car being legally mine with no car payments on it (my father was going to sign it over to me when he paid the last payment in two months time).  Insurance for my parents went up.  I now had two car crashes on my driving record.
  • I was named one of the top 27 graduating seniors from Plymouth State University.  I know that 27 is a weird number but it has something to do with 2007 and hell I didn’t care I was just excited.
  • I graduated from college, Summa Cum Laude, in four years time getting my Bachelors degree in English with a Writing Option.  this was both a wonderfully good thing and kind of a bad thing.  Good because I had succeeded through 16 years of school and was feeling pretty smart bad because I had to go do something in the real world now and I really liked college (you know the partying and hanging out and learning all kinds of jazz, fun stuff).
  • I turned 23 and on that same day I moved to South Carolina.  Nothing really special about turning 23 besides that I got some free drinks that night but moving far away to from my home place of New England was a big brave step for me.
  • I got my first real world job with benefits which, while I don’t enjoy it all that much anymore, made me feel like I was a useful member of society.  Sure it isn’t the best job in the world but at least I’m doing something right?
  • I learned to enjoy football.  Attending several Clemson football games and hanging out with people who really like the sport has forced me to find a new appreciation of the game.  My brother and dad couldn’t be happier.  Sure I am not a die hard football fanatic like some people but the other night (Saturday) I did get pretty excited about the Patriots vs the Giants game.
  • I finally got a pair of cowboy boots.  I don’t know how long I’ve wanted a pair, at least probably since I went to Texas my senior year of high school though I’d guess for some time before that too.  Cowboy boots kick ass and my pair is awesome.   

I’m sure some other big stuff happened but I can’t remember it all off the top of my head.  Besides the car crash and the nostril roasting I’d say 2007 was a rather descent year for my life.  Getting older is kind of a neutral experience to me these days but there isn’t anything I can do about it.  Living out of New England has been fun, and weird, and educational as has been living out of an academic environment.  I like to believe that I’ve learned a lot over the past year that will help me in the days to come.  Whenever it gets to New Years I always tend to wonder if I am a different person than I was 365 days before.  I guess I probably am because I’ve experienced a bunch of new things but then again I don’t think my ideals or personal beliefs have changed all that much which seems pretty okay to me.

Lord’s best words of wisdom for 2007:  “I like books, books are good.”  

Happy New Years!     


~ by Nathaniel on December 31, 2007.

One Response to “Farewell 2007”

  1. Congratulations on the cowboy boots. I remember when I slipped into my first pair. I felt a lot more manly… but I think it was because they made me almost two inches taller.

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