first post!

it’s now 2005; I’m spending this first morning hanging out and watching the first disk of 24 Season 3 while I surf, read email, etc.

Thursday night I went out to dinner at the “icon grill”: with “Kat”:, “Joe”: and his partner Jim, Mark, and a bunch of people I didn’t know (people Joe used to work with, friends of Jim’s). Had a great time, even though I probably spent too much money. Joe, Mark and I went to Kat’s house to goof off and play video games. (Aside: I should *not* be allowed to buy Sims 2.) Joe and I stayed over; I actually slept pretty well on her new Aero bed in my sleeping bag.

The three of us went to brunch (eventually) at the Queen Anne Cafe; good food, and even better, great conversation. I miss that a lot; the three of us talking about books, writing, movies, our lives…just stuff. (I’m not so much on the Buffy/Angel thing as they are, but that’s cool.)

Unfortunately, all the walking (3 flights of stairs at Kat’s!) really wore on my knee, so that by the time we got back to Kat’s I was limping pretty badly and hurting like crazy. They were going to go to Uwajimaya (sp?!) for shopping and dinner, and I’d planned on going with them for a bit of shopping, but when all the buses that came by the stop were express buses to Tacoma, I just went home instead.

Which was okay, really, because I had a nice evening with C, eating nachos and starting on 24. We went to bed before midnight, but happy.

Which is also okay, because it’s been a hard year in a lot of ways. (Long-term readers will know that already.) But I’ve come a long way in the last few months, and I have faith that I will keep on that road.

This year I have a few goals….

* become more fit and live more healthy
* feed my creativity
* take care of my house and garden
* improve my social networks

the specifics of which are in my head, and likely to stay there.

Let’s just all keep our fingers crossed for a better year to come, and start working on it, too.