It is the day after New Year's Eve and yet another year has
passed. Most people are doing these reviews of the past year so guess
I have too.
In my life there has been upsides and downsides. I have accomplished
some goals and failed to reach others. Has it been a good year? I
don't really know, maybe I should have been able to complete more
goals or been able to avoid more of the bad moments.
On the relationship front, Im Western nicht Neues, sums it up
nicely. I haven't gotten a new girlfriend and I haven't really looked
for anyone either. I don't think I want to maintain a full-time
relationship that I used to have. Though I am completely over my last
one. A girl that I would only have to visit a few times a week or
something would suit me better.
I have still met some girls over the year and have had some kisses. It
is still hard for me to meet people, but at least I've learnt the
basics. I'm especially proud of my performance with the chubby
teacher. But I'll keep the details to myself. :)
The autumn vacation in France was totally awesome. I went alone to
Lacanau for surfing and got to know some wonderfully cool people. It
was a total blast. One of my new year's resolutions will be to keep in
touch with them. I definitely want to visit Jeff, Jean-Sebastien,
Olivia and the others some time this year. I have some great photos
from it that I should publish somewhere.
I did some great stuff last year. Unfortunately, I did almost
everything on my own. Sometimes that can be a little lonely. I bathed
in Mälaren twice, saw Dark Knight in the movies and went to the gym
dozens of time, but all by myself. I even went out to nightclubs
Which brings me to the major downside of the year; I didn't make very
many close friends. That's simply it. I should be good friends with
the boys from Ericsson, I should be closer to the guys I go out with,
I should have someone I can play guitar with. But it just hasn't
happened and I can't explain why really. It is my biggest goal not
reached this year. I hesitate to call it a failure, but that is
probably what it is, I'll try harder this year!
I bought a condo in Akalla (actually in December 2007) which I moved
into from Södertälje. It is three times larger than my old apartment
and I'm quite happy with it. Close to the metro and 20 minutes to the
city. Of course I know it was a bad deal and the housing market
has tanked. Bo fucking ho, I'm much happier here than in
Södertälje. Now I can vacuum clean without having to move the
furniture around. :) And I have an oven!!
I like the girls in Husby, they are all dark brown and very hot. I met
one in the summer but it didn't work out at all. :) And the mall by
Kista station that is open to 21:00 every day is extraordinarily
convenient. Hell, it is almost walking distance to IKEA too.
But the major thing in 2008 is that I'm learning to play the
guitar. Now I have two hobbies, programming and music. Practicing
guitar is like meditation for me, it takes my mind of all the problems
and I can't stay sad while strumming my six string. I'm not very good
yet but I have no doubt that I will be someday, because I'm practicing
very hard. I even took a course.
Now to the shitty things. It doesn't work out with my family. Maybe we
are to different or something. I believe that everyone can accomplish
their dreams as long as they put their minds to it. They do not
agree. So if you can't do something you set out to do, I'd say try
harder, they'd feel sorry instead. And I can't stand people feeling
sorry for themselves or others. The ambient undertone quite often
becomes very inconvenient.
I have to run to the gym soon, because I want to get out before the
sun sets. So the last thing I'll mention is that I've taken a new job!
I also got a pretty sizeable raise which I'm more than happy with. I
can't mention how much I earn for obvious reasons but my salary is now
quite decent. :) My previous job wasn't bad at all, and working with
Erlang in Ericsson is a total blast. But I couldn't refuse the offer I
got from Caliber Media. The new language is Java which frankly is a
huge step below Erlang. J2EE has a very time consuming deployment
cycle which means that for each change you do, you have to redeploy
the application which takes closer to five minutes. That is about four
minutes longer than it took to compile an Erlang module, scp it to a
live blade cluster and reboot the site. Nevertheless, there are
girls on this job which is a big plus. :)
What else is new? Obama won in America! It restores some of my faith
in the human race. It is hard to describe how important that was to me
personally. It shows that stuff is still possible despite
everything. Some things never change though, Israel's recent massacre
in Gaza is despicable. Our government apparently has nothing to say
about it. Fuck the foreign minister, fuck the rest of the corrupted
That's all for my year. Next year I will quit snuffing. I'll get abs
on my stomach and go through another accutane regimen. Oh yeah, my
acne/rosacea got worse this year. I'll also double my salary, get a
whole harem of fuck buddies and move to a 120m2 flat in
Vasastan. Then I'll be golden, but maybe I should move to Japan
instead... Hm. Life is still full of possibilities and I enjoy it very