Go to your Calendar and find the first entry for each month of 2011. Post the first line of it in your journal, and that's your "Year In Review".
Happy New Year everyone!
(Interestingly, the entry this line was from is also a New Year meme :) )
I've rarely been unique when it comes to usernames, so when I joined Neopets (I know this is about LJ, I'm getting to that), I wanted to have my username just be "matt", but since that was already taken, it generated some usernames consisting of "matt" followed by random numbers and asked me to pick one. I chose "matt1140142774271".
I am SO sick right now. I felt awful all day today and yesterday.
HWHD × ∫-∞∞ ∞∞x∞ dx. YESTERDAY WAS THE MOST AWESOME DAY OF MY ENTIRE LIFE.
(Sadly, nothing particularly awesome actually happened that day - that's just a quote from an April Fool's prank I posted. But at least I made my first well-thought-out LJ April Fool's prank this year, even if parts of it don't really make sense!)
pathvain_aelien wanted to see my two new Charlie the Unicorn userpics, so here are:
Sometime earlier today, for no reason, I randomly thought about how I used to mishear Strong Bad's "I'm casually late!" line in the Strong Bad E-mail "modeling" as "Lunch has three legs!" (I know...my hearing can be really bad sometimes.)
(this one doesn't make sense without the subject line, which was "You might be a Matt1993 if...")
You take from 1:20PM to 11:32PM to finish 34 or 47 (depending on how multi-step Calculus III problems are counted) homework problems, thanks to what might be your most distracting creative vortex yet.
WHOA! Perfect timing, bullying_begone - today, I met my first real-life bully in 11 years. (So far, people online have only been mean to me when I actually say stupid stuff, so I don't count those.)
First of all, had I not decided to actually go to bed tonight (once I finish typing this post), tonight would have been my third all-nighter so far.
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What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?
- Went to college.
- Got overly depressed about comment threads in a manner reminiscent of the way I was soon after I realized that PrtSc Land was, in fact, not as awesome as I had thought it was.
- Alienated two entire communities. :(
Did you keep your New Years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Nope, although while "do less than 4 stupid things per day on average" was definitely too high of a goal, I think I may have gotten over my procrastination problem, so if I redid "work on creative vortexes for at least an hour almost every day", I might actually get closer to keeping it.
However, I think a better goal would be to at least end the year with less creative vortexes than I started it with just to make sure that it's possible to eventually get rid of the mental roadblock they're creating, so that's my resolution for this year. I'm also going to try to not say more than 36 stupid things online, as saying stupid things is much worse if it's on the Internet for all to see.
Did anyone close to you give birth?
One of pathvain_aelien's cats did. And then it seems one of the kittens did, too. Pretty early...
Did anyone close to you die?
Not that I can think of, although I have thought several times this year that Schrödinger's Enya was dead...
What countries did you visit?
Technically, none. I did go to Puerto Rico for a senior trip, but that's still a U.S. territory.
What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
Common sense and a complete lack of creative vortexes.
What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory?
November 18, 2011 - the day I first read the Forbidden Comment Threads. Remember how when I did this for 2009, I decided to start calling April 8 the "Ides of Author Cancelled" because of something that happened in autism that day? I am officially moving the date of the Ides of Author Cancelled to November 18. It deserves it MUCH more than April 8 does.
What was your biggest achievement of the year? Actually overcoming my depression about the Forbidden Comment Threads.
What was your biggest failure? Pretty much everything else I did this year.
Did you suffer illness or injury? Not any more or less than usual, aside from that day that I fell over.
What was the best thing you bought? One of my new Mario T-shirts. (I'd say my 3DS or something, but that was a Christmas gift, so that doesn't count)
Whose behaviour merited celebration? All of my LJ friends!
Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed? Certain people in the F̪͓͚ͦͣ͌̔ͫo̹̞̎r̴̮̬b̡̰̪̰̺̰̮͍̏ͨ̆͐i̞͚̭dͧ͆̉͐ͣ
Where did most of your money go? Probably gambling. Of course, my college tuition was actually more, but Mom paid for it, so it doesn't count because it's not my money.
What did you get really, really, really excited about? The ends of my last semester of high school and first semester of college. And Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7. Also, pretty much any time I saw the number 206.
What song/album will always remind you of 2011? Pretty much any music from Super Mario 3D Land. The main theme was stuck in my head long before I actually got that game :)
Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder? Sadder. I've gotten over my depression about the Forbidden Comment Threads, but I'm still more depressed in general than I was last year, especially since I've had this answer three years in a row...
Thinner or fatter?
Thinner. A lot of days in college, I didn't get up early enough to have lunch :(
Richer or poorer? I don't really know. Poorer would be a good guess given the economy, but I did win quite a lot gambling sometimes, so...
What do you wish you'd done more of? Working on my creative vortexes! If I'd been as productive at the start of 2011 as I am now, I'd be so much better at focusing...
What do you wish you'd done less of? Procrastinating.
How did you spend Christmas? Same as usual - opening presents at home, then going over to my aunt's house for a while.
Who did you spend the most time on the phone with? Mom. No big surprise considering how many times she had to call me to get me up in college.
How many one night stands did you have in this last year? None. Sever your leg, please.
What was your favourite TV show? The only shows I watched much this year were X-Files, Charmed and Frasier, so one of those. Can't decide which.
Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? I try not to actually hate anyone, but...Forbidden Comment Threads. (I can't even make this answer grammatically correct without running the risk of rehashing what happened...)
What was the best book(s) you read? The Bird's Nest, as that was pretty much the only book I read this year aside from my high school and college textbooks.
What was your greatest musical discovery? Probably various video game music remixes I've found.
What did you want and get? New video games and out of high school.
What did you want and not get? An Enya concert, some more freed-up brain cells that used to contain my creative vortexes, and out of college.
What were your favourite films of this year? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2. I can't really think of any other films I watched this year.
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 18, and see here.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011? I always wore clothes this year.
What kept you sane? On the few occasions that I was sane, Enya. And various webcomics. :)
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? I'm sure by now I don't have to tell you :P
What political issue stirred you the most? Do the Forbidden Comment Threads count? They were annoying enough to count as a political issue, at least :P
Who did you miss? Schrödinger's Enya. If only I hadn't kept trying to be her friend and the paparazzi at the same time, she might have stuck around...
Who was the best new person you met? glowing_dragon! (Actually, pretty much any of my new LJ friends. It's just that G_D is the most frequent commenter so far.)
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011. Stay away from asperger. Bad things happen there.
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year? The song that sums up my year doesn't actually have any lyrics, so I'll post a video instead. In fact, I'll post three videos of different versions of it.
(Yay, I finally found a remix of this song!!! :D )
EDIT: Can't believe I forgot to say this last time, but this is my 800th entry!!! :D