Tuesday, January 1, 2008

2007: In Review

I’m trying a little experiment here. I’m going to write my personal year in review without looking at any photos, reading any old e-mails, or perusing past posts on the blog. All we have is our memories right? So I just want to see what truly stands out. This might not be interesting to you at all, but for the sake of public journal vanity, here we go. Once I’m done writing I’ll add photos and links where applicable.

Vegas, now! Target, velvet jacket. Morning in St. George. Wash the car, climb a rock. Shrimp aplenty. Dance the night away, (imaginary) special bond with a denim glad vixen. Prblm.

Walk the cold streets of downtown SLC. Morphine and hula-hoops and cats and Sundance and Gordan Giricek watching American Idol.

Demolition Derby in Ogden Town. So much demolition, so many sickly sweet snacks.

Road trip to the Grand Canyon. Hot dogs at Home Depot, a gas station feast, sunset over the precipice, finest memoirs, obstacles, Highway 89.

The Avenues. Home Movies, Wolf Parade.

Band of Brothers at Harrison Ave. Sandwiches at the Philadelphean. The Bud comes into existence.

Backyard fires, helping Scott move on a rainy night, grilling on the balcony, late nights at the coffee shop, starting this blog and giving up on ever accomplishing anything productive ever again.

Lost at Harrison Ave, shooting guns, google chat.

Roadtrip to Kodachrome. Freezing the ass off, hiking while wearing standing shoes, driving a hundred miles to see the Jazz game (totally worth it).

Birthday, grilling, everyone there, watching the Jazz.

Ridiculous Purchase Adventure Day


Driving around in the sun with Joy, Café Rio, sneaking into the drive-in, ironing.
Dancing to Dan Deacon. Mood goes south.

Late night debauchery, punching sand, not fishing.

Fleeing to San Francisco. Walking in the cold and loving every minute.

Up yours, August.

Shenanigans in Damian’s backyard, stormy night at Nickelcade, throwing down in the Positive Energy Vibe Zone, the best baseball game ever, lots of concerts, mood goes souther still.

Roadtrip to St. George. Friday Night Lights and licorice and wind and hot tubs.

Everyone is here. Someone old is new again.

Pumpkin Ale and surprises, Avenues, mood goes north, lights in Provo, Tecmo Bowl, Orangutans, dance contest, cheese platter.

Final Statistics

The Best Days of 2007:

December 30, 2006, January 12, February 2, 3, 9, March 23, 30, April 12, May 4, 5, 13, 19, 25, 27, June 7, 8, 9, 10, 27, July 11, 14, 15, August 10, 30, September 6, 14, 15, 26, 27, 29, October 6, 19, 20, November 3, 17, 21, 29, December 2, 4, 6, 9, 14.

That's not a joke. I did some digging and determined that these really were the best days.

The Soundtrack of 2007

"Age of Consent" - New Order
"Please Let That Be You" - The Rentals
"Dashboard" - Modest Mouse
"Holland, 1945" - Neutral Milk Hotel
"Play it for Today" - The Legends
"July Jones" - The New Pornographers
"Black Wave/Bad Vibrations" - Arcade Fire
"Take Me to the Riot" - Stars


  1. Hmmm... I see you didn't care all that much for your 4th of July party on my deck. Well, I enjoyed it just the same.

    Mood goes north. Is that due to the orangutans or the cheese platter? Depression is easier to overcome than previously thought.

  2. This is a fine, fine list. I am delighted to have made this list. That said, what is with all the dissing of south? It's a perfectly nice cardinal direction. Where do birds migrate in the winter, for kinder climes? Not north, my friend. Where do women have the cutest accents? Not Wisconsin, I tell you what. I'm sure there are other arenas where going south is far superior to going north, but we'll just leave it at this.

  3. I enjoyed the 4th of july party.