Monday 2007.01.01, 3:33 PM CST.
New Year, I Suppose.
we finally made it to 2007, and I'm glad. Frankly, 2006 was
not a great year for me for many reasons.
have been through a lot last year; in fact, I guess I should be
thankful that I lived through it all. Here were the high
and low points (some of which were addressed in Journal
Entry 39 and other entries earlier in the year):
I started off the year, only hours after a festive New Year's
celebration and WAY too many Jolt beverages, with about a two-day
illness (virus, I'm quite sure) that
had me in agonizing pain, chilling, vomiting, and practically
times while I underwent hallucinations. It was the sickest that
I can remember feeling since my bout with appendicitis over six years
earlier. What a great way to kick off 2006!
I continued to feel more and more worthless at my "day job," I had
the opportunity for a major promotion ripped out from
then I was told that my department was probably going to
be outsourced to another company.
I DJed the "Bikini Pop Fiasco" event at the Gypsy Coffee House. Except
for the facts that there was hardly any dancing and at least
two people (including myself) were assaulted at the event, it went
great. (The issues were addressed later, I got a written apology
from one of the main individuals responsible for the problems, and
I still love the Gypsy.)
I saw one really good concert this year: Imogen Heap, formerly
of Frou Frou, live in Dallas. Lanna and I got to meet her
after the show, and she was really cool.
Since my work days were making me more and more physically and
mentally ill (my stomach cramps were working their way into chest
pains and I was getting closer and closer to "suicidal"), I eventually
quit my job.
a related note, please DO NOT EVER RENT
CARS FROM DOLLAR OR THRIFTY RENT-A-CAR,
if you value good American workers. Gary Paxton, the head
honcho of DTAG, can kiss my ass.)
A week and a half after quitting my job, I learned that my fianceé,
Lanna, was pregnant, even though she had promised that we should
be safe thanks to her trusty birth control, Ovcon-35.
you're taking Ovcon-35, STOP TAKING OVCON-35 and
find some other pill or more trustworthy method that might actually
got another job, a temp position at a very decent safety products company.
special DJ event, "Saffron Retro Night," was cancelled when the owner
of Saffron Coffee didn't stay open (as agreed in advance) the evening
beforehand in order for me to come in and unload some of my equipment,
and tell me anything was wrong. Flake.
week later, Saffron Coffee shut down for good. Oh, shucky
started collaborating with a talented local vocalist, Tiph Hohmann.
December 15th, I assisted with six tracks during Tiph Hohmann's big performance
at the Gypsy Coffee House. It was a highly successful event
which earned accolades from numerous people, including the Gypsy's
and I shared our third Christmas together, geared up for
wedding, and ended the year on a decent note.
and Saddam Hussein was executed, and that was a good thing too. I'd
been waiting for him to die for over 15 years. Hurrah!
where does that leave us in regard to the coming year? Well...
not sure what's going to happen on the "day job" front. I
am still working on learning higher Web technologies, so that I
can hopefully get a better job, but I am fairly comfortable where
I am now.
and I are getting married very soon. I won't say exactly
when, for a number of reasons, but it'll be very soon.
son, X, is scheduled to be born in the spring. (Yeah, I
wish we would have gotten married before he was conceived, but
Lanna trusted Ovcon-35, and I trusted Lanna. Oops.)
am planning on doing more music production, both with Tiph Hohmann
and on my own. I am hoping to finally complete my debut
electronica album, The Relative and the Absolute, but
I say that every year, so I'm not holding my breath and neither
should you. :) I might also get around to releasing
more remixes of the "Gypsy Drama" single in early 2007. We'll
will continue to battle my clinical depression, which has been
a lot easier to control since I left Dollar Thrifty Automotive
Group - imagine that!
I'm planning on making a lot more life changes this year. I
hit a "milestone age" of sorts in December (those of you with basic
math and research skills can figure it out), and I think it's time
that I started living a bit healthier - cutting back on the snacky
foods, eating more fruit, drinking more juice instead of soda,
and doing a crapload more exercise. Wish me luck!
those friends and fans who have given me so much support and love
over the past several years, thank you so much... and may God bless
you and your loved ones for the entirety of the new year.