2008 will go down in memory as the year in which everything went wonderfully right for me, yet horribly wrong for my girlfriend. Our extremes are such that despite all my successes I’m ending the year at about the same place I started it. I’m baffled by how one person can have such great luck while the other has such consistently terrible fortune, despite the fact that each tries as earnestly and works just as hard as the other.
In any case, this has been one of the best few weeks I’ve had in as long as I can remember — my first 1UP section has launched (with others, including a full-force Retronauts blog, to come soon); I’ve lost enough weight that yesterday I wore pants to work that hadn’t fit since 2005; and some other small boring things I won’t bother writing about here. Meanwhile, Cat’s sister gave her a new computer, which had a complete hard drive failure the day after she transferred all her files over to the new system; now the warranty replacement is stuck on a plane in Oakland because the airport won’t clear it to unload due to “snow delays.” (Which is weird, because Oakland is two miles away from my office and I haven’t seen a hint of snow all week.) And the work she found a few months back has shriveled up, because she was shooting homes for real estate listings, and realtors aren’t listing home when people aren’t buying. If it weren’t so infuriating, it would be comical.
So…I asked her to marry me. Hopefully the ring I gave her will make some of my good fortune rub off on her…and not the other way ’round.
Meanwhile, in other news: video games! With all the work involved with my section launch, preparing for the holiday break, and of course all the personal stuff happening, I’m going to skip updating GameSpite this weekend. I’ll make up for it somehow. Maybe by kicking off the Retronauts blog instead? Perhaps!