haha, i know, i'm like 2 weeks after everyone else with my 2007 wrap-up. i don't even have a good excuse. 2008 has been a really superlazy, relaxed and mostly enjoyable experience so far for me to the point where even writing something for a few minutes seemed like too much work, hahaha.
okay, small thing in my defence - i'm currently creating an intranet wiki for my whole department, so most of last week was me writing a shitload of boring stuff in word. like, step by step manuals of really simple stuff that everyone keeps forgetting how to do, like setting up your outlook. doh...
...but mostly, i've just been busy taking naps on the couch, playing tetris, watching daytime television and snuggling up to the SO. we went and saw control last night, though. quite ambitious, right? in a theater and everything! and the movie was really, really good. and ridiculously pretty and stylish to look at. very good. definite recommend to all you music- and movie-people on lj. the ian curtis actor was way intense.
but where was i? oh yeah, 2007 wrap-up! okay. i'm gonna make a list, and then post a bunch of pictures behind a cut, and that'll be that.
bits i recall from 2007:
number of airplanes i was on: 15.
that included several trips home to ronneby, a couple of trips up north to the SOs family, a lovely trip to oslo where i hung out with anja and saw nine in nails, and my first ever trip to paris. paris was awesome.
number of concerts i went to: 19, i think.
- 3 nine inch nails shows (yey!)
- 2 kent shows (the first sucked, the second was great fun)
- regina spektor (_lovely_. good flow, great songs, amazing voice.)
- joanna newsom (hated. ugh. HATED.)
- kristin hersh (intense as always, but i've seen her do stronger shows)
- patti smith (incredibly humble and happy on stage, very good show)
- the who (daltry had a cold but managed one proper scream to knock out the house)
- gwen stefani (very entertaining show, if a bit uneven material-wise)
- goose (LOVE!! biggest surprise of the year. MMM, geeks!)
- the kransky sisters (very, very funny show)
- magnus uggla
- thomas dybdahl
- maia hirasawa (very nice voice, great vibe)
- maria mckee
- the hives (AMAZING LIVE. never seen an entire band give so much energy!)
pictures of all shows (except joanna newsom and the who) are behind the cut below.
will miss: my wonderful cat sammy, who died last summer after 13 great years. i really loved my cat. we were very bonded, even though he mostly stayed with mom the last half of his life. i'm incredibly relieved i got to have one last good week with him before he went really ill. such a good cat. sigh. (obviously, there's also a list of people i will miss, but i don't really feel up to listing them. suffice to say, they too are missed.)
work stuff: um. my old project that i was a teamleader for was cancelled and put to rest back in september. i hardly had time to notice because i simultaneously was called in to teamlead/manage several other new projects at the same time. the whole year was pretty chaotic work-wise, really.
the good news is that i was able to leave a lot of work-crap behind when 2007 came to an end, as 2008 has brought along a whole new title: i'm now mainly going to work as a trainer for my company. so hopefully that means that at least 85% of all the work-crap that stressed me the fuck out during 2007 will not follow me into 2008. cheers to that!
personal stuff: um. i'm not sure i need to write more than one word, really: marp. :) i'll save the gushing for next month (1 yr anniversary, haha. you just know i'll bring the cheese.)
okay. well, uh, not the most elaborate wrap-up of 2007, hahaha, for sure. but there i go. okay. onward with the pictures.
regina spektor. more photographs here
lovely paris! loads more photographs here
kristin hersh at debaser.
anja in oslo! :)
trent in oslo! loads more photographs here
nine inch nails in stockholm.. more photographs here
hee hee. take a wild guess. :)
thomas dybdahl. more photographs here
some of my old team! sigh. all but one has quit by now, but we had a good run.
i went to my first wedding - cousin björn. it was nice. :) more photographs here
patti smith! more photographs here
mom, ronneby. :) more photographs here
up north! way more photographs here, and here, and here, and here, etc..
lynx! :) more zoo kitty cats here, including white tiger and white lions. awww!
goooooose! goose rocks.
gwen stefani.. more gwen!
halloweeeen pumpkin at chez bish+marp!
kent. loads more here...
the hives. CRAZY, i tell you.
the kransky sisters. _so much fun_. please catch them if they come around your parts.
stella kitty. :)