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Farewell to 2011

Overall, this has been a good year for me. I am happier than I've been in awhile. I broke up with Ron early on and broke up with the Church in the spring. The latter was much more difficult, but mostly I am at peace with my decision.

I went to New York City last February and met someone I've known online since 2008. It may be silly to spend a lot of our time sitting in an expensive hotel room talking, but that was truly the best part.

In July, I flew to Las Vegas to see my brother, Don, and Randy. Again, expensive, but it had been too long! After cat sitting for a friend last year, they have now adopted two adult cats of their own. :)

My car was wrecked while parked on the street, just days before I got my own driveway put in, but it was drivable. It's fixed now and all is well.

Dragon*Con was its usual crazy wonderfulness. A geek's family reunion.

The high point of this year, by far, was ALEP 2. I will be posting more about that when I want an escape from winter. ;) I'm sure there will be an ALEP 3, and if you love Lord of the Rings and you haven't been to one of these events, don't miss the next one. Shaker Village IS the Shire.

For many of my friends, 2011 has been a rough one. Many of us have made changes or had them forced upon us.

Many have lost jobs or changed jobs, broken up, gotten together, moved, had a baby, lost a loved one, or been the victim of a natural or man-made disaster.

In the lgbt world, 2011 has seen the end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and that is something to celebrate.

Whether this was a good or a bad year for you, I hope 2012 is a better one.

And now, I present the most awesome 2011 music mash-up EVA!

You can download this track for free here:

For a list of the 25 songs in the mix, go here:


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 31st, 2011 11:55 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you got to do some cool things this year, especially getting to meet your friend in person. Hope you have a Happy New Year and that 2012 treats you well. :)
Jan. 1st, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
Thanks. I wish the same for you. *hugs*
Jan. 1st, 2012 12:18 am (UTC)
ALEP 2 was very special for me, too, and I'm glad I got to see you there. </p>

I'm not sure if you know how much I admire you.

Happy New Year. I look forward to seeing you in 2012.

Jan. 1st, 2012 02:39 am (UTC)
Wow, thanks! I envy you because you have a very cool job. You'll notice I never write about mine. It's a good job and I like it, but it's not the least bit cool. ;)

Happy New Year!
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Jan. 1st, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
Isn't the video great? :)

I am happy for the wonderful changes that have happened in your life this year.

Happy 2012.
Jan. 1st, 2012 01:56 am (UTC)
Cheers on all that was good in 2011, and may 2012 be a wonderful year for you and your family!
Jan. 1st, 2012 02:42 am (UTC)
Thank you! I hope things go well for you in Africa.
Jan. 1st, 2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
I love reading everyone's year end reviews!

Wishing you a lot of laughter in 2012 :-)
Jan. 1st, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
You, too. We can't have too much laughter!
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