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Happy new year!
Monday, 01 January 2007 at 10:48 pm

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Happy New Year, all. I'm really enjoying seeing everybody's retrospectives on 2006 on my flist, so I'll add one of my own:

Significant Events

  • I spent the first third of the year trying to cram about two years' worth of social life into a few months.
  • I finally got a post-doc job. []
  • I moved to Sweden.
  • I started to learn Swedish.
  • I discovered lots of hidden cool aspects of the Jewish community here.

    Hmm, this year hasn't been characterized by memorable events as such, it's been a gradual transition from the weird unintended gap year I found myself with, to starting the new job and settling in a new country and meeting lots of cool people. Anyway, to continue:


  • Jack Womack: Random acts of senseless violence
  • Emma Bull: War for the oaks
  • George RR Martin: The Armageddon Rag
  • Choderlos de Laclos: Les liaisons dangereuses
  • Ken MacLeod: The Stone Canal

    48 books total this year, which is pretty good going considering that I was rationing my reading severely for about 2 months.


    It's been a great year for discovering new music, mainly thanks to blue_mai and emusic. Hard to pick just five songs!
  • The Pipettes: Because it's not love (but it's still a feeling)
  • Quix*O*tic: Anonymous Face
  • Poe: Angry Johnny
  • Cat Power: Metal heart
  • Cowboy Junkies: Misguided Angel

    LJ posts

  • papersky: Tangled Web
  • pir_anha: Listening (also about racism and cultural appropriation and stuff).
  • trixtah: The definitive lesbianism FAQ (with some helpful general advice about sexuality thrown in too)
  • lavendersparkle: Feminist abortion polemic
  • sartorias: Adults

    My posts

    You are absolutely welcome to revive old discussions on these posts, by the way.
  • Science and religion
  • Immortality
  • Boobies!
  • Health and virtue
  • Abortion


  • hatam_soferet: Tefillin Barbie (craft)
  • papersky: Three bears Norse / Fairy Tale Mother (poetry)
  • j4: 9x9 for mortal men doomed to die (creative writing)
  • Age maps (not on LJ, but very cool digitally manipulated images).
  • compilerbitch: Yosemite (photography)

    Wonderful friends

  • doseybat
  • compilerbitch
  • pseudomonas
  • lethargic_man
  • rysmiel

    People I love and wish I'd seen more of

  • hatam_soferet
  • darcydodo
  • blue_mai
  • loreid
  • ewtikins

    People I'm really glad I got to know better

  • ploni_bat_ploni
  • CA (who temped with me at BoGS early in the year)
  • RS (work colleague)
  • megamole
  • fluffymark

    New to my friendlist

  • smhwpf
  • sartorias
  • cartesiandaemon
  • sunflowerinrain
  • spin0za1

    Friends from elsewhere who joined LJ

  • lavendersparkle (well, not really, but it was in 2006 that I connected up the LJ handle with the person)
  • tzotze
  • jongefrouwe

    I had a very enjoyable NYE, with a some friends of RS's who live right in the grand part of Stockholm and just round the corner from the perfect firework watching spot. It was a highly civilized party, with excellent food and excellent conversation. And the fireworks were great; lots and lots of separate parties who all let off their fireworks simultaneously at midnight, which is a lot more fun than one big firework show.

  • Whereaboooots: Östermalm, Stockholm, Sweden
    Moooood: optimisticoptimistic
    Tuuuuune: Blur: Bank holiday
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    (no subject) - (Anonymous) (1/1/07 10:36 pm)
    livredor: teapot
    Date:January 1st, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
    1 hours after journal entry, 11:32 pm (livredor's time)
    Definitely we should talk... I can't believe we have failed so badly to manage a simple thing like fixing a time to speak on the phone. You could possibly call me in about 7 hours' time, if it's not too late for you, because I'll be getting up then and I'm going to work from home tomorrow. Or, failing that, next weekend? I wish I could trust my phone not to mess things up, too.
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    rysmiel: make in hell for us a heaven
    Date:January 1st, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
    1 hours after journal entry, 07:21 pm (rysmiel's time)
    A very happy Gregorian New Year to you, my dear, and I hope you'll forgive a small glow of satisfaction at having introduced you to so many books you found memorable this year.
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    livredor: livre d'or
    Date:January 1st, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
    1 hours after journal entry, 11:38 pm (livredor's time)
    Yes, three of my five top books are yours, Les liaisons dangereuses I'd been meaning to read for a while and you convinced me it was worth bumping to the top of the queue, and The Stone Canal is from lethargic_man but that's probably ultimately thanks to you too.

    I'm certainly not going to forgive you for bringing lots of good books to my attention, because this is entirely a favour. Nor for being pleased about it, because you are quite entitled to be satisfied at the good thing you've done. *hug*
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    rysmiel: cardinal richelieu
    Date:January 1st, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
    1 hours after journal entry, 07:34 pm (rysmiel's time)
    BTW, your Les Liaisons Dangereuses link is not well-formed.
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    livredor: ewe
    Date:January 1st, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC)
    1 hours after journal entry, 11:53 pm (livredor's time)
    Oh yes, I had meant to check all the links and got distracted. There were a couple of other errors too, so thanks for pointing that out and reminding me. I think it's all fixed now.
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    hairyears: default
    Date:January 2nd, 2007 12:50 am (UTC)
    2 hours after journal entry, 12:50 am (hairyears's time)
    Your five favourite posts of the year... Look who's started a meme!
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    Date:January 3rd, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
    1 days after journal entry
    Happy New Year!

    Hope you had a good one. And all the best for this new year!


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    curious_reader: kitten
    Date:January 4th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
    2 days after journal entry
    Happy New Year to you! I was with lethargic_man in the city to meet somebody he knew from Limmud and see the fireworks at the London eye. It was just for a few minutes. We had troubles to get back. I was running after him getting hot and sweaty. Most of the tube stations were closed. I am completely out the rythm. The main reason are the neighbours and the bashing garden door which I now found out.
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