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Year in review 2007

My own version of the end of year meme, since I don't like the standard ones:

Significant Events

Actually, this section is a bit depressing, because I feel like almost nothing has happened this year, I've been marking time a bit.

  • I went to two really good gigs, Levellers and VNV Nation.
  • My cousin got married [], and so did ploni_bat_ploni.
  • MF and doseybat visited me in Sweden.
  • I went on a whirlwind tour of Northern Europe, visiting Finland and Estonia for the first time, Germany for the first time properly, and Holland for the first time.
  • I got very deeply involved in the Progressive group, leading services, sitting on the board, teaching the bar mitzvah class and so on.

    Other than that I had some excellent trips to England and saw lots of cool people. I spent the first part of the year hanging out with ploni_bat_ploni, and missed her terribly after she finished her course and left the country. Lots of people unexpectedly turned out to be romantically interested in me, but I stayed single. Oh, and I went to Limmud, but I haven't written that up properly yet.

    Books

  • Geoff Ryman: The Child Garden
  • Pearl Buck: The good earth
  • Kate Atkinson: Human Croquet
  • Ian McDonald: Terminal Café
  • Anthony Price: The labyrinth makers

    56 books total this year, 10 of which I haven't got round to reviewing yet. More rereads than usual, cos I ran out of books a bit. But I had good fun rereading Tim Powers' The Anubis Gates, AS Byatt's Babel Tower, JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit, Salman Rushdie's The ground beneath her feet (I finally heard the U2 song that goes with it on Radio Paradise the other week!), and my perennial favourite GB Edwards' The book of Ebenezer Le Page.

    Music

  • Hem: Radiation Vibe
  • Emmylou Harris: Sweet sorrow in the wind
  • Placebo: Pure morning
  • VNV Nation: The Farthest Star
  • Jennifer Warnes and Leonard Cohen: Joan of Arc

    LJ posts

  • misia: Paedophilia and censorship
  • kassrachel: Midrash and fanfic
  • catvalente: Porn
  • fierceawakening: The cult of feminism
  • siderea: Attitude (if I had to pick just one LJ post to represent this year, this would be the one.)

    My posts

  • MMR and autism
  • Sex stereotypes
  • Creationism
  • Faustian Dream
  • Women online


    Creativity

  • sovay: Hanukkah (writing)
  • Nanoknitting (craft, not on LJ)
  • dduane: Invictus (creative writing, and yes, this is the real Diane Duane)
  • pir_anha: Synaesthesia (poetic meme)
  • gnimmel: Death and Taxis (cartoon, and clearly the best thing posted on all of the internet, let alone LJ, in 2007)

    Wonderful friends

  • doseybat
  • pseudomonas
  • hatam_soferet
  • ploni_bat_ploni
  • rysmiel

    People I love and wish I'd seen more of

  • lethargic_man
  • darcydodo
  • compilerbitch
  • blue_mai
  • ewtikins

    People I'm really glad I got to know better

  • syllopsium
  • cartesiandaemon
  • timeplease
  • deborah_c
  • rho

    New to my friendlist

  • siderea
  • skibbley
  • friend_of_tofu
  • wotyfree
  • miss_next

    Friends from elsewhere who joined LJ

  • isolani
  • hobbitz (yay, I've been hoping and hoping she'd join the party!)
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