January 2nd, 2010


Journaling Review for 2009

Date created: 2001-11-05 19:56:27
Date updated: 2009-12-29

Journal entries total: 2,607
2009 Journal entries: 132
2008 Journal entries: 334
2007 Journal entries: 351
2006 Journal entries: 281
2005 Journal entries: 344
2004 Journal entries: 423
2003 Journal entries: 305
2002 Journal entries: 360
2001 Journal entries: 77

Comments total: Posted: 13,189 - Received: 22,337
Comments in 2009: Posted: 403 - Received: 940
Comments in 2008: Posted: 1,047 - Received: 2,693
Comments in 2007: Posted: 1,192 - Received: 3,085
Comments in 2006: Posted: 1,185 - Received: 2,530
Comments in 2005: Posted: 1,687 - Received: 3,621
Comments in 2004: Posted: 2,943 - Received: 4,411

....actually I have no idea if these comment numbers are correct. I seem to have screwed up my accounting. I calculate these numbers manually every year by taking the total comments (provided by lj) and subtracting last year's total from them. However on my post from last year and the post from the year before, the totals were the same. This means I copied without changing the numbers, so honestly I have no idea if the last two yearly subtotals are right!

Anyway, the journal entries do balance, so those are right even if the comment numbers are off. Clearly I have dropped drastically in my posting last year. I think it's the result of a number of things: my chaotic job situation, my spending a lot of my free time time with M, the fact that I don't do any personal web surfing at work anymore, and my use of Facebook for short life-commentaries.

I would like to start posting more in the upcoming year though, because my journal has been a pleasure to reread in later years, and a handy way to remember what was going on in my life and head on a given time-period.

A Complicated Year In Review

Trips: 11 (Vail, NYC, Chicago (4), Florida, various locations Up North (5))
Different kinds of jobs: 5
Illnesses: 4
Surgeries: 1
Boyfriends: 1
Fiances: 1
House showings: 25
House sales: 0


I join a software consulting company, Xede, and am placed at my first client: Polk. I stay there 5 days, then am pulled off that job and asked by my employer to work at a different client. That falls through, and I find myself on the bench.

M and I go skiing in Northern MI, and I wear my new Christmas ski outfit. I get new stripes put into my hair. I have a bad night which involves an ice dam, water raining into my computer room, and a surreal visit from the police due to flashlights seen outside my front door (but everything turns out fine).

I go to ConFusion for half the weekend, then head to the airport to meet M for a vacation in Vail. I catch a cold, and my knee hurts, but I have an awesome vacation anyway.

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