2008 In Review
Whilst most other take this time looking forward towards the promises of next year, I like to look back, remind myself of the highs and lows of yesteryear.
Got some good games out of it. GTAIV and Gears of War 2 were masterpieces. Then again there were dissapointments such as Fallout 3 which really wasn't worth it. The library that I work at took my advice and started buying and lending videogames. It has lead to resounding succsess and we are currently moving shit around to make more room for it and give it some actual shelving space. The videogame club really picked up and we actually have equipment and a solid group going. Made friends with some of the freshman, which is kinda sad since there'll just be more goodbyes in the spring. Got my senior thesis almost wrapped up (plan on finishing it tonight). Spring semester will be a desperate attempt of having it getting published. Probs not.
And there were bad bits. My academic advisor, who is also the lead on my thesis, told the only girl I've loved that I loved her, which lead to a drastic spiral of failure and misery, the origins of which I did not know. Good news is that my thesis will be aced for sure, whether or not I actually turned it in, for his inevitable firing over numerous ethics violations he brought on himself. After that fell into an awkward love triangle amongst friends which ended by me being the bigger man and bowing out. Fell into another one which ended badly by backstabbing by the other party involved.
Did nothing to secure a job after college, which I'm convinced is impossible even if I did try. Banking everything on the success of my accounted roomate, because unlike fools who become English majors, he'll actually have a career. Met Lauren, and although we're friends things are looking hopeful. She's going to come back to campus early and bunk up with me, under the radar. We'll see how that works out.
Overall, I'd say 2008 was a 6.8 out of 10. What about the rest of you?
A man chooses. A slave obeys.