I’m posting this entry from a hotel room in Seattle after spending the day hunting for an apartment.

  1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?
    Accepted a job in another state!
  2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

    I didn’t make a New Year’s resolution for 2011, although I did achieve the goal of finding a job that would take me out of Austin.

  3. Did anyone close to you give birth?


  4. Did anyone close to you die?


  5. What countries did you visit?


  6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?

    A sense of home based on where I am instead of where I’m not.

  7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

    The week of Dec. 4 looms larger over the rest of the year. It’s when I flew to Seattle for a job interview and landed it.

  8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
    At this point, it should be pretty obvious.
  9. What was your biggest failure?
    I didn’t reach my quota of billable hours in Q2, thus no bonus.
  10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
    Caught the flu in October.
  11. What was the best thing you bought?
    Guitar Rig 4.
  12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
    No answer.
  13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
    The Republican Party.
  14. Where did most of your money go?
    Still to my home studio, The Closet
  15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
    Knowing that I’m moving to Seattle, but also finishing enough remixes to consider proper album releases.
  16. What song will always remind you of 2011?
    Probably something off of Kuriyama Chiaki’s CIRCUS or SuiseiNoboAz’s THE (OVERUSED) END OF THE WORLD and I MISS YOU MUH-FUH.
  17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

    a. happier or sadder

    b. thinner or fatter

    c. richer or poorer?

    a. Happier, although mostly in December b. Unchanged c. Positive net worth, but that should change fast

  18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
  19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
    Living in Austin
  20. How will you be spending/did you spend Christmas?
    Packing and cleaning
  21. Did you fall in love in 2011?
    Only with the photos of hot guys on Grindr.
  22. How many one-night stands?
  23. What was your favorite TV program?
  24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
  25. What was the best book you read?
    I haven’t finished it, but it’s turning out to be 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, although I liked Kafka on the Shore far more than I expected to.
  26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
    New Amsterdam Records
  27. What did you want and get?
    A new job
  28. What did you want and not get?
    My favorites on Grindr.
  29. What was your favorite film of this year?
    I might go with The Descendants.
  30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
    I turned 39, and I told no one in my office.
  31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
    A one-night stand with one of my favorites on Grindr.
  32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
    You assume I have any sense of fashion.
  33. What kept you sane?
    You assume I’m sane.
  34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
    Post coming-out Sean Maher.
  35. What political issue stirred you the most?
  36. Who did you miss?
    _____ ______
  37. Who was the best new person you met?
    _____ ______
  38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011.
    Don’t know about life lessons, but I sure did get to flex my atrophied JAVA skills this year.
  39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
    Hold your head up, movin’ on/Keep your head up, movin’ on — Eurythmics, "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"