Friday, January 06, 2006

5 Facts for 2005

5 Seconds of Fame in 2005: In the fall, I experienced a real blast from the past while watching the CBC documentary "Breaking Point", about the 1995 Quebec referendum. Around the 3 hour mark of the 4 hour program, I was startled by a lingering close-up shot of my own self, filmed ten years earlier. It took a moment to recognize myself: big round pale face and big round pale eyes brimming with concern. I was a badly freaked 17 year old federalist who somehow ended up positioned at the very front of the Unity Rally crowd in Montreal...

Biggest Thrill of The Year: I don't think I'll ever get over the excitement of U2 Week. (story, photos)

Stupidest Purchase of 2005: On impulse, I bought a shower radio: I didn't have a radio and I thought I could catch the news while getting ready in the morning. However, even at max volume, the radio can't be heard over the noise of the running water. Stupid.

Recreational Reading this year: The theme of much of my reading this year was 'great journeys'. Books included 'Japanese Pilgrimage' by Oliver Statler, 'The Silk Road Journey with Xuanzang' by Sally Hovey Wriggins and 'Long Way Round' by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. This is probably because I haven't been anywhere for a long, long time and I'm getting antsy. I need an adventure.

Summing up my 2005 in 5 words or less: MORE OF THE SAME.
Same apartment, same job, same salary, same boy, same friends, same hobbies, same problems, same routine. Of course, sameness is safe but change makes you feel alive...

1 comment :

Hikaru said...

good idea! i should probably ask myself these questions.

traveling is good, change is better, getting the things you need done is best.

i would love to see a pic of your concerned self from a decade ago. maybe you could get a copy and put up a screen capture... ^_~

god i barely remember 17. =/ it was blur, a crazy busy year.

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