A summary of 2009

In the last year I…

  • celebrated the birth of my nephew;
  • had a car accident;
  • had my name printed in a comic book;
  • didn’t go to the Wallabies rugby game in Melbourne – first time I’ve missed a game since I moved to Melbourne;
  • celebrated Melbourne being awarded what will be a Super 15 franchise in 2011;
  • bought a lot of comics;
  • added about 26 new pieces of comic book art to my collection;
  • took some photos;
  • trashed my macbook pro’s battery by accident;
  • got new housemates;
  • learnt some new stuff, forgot some things;
  • discovered Nina Simone;
  • decided most of the music being put out at the moment is absolute crap;
  • discovered the awesomeness that is Avatar: the Last Airbender, Entourage, FlashForward and Castle;
  • felt it was money/time well spent seeing Avatar, Star Trek, Up, The Boat That Rocked, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Watchmen at the cinema;
  • wished I hadn’t wasted my time and/or money on The Spirit, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Terminator: Salvation, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and GI Joe: Rise of Cobra;
  • wish I had seen Frost/Nixon, Milk, Let The Right One In, Ponyo, The Soloist, Mao’s Last Dancer and Zombieland;
  • discovered I can’t ski;
  • lost weight, put it back on and am trying to lose it again;
  • messed up a few things at work but it’s okay;
  • meet some new people;
  • had a genuine fan-girl moment when I had my photo taken with Jewell Strait;
  • stood on a beach in California;
  • spent a lot of time missing my peeps in America and was so happy to be able to spend time with them again this year even if it was just a few days.

I visited…

  • Los Angeles;
  • San Fransisco;
  • Seattle;
  • Christchurch;
  • Methven;
  • Sydney.

And because it is all about the bike, I…

  • started riding to work;
  • bought a new bike;
  • have ridden 2610 kilometres on my new bike;
  • rode around 800 kilometres on my old bike but I accidentally reset my bike computer;
  • have clocked up 937.28 kilometres on training rides since October;
  • bought my first ever pair of proper bike shoes;
  • bought a new, decent helmet;
  • have gone through three pairs of bike gloves;
  • wore out a set of brake pads;
  • discovered the joys of wiggle.co.uk and probikekit.com, much to the determent of my finances;
  • replaced my tyres which didn’t really need it;
  • broke my sunglasses on the way home from a ride;
  • bought a pair of Rudy Project Rydons;
  • completed my first recreational ride;
  • rode the furthest I’ve ever ridden, which is 68km;
  • fell off my bike twice – once on the old bike and once on the new bike.

I think that covers it.

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