Twenty Thirteen – the year in review

Tales from a software engineer and geek

Twenty Thirteen – the year in review

Well then, it’s been an interesting year. It has been the most emotionally draining, and physically exhausting year of my life. But hey, at least it wasn’t dull.

There was the car accident that screwed me up for a couple of weeks. The driver pulled out in front of me, causing me to t-bone him. Oh, and he was in a rental car. That wasn’t his. And he wasn’t insured. And didn’t have a license. And the woman that rented the car tried to claim she was a passenger, along with two other people. They told the insurance company that I merged into them.

My dad kicked cancer’s ass, which is awesome. He went through hell with the treatment, but the outcome is positive. He get’s to make stupid jokes and poke fun at his kids for a while longer.

I got to see the inside of a courtroom for the first time ever, so that was neat. I mean, I was being sued, but still. Something to do with a dentist and a website, if I recall correctly. Turns out that litigious asshat bullies will grab at any straw they can to censor and threaten people who expose them as the asshat bullies they are. I lost interest in standing up to this particular bully for some reason.

What else?

Oh right! First, Google invited me down to Venice to play with Glass for a bit. They paid me too, it was the highlight of my year until I actually got invited to buy Glass. It’s awesome! I am proudly a Glasshole now.

I’ve lost about 90 pounds now. I’m in the best physical shape of my life, and it’s fantastic. I’ve never felt better. I still have a little ways to go, but it’s been a long journey.

Uhh, hmm. I feel like I’m forgetting something. What else was there? I kinda feel like it was traumatizing in some way. Have I blocked it out of my memory? Geeze, this is going to bug me!

OH! Of course!

I sold my car 🙁 My beautiful 2008 Ford Fusion has gone on to be loved by someone else. After three accidents, it was time to give her a better home. I cried a little. She will be missed.

Anything else? Let me think for a minute . . .

Ah right, that whole divorce nonsense. You know what? I’m not even mad. Quite the opposite really. Turns out, I was being held back from my true potential. I am so much better off it’s not even funny. I’m happy to be free, to live my life as I choose, and to go off and do some good in the world. I can honestly say that I’ve never been happier, and I’m excited for the things to come.

But enough about my year, how was yours?


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