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The 2004 YES! Year End Summation!

What a year 2004 has been. Here is a guide to what I experienced in 2004. If you notice any links that don't work let me know. This took me forever to do and I probably did make mistakes. Happy New Year Everybody!!

Here we go!

January
Posted the 2003 year in review
Hung out with Randy and his new under 21 boyfriend.
I found out my coworker used to work with Steve Burns on Blues Clues!
I started Welcoming people as they friended me.
I found out that someone I went to high school with not only worked with Tom but was flaming gay! I wasn't very surprised.
Finally got to hang out with natsruk. We went to Along came Polly and Tommy's Joint. As much as we tried, we never hung out again and now she has moved back east.
I was reminded about Jackie and Jenny, buying a pregnancy test and waking up too early. I never explained the title of the post... still need to do that.
I also remembered the first time I bought condoms.

February
I was offered a job at TechHouse but declined.
Crash! The little yellow mini is taken out!
I got my boss a parking spot... he didn't keep his end of the deal and grow a goatee.
10 reasons I love my parents.
My friends Matt and Tom got married... only to have it taken away.
I find out a place just two houses away from my dorm like MarketHouse is on sale for $1.4 Million!
My work sent me to Portland. I had tons of fun and didn't get that much sleep.

March
Tom's dad turned 80.
Went to Long Beach for a pre St. Patrick's day Party!
Tom won an upgrade to upperclass on his trip to the UK... by dancing the Jig.
skibumca, knowyermonkey and I went out drinking on St. Patrick's day. Much to my surprise we ran into an old friend of mine. Sunny, I freaked out when I found out she was on LJ as divadolly! I even took some Pictures.
Went to a party that made me think of less than zero.

April
I welcome lj_serialadder and find his April Fools day joke pretty funny.
I posted a ton of naked pictures of myself.
I finally got a new Drivers license!
Went to the Sister's of Perpetual indulgence's Easter celebration and met bearzbub.
I got a letter from my ex Jared in January and four months latter I finally wrote him back.
Some people asked me Three Questions and I answered them.
Photos from my Birthday! desidono even comes to my party!
I love the Spanish movie Not love... Just Frenzy because of the disturbing image at the end!
I start writing about different relationships and start with the first man I had sex with, Mike.

May
I posted more photos from my second birthday party.
I finally got a new driver's license photo.
I dream of being a crocodile kid
Peaches concert, Lord of the Rings Risk, hung out with Jeannie and did lots of Laundry at the Laundromat.
Tom and I have our four year anniversary.
I loved the play "Red light green light" that phinny and Trevor are in!
phinny gives me the warm fuzzies.

June
roxyshocks gets married to the original Carebear in Vegas! (photos)and the ghetto fabulous couple who had sex in the celebration lounge.
I found out bender772 is my best friend.
Joe's represent your hood party.
Nobody know my lyrics.
The company I work for was bought again!
I was haunted by memories of my high school teacher Mr Meckna.

July
I finally met punkbassoon
I got a message from Mike and was torn over what to write. He never responds to my email.
July 13th I am officially done with Anne Rice... and my friend Eugene discovers Anne Rice upsets homos more than wearing black socks with brown shoes.
I start the process of renewing my passport and finally dissolving my domestic partnership
on a trip to Vacaville I wrote up a bit about my first boyfriend Brian and the night before I saw Calexico in concert!
I decide to embarrass myself in gay_sex_tips and then post my response in my own journal for my friends to read...lovely... and now I'm advertising it again in case you missed it.
Steve Burns.... touched me! Skweeee!

August
Rufus reminds me about a certain Art Teacher.
Arguments about cars and communication.
The joys of Network troubles Airports (real and TV), Cracky and a visiting Celia in the hospital.
I went to the Gay Rodeo and Wendi's 30th birthday!
I fucked up at work really bad but manage to fix it
My parents came to visit and we went to a few of San Francisco's best restaurants and Napa
My dad set me of on a rant about my mom when we went for a walk while he was visiting.
David has his rib removed... oddly because he's a homo, he didn't get an Eve.
When I get called self absorbed I decided to give a checklist of my good and bad personality traits.
ballistik gets me to admit that I slept with my cousin on what was probably my best new years eve ever. But then things went down hill and Deric avoided me like the plague.
After running into someone I used to have sex with I contemplate what our relationship was actually called.
Tom Ciaran and I go to the Jem concert and the lyrics for the song "missing you" hit home.

September
I went out drinking with Canada and run into an old friend while looking like an eastern block porn star!
I have a life changing experience at a Prince concert because of the dancing Burka!
I really like what I wrote for that 5 things meme, I still smile when I see setch's turtles.
My cousin Deric calls me... The one I had sex with! I'm freaked out that he calls me less than 30 days after I post about him and how I thought I had fucked up our friendship.
I finally take a moment to write about my brother and how on the cruise I found out how republican he is... Who knew you could be republican if you were kicked out of the armed services.
I think I had a panic attack... but what would have set it off.
I go to Folsom Street fair with skibumca and my cousin Deric! It's the best Folsom ever... and I got to meet and ride Muni with jeffla & likethecandybar. Next time we are going to spend more time together. I also ran into bearzbub at the Eagle and divadolly... it would be the last time I would see her. Gosh that make me sad.
traylordean sends me the best photo of me ever taken...ever.

October
I got an email from Manja and Christian goes nuts and threatens to kill other family members.
At Castro Street fair, I bought lots of stuff and was excited to find a treasure trove of knitted finger puppets and Seeing SFCheer made me tear up. I meet bete_lumineux & 3appleshigh, latter in the evening bete_lumineux, skibumca and I met the unforgettable Darlene. Photos were taken.
Christopher Reeve dies and I remember when my dad made superman backwards.
ca_bounty reminds me how my brother got a job working for the police by driving drunk.
I write about the first sexual experience with with Shamus.
Articles on Matthew Shephard get me to remember my first experience with a Hate Crime.
My nemesis at work sends out an email that shows how crazy she really is.
How I got the nickname Monkey! richie73 thinks I Bush looks more like a monkey.
I unveil my cool new Pow! user picture!

November
Tom, Dana, Lanny and I venture once again to London.
I finally got my ass together to post the photos from Halloween with bete_lumineux & 3appleshigh.
Like everyone else I was upset about the election but I got good news from kirstensimone who's part on the TV show LAX was getting bigger and she had also just filmed a commercial for borders.
I explain why I don't like to use the first cubicle in public bathrooms.
Another night of drinking with skibumca and a girl named Maria.
My best friend since kindergarten,phinny starts to really use his journal! YAY!
I attempt to get a list of the best late night eats in SF... Latter I post to the sanfrancisco community and get a lot more leads. I still need to put together the complete list.
My cousin Deric tells me he posted pictures of me on gay.com. (If you can't see this one and want to let me know). and what happened latter.
traylordean sends me some cool photos.
Review of the new Leonard Cohen and Rufus albums
The 20/20 Matthew Shephard special prompts me to send a letter to ABC.
I bought a comb and combed my hair for the first time in 5 years.
Sunny divadolly was in a car accident with her boyfriend dizzyspells who I had never met. nomadlisa was the one driving.
I went to see the amazing French singer Jane Birkin in concert and have thoughts of divadolly
Sadly on November 17th divadolly Sunny died. kirstensimone cried on the show LAX and they the song "Ain't no Sunshine when she's gone" is played not once but twice.
I finally buy something beside hardware to fight depression and watched three episodes of the new Battlestar Galactica.
I finally post about my friend Dave's experience with fair weather faggots!
dizzyspells, divadolly's boyfriend friends me and I rant about the entertainment industry.

December
After watching the 20/20 Matthew Shephard special I am still torn on whether to follow through with my threat.
I finally met grubbybastard at Tully's. Later that night went out with Joe and skibumca.
My Aunt Kay died. I found out she didn't have a service so my Dad didn't go to anything.
I sent a letter to lj_abuse about ijabuse's harassment in divadolly's journal. lj_abuse said I needed to be a family member in order to do anything.
LAX was canceled.
Photos from when I met grubbybastard and claudimp.
After two months I finally got my books from Amazon.com
Borders emails me kirstensimone's commercial.
ballistik finally gets his welcome.
I lit my first Menorah!
While working on a post I went back to clarify some stuff in my second Journal.
I finally finish my post about my first good sexual experience, my Threesome with Shamus and Smitty.
Went out with southernpm and took some photos for michaelnolan.
In order to try to cheer up a friend who was having an icky medical experience I tell her about when I passed out in a Dr.'s office with my pants around my down.
My company announces layoffs in Seattle and Portland right before Christmas. My friend Jeremy is one of the casualties.
I come out to one side of my dad's family because they think my friend Lanny is my "friend."
Christmas with Eugene and Nicole.
An inside look at the Tsunami from a coworker.
trevorizing helps me remember some stories about pornstars.
My friend list grows to over 100 and Disneyland pictures!
and my last post for 2004... trying to figure out what to do for new years eve.

We decided to go to Westlake Joe's Italian restaurant for dinner then back to Barbara's house to play games and drink this amazing Chocolate Chip cookie Liqueur. I ended this evening chatting with trevorizing... which was actually one of the first things I did in the new year.

Everybody Had A Hard Year - März - Love Streams

Comments

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shane
Jan. 2nd, 2005 04:18 am (UTC)
My name is going to be in the list you write next 1 January. My friend Debbie and I have resolved to come up to San Francisco every two months this year until we both move here in early 2006. Woo and stuff.
monkeyx3
Jan. 2nd, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I will be great to finally meet you after so reading your posts for so long. You know your California map is still one of my desktop patterns, it's so beautiful. I can't believe you were in my city and I missed you... of course how many times have I been in your city and missed you, at one point I was just a few blocks from your place (Aunt Kizzie's) but didn't have time... that was a bummer.
trevorizing
Jan. 2nd, 2005 04:56 am (UTC)
Thanks again for the chat, dude. We'll have to do it again sometime.

Looks like you've got a lot to talk about from your year end summary! I'll have to browse through some of your entries when I've got some time on my hands.

Happy New Year, mate.
mingerspice
Jan. 2nd, 2005 12:38 pm (UTC)
Applause
Wow, you definitely have the Most Hyperlinked LJ that I know :) It's very cool.
monkeyx3
Jan. 2nd, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Applause
Ha ha! Thank you, it took forever. I did it last year but I didn't do as many links, since I have been linking to older stuff I figured I could use this entry as a table of contents for the year! Make thing easier on me when I am looking for something.
et_blackbird
Jan. 2nd, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC)
Cool idea. It's great for newer readers like myself, who want to catch up on the life of the writeriMonkey.

It's a nice study in the evolution of your writing voice too.

I've seen one other person do this, and I'm definitely going to borrow the idea.
monkeyx3
Jan. 2nd, 2005 11:57 pm (UTC)
It's still weird to think anyone thinks of me as a writer. My voice has definitely improved, that is for sure. Livejournal has really improved many aspects of my life as well as my writing skills. When I started my writing was bad, I never would have guessed people would read my journal who didn't actually know me already. I sure have come a long way from the kid with learning disabilities who had to fight to get out of RSP and into a below average English class. I almost want to go back and say, "See, I told you I wasn't stupid!" Luckily I really don't feel the need, I've moved on, I'm proud of who I have become.

You should borrow the idea, it takes a lot of time but it is definitely worth it. It will greatly help if you are looking back for that one entry you wrote way back when. I recommend to my mom she does an end of year health review like yours.
roosterbear
Jan. 3rd, 2005 12:46 am (UTC)
Thanks! I know this was a lot of work, but it's fun going back over everything, and also realizing that I've missed some stuff. That was really cool!
ewe_2
Jan. 3rd, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC)
Crack a rib from laughing.
Your doctor story is the funniest thing I've read yet. Hopefully you can look back and laugh too.

Thanks Monkey.

:-)

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