big lists of 2003 – the fivers, part ii

This year is definitely ending.
A pretty rote Christmas. I wouldn’t call it boring, since my big thing in the here and now is two full seasons of Alias. Being broke on Christmas isn’t something that I call a good fortune, but 2004 will work out just fine. And Prometheus? Just call it a has-been. He’s almost dead. It’s time to start looking for another laptop. Charybdis is back in my good graces, but trust me when I say that this computer sucks. So if you catch me working at a second job flipping burgers and frying fries, just smile and wave. EJ needs another Prometheus in the worst way.
Finishing up the fivers for the year…because I need to put this behind me and start 2004 with some changes all the way around. I’ve been told that 2004 could be the Year of Gay Anal Sex (Joke, people… it’s a joke).

The most ironic thing about fives:
Five people that were very close to me passed away this year. It has been quite a shocking development, and me reflecting the gratitude to still go through all that I have and continue to go through and still be alive. For that I give many thanks.
The five best movies for me this year (so good, I actually got the DVDs for the ones I could grab):
Kill Bill, Volume I
The Matrix Reloaded
Finding Nemo
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
The Five Best Moments In 2003:
1. The Family Reunion. I got together with my family after getting laid off five days before, and it was very cathartic. It even caused the creation of AngelicaStorm. Big things come in small packages, eh?
2. Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii.
3. The Jump Off.
4. Newark and New York. Meeting bloggers and great friends was a great thing.
5. Indianapolis. Rod, Darryl, Michelle and Lisa? Classic. (Psst: Blog Body Shop! Word).
(Honorable Mention) Getting another job 5 days after a family reunion. After getting laid off after coming back from long term disability, which was by far the worst thing to happen this year, I’d say I was having my cake and eating it too.
The top five on my to-do list:
Work out more. Hey, it’s been a rough 2 years. More better than I was before. The next step: to be better, faster, stronger. And of course, jump from a plane.
Read at least 24 books. Hell, that’s probably going to be the hardest thing for me to do. You’d think I wouldn’t know how to read, the more I shy away from pages.
Keeping steady employment. Wanna know my biggest fear? That’s it. Right. There.
Traveling at least 15 times this year. Some people have their fixations. This is mine. (Well, one of them anyway).
Continue to be EJ. I’ve been told I’m FLAVOR AID. What flavor would you like?
Happy New Year, y’all. Stay around. Ride the love train with me this year.

14 comments on “big lists of 2003 – the fivers, part ii

  1. ANFANEE says:

    lol. i’mma have to agree with you about KILL BILL! the best movie i’ve seen in a very long time.
    i’m sending treasures your way for the new year!

  2. Anitra says:

    I forgot about “X2.” That’s the problem with these end of the year things – so hard to remember some of the things that happened early on in the year.
    Remember what I said – paper bags off in ’04! It’s gonna be a good year, flavors. 🙂 *hug*

  3. Bernie says:

    The “Year of Gay Anal Sex”??? Hmmmm…..!
    I couldn’t get with “Kill Bill” but we’ll definitely do that jump off again.

  4. Tai says:

    I loved the Year of Gay Anal Sex!!! I loved reading the 5 rivers. When are you coming to Dallas?

  5. PatCH says:

    …and a Happy 2004 to you, EJ!!! 🙂

  6. Meeting you and yern was one of my best moments of 2003! Let’s do this twenty zero four in style.

  7. ray says:

    Jealousy runs through my body…you went to Hawaii. Wow…doing big things in the 03..hope that you have a blessed new years and do bigger things in the 04, 🙂

  8. a says:

    All the best in 2004! 😉

  9. You missed me huh…. I missed reading your sites, and had withdrawels from being online. Chicago was great!!! Happy New Year! Let’s chat about the RSS thing when you get a chance! God Bless!

  10. Jason says:

    “get your story straight.”
    Now, I’m all curious to know what people are really saying.
    Happy New Year, Mr. Flavors.

  11. Rocka says:

    Thanks for the shout-out… I didn’t realize we had so much in common. I love Alias (so much so, I am still mourning Francies death) and I thought Kill Bill rocked. Can’t wait for Vol. II. Keep up the good work.

  12. Bernard says:

    Happy 2004 E…. All the best AGAIN this year. So where is your first trip this year? Mine will be to… well, put it this way, ask Prime what he wants me to bring from up this way… hahahaha.

  13. Scrappy says:

    Alias SO ROCKS! I wanna be her when I grow up, which could be any day now…

  14. nakachi says:

    “i dream of riding like duke ellington in my own railroad car.” – ani difranco
    the love train? oh, you know i’m down.

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