People put other people into boxes and the more I consider those boxes the more I see points to them and the more I see how ultimately worthless they are. I believe that to truly understand anything about any part of human existence you must examine the boxes and the labels that people use, you must then understand your own categorisations (and we all categorise) and how they interact with the ones that are in general use. Then you must dump the whole lot.
There is no gender. There is no sexuality. There are no names. There is nothing that can ultimately be classified satisfactorily. Every part of language is just a signpost to the truth underneath and within. The truth of feeling and of being.
That is what I was attempting to say yesterday in The Blue Anchor and totally failed to. This is why I want to be a writer rather than an after dinner speaker or comedienne. For gods sakes don’t expect me to actually say anything interesting or relevant.
Hmm there is to be a party in my house later, its not actually one I’ve organised so I’m a bit worried that I’m going to be irritating towards Rabbit Girl and the Good Girlfriend later. I hope I’m not.
And now for my review of the year. I feel I’ve been a little harsh, you have been warned.
1. What did you do in 2004 that you’ve never done before?
Moved in with my two boyfriends.
2. Did you keep your New Years resolutions?
Not quite, the fitness one I did manage until I came down with evil illnesses
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No but some friends from back home are pregnant!
4. Did anyone close to you die?
No, friends family has though.
5. What countries did you visit?
UK/Japan depending on which one you think I should say I was living in!
6. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
A publishing deal.
7. What dates from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
6th-9th January – My Tropical Birthday!
1st August – Realising that I was back in the UK, for good.
15th August – Five whole minutes of complete perfection without consequences.
16th August – The consequences
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Tempted to put the 15th of August down actually…um no, actually coming back I kind of view as an achievement. I hope I have something a little more tangible to put down next year!
9.What was your biggest failure?
Bitching when I really should know better.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Yes. We don’t talk about it.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
My iPod! In Akihabara! Or maybe one of my EGL outfits…I love them!
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
The Jellicle Cat, always.
My Gentleman Friend.
FoxyJonno for being an absolute gentleman.
My Mum for not getting stressed.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Everyone who joined into the rant about Frankie on DS Luke’s blog with such self-righteous childish spitefullness.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Bills and oweing money to people.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My scuba-diving birthday!!!!!! Going to Okinawa and to Kyoto again. Climbing Mt Fuji for the final time.
16. What song will always remind you of 2006?
Dragostea Din Tei – O-Zone and also the Pirates of the Carribean theme music
17. Compared to this time last year, are you
a.) Happier or sadder? Sadder.
b.) Thinner or fatter? Fatter, bastard infectious things.
c.) Richer or poorer? Poorer, no job!!!!!!!!!!!!
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Being with my sister.
Seeing friends who live in far off places.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Being well behaved.
20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Spent Christmas with my family getting drunk.
21 How many one-night stands?
No real ones.
22. What was your favourite TV program?
The L Word!!!!!!!! ALWAYS!
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No there is one person who I know personally who has ever raised my ire to hatred and they’ve been there a long time now. Not sure if I actually dislike Mr Bush enough to hate him…mostly it’s pity I think…mixed in with a healthy dose of fear. How many years have I had this answer for this question?!
24. What was the best book you read?
Strange and Norrell.
25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Didn’t really have one. Re-discovered how much I love shopping for music when it came down to spending HMV vouchers.
26. What did you want and got?
To live with The Jellicle Cat.
27. What did you want and not get?
Peace on Earth. But that happens every year…a particular conversation to happen, but that looks rather by the way now, but due to good things happening to other people so thats ok really.
28. What was your favourite film of this year?
Pirates of the Carribean 2 because we went to see it for Skimble’s birthday and I brought her Dr Pepper from Tokyo!
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 24 and I spent it with the Tennessee Marshmallow, Skimble and Man from the Midwest scuba-diving!
30.What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
To be honest its been a good year. Ok, no I shall be crude. Having a condom in my back pocket at all times!
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?
Uh…Princess Lex, Rat and the Princess’s cast offs.
32. What kept you sane?
The Jellicle Cat. Skimble. The Princess.
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
I’m not actually sure of her name, Lily Allen or something?
34. What political issue stirred you the most?
Lesbian recognition in Japan.
35. Who did you miss?
Everyone in Lancs. My sister. American Beardy. Then everyone in Japan, especially Skimble.
36. Who was the best new person (or people) you met?
The Blue Cat and Weasel, though I kind of already knew Weasel.
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006:
That moments can still be amazing.
38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
Hmmm, to be honest I don’t think its quite accurate but the closest I’ve got is;
‘Our lips shouldn