Anyway, I was fortunate enough to receive an iPod for Christmas from my family. Suffice to say, I have most of my music collection on this thing, and I haven't even used up one sixth of its capacity. What I've realized is that I like NOFX waaaaaay more than I thought I did, as setting the iPod on shuffle causes it to play a NOFX track every fourth song or so. Stash said that he thinks people end up sticking with the music they liked when they were seventeen, which is probably why I've been listening to Fat Mike's snotty whine for three weeks straight. It's also probably why Darth Vato plays ska songs.
Another big development is that I moved into a new apartment in a better part of town, so theoretically, I shouldn't have to worry about my sneakers getting lifted from my patio. The new pad is almost double the size of my old one . I'm sans dog now, as my lovely girlfriend took him back to Albuquerque with her. I've learned to make the best of a long distance relationship, and in many ways it's been a really good thing for us, but I'm really missing her dog. He was the best roommate I've ever had, although to Eric's credit, he never ate my sunglasses or shat in my bed. As far as I know anyway. Eric, you'd tell me if you shat in my bed, right? RIGHT?
As for the New Year, I made a number of resolutions. I haven't maintained them in the strictest sense, but I've done okay. I haven't jogged in over a week, because I got a big tattoo (of a ship) on my back. It's almost done healing (right now it's itchy, like I've rolled in fiberglass insulation), so I should be able to compliment my rice and beans diet with some exercise again, at least until I start Phase II, in which I'll get the background put in. And in case you are wondering about how I have managed to doctor a tattoo in a place I can't reach, I had my girlfriend do it. And prior to her arrival, I used a spatula.