Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Any year with a 13 is bound to be tricky

To mangle Joan Didion, we tell ourselves year-end summaries in order to live. 2013 was a hell of thing.

In a year of not goodness, here are the events that I will remember as enjoyable:

Went to New York and managed to get into the Rain Room.

Did the Grouse Grind in under an hour.

Gave feedback on a beta version of Jacqueries, an interactive Toronto dance performance inspired by Sleep No More.

Volunteered at the Intergalactic Travel Authority and ended up making a zine in the process.

Saw Alvvays and White Lung at NXNE.

Spent many glorious hours at Game On 2.0 at the Ontario Science Centre.

Took a glitch course at Interaccess Gallery.

Learned the chords to “Touch Me I’m Sick” by Mudhoney. (The solo eludes me still.)

Did jury duty for a week and it wasn’t awful.

Went to a secret screening of a well-known space movie at the Revue cinema.

Successfully completed not one, but two minor car repairs at a total cost of $5 thanks to online tutorials. Estimated cost if a mechanic had done both? At least $300.