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In what's becoming a tradition, the original plan for this post has changed. Originally I was going to make some long, semi-philosophical post about the project's effects on me, but instead I'm going to demonstrate them by doing two things (other than the Countdown to FanimeCon) I never would have entertained before the project.

1) Treat my dad to dinner for his birthday (today)
2) Ask my girlfriend out for tomorrow (okay, not so new, but still not something I've done all that much before)

Last night I was wondering what was causing me to feel so confident lately, and I've decided that it was pretty much everything. Looking back over all the entries I've made over the month, I do feel somewhat accomplished that I kept my commitment of a post each day, and can call myself a National Blog Posting Month "winner". A quick check of my LiveJournal archive tells me some interesting facts:

1) This is the first time I've ever had a post in every day of the month.
2) This is only the second time I've ever had an monthly average of one post a day. December 2004 was the first, but that was a crappy month capped off by having to put one of my cats down, so forget it.
3) There are almost as many posts on this blog for the month of November than I've made in the entirety of 2006 and 2007.
4) There are exactly as many posts on this blog for the month of November as I've made in the entirety of 2009.

Sure, the material was pretty crappy most of the time, but even the best anime series have filler arcs, and NaBloPoMo doesn't grade solely on quality. I would like to improve it ... but that will come over another time.

However, there's no way I would have had the gunyanos (or the insanity) to attempt this in the first place if it weren't for the confidence gained from the various sources over the last fifteen months or so. So instead of dropping some philosophy, I'm going to make this a big shout out to everyone who has influenced me more or less for the better in that time frame, in no particular order. If this victory comes with prizes or any other sort of awesomeness, these people are the ones who helped me make it happen.

(This entry was [obviously] crossposted from The Hundredaire Socialite)

It got long. As usual. Go behind the cut and enjoy the mushy! )
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Before I begin this entry, Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate(d) it. There are a great many things I'm thankful for, which is no surprise as this has quite possibly been the best year of my life. Not the happiest, and not the most prosperous, but sort of a happy mix between the two. Because my mom is working tonight (CNAs don't automatically get the holidays off, and she took about a month off a while ago to visit family), we had no Thanksgiving dinner today, but it's perfectly okay. Semi-tempted to go see if the King Eggroll is open right now, but I probably should let them be since my own restaurant is closed right now.

(This entry was crossposted from The Hundredaire Socialite)

It's tl;dr as always. You didn't expect anything different, did you? )
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"Playing games at the amusement park to win something nice for your girlfriend? That's money well spent. Going to the amusement park with your girlfriend in the first place, for a special event your friends have been wanting you to go to for a while, and meeting up with said friends? If you don't think -that's- money well spent, then you have problems. Going to a restaurant alone and semi-brooding? Other than the good food, you should be able to do that at home. I did, and I felt no need to try and talk myself into going for its own sake. Which in itself, is another rule or two.

1. Money has no power over a Hundredaire Socialite.
2. A Hundredaire Socialite always spends responsibly.


Another reason for not being compelled to spend money? I knew this particular event was coming up, so I wasn't under pressure to begin operations immediately."

The following direct-linked field report is brought to you in part by Amanda Dalton, Jennafer Lavelle, Breanna Palermo, and the crew of California's Great America Halloween Haunt 2010. I'm also remiss in pointing out that the previous two filler entries were brought to you in part by Steven Tavares.

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 "Thank you for calling The Hundredaire Socialite. Today is November 4, 2010, and the Hundredaire Socialite wants to wish his buddy Rob a happy birthday! So much so that his plans for the evening got upgraded to the super-deluxe package and he might be gone all night. If you are reading this (and you are), then that possibility has come to pass. The Hundredaire Socialite will clear his calendar and get back to you on Friday. Please leave your comments after the beep, and enjoy the musical selection posted on Steve's Facebook while you do so."

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Seriously, nothing really happened. Went out tonight and had a good time, but didn't get back in time to make a decent field report.

It was a very good time, though, one that fills me with inspiration and ideas. So naturally I'm gonna at least post here to link to the other blog and keep bringing in potential readers and comments and followers.

Nothing more to read at The Hundredaire Socialite, Mikey's attempt at National Blog Posting Month.
... but definitely more to read tomorrow!
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"Another reason I might be out of my mind to do this is because of my work schedule and its potential to shift towards Chaotic Insane. Case in point: today I was scheduled just to train, and was planning to do some other stuff I normally do on Wednesday so that I can be free to go to an event (that will be my first field report) that night. Show up at 2:30, be out by maybe 7:00 at the latest.

So of course, the night completely falls apart, solely because I needed it not to. I have to stay until closing to help everyone else out, and then another half-hour to do all the other stuff I need to do. It was almost like the cosmos didn't want me to blog, or wanted me to be tired and flame out of my ambitious project in typical fashion."


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"The subject line sums up my thoughts, for the most part.

What on earth possessed me to try and semi-launch myself out of my comfort zone of books and video games to go out into the 'world' and be social? It's not like I was discontent with being a bit of a loner, not like I was dreadfully unhappy. I went out once in a while with good friends, and things were cool. I had no real desire to change.

Then I went to some different social functions. Parties and a couple of concerts with people I'd only gotten to know this year. Even a few dates, which in and of itself is a Really Big Deal.

I had to admit it. After going through school being the kid everybody picked on, and having the typical issues that went with it, I was at the very least extremely intrigued by the notion that I could actually be considered 'kind of cool"

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