Stuntman And Lover Of Cheese

by Dan Bostonweeks

2004: The Year in Stupidity

Well, here we are, the end of the year rundown. I’ve been thinking about the last year a lot and I think i have to honestly say that the last twelve months were the best I’ve had so far. And here are

just a few of the highlights:

By far the highlight of the year is moving in to the Whitney House
with a great roommate, Keith. Followed shortly thereafter by Chris
and Athena moving out here. Now there are just a few more souls to
move out this way and plans will be complete.
  • Best travel: This is a toss-up between Las Vegas for my birthday and Chris and Athena’s Wedding on Block Island. Both were great and celebratory. I would almost give the edge to the wedding because I saw more friends, but you only turn 30 once, and Vegas is a heck of a way to celebrate.

  • Best thing I did for myself: get off my butt and start losing weight. I moved into my current apartment in March. At that point I weighed about 300 pounds. Through a change in my diet I immediately saw a few pounds drop off. It then took me until July to get motivated enough to start hitting a gym every day. Since then I’ve lost over 40 pounds. I purposely leveled off my weight in the middle of November to give my body a chance to even out. I’ve been able to hold to about the same average with a little up and down in there and in January I’ll go back on a more strict diet.
    It’s been really encouraging to have my friends, family, and coworkers comment on my progress. The best is seeing a person the I hadn’t seen in months. Generally their expressions were priceless and in the case of a person that hadn’t seen me in years, he didn’t even recognize me.

  • Best Party I Helped Throw: Halloween at the Whitney House. Keith, Cortney, Athena, Chris, and I put on one heck of a great party if I do say so my self. Hopefully we can top it next year.

  • I got two big tattoos this year: an anchor and a skull and cross bones. I haven’t posted on them yet because I was waiting for the skull to heal so I can have some pictures of it up. Look for a post very soon about both experiences.

I’m sure there is a lot more stuff, but nothing I really feel like writing down. If you look through the archives here and at the photo gallery you’ll see a glimpse of what the year was like. Very good overall as I said before. Now I get to look forward to what will happen in the next year. It’ll be interesting to see what happens out of this list of my


I'll be losing more weight, this is for sure as long as I keep to
working out and a good diet.
  • I’m probably going to shave off my goatee. A lot of people seem to like it but sometimes I just don’t think it fits me.

  • More tattoos. As much as my mom doesn’t like them they are a part of me and I’m sure I’ll be getting more.

  • I’m going to read a lot more books. I’d like to shoot for at least two a month.

  • My job will get more exciting, but nothing I can talk about yet.

Happy New Year Y’all!