Sunday, December 31, 2006

End of Year Wrap Up

Yep, I'm following the meme which I've seen on so many blogs. It's good to look back and just assess everything, even in a cursory manner.

1. What did you do in 2006 that you’d never done before?
Visited Orlando, New Orleans, and East St. Louis, Illinois.
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Hah! It is to laugh. Of course I'll make more.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
4. Did anyone close to you die?
No, but the night is still young.
5. What countries did you visit?
None. Although New Orleans almost counts.
6. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
More money. But that ain't very likely, being that I'm in Grad School.
7. What dates from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Can't think of any.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Surviving the first full-time semester of Grad School!
9. What was your biggest failure?
I have two incomplete grades to clear up.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Broke a toe, twisted an ankle, a few colds, and the normal asthmatic episodes.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
My MacBook! And bedroom furniture.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Mine! I donated blood for the first time ever.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Our President's, in general.
14. Where did most of your money go?
Rent, food, car. Bah.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going to Pennsic for the first time in about 6 years.
16. What song will always remind you of 2006?
Can't think of any.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? happier
b) thinner or fatter? about the same
c) richer or poorer? poorer
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Traveling! I like it so much. And public singing. Now that the bars here are going to be smoke-free, I'm sure I'll have more opportunities.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Procrastinating on school assignments.
20. How will you be spending Christmas?
With my two cats in my own place. But that was planned, so it was okay.
21. Did you fall in love in 2006?
How about falling in deep like? In that case, yes.
22. How many one-night stands?
None. Which is a nice change from last year.
23. What was your favorite TV program?
Lost, Arrested Development, and The Daily Show.
24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
25. What was the best book you read?
Maybe Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach. Or Y: the Last Man by Brian Vaughan.
26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I've been introduced to lots of good stuff like Devotchka, Iron and Wine, and Dead Can Dance.
27. What did you want and get?
My MacBook! I'm so materialistic.
28. What did you want and not get?
A new car. Bummer.
29. What was your favorite film of this year?
Probably Stranger Than Fiction. Sooo good.
30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 34. And I have apparently contracted CRS, because I really can't remember beyond going out to lunch and dinner with friends. It was low key.
31.What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Finishing the previously mentioned classes.
32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?

Jeans and tshirt, just like always. And nicely painted toenails.
33. What kept you sane?
Talking with my friend Steph A. over brunch at Perkins on many, many Sundays.
34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
That guy from Casino Royale. Hummina hummina.
35. What political issue stirred you the most?
Sigh. Too many to count.
36. Who did you miss?
My best friend C. I wanted to talk to him so many times this year.
37. Who was the best new person you met?
Three of them. My team from LIS 451, Wayne, Hana, and Lori!
38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006
Just breathe!
39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year
"Good times never felt so good!"

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