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Year End Meme

1. What did you do in 2007 that you'd never done before?
Can't really think of anything.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I never make them.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Nope, that was last year and the year before.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Surprisingly, no.

5. What countries did you visit?
I went back to Canada for five days.

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?

7. What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
April 9, when I did my dissertation defense.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I got my doctorate.

9. What was your biggest failure?
The way nothing I built up came to anything.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Near-fatal pneumonia.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Our current red Saturn. Not that we wanted to have to buy a car.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My own. I haven't murdered anyone. I have shown GREAT RESTRAINT.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Bean!, who forgot the all important maxim "Bros before hos."

14. Where did most of your money go?
Bills and new car.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My newfound interest in Premier League football.

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
"I Kissed A Girl and I Liked It" because I heard it OVER and OVER in the barracks at Ft. Jackson. The song sucks and it's offensive to real queer women.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder? sadder
ii. thinner or fatter? same
iii. richer or poorer? poorer

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Studying Civ Pro.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Throwing my pearls before swine.

20. Did you fall in love in 2008?
Too late.

21. What was your favorite TV show?
The Colbert Report

22. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Working in family law has given me a whole new universe of people to despise.

23. What was the best book you read?
"Market Forces" by Richard K. Morgan. I do like it better than "Altered Carbon" which all my friends like.

24. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Corvus Corax!

25. What did you want and get?
My doctorate

26. What did you want and not get?
A real job.

27. Did you make any new friends this year?
No, but I got to know desert_vixen IRL.

28. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Spent a night in a hotel away from the barracks in Columbia, SC. Had a nice fish dinner.

29. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Finding a real job.

30. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
"I put this on because it doesn't smell."

31. What kept you sane?
americanstd and very, very much zare_k and valdelane.

32. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Does my morbid fascination with the Duggars count?

33. What political issue stirred you the most?
Prop 8 here in California.

34. Who did you miss?
Matt, who had to move to Korea because Bean! forgot "Bros before hos".

35. Who was the best new person you met?
Probably B, from my room at Ft. Jackson. I should text her.


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 31st, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
I love your answer to #12. While I haven't murdered anyone either, I can't claim the prize because several people I know deserve celebration more than I.
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Dec. 31st, 2008 04:02 am (UTC)
Here's wishing you a better new year.
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