Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year's Meme!

For today, it's the good ol' New Year's Quiz. Not that I couldn't have thought of my own creative thing to write. I just didn't want to.

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
  • Drove across the country with my mom. We laughed so hard so many times.
  • Bought a house. It's fantabulous!
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
  • I probably made some, but since I don't remember what they are now, I probably didn't keep them.
  • I've made some this year and wrote them down (see yesterday's post), and I'm going to try to keep them this time.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
  • Katie (Mason)
  • Amy (Savannah)
  • Laura (Jenna)
  • Shannon (Sadie)

4. Did anyone close to you die?

  • No, thank God. 2006 was enough to last for a while.

5. What countries did you visit?

  • None this year. Several in 2007 though. That was fun.

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

  • More time and better organization of my life. Oh, and more chocolate.

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

  • January 19-Tim moved to Virginia
  • February 14-Flew to VA to spend Valentine's Day with Tim. Saw my new apt for the first time
  • March 26-Went to VA to spend Spring Break
  • April-I don't really remember April
  • May 23-moved to Virginia
  • July 12-10 year reunion
  • July 15-Bought a house
  • August 19-Anniversary
  • September 2-New job!
  • October 5-Went to tea with mom at an estate in VA
  • November 28-Moved into new townhouse!
  • December 25-Spent the holidays with Tim's family in San Diego

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

  • Driving across the country and not getting lost.

9. What was your biggest failure?

  • Not spending enough time with friends, either in person or on the phone

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

  • Horrible tonsilitis I got from living in DC. I blame the handrails at the Metro.
  • Fell over a Smartboard and bruised the hell out of my leg. This was November, and there's still a big purple spot and my knee crackles when I go up stairs.
  • So, no. No big illness or injury, compared to what others go through.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

  • House!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

  • Um...I don't know...

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

  • The Democrats'. Seriously. Proposition 8? Abortion? You're voting for that??

14. Where did most of your money go?

  • Rent and now mortgage

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

  • moving into my new house and having space for my stuff

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?

  • I have no idea. Lots of them, probably.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter?c) richer or poorer?

  • a) happier
  • b) fatter (unfortunately)
  • c) poorer (but we have a house!)

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

  • Spent time with friends
  • Gone to the gym

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

  • Frivously spending money on crap I didn't really need

20. How did you spend Christmas?

  • In San Diego with Tim's family

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?

  • No. I stayed in love.

22. What was your favorite TV program?

  • I don't think I had one. The Golden Girls will always rule though. And Friends.

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

  • All of my stupid friends' husbands who have decided to go off the deep end with their marriages.

24. What was the best book you read?

  • Sundays at Tiffany's
  • The Christmas Swap

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

  • That I still can't sing

26. What did you want and get?

  • somewhere bigger to live
  • a great job

27. What did you want and not get?

  • Nothing

28. What was your favorite film of this year?

  • Brideshead Revisited

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

  • I turned 28. Tim and I went to dinner at the Lebanese Taverna

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

  • Nothing. I'm pretty satisfied. Except maybe not gaining weight.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?

  • If it fits, wear it.

32. What kept you sane?

  • knitting

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

  • I don't particularly like celebrities or public figures. Except Sarah Palin had geat hair.

34. What political issue stirred you the most?

  • Um, let's see...the Election perhaps?

35. Who did you miss?

  • Everyone in Albuquerque

36. Who was the best new person you met?

  • Paige at work.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.

  • Life really is like a box of chocolates. You don't know what you're going to get! There have been so many changes this year, and there's always another one waiting around the corner.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

  • "We live, we love, we forgive and never give up. 'Cause the days we are given are gifts from above, and today we remember to live and to love." "We Live" Superchick

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