meme-thing for the new year.

01Jan08

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?
I had to take out a student loan.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Last year’s resolutions:
1. Pay off credit card from TheEvilCompany. Done.
2. Go visit the cemetery on a more regular basis, and pray that that helps the creeping depression. Uhm. No.
3. Read more scholarly stuff, like the stuff related to my degree. Heh. No.
4. Not smoke again. Going very well.
5. Learn more Latin/Greek/Hebrew. I did the Latin part for class.
6. Budget better. Uh, Kinda…
7. Buy a house so I can get a dog. No. Didn’t work out.
8. Read more outside what I usually pick up. Sort of.

I haven’t decided about 2008 resolutions.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
I don’t think so… I can’t think of anything I know who did.

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

5. What countries did you visit?
None, I didn’t have the time or the money to leave the country. I did go to California. That was interesting.

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
I’d like to buy a house. But I know it’s not going to happen. The housing market here is horrible. Not the most horrible, I think the third worst place to try to sell a house though.

7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Uhm, spending a week in California.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Surviving the JFH to go back to the bike shop and surviving the Harbinger of DOOM to the end of the year.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Uhm. Can’t think of any.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
A ridiculous number of colds and whatnot and this thing that I have right now that basically caused me to sleep three days away, and breaking my toe.  again.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
A new and spiffy laptop. And a second world of warcraft account

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
The Brain’s and the munchkins. Most days.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Politicians, Islamists, the president of Iran whose name I can’t seem to spell, what’s-his-name-in-Pakistan.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Rent, school, new family hearse, and repairing Lucky (2001 mercury Mystique.)

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The movie version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Sweeny Todd, the 7th HP book, Charlie Wilson’s War, not so new job, and a NEW CAR!!. The beast really needed to be retired.

16. What song will always remind you of 2007?
Probably something from the newest Linkin Park album, Minutes to Midnight, especially the song The Little Things give you Away.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? b) Thinner or fatter? c) Richer or poorer?
Realistically, about the same in all of the above categories, and not nearly so depressed.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Write for me, read for pleasure, and read for academic stuff. Seen more of Doc.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Playing WoW, getting caught up in the drama that has brought. Spent less time worrying about a house and more time fixing what has been holding us back..

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
With the majority of my mom’s Clan. And my brother’s gf’s family, and .. and… you get the idea. Everyone we could fit with only two people missing.

21. Did you fall in love in 2007?
Only with a book.

22. How many one-night stands?
Funny, but no.

23. What was your favorite TV program?
I have to vote for Heroes, because it was enough for me to make sure I was home in time for it every week. My second favorite was Little Mosque on the Prairie. Other than that, uhm, Myth Busters would be my other fave.

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Not that I can think of…

25. What was the best book you read?
Probably Splendor of a Thousand Suns.

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Uhm, nope.

27. What did you want and get?
New car, new laptop, which were both educational necessities.

28. What did you want and not get?
A house. And a dog.

29. What was your favorite film of this year?
It’s a tossup between The Kingdom and Charlie Wilson’s War for the more intense films. I loved HP5, National Treasure 2, and Beowulf, oh my god, and pirates 3. As much as it made me sad.

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 25, and I worked. We went out to dinner later in the week, and I don’t remember otherwise.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Not waiting until the end of time for the Bossman and the Harbinger of DOOM to work things out.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
Comfy, I work in a bike shop. And more or less professional looking depending on whether or not I wanted to intimidate or impress the boyos.

33. What kept you sane?
Books, music, spending time in Alumni city when I needed to decompress and stuff. Tuesdays with E over the summer.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Right now? Probably Alan Rickman. Like usual.

35. What political issue stirred you the most?
The amount of religion in politics. I’ve got religion, I’m glad my (non-existent) candidate does too. But I don’t need it to be force fed to me.

36. Who did you miss?
Gram, the girls, Doc.

37. Who was the best new person you met?
The boyos who sit near me in class.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.
Its really, pretty uhm, well. Here goes. I learned that yes, I really should write an outline when I’m writing a paper. And it’s not that bad to cry.

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
you say
my broken heart becomes me
I say
I’d sell it cheap to you

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