from the lovely mrs. esmon…because the mood around here is entirely too gloomy lately.
What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
wrote, organized and performed not 1, not 2, but 3 puppet shows for toddler audiences in the community (and oh, what fun!)
Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
i haven’t made any new year’s resolutions in over 10 years, and have no plans to start now, thank you…
Did anyone close to you give birth?
give birth, no. got pregnant, yes times three…
Did anyone close to you die?
no one close to me, thankfully…
What countries did you visit?
awesomegaria, sweetonia, and eastern radopolia.
What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
a president that i can be proud of, who makes me weep tears of inspiration and hope, rather than bitter tears of anger and frustration…OH WAIT, I GET THAT THIS YEAR!!
What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
a few, for reasons that are too personal to share even here… 😉
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
getting my job at the library WOOOO!!
What was your biggest failure?
i suck so much at keeping in touch with people. i believe i lost a couple friends in 2008 for that reason… 😦
Did you suffer illness or injury?
i was sick a few times, yeah…bronchitis and stomach bugs and what might’ve been a cold…
What was the best thing you bought?
that’s a tough question…but i think the digital frame we bought my mom for christmas might just win this catagory. the look on her face when she opened the box… 😀
Whose behavior merited celebration?
um…well…i mean, everyone was pretty well-behaved, for the most part…?
Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
the bushies (same as it ever was)
Where did most of your money go?
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
seeing iron and wine, wilco, and of montreal in concert (not all at once, sadly, but that’s still cool)…oh, and that whole election thing, yeah…(WOOOO PRESIDENT OBAMA!!)
What song will always remind you of 2008?
oddly enough, this one (yeah, i know it’s from 2007…)
Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? i think i’m about the same. maybe a little happier, because new job meant more money, and more money means less me worrying about bills and such…
b) thinner or fatter? dunno about compared with this time last year, but as of a doctor’s appointment 3 weeks ago, i’m about 10 pounds thinner than i was in august!
c) richer or poorer? ever so slightly richer
What do you wish you’d done more of?
writing stuff other than puppet shows
What do you wish you’d done less of?
watching the telly
How did you spend Christmas?
shuttling between my family and sweetie’s family
Did you fall in love in 2008?
for the 10th year in a row, to the same wonderful man 😀
What was your favorite TV program?
heh…um, let’s see…doctor who, torchwood, eureka, countdown with keith olbermann, the rachel maddow show, the daily show, the colbert report, days of our lives (shut up)…yeah, told you i needed to watch less tv…
Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
i generally try not to hate people (unless they’re neocons)…
What was the best book you read?
“the book thief” by markus zusak was really good, as was “snow crash” by neal stephenson, and i also re-read “the westing game” by ellen raskin, which has been one of my all-time favorites since about 4th grade
What was your greatest musical discovery?
Blitzen Trapper (gotta go with the lovely mrs. esmon here)
What did you want and get?
What did you want and not get?
What was your favorite film of this year?
we didn’t watch too many films this year. i really wanted to like the x-files movie, and i think i’ve convinced myself that i did, but the dark knight was just incredible
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
i took my first step beyond the doorway of 30 (hello 31…), and i pretty much sat around wrapping christmas gifts and feeling sorry for myself (until ben came home, and cooked me dinner, and made me feel beautiful and loved, like he always does)
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
the complete and total downfall of the neocon right (it sorta happened, but they’re still there, and that’s disappointing)
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
fashion? pfft, like i pay any attention to that…
What kept you sane?
you’re assuming i’m sane
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
What political issue stirred you the most?
OMG POLITICS…the author of this survey obviously takes for granted that some of us live for politics…
Who did you miss?
Who was the best new person you met?
with two sets of friends getting married in 2008, i met a lot of new and groovy people. to name names would be to diminish the experience to a simple popularity contest.
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
i’m quite often more blessed than i realize, and i should never take that for granted
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
“and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” – the beatles