Tuesday, December 27, 2005

do it. you know you want to...

1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before? Went to Amsterdam and Eastern Europe, signed a publishing contract
2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I can't remember the last time i made them
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? someone kind of close to me is supposed to have given birth by now. but i haven't heard. so i guess that means no...
4. Did anyone close to you die? no
5. What countries did you visit? The Netherlands, the Ukraine
6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005? drive, motivation, and focus
7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? not good w/dates
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? definitely the publishing contract
9. What was your biggest failure? hmm...
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? nothing serious. i was really sick when i got back from the Ukraine, but i always get sick when i come back from foreign countries.. so .. whatev...
11. What was the best thing you bought? a handmade chess set from a street vendor in the Ukraine. which i promtly gave to peter james barta
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? i think everything merits celebration. i just don't follow through well
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? mostly our government's, and people who took advantage of the disasters in the Gulf.
14. Where did most of your money go? bills. and probably coffee.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? my publishing contract (there's a theme here, isn't there.) :)
16. What song will always remind you of 2005? "Soul Meets Body" - DCFC, and anything from the Distillers
17. Compared to this time last year, you are: more sure of who i am, and more happy w/who i am
18. What do you wish you'd done more of? bigger payments towards my debt. and more time w/friends and family
19. What do you wish you'd done less of? procrastinate
20. How will you be spending Christmas? With my family
22. Did you fall in love in 2005? i had a crush, but it was short-lived
23. How many one-night stands? none. ew.
24. What was your favorite TV program? i was going to say 'buffy', but i watched the show 'numbers' for the first time on saturday, and that might take first place
25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? not much of a hater
26. What was the best book you read? either 'the gutter' by craig gross, or 'cracked' by drew plinsky
27. What was your greatest musical discovery? AM (www.amsounds.com) he's incredible
28. What did you want and get? a publishing contract :)
30. What was your favorite film of this year? the favorite film i *saw* this year was either 'motorcycle diaries' or 'the runaway jury'
31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? i turned 35 and i spent it w/friends
32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? paying off all my debt, and falling in love
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005? finally finding and loving my own style
34. What kept you sane? God. friends, esp billie and christine
35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? james marsters. or ben gibbard.
36. What political issue stirred you the most? they all stir me the most. hello.... writer...
37. Who did you miss? billie and christine. and my family now that i'm back from nebraska
38. Who was the best new person you met? val's friend whom i met at carolyn and dan's wedding. i'm sweet w/names so i can't remember hers, but we talked most of the night about traveling to other countries and stuff. it was awesome. oh, and ryan, who works w/me at the cafe. Who was the worst? no worst
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005: i don't learn life lessons. it's against my religion
40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: theme song from 'friends'. and 'not alone' by jason upton


Blogger Valerie said...

*gasp* there is no show better than Buffy! why would you say something like that? my reality is shifting...

oh and her name is Laina.

welcome home, roomie. :)

1:25 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

i thought it was laina. but i thought i'd spell it wrong. :) and i totally would have.

thanks :)

5:03 PM  

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