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Another year, another meme...

[1] what did you do in 2006 that you'd never done before?
Go to London

[2] did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't do resolutions

[3] did anyone close to you give birth?

[4] did anyone close to you die?
My Motor cat.

[5] what countries did you visit?

[6] what would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
freedom from a car payment, my own apt

[7] what date(s) from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
July 4th - for a lot of reasons

[8] what was your biggest achievement of the year?
finding a job in the City

[9] what was your biggest failure?
not reaching "undeniability"

[10] did you suffer any illness or injury?
not really

[11] what was the best thing you bought?
my plane ticket to London

[12] whose behavior merited celebration?
Lawrence. (when I didn't want to kill him), My Girls.

[13] whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Mine maybe? There are other likely candidates, but I'm not one for public floggings...

[14] where did most of your money go?
Train tickets. Of all varieties.

[15] what did you get really, really, really excited about?
Seeing the Upwelling open for AAR in London with Audra.

[16] what song will always remind you of 2006?
Kate Bush – This Woman's Work
(I know it's like 20 years old, but I'll never hear it again without thinking of this year)

[17] compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?
sadder, although I wasn't really leaping for joy this time last year either

ii. thinner or fatter?
Thinner. By a lot. And psyched about that.

iii. richer or poorer?

[18] what do you wish you'd done more of?
I wish I'd gotten more beach days in. This year was woefully lacking in sand-time. And reading, I wish I'd read more.

[19] what do you wish you'd done less of?

[20] how will you be spending christmas?
I spent it with my family. Lots and lots of family :)

[22] did you fall in love in 2006?

[23] how many one-night stands?

[24] what was your favorite TV program?
Grey's Anatomy. Because I'm scary & damaged.

[25] do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
hate is a strong word.

[26] what was your favorite book?
Heathen Girls – Luanne Jones.
It wasn't the deepest thing I read all year, but I really did like it.

[27] what was your greatest musical discovery?
discovery... discovery... um, oh! Eeeeeeemo! Or as Emily puts it, "pop punk".
Seriously, it was like discovering what high school could have been ;)

[28] what did you want and get?
a boy

[29] what did you want and not get?
a man

[30] what was your favorite film of this year?
erm... movies I actually saw this year were pretty "meh".
I liked Marie Antoinette though.

[31] what did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was disappointed. And I was 29.

[32] what one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
I'm not even going to try to answer this question.

[33] how would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?
I wouldn't. It was "whatever fits". But I'd say there was a bit more 70s to me this year.

[34] what kept you sane?

[35] which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Mc Dreamy. Duh.

[36] what political issue stirred you the most?
my own.

[37] who did you miss? & [38] who was the best new person you met?
I missed Motor so much this fall. It was hard not to have him to curl up with when i was sad.

New person? Laura. She's made this year (and our job) a million times better than it ever could have been without her.

[39] tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006:
We are, all of us, capable of so much more than we know.

[40] quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"I know you have a little life in you yet, I know you have a lot of strength left"



( 2 spankings — spank your inner moppet )
Dec. 29th, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
[24] what was your favorite TV program?
Grey's Anatomy. Because I'm scary & damaged.

Dark and twisty, maybe?
Apr. 7th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the mention of Heathen Girls Interestingly enough, Kate Bush's Woman's Work was one of the song's I listened to while writing HG (I always make a sound track for writing)
( 2 spankings — spank your inner moppet )