31 December 2008

New Years Meme

Nipped from Dynamita at Blissful Dyn, who nipped it from SundryMourning

I haven't been in a writing mood...or my brain hasn't been in the mood, shall I say? So, I'm ending the year on an easy post...Please play along blogger friends!!!

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before?
This was the first year when I didn't sit on a board, committee, run a business, or manage anything. Whew!! What a relief!

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn't really set any this year. I don't think I will for 2009...it's just an exercise in frustration for me. I don't have that kind of attention span.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not yet, a friend is due any minute though!

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No, that was 2004, 2005 and 2006. We lost a lot of people in those years so I think we deserved a little break.

5. What countries did you visit?
Canada (:-D It's not a "country" to us but it technically counts.

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
a week ago, I would have said time at home.

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
February 2 - Rolled the truck
May 28 - Kevin's birthday
July 3 - First year that I haven't done fireworks, ever.
November 19 - racing in Las Vegas for the first time.
Election Day

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Not developing a drinking problem! (:-D

9. What was your biggest failure?
Rolling the truck. You don't get a much bigger FAIL than that.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
See above...bumped head, dislocated shoulder & hip. FUN!!! I'm thankful, as it could have been so much worse.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
iced mochas? We really didn't make any big ticket purchases this year...oh well, plane tickets would work, huh?

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Kevins. His never-let-them-get-you-down attitude.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Nephew...but he's turning it around so it's okay.
Dad...the whole cancer thing...but he's going to do it his way.

14. Where did most of your money go?
1) Bills
2) racecar
3) Vegas trip

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going to Vegas Baby to race.

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
Roll With Me...Montgomery Gentry

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier! Things are resolving themselves nicely.
b) thinner or fatter? About the same
c) richer or poorer? It's all a matter of perspective, I suppose. Richer in money, Poorer for bills, Richer in friends & family.

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

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Worried. Fretted. Stewed. Fussed. How many synonyms can I come up with?

20. How did you spend Christmas?
Eve - with my family,
Day with Kevin's family,
Week - 6 days straight with Kevin.

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?

22. What was your favorite TV program?
Brothers & Sisters now...October Road before the tv exec. jerks canceled it.

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No. I don't like the word hate anyway. There are people I intensely dislike, I'm not Jesus, but I'm trying to let that go too.

24. What was the best book you read?
Bronze Horseman series by Paulina Simons

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
The re-discovery of country music and my ongoing love of John Mayer & Jack Johnson and SIRIUS radio.

26. What did you want and get?
snow days

27. What did you want and not get?
Wii and a laptop

28. What was your favorite film of this year?
Becoming Jane/Dan in Real Life...I can never choose just one.

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
It snowed A LOT on my Very Big Birthday so we had dinner with my brother & nieces, and my b & s-i-l, and nephew. It was a nice day, all in all. Oh, and I turned 40. whatever.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Not working because I sold the book.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
casual, comfortable and climate appropriate...I work in a 100 year-old building. And I'm trying to ditch the Wednesday Adams attire...

32. What kept you sane?
iced mochas

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

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
Presidential race and Prop 8

35. Who did you miss?
A lost friend

36. Who was the best new person you met?
hmmm...I am trying to think of someone new I met this year. I am sure there is someone.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
People are going to do what they're going to do and nothing can change it.

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

So now I'm slowing it down and I'm looking around

And I'm lovin' this town and I'm doing alright

Aint' worried 'bout nothing cept for the man I wanna be

I'm thinking maybe it's time to be livin' the rhyme

When I'm singing a song about nothing but right

And it'd sure be nice if you would roll with me