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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Year in Review: 2008

Remember this? I know the cool kids are doing a new meme, which I'll probably get to eventually, but for now I'm sticking with this old one--you know, for continuity.

1) Where did you begin 2007?
On Deanna's couch

2) What was your status by Valentine's Day?
Thinking we were working things out, but mistaken.

3) Did you travel?
To Vegas and Palm Springs for Spring Break; to L.A. for Jeni's wedding; to Seattle for my 10-year reunion; to Honolulu for vacation; to DHS and Yucca for the summer (with San Diego and Hollywood); to Lincoln for kicks; to Chicago for Thanksgiving; from Palm Springs to Seattle for the holidays.

4) Did you lose someone or something you love?
Well, yes--not least, the Bruise. In retrospect, I probably kind of loved it.

5) Did you have to go to the hospital?
This year, no, thankfully.

6) Did you have any encounters with the police?
A cute cop came to make sure I was okay when the Bruise broke down. And one who looked almost young enough to be my son came to check us out on this last trip.

7) Did you start dating someone new?
No, but I did accept a few dates--an accomplishment for me.

8) What did you purchase that was over $1000?
Again, no objects. But, again, lots of school fees and rent. Lots of travel, if I count everything.

9) Did you know anybody who got married?
Yes! Jeni got married... and probably other people, though I can't remember them now.

10) Did you get in any car accidents?
Yes. I'll probably write about that later.

11) Did you attend any sporting events?
Hmmmm. Does the Twin Cities Marathon count? I was definitely there.

12) Did you move anywhere?
No moves!

13) Did you keep your new year's resolution?
Again, I don't think I made any.

14) What concerts/shows did you go to?
Nice Work Leroy, Mel Gibson and the Pants (sort of), Abraham... could that be all? A bunch of theater, especially Fringe Festival.

15) What movies did you go see in the theater?
Michael Clayton; Atonement; The Golden Compass; Be Kind, Rewind; Iron Man (x2); Made of Honor (cringe; would expunge if possible...); Shine a Light; Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; Sex and the City; Mongol; Get Smart; Wall-E; Wanted; The Dark Knight (x2); Transsiberian (walked out); Pineapple Express; Tropic Thunder; Vicky Christina Barcelona; Burn After Reading; Quantum of Solace (x2); Australia. (Maybe more? I had help from this list.)

16) Did your hair color change?
Several semi-permanent shades, and Feria permanent once, with rather disappointing results.

17) Did you get any taller?
Nope--still 5'6.75" if I stand up really straight.

18) Describe your birthday?
Barrio and Town Talk downtown with a crowd; Labor Day festivities later in the weekend.

19) Did you get any new pets?

20) What has been your favorite moment?
It might actually have been seeing my friends at about mile 17 on the TCM, holding a banner with my name. That was pretty amazing.

21) What's something you learned about yourself?
I can totally live without a car! (In Minneapolis, anyway...)

22) What has been your biggest worry?
Probably passing my PhD exams. Thank goodness that's over!

23) What was your best month?
Last year, I guess December trumped. This year, probably June--Hawaii! Other fun things, despite studying for my prelims!

24) What music will you remember 2007 by?
Probably my brother's music, again--Given the Time and Past the Future.

25) Who has been your best drinking buddy?
E? L? Seester?

26) Have you had to call the police on anyone?
I called the police when the Bruise was hit.

27) Have you gone skiing?
None this year, sadly.

28) Did you miss work due to illness?
Not that I recall.

29) Any like/love interests?
My lips are sealed.

30) Get anything new?
Some clothes--notably, a few jackets and a pair of rockin' boots. Ooh, and a new-to-me camera!


Curly Sue said...

Those boots are still awesome.

Ern said...

Happy New Year!

I Hope So said...

your lips are sealed? be prepared to have them pried open. yes, let's get together next weekend! i will call you when i'm back in california.

happy new year!!!