I’m copying this year in review thing from some of my friends. Seems like a cool thing to do. Might help me fit in. Hope you enjoy!
1. What did you do in 2004 that you’d never done before?
Worked a full time (real) job, bought a car, and thought about eating an entire lemon (but I haven’t gotten around to trying it yet). In 2003, I rode a mechanical bull. I’ll never do that again.
2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don’t think I made any last year. If I did, it was probably something like, “find a husband.” I didn’t keep that one, and I didn’t make a 2005 resolution except to try to build muscle strength.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
A woman I work with gave birth to Evan. He’s a cutie. I want one. (oops! Did I just say that?)
4. Did anyone close to you die?
My neighbor. We worked at the Edward Jones Dome together. We used to carpool to get there.
5. What countries did you visit?
USA, Puerto Rico, and I was in a Pakistani wedding here in St. Louis
6. What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?
A digital camera, a husband/fiance/boyfriend, and a partridge in a pear tree.
7. What date from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Not too many that are memorable…. boring year. Maybe February 23, the day I started my job.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting a full time job that I like. And it comes with health insurance!
9. What was your biggest failure?
What?! I’m perfect. No failures here 😉
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
No, except I found out I have asthma.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
Probably my car
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
All the generous people out there.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
All the Scrooges out there, and many decisions of a certain football coach.
14. Where did most of your money go?
To pay for my car. Ugh!
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The Rams chances of winning a Superbowl berth, but those dreams were crushed after 2 playoff games last January. Well, I really wasn’t that excited about the Rams. I wasn’t excited about much this year… I got to see my brother in Phoenix and Jenni in California and my family in Puerto Rico. The traveling was cool.
16. What song will always remind you of 2004?
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? Definitely happier
ii. thinner or fatter? About the same
iii. richer or poorer? I guess you could say richer, but only if you count my car as money/property
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Being concerned with unimportant things
20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Well, I went to my parents’ house and hung out with my family (mom, dad, Mike, and our dog Riley). We took in a movie (Meet the Fockers).
22. Did you fall in love in 2004?
Just with Riley the doggie. He’s so cute.
23. How many one-night stands?
That would be, drum roll please……… zero.
24. What was your favorite TV program?
The news. I know. It’s lame. But that’s about all I watch. I’d say Oprah, but I’m always at work when it’s on (and it’s lame too).
25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Don’t be ridiculous.
26. What was the best book you read?
Very sadly, I can’t say I really enjoyed any of the books I read this year. Hopefully I’ll have better luck next year.
27. What was your greatest musical (re)discovery?
Tori Amos’ Scarlet’s Walk
28. What did you want and get?
29. What did you want and not get?
A husband, a digital camera, and a sleep number bed. But you can’t have everything.
30. What was your favourite film of this year?
Hmmm… I really liked Garden State. Napoleon Dynamite, In America, and Eternal Sunshine were pretty good as well.
31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
On my 25th birthday, I declared it “Fake Hair Friday,” and wore a hairpiece all day. I went out to dinner at Schlafly’s and went bowling at Pin Up Bowl and had martinis.
32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
I’m sure you can guess it.
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?
I’ve never been good with the fashion thing. But I think it was ok. I like scarves and my five dollar clearance top from Wal-Mart that I get compliments on every time I wear it.
34. What kept you sane?
Mostly a few close friends and maybe sometimes my guitar
35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
No one really, but I did like Johnny Depp, Elijah Wood, Leonardo DiCapro, and Trogdor the Burninator
36. What political issue stirred you the most?
*sigh* “Idiots!” -Napoleon Dynamite
37. Who did you miss?
My li’l brudder. He’s been in Colorado and Arizona this year.
38. Who was the best new person you met?
New person… Rhea. She’s a cool friend to have.
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004:
Dogs can be more lovable than I ever imagined.
40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
“There’s never a wish better than this, when you’ve only got a hundred years to live.” -Five for Fighting