Year in Review

What did you do in 2005 that you’d never done before?
I acquired this wee domain early in 2005 – I’d never owned one of my very own before. I also learned how to Row this year. Other than that, I spent a lot of the year rediscovering some passions I hadn’t been spending enough time on, such as reading, and the piano.

Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Let’s see what I wrote down from last year:
Resolution: Make resolutions check
Resolution: Travel outside Canada or the US unfortunately, despite my best intentions, it didn’t happen this year.
Resolution: Buy a bigger bed hell yes I did!
Resolution: Have a big, swingin’ party for my birthday. yep

Looks like I did pretty good. I’ll definitely be working on the travel one again in 2006. Other than that, I’ve got some goals I’d like to achieve next year, but nothing I’m really “resolving” to change.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
No babies this year.

Did anyone close to you die?
Very thankfully, no.

What countries did you visit?
Again, I only managed to make a run for the nearest border.

What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
A little more financial discipline. Although there isn’t much leftover, I did damn well for myself this past year, and ended up with a boatload of memorable experiences that I wouldn’t trade for anything.

What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Uh… The year’s been a busy blur, but it’s going down in the record books as a great one overall.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Never settling.

What was your biggest failure?
I almost settled. Thankfully, fate saved me from myself.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nope!

What was the best thing you bought?
Countless concert and hockey tickets. Again with the experiences.

Whose behavior merited celebration?
If someone needed to be told they kicked ass, I made damn sure they knew it.

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Again, you know who you are.

Where did most of your money go?
I swear I’ve answered this twelve times over already.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Ray leaving.

What song will always remind you of 2005?
Every song from every show I saw this year. Too many to count.

Compared to this time last year, you are:
a) happier or sadder? happier
b) thinner or fatter? Thinner
c) richer or poorer? Richer. Both literally and figuratively.

What do you wish you’d done more of?
Made time to be still.

What do you wish you’d done less of?
Nothing.

How did you spend Christmas?
Quietly, with piles of family and food and drink. It was lovely.

How will you be spending did you spend New Years?
Oh how I wish I could tell you!

Did you fall in love in 2005?
Yes, with TiVo.

How many one-night stands?
A lady doesn’t kiss and tell.

What was your favorite TV program?
All of them.

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
There’s a few people that I’ve lost any and all respect for.

What was the best book you read?
Have a Glass by Kenji Hodgson & James Nevison

What was your greatest musical discovery for 2005?
Madison’s Panic (There are really too many to name, but these guys are cool, so I’ll give up some linky love, for what it’s worth.)

What did you want and get?
Everything. I’m a spoiled princess.

What was your favorite film of this year?
Syriana

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned a whole Quarter Century old. I threw a wee bbq here (one of many) and had a rip roaring good time.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Not having so many car troubles!

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
Beach Chic.

What kept you sane?
Beer.

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Uh…. No idea. I’m going with “none.”

What political issue stirred you the most?
Gay Marriage.

Who did you miss?
If you saw my 2005 social calendar, you’ll realize I didn’t have time to miss anyone!

Who was the best new person you met?
Couldn’t possibly pick just one.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005:
Just do it.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
“So one last touch and then you’ll go
And we’ll pretend that it meant something so much more
But it was vile, and it was cheap
And you are beautiful but you don’t mean a thing to me
Yeah you are beautiful but you don’t mean a thing to me”

-Death Cab for Cutie

Not actually as depressing as it sounds, but Death Cab was the best show hands down that I saw this year, and it sortof sums up my dating life the past year (noncommittal – not really vile and cheap).

So there you have it. A bit late, but it is what it is. Hope everyone’s year is off to as good a start as mine is so far!

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