Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008: The Year In Review

Courtesy of my friend Scott, here are the year in Review questions and answers:

  1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before? I started writing this blog. And I never thought I would be a blog person.
  2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I didn't make any last year, and I don't have any this year.
  3. Did anyone close to you give birth? No.
  4. Did anyone close to you die? Yes.
  5. What countries did you visit? The United States of America. More specifically, Michigan, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi.
  6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? A less painful right knee.
  7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? April 4, the day I adopted Tiger. And November 17, a big milestone at work.
  8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Finally finishing the major move project at work.
  9. What was your biggest failure? There are a couple of things that I didn't handle well under stress. I still replay the conversations in my head, trying to figure out how I could have handled it better.
  10. Did you suffer illness or injury? No.
  11. What was the best thing you bought? Although I did not actually buy it myself (it was a gift from my Mom), I want to say my new coffee machine because it is my best new "thing".
  12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Trevor. He is the best boy ever.
  13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? I can't answer this question.
  14. Where did most of your money go? Property Taxes.
  15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Indiana as a blue state. My Netflix subscription. Re-connecting with old friends. My new coffee machine.
  16. What song will always remind you of 2008? Marvin Gaye's Got to Give It Up.
  17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? About the same. b) thinner or fatter? About the same. c) richer or poorer? About the same.
  18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Activities with my dog.
  19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Computer games.
  20. How did you spend Christmas? At my sister's in Evansville.
  21. Did you fall in love in 2008? No.
  22. What was your favorite TV program? The Big Bang Theory? It is the only thing I can think of right now. Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock.
  23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? No.
  24. What was the best book you read? Practical Praying, A Guide to Using the Rosary.
  25. What was your greatest musical discovery? The All 70's Internet radio channel.
  26. What did you want and get? Have I mentioned the new coffee machine?
  27. What did you want and not get? The elusive winning lottery ticket.
  28. What was your favorite film of this year? The only one that I can remember is Bolt. Probably because it was the last one I saw.
  29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 44, and I believe that I had a very long day at work that day.
  30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Hiring the "Lawn Mower Man" earlier in the summer? But really, I'm pretty satisfied.
  31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? Khakis are good.
  32. What kept you sane? Trevor.
  33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? I don't really know exactly what "fancy" means in this question. But I really like Michelle Obama and I am excited to see her in action as first lady.
  34. What political issue stirred you the most? Property Taxes and the Economy.
  35. Who did you miss? My Dad.
  36. Who was the best new person you met? Since I started a new job, I have met quite a few new people at work this year. Best? Well you know I can never pick favorites of anything.
  37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008. When in doubt, rent the mini-van.
  38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. If I had words to make a day for you, I'd sing a morning golden & true. I would make this day last for all time then fill the night deep with moonshine.

1 comment:

shouldhavezagged said...

Yay Netflix! Add me as a friend KT!