30 December 2009

2009 - In Review

I did this meme last year. Here we go again!

1. What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before?

I went to Washington, D.C.

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Yes, I read 52 books. I'm only a teensy bit embarrassed to admit that was my only goal.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes. I got three nephews this year. If 2007 was the Year of the Niece, 2009 was definitely the Year of the Nephew.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Yes, a friend from New Zealand passed away recently.

5. What countries did you visit?
Just America this year. Boo.

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
An apartment furnished with things that I own.

7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
April 7. It was the day I started my job and the day one of my nephews was born. Sorry, but I don't remember the other nephews.

8. What was your biggest personal achievement of the year?
Reading 52 books and submitting my paper to the family history writing contest.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Never finishing the Couch to 5k program.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Two ovarian cyst ruptures this year. One bout with a diabetes drug that made me want to die and also did not work. I'm very done with those things.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
My new coat. Thank you, Old Navy sale.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Eric's. He is the best husband ever.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
I find it difficult to find somebody who appalled me and depressed me.

14. Where did most of your money go?

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

16. What song will always remind you of 2009?
Just Haven't Met You Yet by Michael Buble.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer?
a) happier
b) same
c) richer

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Hiking and camping.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

20. Did you fall in love in 2009?
Yes, with This American Life.

21. What was your favorite TV program?
I discovered 30 Rock and Arrested Development this year.

22. What was the best book you read?
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan.

23. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I really don't listen to music much. Like at all. It's all about NPR for me.

24. What did you want and get?
A new job.

25. What did you want and not get?
To go meet my cousin in Sacramento. Maybe in 2010.

26. What was your favorite film of this year?

27. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I did not drive in the car all day. I turned 25.

28. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
If it had been an even year and there would have been Olympics. I cannot tell you how much I love the Olympics.

29. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
Flip flops. Funky socks. Earrings. Occasionally nice clothes.

30. What kept you sane?
The Internet.


Carole said...
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Janssen said...

Um, sorry. . .using my mom's computer at home for that last comment.

Are you making new goals this year?

Packrat said...

Thank you for sharing. Hope you have a super new year. (I just sent you an email and a PS.)