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27 December 2011 @ 01:49 am
Well...that was really fun. Jeepers.  
1. What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?
Shopped for a new car, ran 14 miles, taken a post-collegiate course, had my wallet stolen, substitute taught, held a job for a full calendar year.

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Somewhat... I said I would run more, which I did, though not consistently, and I did sort of get a plan for the future. Did NOT square my finances at all, did nothing about social life.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?
My grandfather, my second cousin's father...I guess my Suburu?

5. What countries did you visit?
I only left the Rhode Island-Connecticut Metroplex twice. All year. What the EFF?

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
A girlfriend, a career, a meaningful face-to-face friendship.

7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I can't even think of any...huge year on the macro news side, pretty small year on the micro.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Completing a paralegal course.

9. What was your biggest failure?
That foray into library science.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

11. What was the best thing you bought?
An iPhone.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Courtney, Mom.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
My own...no one else comes to mind?

14. Where did most of your money go?
Rent, car insurance, cell phone, etc. to my mother.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Paralegal course, the new Tom Waits album, The Muppets, Archer, Block Island with Courtney, the comically weak Republican field.

16. What songs will always remind you of 2011?
"Bad As Me"; "The Suburbs"; "The Age of Adz", specifically "Impossible Soul".

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? About as sad
ii. thinner or fatter? A tad thinner, I'm guessing.
iii. richer or poorer? Probably poorer, but with more of an idea as how to not be poor?

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Meeting people, keeping in touch with people, making money, running, figuring out how to be a paralegal.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Fretting, obsessively reading political blogs

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Had a nice time with family.

21. How will you be spending New Year's Eve?
I don't know, though I'm pretty sure I'll just be hanging out at home.

22. Did you fall in love in 2011?
No Almost forgot about HERMAN CAIN there!

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favorite TV program?
I rarely miss Stewart/Colbert, but I'm pretty sure the two most consistently incredible shows on television are "Parks and Recreation" and "Archer". Admittedly I'm not watching "Breaking Bad", but "Archer" is just staggeringly funny.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Again, I don't have the energy to hate.

26. What was the best book you read?
"Catch-22" was probably the best book, but "The Hunger Games" was decidedly the most awesome.

27. What were your greatest musical discoveries?
Gender Benders. Obvi.

28. What did you want and get?
An iPhone, somewhat of a plan, to not have any CRAZY MOTHER FUCKING ROOMMATES

29. What did you want and not get?
A social life, money, self-confidence, da ladiez.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
"The Muppets", in that I saw two movies that came out this year. Of the movies I saw for the first time, "Bringing Up Baby"!

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 26 on December 20th...I finished my Christmas shopping and my father took us out to Go Fish. Low key.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
For me to know how to make friends.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
Approaching professionalism and/or adulthood. AKA lots of ties.

34. What kept you sane?
Medication, running, Mom, class.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Emma Stone maybe?

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Just the whole GOP race, really.

37. Who did you miss?
Courtney, Helena, Danielle, Casey, Marissa, Ian, Ben, everyone from Drew, pretty much everyone.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
I can only think of one significant person I met, and I still can't analyze what exactly transpired there.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011:
Get off your fucking ass.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"Now the cities we live in could be distant stars, and I'll search for you in every passing car"

41. What was your favorite moment of the year?
No idea.

42. What was your least favorite moment of the year?
No idea.

43. Where were you when 2011 began?

44. Who were you with?
With Mom, watching a "Twilight Zone" marathon and having awkward conversations about how I needed to figure out my future.

45. Where will you be when 2011 ends?

46. Who will you be with when 2011 ends?
In all honesty I'll probably be with Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine (Of course, they were much younger than).

47. What was your favorite month of 2011?
December? In that I finished my course and went on some nice runs?

48. Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2011?
I drank to excess mayyyybe three times.

49. Did you do a lot of drugs in 2011?
Do SSRI's count?

50. How many people did you sleep with in 2011?
No one, because I am a shut-in.

51. Did you do anything you were ashamed of this year?
Yes. One specific thing, I'm not even gonna share.

52. What was the worst lie someone told you in 2011?
No idea.

53. Did you treat someone badly in 2011?
Probably, but I'm not sure who.

54. Did someone treat you badly in 2011?
No one apart from myself, I don't think.

55. How many concerts did you see in 2011?

56. Did you have a favorite concert in 2011?
See prior point.

57. How much money did you spend in 2011?
Probably more than I should have, certainly more than I made.

58. If you could go back in time to any moment of 2011, what would you change?
I would have not taken that library science course.

59. What was your proudest moment of 2011?
Finishing my final project for my paralegal course and feeling pretty good about how it turned out.

60. What was your most embarrassing moment of 2011?
Don't know.

62. What are your plans for 2012?
Start applying for paralegal or legal support jobs and internships in New York and DC, move.
Current Location: No Sto
Current Music: You said the past won't rest until we jump the fence and leave it behind
Heasternstar on December 27th, 2011 02:46 pm (UTC)
I completely forgot about The Hunger Games! Duh those were the best books I read this year. Thanks for the reminder!