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22 December 2009 @ 12:30 pm
Okay I did a quiz.  
1.What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before?:
failed a class, participated in a spoon train, wore dark red lipstick, had three different haircuts

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?:
I don't usually bother with New Year's resolutions, as they're never really kept

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?:
no, but my Texas uncle announced last night that his wife Anne-Marie is eight weeks in

4. Did anyone close to you die?:
no, thank goodness, but I'm still kinda reeling over losing my Granny in November 2008.  Oh, and I hear Ten is on his way out...

5. What countries did you visit?:
Canada!  More specifically, Québec, and it was the first time I've ever seen things like stop signs that say "ARRÊT"

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?:
I'd like to be zen more often without constantly worrying about frenemies... in fact, I'd like to rid myself of frenemies.

7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?:
I'm like a man with dates--I can't remember them at all.  I even have trouble with my father's birthday.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?:
becoming more self-aware when it comes to friendships and learning that I have to be careful about how much my friends can influence my attitude towards anything and everyone

9. What was your biggest failure?:
treating my hallmates (especially Kat) so badly at the beginning of fall semester.  I missed out on time I could have spent being awesome with people like Leigh and Kelley.  Oh, and COMP 110.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?:
I got sick every once in a while, but I'm pretty resilient.

11. What was the best thing you bought?:(was bought for you)
Best thing I bought: maybe Edwob? Best thing bought for me: the disco ball

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?:
Katherine F Awesomepants, for putting up with me treating her like garbage for months and then accepted my friendship with no judgement when everyone else had turned on me.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?:
Mine and Frenemy #1and #2.

14. Where did most of your money go?:
ridiculous stuff on eBay and the Québec trip.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?:
EVERYTHING. That is my personality.  But the Québec trip blew my mind.

16. What songs will always remind you of 2009?:
Linky Pinky, the Repo soundtrack, the Mozart l'Opéra Rock soundtrack, the Elisabeth Wien cast, Total Eclipse of the Heart

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i) ...happier or sadder?:
About the same, but in a different way.  I haven't started missing Joyner yet because I'm one of those people who loves recharging on my own, but I'm very excited to go back.  VERY EXCITED.

ii) thinner or fatter?:
people tell me I look like I've lost weight, so I'll take their word for it

iii) richer or poorer?:
SO MUCH POORER

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?:
been nice to other people on the hall

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?:
playing the Sims (though that was pretty wonderful, to be honest)

20. How will you be spending Christmas?:
presents in the morning, then Stacy comes over and we watch that Sherlock Holmes movie and then THE NEW DOCTOR WHO OH SWEET RASSILON I AM SO AFRAID

22. Did you fall in love in 2009?:
In that second floor Joyner way, sure.  With Katherine (again) and Leigh and Kelley and Anna and Asian Becca and RA Becca and, in the past few weeks, Tara again.

23. How many one night stands?:
hahahaha

24. What were your favourite TV programs?:
Doctor Who (always), The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Project Runway, 30 Rock, Scrubs, True Blood, SNL, Merlin

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?:
not "hate," per se, but I have learned SO MUCH about one or two people and know to keep them at an arm's length

26. What was the best book you read?:
I barely read on my own time anymore, dang internet, but I ADORE "Les Liaisons dangereuses" and Antonia Fraser's bio of Marie Antoinette

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?:
Mozart l'Opéra Rock (with Repo and Elisabeth and Tanz der Vampire just barely not making the list) 2

8. What did you want and get?:
ridiculous things like the disco ball, the grabby arm, and Edwob

29. What did you want and not get?:
I don't usually think like that, to be honest, but... more hours at work?

30. What was your favourite film of this year?:
I gotta say, since Dangerous Liaisons is old and Repo technically came out last year, the best film I've seen so far this year was Star Trek

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?:
20, and my parents took me out to dinner, my friends took me out to lunch, and Stacy showed up and we watched Elisabeth

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?:
well, being nice to everyone, as I've mentioned

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?:
I started the year with bright printed tops, but now I'm going all Jehan and wearing whatever I jolly well feel like

34. What kept you sane?:
calling my mom every time I wanted to kill someone

35.Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?:
David Tennant, as always, but this year I also discovered Máté Kamarás and Mikelangelo Loconte

36. What political issue stirred you the most?:
well, once Obama was elected I left him to it and ignored politics, though I'm one of those gay-friendly types who got irritated every time someone voted down marriage equality

37. Who did you miss?:
my Granny

38. Who was the best new person you met?:
Right now the answer to that is KELLEY because she's been watching Doctor Who for the past week and saying she loves it.  She called Tennant a sexypants.  Which is why she's awesome.  Also, I've definitely heard her singing some Les Mis and she's friends with Stacy London for chrissakes.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009:
Don't lose yourself in your friends.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"Sur nos stèles je veux graver que nos rires ont berné la mort et le temps"

41. What was your favourite moment of the year?
Hmmm wow.  Well, that one time Terrance Zdunich emailed us back... or when me and Kat stayed up till 2am trying to stalk David Tennant online, giggling and working not to fall off the futon... or one of our recent spoon trains... or that time in the car on the way back from Québec when we all started singing Die Schatten werden länger... or watching series two of Doctor Who with Tara and weeping together through Doomsday (I actually cried harder when Pete and Jackie got together than at Bad Wolf Bay)... or creating our inbred family tree on the Sims 2 last spring... or when we were watching that new Harry Potter movie and  misatheredpanda leaned over and whispered "Malfoy has wet himself with blood."

42. What was your least favourite moment of the year?
the beginning of fall semester when I thought I didn't have any friends because the only people I was allowing myself to be friends with were treating me like crap and talking bad behind my back.  I was missing out on so many good times with nice, happy, good people...

43. Where were you when 2009 began?
in my house, eating our cookies and soggy cupcakes!

44. Who were you with?
Stacyfacy and Sarah

45. Where will you be when 2009 ends?
probably the same

46. Who will you be with when 2009 ends?
according to the facebook event, Stacyfacy, Sarah, Tara, Leigh, my mom, and Tara's dog Chili Willy

47. What was your favourite month of 2009?
December!

48. Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2009?
I should say not!

49. Did you do a lot of drugs in 2009?
haha, does ibuprofen count?  Flintstone vitamins? Tums?

50. How many people did you sleep with in 2009?
Well, Leigh and I slept *on* Katherine, and Tara and I had a futon nap together... Stacyfacy spent the night a few times...

51. Did you do anything you are ashamed of this year?
blah blah treated good people like crap blah

52. What was the worst lie someone told you in 2009?
"Oh, no, I wouldn't tell her that!"

53. Did you treat somebody badly in 2009?
yesssss geez this thing is getting repetitive

54. Did somebody treat you badly in 2009?
Frenemy #1 and Frenemy #2, yes.  And my brother, though he's maturing a little here and there.

56. How much money did you spend in 2009?
lotssss

57. If you could go back in time to any moment of 2009 and change what?
blah blah wouldn't be mean at the beginning of fall semester blah

58. What are your plans for 2010?
go to Barricade Day in June, get an internship in New York (maybe room with Kelley somewheres, as she's getting an internship too), study in Paris next year, love the Eleventh Doctor

Geez.
 
 
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