Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hey look it's a whole different year

Look at me, doing the new year's meme!  I like to keep things timely around here.  Tomorrow's post is going to be all about Hermain Cain.

I copied this from D, who helpfully combined a couple of these meme quiz list things and removed some of the dumber questions.  Thanks, D!

1. What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?

My mind is blanking here.  There must have been something. I know, I watched the first two seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation!  Good times.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I think I resolve every year to clean up my potty mouth.  It's going great!  (It's not going great.)

Here are my resolutions for this year:
  • Stop using emoticons.  (So far, this has been a success, but it's a bit of a struggle.  I worry my emails sound too caustic. I'll read them over, then go back and try to rewrite them in the voice of a more pleasant person.  It's tough to be a natural jerkface.)
  • Be nice.
  • Be thoughtful.  (I think I resolve some variation of this one every year.  Also going great!)
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Oh yes.  Last summer was a fertile time in my peer group.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Ach, D, why didn't you get rid of this question?  Would getting rid of the question be just as jinxy as answering no?

No, nobody close to me died.

5. What countries did you visit?
The countries of southeast Alabama, East Hampton, NY and Provo, UT.  And if you don't think those are countries all unto themselves, well, I don't know what to tell you.  Visit them and get back to me.

6. What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

D said Baby G's birthday.  I guess Soren's first birthday was this year, too.  I should probably say that. 

7. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Hmm.  Maybe no one thing, but for various reasons I am feeling fairly happy about my professional life and prospects lately. I'm going to present at a conference in a couple of months--something that is no big deal, but I haven't ever taken the time to do before.  And it looks like I'm going to be doing another cool job thing in the spring, which I will tell you about when it's a sure thing. 

Also, my child survived another year of my parenting. 

8. What was your biggest failure?

There are definitely a couple of long-distance friends that I have been letting down lately.  Horrible.

9. Did you suffer illness or injury?

I got the flu one time.  Woe is me.

10. What was the best thing you bought?

Plane tickets to Hawaii.  We haven't used them yet but I feel confident they were an investment that's going to pay off.

11. Whose behavior merited celebration?

D applauded her friends without kids, and I would like to second that.  I love my friends with kids, obviously, and playdates are the best.  But we breeders are such a pain in the arse to fancyfree childless people.  I really, really appreciate that my friends are so patient with me, and hardly ever comment on the Soren-goo I usually have smeared on my right shoulder.

12. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Lady Edith on Downton Abbey!  She is the worst.  You start to feel sorry for her and then all of a sudden--nope.  She reminds you that she sucks.

13. Where did most of your money go?

Let us not speak of depressing things.

14. What song will always remind you of 2012?

The Elmo theme song. 

15. Compared to this time last year, are you:
happier or sadder? happier
thinner or fatter? fatter

richer or poorer? poorer, although this is sort of a matter of perspective I suppose

16. What do you wish you'd done more of?

Lounging on sunny beaches drinking cocktails. 

17. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Being a complain-y jerkface.

18. How did you spend the holidays?
On my parents' farm.  I have never seen anybody more in love than my parents are with Soren.

19. Did you fall in love in 2011?
Yes! With Parks & Rec!  That show got so good and nobody told me.

20. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?

If you wear lots of different tights people might not notice that you only own three skirts.

21. Whom did you miss?
My parents--I have new guilt about raising my kid so far away from them.  My East Coast friends. 

22. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011.
I can do things.  Creative things, professional things.  Things.

23. What did you do on your birthday?

I don't remember.  Oh my. I'm sure it was lovely.

24. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A housefire.

25. What kept you sane?

I don't think I stayed sane.  Let's add this to the list of goals for 2012.

1 comment:

D said...

I do what I can.