Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Looking back on 2005

1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before? Graduated college, flew to New York by myself, moved to Milwaukee, and joined a book club

2. Did you keep your New Years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Last year my resolutions were as follows: be honest with myself...YES!, Eat better...ABSOLUTLEY NOT, Drink More Water...NO!, Spend less time worrying about things I have no control over...HA HA HA NO! Okay so I didn't do too well last year. For next year I really want to focus on both my mental and physical health. I'm a true believer in the mind's power over the body. Healthy mind. Healthy body. This is what I'm going to strive for =)

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Rosy had a baby boy and my step cousin Angela had a baby girl!

4. Did anyone close to you die? No but I did have to get rid of my piggies =(

5. What countries did you visit? I didn't leave the US at all this year =(

6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005? Emotional stability. This year was rough for me in terms of finding my place in this world. For some reason I have the misconception built into myself that I need to have my life planned out by the time I graduate.

7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory? January 2nd

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? I graduated college

9. What was your biggest failure? I was a little bummed out that I didn't get the job at Claire's.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? No injuries, but I was sick a lot this year. Ugh I need to start eating better!

11. What was the best thing you bought? I honestly can't remember buying anything really spectacular this year?!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Tara's, she got two MASSIVE raises within a six month period AND went back for her MBA. And I'm going to go with Dave and Eric for finally popping the question as well =)

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? People annoyed me on occasion, but I wouldn't say anyone made me feel appalled or depressed.

14. Where did most of your money go? GAS and Jimmy Johns

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? My 23rd birthday, our New York trip, dancing with the girls, finally hanging out with Nat, Tara moving to Milwaukee, Jamaica (although it never happened)

16. What song/album will always remind you of 2004? "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" only because every time I hear it now I think of Erin and I driving up to Minneapolis busting out fiddle moves down I-94.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: i. Happier or sadder? HAPPIER ii. Thinner or fatter? I think I'm thinner, that's what people tell me anyways. iii. Richer or poorer? richer, I was pretty broke around this time last year.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of? Cooked instead of eating out so much

19. What do you wish you'd done less of? Drinking so much Diet Coke.

20. How will you be spending Christmas? Since my parents sold their house we'll have Christmas Eve with my mom's side at her sisters house (It's my favorite night of the year) and then Christmas Day we'll probably go to my dad's sister's house in Madison.

22. Did you fall in love in 2005? I made it known that I was in love this year yes.

23. How many one night stands in this last year? NONE!

24. What was your favorite TV program? I RARELY watched TV, but Tara got me hooked on her Queer as Folk DVD's and oh yeah, I liked Laguna Beach.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? Nope

26. What was the best book you read? The Devil Wears Prada

27. What was your greatest musical discovery? I've never been good at that whole "musical discovery" thing. I'm pretty mainstream when it comes to my music

28. What did you want and get? A new IPod

29. What did you want and not get? A Seal Coat Himalyan Kitten

30. What was your favourite film of this year? War of the Worlds was GREAT!

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 23 and the night before my birthday my parents, brother, and Erin came down to Chicago and we all went out to eat at "The Green Dolphin" then Erin and I went out dancing. It was a GREAT night! The next night Tara came down and she made me a cake, and sang happy birthday to me then we went out for Cajun at Heaven on 7. YUMMY! It was one of my best birthdays.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? If I would have had a job right after graduation.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004? comfortable and coordinated

34. What kept you sane? Bubble baths, and the drives in the Cabby.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you like the most? I'm not really into the whole celebrity idealist thing.

36. What political issue stirred you the most? I don't really follow politics, but I do remember getting riled up about the accusations regarding the Hurricane relief.

37. Who did you miss? EVERYONE

38. Who was the best new person you met? Emily and Nikki

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005: You cannot measure your own personal standards, against those of someone else.


OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I'm here from Michele this morning..What an interesting list! I know it's easy for me to say this, but...for whatever it is worth, you don't have to have your whole life figured out at this point, at are just beginning this incredible journey and many things will change as you go along....I didn't really know where I was going in a true way till much later and quite frankly it is a never ending journey, I think....enjoy all you can in discovering whatever suits your fancy, and when it doesn't suit you, move on...I wish you much joy in this great great journey!

monkey said...

i wonder if dave knows he popped the question to eric, and not erin. and i wonder if erin noticed.

that's all. ;)

Christi said...

HA! Funny one you are Monkey