The Year in Review

By December 27, 2005 memories, year in review

I filled this questionnaire out last year and the year before, too!

 What did you do in 2005 that you’d never done before? Ran a half marathon, visited the Outer Banks, went country line dancing

 Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I kept a lot of them and I will definitely make more

 Did anyone close to you give birth? No

 Did anyone close to you die? No

What countries did you visit? Just a little bit of this one

What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005? A new car

What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory? May 10th, August 26th

What was your biggest achievement of the year? Finishing the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in under three hours

What was your biggest failure? Still not having any health insurance

 Did you suffer illness or injury? I
hurt my knee running, a few burns waitressing at Ynot Pizza, a couple
of nasty hangovers, and I spent one day in October throwing up

What was the best thing you bought? An iPod

Whose behavior merited celebration? Andrea’s – she’s hard-working, rational, understanding and a great friend

Where did most of your money go? Rent

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Robbie coming with me to Las Vegas in February, seeing Reel Big Fish in
concert in July, going to Busch Gardens in October, going to the
VT/Miami game in November, and spending New Year’s Eve at Webster Hall
in NYC (which probably isn’t happening, but I was still excited!)

What song will always remind you of 2005? The District Sleeps Alone Tonight – The Postal Service

Compared to this time last year, are you:
      Happier or sadder? Sadder

      Thinner or fatter? Thinner

      Richer or poorer? Richer

What do you wish you’d done more of? Flirting

What do you wish you’d done less of? Crying

How will you be spending Christmas? I was a little sad that my grandparents moved away to Las Vegas, so I didn’t get to spend Christmas Eve like I always do
I spent Christmas Eve at my Aunt Debbie’s house with my parents, my
brother, two of my uncles, three of my cousins, my uncle’s girlfriend
Toni and her two kids, my aunt’s exchange student Saki and Saki’s
friend Nora.  It ended up being a lot of fun. I spent Christmas
Day at my dad’s cousin’s house with a whole bunch of my extended
family, then I met up with Jamie, Buzzy, Jenni, Mary Jane and Stacey
and Adriane at the Boathouse afterwards.

Did you fall in love in 2005? No

How many one-night stands? 0

Who were your best friends? Robbie, Allison, Kristy, Stacey, Andrea and Mike

What thing did you do that was meaningful to others? Gave them rides to and from airports and tried to be a better listener

What was your favorite TV program? The OC, NCIS, Saturday Night Live, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Desperate Housewives, Las Vegas, Big Brother 6

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? No

What was the best book you read? Hocus Pocus and Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and the Anita Blake,Vampire Hunter novels by Laurell K. Hamilton

What was your greatest musical discovery? The Postal Service, Adam Richman

What did you want and get? An iPod, new running shoes, a digital camera, a Tumi purse

What did you want and not get? A new boyfriend (a nice one!)

What was your favorite film of this year? Garden State (It didn’t come out in 2005, but I watched it a lot.)

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? 24,
After grabbing dinner at In’N’Out Burger, I spent the night before my
birthday partying at Ra (the club in the Luxor) with Robbie.  I
kissed my roommate in his hotel room bed.  I had lunch at Jersey
Mike’s subs, spent the afternoon at Red Rock with Robbie, ate dinner at
my aunt’s house with all my little cousins and hung out with Robbie in
the hot tub for a few hours at their house.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Not having to move out of Banyan Grove

What kept you sane? Running, beer, Robbie (until May) and Tom

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Rachel Bilson

What political issue stirred you the most? I hate political issues

Who did you miss? Robbie, Mike, Tom

Who was the best new person you met this year? Laurie

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005:  You cannot control all situations, but you can control your reaction to all situations.

Quote that sums up your year: “The 2 prime movers in the Universe are Time and Luck.” ~Kurt Vonnegut

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