The Year In Review

By December 27, 2006memories, year in review

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

What did you do in 2006 that you’d never done before? Highlighted my hair, got a cat, bought a condo, belly-danced

Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I kept a lot of them, and of course I’m going to 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 – but not very much at all

What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006? A new car

What date from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory? August 28th

What was your biggest achievement of the year? Buying a condo

What was your biggest failure? Not running for a long time, not eating healthy and gaining eight pounds

Did you suffer illness or injury? I burned my hands a few times cooking.

What was the best thing you bought? Taupe suede Diesel boots (and my condo)

Whose behavior merited celebration? Chris’s – he’s the most thoughtful, generous person I know. He took me surfing and put air in my bike tires, and he really helped me out a lot when I moved into my new place. 

Where did most of your money go? Rent, clothes, paying my new mortgage, eating out 

What did you get really, really, really excited about? Seeing Rent with Allison and Mikey Q in February, getting Mele in April, flying to Alabama in June (which didn’t happen, but I was still excited!), seeing Reel Big Fish in concert in July, going surfing with Chris all summer, moving into my new condo in October, and getting my new kitten Kona this week

What song will always remind you of 2005? Dark Blue – Jack’s Mannequin

Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder? Happier
Thinner or fatter? Fatter
Richer or poorer? Richer

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

What do you wish you’d done less of? Eating out

How will you be spending Christmas? I flew home to New Jersey. My grandparents stayed with us and we had Uncle Cricket, Aunt Angel, Cricky, Joelle, Uncle Johnny, Toni, Olivia and Dario over for Christmas Eve. I hung out with Kristy after that (even though we skipped midnight mass). On Christmas day, we drove up to Aunt Debbie and Uncle Vinny’s house for dinner, and then I watched The O.C. on TiVo with my mom. I got some cool presents, including a new 30GB iPod and a starburst mirror from Pier 1. I played a lot of Nintendo Wii while I was at home. After spending a long time at the Newark airport, I finally made it back to Virginia Beach, and Chris and I opened presents together last night. He gave me a really pretty painting that I’m going to hang in my hallway, a 250GB external hard drive for my laptop, and a gift certificate to the spa! I love them. I gave him some Diesel shoes and a Ralph Lauren winter jacket, some jeans, some boxers, some shirts, a book and a CD. I loved Christmas shopping this year!

Did you fall in love in 2006? Surprisingly, yes

How many one-night stands? 0

Who were your best friends? Kristy, Mike, Allison, Chris

What thing did you do that was meaningful to others? I adopted my two kitties. I’m sure that’s pretty meaningful to them. I baked cookies and cooked dinners and tried to be a good listener for my friends when they needed to talk to me.

What was your favorite TV program? Love Monkey, The OC, NCIS, Saturday Night Live, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Desperate Housewives, Las Vegas, Big Brother All Stars, Veronica Mars 

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

What was the best book you read? The Anita Blake,Vampire Hunter novels by Laurell K. Hamilton, Rich Woman by Kim Kiyosaki 

What was your greatest musical discovery? Jack’s Mannequin, Joshua Radin, Paste magazine, Lily Allen 

What did you want and get? Real estate, a 401(k) plan, an awesome boyfriend, a new job (which I left to return to the old one), a super-fabulous new hairstylist

What did you want and not get? Diesel jeans

What was your favorite film of this year? The Last Kiss 

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? 25, Mikey Q made me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Doing something exciting on my birthday?

What kept you sane? TiVo, Mele, ice skating, belly dancing, music, Why Men Love Bitches

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? Kristy, Tom, Mike, Allison, Andrea

Who was the best new person you met this year? CJ, but Amy Morris is pretty cool, too.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006: Maybe working in restaurants isn’t really as fun as I used to think it was… 

Quote that sums up your year: “Lisaaa. Thanks for, uh, spillin’ the beans with that whole bullshit thing that you fuckin’ pulled on me when I’m sittin’ in el recliner just chillin’ like a villain, and next thing you know you’re all, ‘SHABLAAM! Prove it you can kiss,’ and I’m like, ‘Wow this’ll be really, really fuckin’ awkward and weird.’ You’re like,’What-the-fuck-ever,’ and you looked at me and you’re like, ‘Ahheeeeaaaahhh,’ and you just fuckin’ kiss me and I know you were fuckin’ turned on by it. You’re like, ‘Oh, I’ll never tell Mike.’ Oh! Guess what. I already knew you were gonna use that fuckin’ leverage against me. The second that things became–you had some sort of turmoil between you and Mike, you’re had to throw that in his fuckin’ face you kissed me just recently again, and guess who called me – Mike. ‘Hey, Mark dude, when’d you make–when’d you kiss Lisa again?’ Oh, yeah. Again. Yeah, that’s why I hate women right now. I hate you, Lisa. I fucking hate you. And I fucking hate all of the women. Right now. And you’re like, ‘I wonder why.’ And you are the Cunt Master. You are Captain fucking Cunt Master. You know why I came up with all that shit? Because I fuckin’ know goddamn right that’s what you really are. And you just proved it. I’m that good. I’m fuckin’ that good. I know what you really are. You’re a fuckin’ huge fuckin’ cunt. That’s what you are. You’re a cunt. And far be it from me to ever be–to ever talk to you again. Yeah. Whatever. Cunt. Cunt. Cunt. Cunt. Cunt. That’s what you are. And that’s the biggest fuckin’ word a woman never wants to hear is the fact they are that person. And you are. You’re the biggest cunt I have ever met – you and Allison. I hate you both. That’s why I don’t talk to either one of you. Because you’re the fuckin’ epitome of the fuckin’ women around here. You play–Allison fuckin’ plays games with gir–like, guy’s minds. And you’re just a bitch. Some guy in a Porsche is nice to you, and you’re like, ‘He’s not my type, I fuckin’ hate him.’ Oh. Sorry that some guy has a couple flaws. God forbid you learn to deal with it and maybe actually learn to like him. Whatever. Fuck you. I hate you. Uh-buh-bye. ” ~Infamous voicemail left by Mark Heustis, March 8, 2006. Priceless.

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