What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?
Got an e-Reader. Worked as a blogger for the Times Union.
Did you keep your New Years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I didn't really make them and I probably won't this year.
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Raquel, Amanda, Kim. Aww yeah, baby palooza.
Did anyone close to you die?
No, thank God.
What countries did you visit?
None. I barely even went out of the state I was so broke-sauce.
What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
More travel. That is the mega deficit in my life.
What date(s) from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Nov. 17. Besides the fact that it was my birthday, it was the (presumably) first of many birthdays shared with both the BF and his mother.
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Reading 115 new books. I am amazed at myself - the original goal was 75.
What was your biggest failure?
I don't think I really had one. Lots of minor ones, but nothing major.
Did you suffer illness or injury?
What was the best thing you bought?
Bus tickets to see BFFL Candice in NYC.
Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Many people. But first and foremost Jesse, because he actually knows me at this point and still enjoys my company. SMDH.
Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Besides the customers that I have some days? No one, really.
Where did most of your money go?
Rent, student loan repayment program.
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Seeing my BFFL Candice 2x in one year. Seriously? That never happens. EVER.
What songs will always remind you of 2011?
I kiiiiiinda associate Carbon Leaf music with this year, bc when they played Alive at Five is when Jesse and I had our first date. Weaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaak I know.
Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. Happier or sadder? Happier.
ii. Thinner or fatter? Ugh, heavier again. I usually don't mind, but I hate buying new clothes.
iii. Richer or poorer? I think it's about even, actually.
What do you wish you'd done more of?
Travelling! Cleaning all of the things.
What do you wish you'd done less of?
Cleaning all of the things.
How did you spend Christmas?
Back home up north. My broski drove me up there and we watched Captain America, Thor, and X-Men:FC, and entertained two small children!
What was the most embarrassing thing that happened to you in 2011?
I dunno. I had a surprisingly unembarrassing year. Although I get all embarrassed talking about things relating to the BF.
Did you fall in love in 2011?
Yeah, I did. Dammit.
How many one-night stands?
What was your favourite TV program?
American Idol, even though I wanted to throttle the television.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
I rocked my dress pants and still the NY&C tops I've had for years; off work it was all jeans and my Patriots hoodie.
What kept you sane?
Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Nope. Someday I will update the hate list, which really consists of like 3 people eve.
What was the best book you read in 2011?
I would have to say Feed by Mira Grant. Despite being about Zombies, I can't get it out of my head and for good reason.
What was your greatest musical discovery?
Everyone is gonna say Adele, but they're not wrong.
What did you want and get?
An e-Reader. before you get mad at me and say "what about a relationship?" Well, I didn't want one and i wasn't looking.
What did you want and not get?
A middling camera and a new bed, but I will, oh I will next year.
What was your favourite film of this year?
The Muppet Movie. Haters may hate.
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
It was the first of the tri-birthday -- Jesse and his mom have my birthday as well. We went to see Immortals after breakfast at Cracker Barrel, then we bummed around the mall and bought books, and then had dinner at Cheesecake Factory with his parents and sister. Then there was cake, and we went to Wolff's for our birthday boots, which he finished and I did not. He then encountered the unlocked construction equipment on the way home. Hilarity ensued.
What three things would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
More travel, more music, more time with friends.
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Henry Cavill and Michael Buble and David Cook. AKA the usuals.
What political issue stirred you the most?
Women's rights, but really any social justice issue.
Who(m) did you miss?
Candice & Phil & Julie & Raquel and all the other denziens of the internet I love of everyone ever.
Who was the best new person you met?
uh Clearly Jesse. I guessssssssssssssss.
What is a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011?
That opening your heart to others isn't nearly as scary as you expect it to be, and that sometimes people come into our lives when you least expect it.
What quote can be used to sum up your year?
HATERS GONNA HATE. :D