(Duskboy, Mr. Is-It-Safe, here's mine.)
1. What did you do in 2004 that you'd never done before?
Spend Christmas with W. Aww.
2. Did you keep your New Years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Yes, but I did some stuff that weren’t in my To-Don’t list anyway. So, no.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
A friend’s wife. That close enough?
4. Did anyone close to you die?
An aunt. :(
5. What countries did you visit?
6. What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?
Money. And the strength to spend less.
7. What dates from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
June 7, 3 men beat me up, took a bottle on the head, ran faster than I thought I could.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
To be crowned Admit One’s Prom King. *waves to the crowd*
9. What was your biggest failure?
Depleting my savings account.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Fuck it, yes!
11. What was the best thing you bought?
All my books, CDs and DVDs.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My sweeties and loveys, heavy and light, crazy and sane, drunk and, err, drunker.
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Office fools. More annoyed than depressed.
14. Where did most of your money go?
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Jason Mraz interview (thank you, KF) and concert.
16. What song will always remind you of 2004?
”District Sleeps Alone Tonight,” Postal Service.
17. Compared to this time last year, you are:
Heavier. More tired. But happier.
18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
20. How will you be spending Christmas?
22. Did you fall in love in 2004?
I remained in love. That’s quite a feat, after all the troubles.
23. How many one-night stands?
24. What was your favorite TV program?
Buffy Season 7 on Studio 23. Bye, Buffy.
25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Hating the same people.
26. What was the best book you read?
Wicked by Gregory Maguire. Not really the best, but the most memorable.
27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Sugar Free! Also, Postal Service.
28. What did you want and get?
I wanted out of the new position and I did get out. And an I-Pod mini. =)
29. What did you want and not get?
An electric guitar.
30. What was your favorite film of this year?
* all together now * Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
31. What did you do on your birthday. And how old were you?
Drank coffee. 30. Grunt. Go away.
32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A higher raise.
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?
Same old vintage shirts and corduroys. With a whole lot more jeuging.
34. What kept you sane?
Cable Car. Admit One gigs. Making fun of people with W.
35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Just read my blog! But then again, I get a thrill out of spelling out his name … Erik Santos.
36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Just the presidential elections.
37. Who did you miss?
Right now, all my drinking buddies.
38. Who was the best new person you met?
Chu. He likes Postal Service.
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004
When you run, run fast.
40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
“This is fact not fiction for the first time in years.” – Lack of Color, Death Cab for Cutie
AND HERE'S TO A BETTER YEAR AHEAD OF US. GOD BLESS OUR LIVERS AND OUR HEARTS.