Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The year in review: 2008

My spotty Internet connection has been resolved and I'm back online at home. I nearly went stir crazy the one evening I was without Internet access, so I'm glad this problem has been resolved.

Since I'm making up for lost time this evening and wasting time surfing the Web, I thought it would be fun to complete a personal year in review. To quote a certain famous novel "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

Thanks to the library school student (I apologize for not remembering who you are) whose blog I got this idea from. Here we go:


1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before


Get burned for the third time, but I finally learned my lesson.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I don't make them, there's no point.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

No.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Thankfully no.

5. What countries did you visit?

None. (I imagine many of you have quit reading by now.)

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?

A healthier lifestyle.


7. What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory and why?

Nov. 4, 2008, when Barack Obama was elected President. What a historic day for our country.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Being able to continue doing what I love.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Opening a door that should have stayed closed.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?


No and I'm so grateful for that.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

I haven't bought it yet, but it's going to be a digital camera.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?


Me. You don't know how strong you are until you're faced with an incredible challenge.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?


TS, who I wish I had never met.

14. Where did most of your money go?


Plane tickets to Wisconsin.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

The Presidential election. I find politics fascinating.

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?


"Love is a Losing Game." (I just love the song.)

17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?


Happier.

ii. thinner or fatter?

About the same.

iii. richer or poorer?

Richer.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?


Exercising

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

Procrastinating. That's a habit I fear I will never break.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?

In Wisconsin with the family.

22. Did you fall in love in 2008?


No.

23. How many one night stands?


I don't think so.

24. What was your favourite TV programme?

"The Office," "Ugly Betty" and the original "Law & Order."

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

Oh yes.

26. What was the best book you read?

I still need to finish one before I can tell you.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?


Amy Winehouse. I just wish she wasn't such a train wreck.

28. What did you want and get?

Closure.

29. What did you want and not get?


I needed a kick in the pants, but didn't get it.

30. What was your favourite film of this year?


I liked too many and couldn't pick.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

Grade papers and none of your business.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Have you ever heard if you can't say something nice, don't say anything? I'm going with that.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2003?

Comfort.

34. What kept you sane?

Routine

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Alec Baldwin. He's so hilarious in "30 Rock."

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

The presidential election.

37. Who did you miss?

Friends from library school.

38. Who was the best new person you met?


The students from my summer management class.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.

When you close a door, keep it closed.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.


"And now the final frame."

I hope Amanda, Kristine and Megan will do this review as well so we can compare notes.

6 Comments:

Blogger Emily said...

We've all opened doors that had no business being cracked, let alone flung open. :) A mistake, but you're in good company (i.e.: the rest of the honest population).

Overall, it sounds like a good year.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

It definitely was. The door was but a blip. I'm glad I've moved on.

9:00 PM  
Blogger inquisitive said...

I'll do the review, but I don't think I'm brave enough to put it on my blog. I'll send it to you on the down low.

Should I give you a kick in the pants, as your friend I will ;)

9:42 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Sure, send your review to me. It will be fun to read your answers. And yes, please do kick me in the pants when you see the need. God knows I need that.

6:16 PM  
Anonymous box47 said...

Oh, I *hear* you about the "none of your business" for how old you are. I conveniently rephrased that question so it only asks what I did. :)

9:09 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I'm going to take your lead and do that next year. Thanks for your comment. I've been looking at your blog and it's really interesting. I've subscribed to your feed.

11:17 PM  

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