2004 was an interesting year… i say that very politely because truth of the matter is 2004 sucked big time ass. Like serious ugly skanky polluted crackho ass. Yet it will always have a special place in my heart because of what the bad things have done for me, what I’ve been taught and the changes that have been made. And as well, along with the bad, came the good so I really can’t complain too much. But it’s all past, and everything else is just memory now so it could do me little good when I’m trying to look forward to 2005. I think this year will be a good one. I don’t think I had made this kind of prediction last year, but I have a feeling this one will be okay.
I hope every one has the same positive feelings about this upcoming year. So far, it’s starting off on a splendid note. Happy New Year. :D
Anyway, I’m doing the annual New Year thingy, same as last year. ;)
01. What did you do in 2003 that you’d never done before?
Bought a house, among other wonderful ‘firsts’.
02. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
No, I don’t think I keep my resolutions, who ever does, and I’ll keep making them because it’s tradition, but who ever takes them seriously?
03. Did anyone close to you give birth?
A co-worker did, but I’m not really close to her in the least
04. Did anyone close to you die?
No. And that’s a good thing.
05. What countries did you visit?
06. What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?
Same as last year. A real social life. and Time.
07. What date from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
08. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Not dying of menengitis. (And I’m going to totally take credit for this. Some people might say it’s luck and yes, I am fortunate, but I believe one of the reasons that I survived this was because I kept myself healthy before. So in that sense, it’s definitely an achievement.)
09. What was your biggest failure?
Losing a very important friend.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Bacterial menengitis in October.
11. What was the best thing you bought?
My computer. It lets me play Sims 2, WoW and Doom3. And Half Life 2 eventually. *hugs my computer*
12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
this guy for one. ;)
13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
George Dubya Bush. And people who shoot kids in streetcars.
14. Where did most of your money go?
My fucking house. (But I love my house).
15. What did you get really excited about?
Coming home in November before my birthday, after a month stay in the hospital (2 weeks of which I was comatose)
16. What song will always remind you of 2004?
Quite a few classics by the Cure.
17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?
I’m happier. That’s a good thing.
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
reading. hiking. writing. artwork. (same as last year)
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
sit in front of the computer. :(
20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I spent it up North with the s/o’s family.
21. Did you fall in love in 2004?
Yes, yes I did. :)
22. Did you fall out of love in 2004?
23. How many one-night stands?
24. Compared to this time last year, are you
i. happier or sadder?: didn’t we already answer this question?
ii. thinner or fatter?: thinner, thanks to the joys of the IV diet.
iii. richer or poorer?: I’m a bit richer now, but not by much. I’m not scrounging for cash every week, that’s for sure.
25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
No one new. :)
26. What was the best book you read?
American Gods, by Neil Gaiman. Must read more.
27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
28. What did you want and got?
A house. :) And a new computer.
29. What did you want and not gotten?
a VW beetle or mini-cooper.
30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Can’t think of one off the top of my head. It might have been Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
31. What did you do on your birthday?
had a party at my favourite pub
32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Doing more artwork, and home decorating.
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?
Casual goth. :) (which means, I just wore a lot of black baby tees and black jeans.)
34. What kept you sane?
The wonderful, wonderful things I do on this computer.
35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Jude Law. Still.
36. What political issue stirred you the most?
The U.S. election. (GAh!)
37. Who did you miss?
38. Who was the best new person you met?
I don’t think I’ve met anyone new this year, which is really unfortunate. I was a brooding monkey for about half this year though.
39. What was a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004?
That life always does manage to balance itself out. I knew this before, but i really saw this happening with the elements of my life around me this year.