Snagged as usual from Sassenach:
What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before? Ummm… I planned a short, but very spontaneous trip to Georgia and South Carolina and funded it all by myself. Usually my trips are planned well in advance and paid for by the parents or gps. Um, I also cooked last week. I can bake, but I’m terrified of cooking meat and giving people food poisoning so I’ve never really cooked.
Did you keep your new years’ resolutions and will you make more for next year? I had a billion resolutions last year (well 10 actually). Some were more successful than others, but in the end I’m probably just the same as last year. This year the only resolution I am making is to save my money.
Did anyone close to you give birth? Um, my boss’s wife and a co-worker.
Did anyone close to you die? Yes, although I hadn’t seen her in about 12 years.
What countries did you visit? Only my own.
What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? A boyfriend. Maybe. A better job. Some money would be nice too.
What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Hmmm… good question. November 21 (Twilight), Election Day, a particularly fun night in March, the day I got into Clemson
What was your biggest achievement of the year? Getting into Clemson, even if I didn’t end up going there. It’s a great school and I really didn’t think I would get in.
What was your biggest failure? Not doing better in my classes.
Did you suffer illness or injury? Root canal just last week. A nasty bout of the flu a couple of weeks ago. I’m sure I’ve had bad colds and stuff before too. I’m always sick.
What was the best thing you bought? No idea. OH! I GOT IT! My tattoo!
Whose behavior merited celebration? My mom’s. It’s been an awful year and she’s kept this family together pretty damn well despite all the stress.
Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Politics bullshit I guess.
Where did most of your money go? Bills: school loans and car stuff.
What did you get really, really, really excited about? Twilight. Going back to school (although that fizzled quite a bit)
What song will always remind you of 2008? anything from the Twilight soundtrack, cause I am that lame
Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? not gonna lie, I always get sad this time of year, so just as sad, if not a little sadder
ii. thinner or fatter? a teensy bit less
iii. richer or poorer? much poorer
What do you wish you’d done more of? gone to class, read, knit
What do you wish you’d done less of? stress, work
How will you be spending Christmas? With the fam
Did you fall in love? Pffft.
What was your favourite TV program? I got wicked into Doctor Who this year.
Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? I don’t think so, although it was a bad day at work so I could be mean and say my head teller, but I don’t really hate her.
What was the best book you read? Hmm, I’ve read a lot this year: Twilight, His Dark Materials, a couple of Austen novels I hadn’t read before. Best would have to be Persuasion by Jane Austen
What was your greatest musical discovery? Ok, most of them are from the Twilight soundtrack or my Plurk penpal Jassy: Muse, The Lucksmiths, Los Campesinos, Stealing Jane, A Fine Frenzy, Iron & Wine
What did you want and get? To get into Clemson
What did you want and not get? To go to Clemson
What was your favorite film of this year? Do I really need to say it?! Twilight, obviously. Although, there were plenty of good ones out this year: Dark Knight, Iron Man, Mamma Mia, etc
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 22 and I went out with Ashley and Christine to Acapulco’s for margaritas and beer!
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably satisfying? For my dad to have found a job and we didn’t have to worry about how the mortgage would get paid this month. A boyfriend would have helped a bit too.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? running with Sassenach’s “comfortable”
What kept you sane? knitting and reading mystery novels or vampire books or vampire mysteries
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? hehe… RPattz, no question. David Tennant too.
What political issue stirred you the most? Obama winning the election
Who did you miss? Rachel from RWU who I only got to see a couple of times this year. My family in Georgia and Florida. And Ashley.
Who was the best new person you met? At the moment, my brother’s girlfriend. I don’t know if she’s the best of the whole year, but she’s pretty cool.
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008: errr… don’t take Psych classes if you’re in a particularly low mood.
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year: How about I come back to this one, eh?