Is this really the fifth time I've done this? Seriously? Is my blog THAT old? (Am I that old?!!)
1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?
Honestly, this one stumped me. I have no idea. YES I AM BORING. Next!
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
This is the same answer every year — I don't do new year's resolutions.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
4. Did anyone close to you die?
I don't think so. Thank you, universe.
5. What countries did you visit?
None! (Seriously, can you stand the excitement here?)
6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
I typically say more time to read. But I've been doing really well guarding my reading time lately, so for 2012, I'll say...more time volunteering and giving back.
7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I'm a bad friend and can't remember the exact date, but meeting Cait is just about the best thing ever. I also loved going to MIchigan with my family.
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Honestly, all the love I poured into caring for Pius. He's my sweet angel boy.
9. What was your biggest failure?
Not putting myself first when I needed to.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I'm certainly not as healthy as I'd like to be. But I'm working on that! See, people, just call me Pollyanna on Prozac. (Same answer from last year!)
11. What was the best thing you bought?
I bought a few Shel Silverstein books really cheap. I'm pretty psyched about that, not going to lie. (Runny Babbit, anyone?)
12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Yours did. Let's party!!!
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
[insert name of person HERE]
14. Where did most of your money go?
1) rent in New England (OOF)
3) laundry (DOUBLE OOF)
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
CAIT MOVED TO BOSTON!
16. What song will always remind you of 2010?
Florence + The Machine's Dog Days Are Over. Cause y'all, I SURVIVED. (I put that answer last year, and it's still applicable. That, and Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes' Home.)
17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder?
Happier. Without question.
b) thinner or fatter?
Thinner. But...not for good reasons.
c) richer or poorer?
POORER OH HI BANK ACCOUNT WITH A BALANCE IN THE DOUBLE DIGITS!
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Wasted time doing nothing on the computer.
20. How did you spend Christmas?
At my parents' house with them & my little sis.
21. Did you fall in love in 2011?
Yup. With my therapist and my best friend in the entire world.
22. What was your favorite TV program?
My parents will be SO PROUD — Downton Abbey. Has anyone else seen it???
23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I don't think so.
24. What was the best book you read?
Oh, my god, I couldn't even pick. Seriously. It would be painful for me to even try.
25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I just listen to what Cait and my roommates tell me to listen to. I like their stuff.
26. What did you want and get?
Lots of laughter.
27. What did you want and not get?
Man, the College Tuition Fairy didn't show up to stuff thousands of dollars beneath my pillow. Sigh.
28. What was your favorite film of this year?
Uh. Harry Potter 7.2. Did you even have to ask.
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 22, and is it completely lame that I can't remember? OH WAIT — I was at work in the admission office. I'm pretty sure that was the day we had to pull and refile 7,000 files. WAS FUN.
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Hmmm. Less homework! :)
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
One word, and y'all, you are absolutely allowed to judge me: JEGGINGS.
32. What kept you sane?
Cait, my therapist, my family, and Prozac.
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Uh. You. Obvs.
34. What political issue stirred you the most?
Here's my biggest wish for 2012: making gay marriage legal EVERYWHERE. Can you say rainbow parties everyone?!?!
35. Who did you miss?
It was really hard being away from my family so much.
36. Who was the best new person you met?
Cait. Without question. Followed by my therapist.
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011.
Sometimes I have to say NO. And that I'm worth prioritizing myself.
38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
The dog days are over!
THE END. Oof. Every year I forget how long this darn thing is. If you made it all the way through, allow me to give you a big kiss. Except not my parents. Because, uh, ew.
Here's to a happy, healthy 2012 for us all!
(AHEM Cait/others. Do this survey too. Please.)