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New Year meme - Jim Huggins
January 1st, 2008
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New Year meme
Again, a meme stolen from wibble42:

1. What did you do in 2007 that you'd never done before?
Used a handgun (on a shooting range).

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?:
I don't make resolutions ... the few times I did, I set up unreasonable expectations and failed.  I don't need to add extra failure to my life right about now ... I have enough genuine failure, thank you very much.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?:
My wife's brother and wife did last spring.  That's probably the closest.

4. Did anyone close to you die?:
Not that I recall.

5. What countries did you visit?
I think Canada was the only country I visited.

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
A close friend (working on that one), a sense that people above me respect my work (with more than lip service), and a clean desk.

7. What date from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
November 13th.  I don't know if it will last ... but it's made a big difference in my internal attitudes.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I wish I could feel like there was a huge one.  Just getting through it seems like a lot.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Chewing out that family at church ... that never came back.  Ugh.

10. What was the best thing you bought?
The FM transmitter so that I can listen to NPR podcasts in my car.  Completely changed the way I drive.

11. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Tom's.

12. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
I shouldn't say publicly.

13. Where did most of your money go?
The usual ... food, housing, charity.

14. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The APCS Reading.  And Cedar Campus.  June is a fun month.

15. What song will always remind you of 2007?

Not sure I work that way ...

16. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?:
A little happier.
ii. thinner or fatter?:
Thinner, I think.  5-10 pounds or so.
iii. richer or poorer?:
Richer.

17. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Reading.

18. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Not sure.  That's the issue ... it's not I feel like I waste a lot of time.  (As I sit hear LJ-ing ...)

19. How will you be spending Christmas?
Morning home with just us ... then to Detroit for the afternoon, then to Pittsburgh for 3 days.

20. Did you fall in love in 2007?
I have a love already.

21. How many one-night stands?
None.

22. What was your favorite TV program?
Gee, it's hard to say.  I'm still catching up with West Wing on DVD.  In terms of live TV, must-watch for me is the rotating set of reality contests on Bravo (Project Runway, Shear Genius, Top Design, Top Chef).

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Not really ... pretty much the same cast of characters.

24. What was the best book you read?
Wild at Heart (still have a chapter or two to go).

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Don't think I made one.

26. What did you want and get?
This T-shirt (for Christmas).

27. What did you want and not get?
Peace and joy ... at least, not in permanent doses.

28. What was your favorite film of this year?
I wish I could remember a movie I saw this year that was in the theaters.  I'm not sure we saw one.

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

Nothing that I remember, especially ... probably stayed home, watched the UM-Notre Dame game.  And I'm 27.  (In hex.)

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Having that one person learn some humility and quit annoying the heck out of me.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
Mostly the same as always ... eclectic.

32. What kept you sane?
God, and a good woman.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
None, really.  Don't go there much.

34. What political issue stirred you the most?
None, really.  The things I care about nationally, or internationally, I've gotten disillusioned about ... there's almost nothing passing for honest-to-goodness discussion and debate anymore.  And I don't have the time or the energy to get into a scrum about everything, so ...

35. Who did you miss?
Nobody, really.

36. Who was the best new person you met?
Don't know I really met anyone new.  Maybe some of my students.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.
People do care, even if they don't show it well.

38. Quote a song lyric that you relate to or that you love.

So I tuck it all away, like everything’s okay
If I make them all believe it, maybe I’ll believe it too
So with a painted grin, I play the part again
So everyone will see me the way that I see them
(Casting Crowns, Stained Glass Masquerade)

In 2007 I...

[] broke a promise
[] made a new best friend
[] fallen out of love
[] lied
[] went behind your parents back
[] cried over a broken heart
[] disappointed someone close
[] hid a secret
[x] pretended to be happy
[] slept under the stars
[] kept your new years resolution
[] forgot your new years resolution
[x] didn't have a new years resolution
[] met someone who changed your life
[] met one of your idols
[] changed your outlook on life
[] sat home all day doing nothing
[] pretended to be sick
[x] left the country
[] almost died
[] given up something important to you
[] lost something expensive
[x] learned something new about yourself
[x] tried something you normally wouldn't try and liked it
[] made a change in your life
[x] found out who your true friends were
[] met great people
[] stayed up til sunrise (not on purpose!)
[] pigged out over the summer
[] cried over the silliest thing
[] was never home on weekends
[] got into a car accident

In 2007 I...

[] stayed single
[x] got kissed
[] kissed someone new
[x] made out
[] made out in a car
[] kissed in the snow
[] kissed in the rain
[] fell for a fool
[] had my heart broken
[] broke someone else's heart
[] had a stalker
[] lost a friend
[x] had a good relationship with someone
[] questioned my sexual orientation
[] I used to sit in my closet and came out of my closet
[] thought I was pregnant / thought I got someone pregnant
[] had an abortion
[] got married
[] got divorced
[] kissed someone of the same sex
[] met someone that I will never forget
[x] did something I regret
[] lost my true love
[] lost faith in love
[] kissed under mistletoe
[] got a promotion
[] got a pay raise
[] changed jobs
[] lost my job
[] quit my job
[] dated a co-worker
[] had something with my boss
[] dated my boss's son/daughter
[] got straight A's
[] met a teacher who I became friends with
[] met a teacher who I really hate
[] found the subject I love
[] failed a class
[] cut class
[] skipped school
[x] did something I was proud of
[x] discovered a new talent
[] proved myself
[] embarrassed myself in front of the class
[] fell in love with a teacher
[x] was involved in something that I will never forget
[x] drew a picture
[] wrote a poem
[] listened to music I couldn't stand
[] double dipped
[] skinny dipped
[] went to a sleepover
[x] went to camp
[] threw a surprise party
[] laughed till I cried
[] laughed till I peed my pants
[] flirted shamelessly
[x] visited a foreign country
[x] visited another state
[] cooked a disastrous meal
[] lost something important to me
[x] got a gift I love
[x] realized something new about myself
[] dyed my hair
[] came close to losing my life
[] someone close to me died
[x] went to a party
[] drank alcohol
[] got arrested
[x] read a great book
[] saw a great movie
[] saw a movie so scary that it made me cry
[] saw a band live or concert/show
[] did something that I want to tell everyone
[] experienced something new
[] made new friends
[x] found out who your real friends are
[] lied to your parents
[] got in trouble with police
[] kissed in a pool
[] kissed under the stars
[x] had the time of your life
[] danced
[] fell out of love
[] had a crush on someone
[] changed your sexual preference
[x] swam in a pool
[] made a snowman
[] went snowboarding
[] went sledding
[] slept in past 2pm
[x] held someones hand
[x] held someones hand that you cared about
[] got wasted in a public place
[] got wasted in Mexico
[] told someone you like them as more than a friend
[x] gone on vacation
[] gone on vacation with a friend
[x] driven a car
[] played strip poker
[] danced in the rain
[] got in a car accident
[] seen someone get in a car accident
[] got in a fist fight
[] laughed until you couldn't breathe
[] had an amazing year
[] missed someone
[] got hit by car
[] went to the hospital
[] got a new pet
[] enjoyed this year overall

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