Thanks Jaime for this one. Enjoy!
What did you do in 2006 that you’ve never done before?
went to Mexico City.
Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions and will you make more for next year?
I'm going to blog about this.
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Oh yeah. Quite a few friends, several first cousin's wives-my cousin Jake's wife Stacey is due in Feb-its another little girl who'll be named Rebecca Sophia --after our Great Grandma.
Did anyone close to you die?
a friend of a friend. No close family though.
What countries did you visit?
What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?
What date from 2006 will remain etched in your memory and why?
What was your biggest achievement of the year?
work achievements probably.
What was your biggest failure?
A couple of things.
Did you suffer illness or injury?
I'm rehabbing the ankle again, just getting over what the Dr thinks was probably bronchitis. But nothing major.
What was the best thing you bought?
Where did most of your money go?
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Mexico, Dylan and the Raconteurs, other stuff I'm sure.
a. Happier or sadder?
Happier, I think.
b. Thinner or fatter?
I think I'm about 5 pounds heavier right now. Totally okay.
c. Richer or poorer?
Richer. I got a significant raise in July.
What do you wish you’d done more of?
What do you wish you’d done less of?
How will you spend Christmas?
I leave tomorrow for Utah.
Did you fall in love in 2006?
I finally "fell out of love" for good with someone. Closure is nice.
What was your favorite TV show?
Sports Night, Friday Night Lights, West Wing,
What was the best book you read?
Gilead maybe? See my top ten book list
What was your greatest musical discovery of 2006?
Reaffirming how much I like Tom Waits, thanks to Chino, expanding my Dylan and Dead collection, Expanding my Cohen collection etc etc
What did you want and get?
A house where everyone gets along.
What did you want and not get?
Go to Pittsburgh.
What was your favorite film this year?
Maybe "Stranger than Fiction"
What did you do on your birthday?
My birthday is in 4 days.
What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
A trip to Africa volunteering at an aids clinic?
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2006?
fun! My style is a cross between classy gap outlet, h&m wanna-be vintage and a few fun t-shirts thrown in. Right now I'm wearing a grass green cable knit cotton sweater, white collared shirt, camel cotton slacks, dr. marten mary jones and tan dragonfly socks. This is typical of what I wear.
What kept you sane?
my sanity is a matter of opinion. Friends, reading etc.
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Billy-Bob, hmm...probably George and Bob
What political issue stirred you the most?
Who did you miss?
My family and friends out west.
Who was the best new person you met?
Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006.
I didn't necessarily learn these in 2006 but there's three that are my core life philosophy:
"Happiness is a personal choice, brought about by little choices you make every day"
"Just because someone does something mean to you, doesn't mean that I have the right to be mean back"
"The sadder I am, the happier I'll be if I don't mope but go see if I can help someone else out."
Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"Gonna forget about myself for a while, gonna go out and see what others need"
I don't want to fake you out,
Take or shake or forsake you out,
I ain't lookin' for you to feel like me,
See like me or be like me.
All I really want to do
Is, be friends with you.
I used to be involved, and I felt like a king
Now I've lost it all and I don't feel a thing
I may never grow old, I may never give in
And I'll blame this world that I live in
I visit hell on a daily basis
I see the sadness in all your faces
I've got friends who have married
And their lives seem complete
Here I am still stumbling down a darkened street
And I act like a child and I'm insecure
And I'm filled with doubt and I'm immature
Sometimes it creeps up on me and before I know it
I'm lost at sea But no matter how far I row
I always find my way back home
But I don't know what I've been waiting for
But I know that I don't wanna wait anymore