forty questions about 2007

Here is yet another year-in-review meme. Again, I will get to a proper review one of these days …

  1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before? Traveled abroad for work. Auditioned for a game show. Went on an 8.5-mile hike. Rented my own apartment in San Francisco. Acted in an independent film. Led a team on a year-long project. Went geocaching. River-rafted (or, rather, laid very still on a raft while others rowed). Rode a bike in Golden Gate Park. Sang karaoke, twice at private parties and once at a bar in front of strangers.
  2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I didn’t make them, and I don’t think I will anymore. Every day will be a resolution day, and that resolution is to be happy.
  3. Did anyone close to you give birth? No, but 3 people close to me got pregnant, so ask me again next year!
  4. Did anyone close to you die? No.
  5. Which countries did you visit? Does Texas count? No? Then just England.
  6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007? Better health, less stress, more travel, and a new computer.
  7. Which date from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory? 1 July.
  8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Reuniting with FunkyPlaid.
  9. What was your biggest failure? Believing that I was a bad person.
  10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Most of the latter half of 2007 I was sick, either from medication or from stress.
  11. What was the best thing you bought? My iPhone.
  12. Whose behavior merited celebration? FunkyPlaid’s, as always.
  13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? The current administration’s, as always.
  14. Where did most of your money go? Rent.
  15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? My future.
  16. Which song will always remind you of 2007? Interpol’s “Pioneer to the Falls”.
  17. Compared to this time last year, are you: happier or sadder? happier. thinner or fatter? fatter. richer or poorer? richer.
  18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Reading.
  19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Worrying.
  20. How will you be spending Christmas? FunkyPlaid and I spent it with some of our local loved ones.
  21. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with? FunkyPlaid.
  22. Did you fall in love in 2007? I certainly did, all over again with the love of my life.
  23. How many one-night stands in this last year? Zero.
  24. What was your favorite TV program? “Pushing Daisies”.
  25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? No, I don’t hate anyone.
  26. What was the best book you read? Box Office Poison by Alex Robinson.
  27. What was your greatest musical discovery? Everything on the Dynamophone label.
  28. What did you want and get? True love.
  29. What did you want and not get? A dSLR camera.
  30. What were your favorite films of this year? I don’t think they came out this year, but I saw them this year: “Borat” and “The Prestige”.
  31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? On 23 February, my team took me out to lunch, and my ex took me out to dinner. I was 34.
  32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Exercising more regularly.
  33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007? Same as always: lots of layers, black and muted colors, silver jewelry, boots.
  34. What kept you sane? Spending time with FunkyPlaid. Petting my cat. Writing in my journal. Talking with my friends. Long, brisk walks. Therapy.
  35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Will Arnett.
  36. Which political issue stirred you the most? On the federal level: Iraq. On the local level: Prop A.
  37. Who did you miss? My parents. Lara. Matt. Michael. Mish. For the first half of the year, FunkyPlaid.
  38. Who was the best new person you met? So many! I can’t even begin to name all the folks at SFlickr and all the folks at Gamescape North. But two people in particular stand out, and since they are a couple I can get away with this answer only if they don’t catch me: Rebecca and Ryan.
  39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007. Go with your gut.
  40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. this is the new year / I’ve been waiting for / this is the new year / I’ve been longing for

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