Deodand (deodand) wrote,

Stolen From Jonniker, Who Stole it From Sundry

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?

Visited the Vancouver Museum of art, and stood in front of my very first live Van Gogh (Two Poplars).  You can't underestimate the importance of this event to a woman who lives near the North Pole - no important art ever gets here.  I felt Van Gogh's vibrations pouring into me, and it was spectacular.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't do that resolution stuff - it's a setup for failure.  So no, and no.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
It's a bit baby-dry around here.  My cousin had a boy and my husband's assistant had twin girls.  I have about 50 cousins, so "my cousin had a baby" is going to work until 2050.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

No, and this is part of the reason I am grateful for 2007.

5. What countries did you visit?

Canada's a big place, and I plan to visit more of it before going out of the country again.

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?

Can't complain about 2007.  I won't lie, it was really good, and if that makes me a boring blogger, then oh well.

7. What dates from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

Our trip to Vancouver had so much fun stuff happenin', and it went so smoothly, that that's the big one.  Also I will now remember standing in a Pakistani restaurant and hearing about Benazir Bhutto's assassination.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

I'm not much of an achiever.  Um, I stayed alive and sane.

9. What was your biggest failure?

I didn't get on my boss's menopausal ass about a raise.  I'm a great employee and I deserve one.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

An intense fitness-walking schedule caused plantar fasciitis and shin splint flare-ups.  I'm trying to balance exercise with not injuring myself, and it's hard.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

People, we bought *so* many things this year.  The top 2 are the Holy Altar of Television and the new Mitsubishi Lancer GTS (still don't have a name for it incidentally)

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

jenandtonic had the guts to get her guts stapled shut.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Untalented socialites - pick your favourite.

14. Where did most of your money go?

It was a material world this year.  We replaced nearly all our main floor furniture, I got a new computer and a new car and a new TV etc.  This is due to Mr. W getting a huge raise and the successful juggling of our finances.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Besides Van Gogh?  I eagerly awaited the return of the red-tailed hawks in April.  They come back from Argentina or wherever in the spring, and I can't wait to see them.  I know the ones in my area by sight and have given them all names.  I know it's kinda lame.

16. What song will always remind you of 2007?

Anything by Muse - my Band of the Year.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
 a) happier or sadder? 
Happier. b) thinner or fatter? Uhm, a little fatter.  TV is the bane of my ass.
c) richer or poorer?
Richer!  After many years of poorer.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Exercise, and gardening.  I didn't have time for these two activities this year, and I want to make time.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Being sick.  I spent the fall with a variety of colds - often more than one at the same time.

20. How did you spend Christmas?

1st here with my fam and my mother's sister's fam, then 2nd with Mr. W's parents in exotic Pierceland, SK. 

21. Did you fall in love in 2007?

I just saw a Wii a couple of days ago.

22. What was your favorite TV program?

Do I have to pick one?  OK, Dexter!

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

There's someone who's getting on my nerves.  I like them but they are a giant PITA and my like is hanging on by a thread.

24. What was the best book you read?

Yep, that there Harry Potter book sure was good.  Also Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson blew me away.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

My brain has finally reached the age where it can tolerate some jazz.

26. What did you want and get?

Car, TV, camera, new floor, computer, blah blah blah.  Our fortune was good this year.  I hope Mr. W looks back with happiness.

27. What did you want and not get?

I have the love and support of a good man, and a loving family, so I can't really complain much.  Although...the fence on the west side of our property is shamefully awful.

28. What was your favorite film of this year?

New movies suck.

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

Not much - turning 34 should be a quiet affair, and it was.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

I would love to have socialized more.  It's hard to push Mr. W out of the house sometimes.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?

Trying to balance a business-related look with box-lifting duties.  Tried high heels and failed miserably.

32. What kept you sane?

My fur children.

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Chow Yun-Fat is super hot.

34. What political issue stirred you the most?

The municipal election was this year, and shortly after we voted in the same bunch, they announced a 10% property tax hike.  That pisses me off. 

35. Who did you miss?

Friends who moved far across the city (I live in a really large city, geographically speaking).

36. Who was the best new person you met?

The new girl in inside sales is hilarious.  She's great at spastic physical humour, which is the exact opposite of how I'm funny.

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007.
Make note of the good times as they happen, not just later on.

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
Throw it all away
Lets lose ourselves
Cause theres no one left for us to blame
Its a shame we're all dying
And do you think you deserve your freedom

How could you send us all far away from home
When you know damn well that this is wrong
I would still lay down my life for you

And do you think you deserve your freedom
No I dont think you do

Theres no justice in the world

Theres no justice in the world

And there never was

-Muse, "Soldier's Poem".  I know it's a downer but it reminds me of something that I need to think about.


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