Thursday, January 22, 2009

2008 Survey and Year in Review

You know I'm a sucker for this BS. As I was looking over the questions I kept brain-farting. What happened last year again?

1. What did you do in 2008 that you had never done before?
Wakeboard. Shoot a gun. AK-47. Walk everywhere. Drank a Flaming Lamborghini. Ate hotpot. Ate frog. Attend a spin class.

2. Did you keep your new years resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I don't know if I made any resolutions last year. It was so different that I just wanted to hang in there. This year I resolved to work less. It didn't work out so much the first week of the year but I'm trying.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Lots of babies but no one on the inner circle. (Thank God) Oh, Julie and Monica had girls but no one from the regular krew.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Lowell. My sound guy from Virginia.

5. What countries did you visit?
China, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, and Macau is a Special Administrative Region like HK but I'm going to count it anyway.

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
Nothing. I could not have packed more into 2008. But now that I've been here for a minute I'd like to make travel the serious priority.

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
All of them. I F'ing rocked '08. Vietnam was insanely fun and so was the Olympic Opening Ceremonies party. And winning the Vegas Bowl. And riding a segway. And getting kicked out of the Sands casino.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
When I said I wanted to live in a city where I wouldn't need a car, I didn't realize it would happen NOW. That's pretty huge. As well as filling my passport. And having this job longer than any other.

9. What was your biggest failure?
ALMOST turning around on a hike. It was pretty embarrassing.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I think I was really weak after spin class and fell down the stairs while taking out the trash at work. I was on crutches for two days and only stopped using them because it was such a hassle to get around. HK is not handicap friendly.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
A tattoo?

12. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
There are a handful of people that upset me. First, there's nothing wrong with having a real job and earning real bucks. Second, why you gotta be like that? I ain't keen on drama.

13. Where did most of your money go?
Rent (ouch) and credit cards/school loans (double ouch!)

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

Fridays/the weekend.

15. What song will always remind you of 2008?

Anything by Air Supply. And the Whistle song!

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer?

a. Happier. Duh.

b. Fatter. Yes, I wish it made me sadder so I could stop eating.

c. Richer. First stable paycheck in my life.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

I dare you to try and fit anything else into my 2008. Other than eating less and exercising more.

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

Work. I work a lot.

20. How did you spend Christmas?

With my family then Pepper's family then with Marley and Me.

21. Did you fall in love in 2008?

Constantly. My heart has more chambers than a whorehouse.

23. What was your favorite TV program?

Since the programming and schedules SUCK here I couldn't watch anything regularly. But I got a lot of Miami Ink and LA Ink. I've seen a bit of Californication and I liked it. Heroes too. Heroes Marathon this weekend. And Pepper gave me Entourage on DVD. Loved it.

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I would prefer if one person went away. Too much drama drama drama.

25. What was the best book you read?

Only squeezed in a few books last year, but I liked Veronika Decides to Die.

26. What did you want and get?
A raise.

28. What did you want and not get?

A moral dilemma.

29. What was your favorite film this year?
I saw very few movies last year. Maybe Once?

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Turned 28. Went to Shakeys Pizza and played air hockey!

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
More visitors.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Walkable, practical shoes. I miss impractical shoes.

32. What kept you sane?
Weekends. Lots of alcohol. Meredith.

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

Sarah Palin/Tina Fey?

35. What political issue stirred you the most?

Prop 8?

36. Who did you miss?

37. Who was the best new person you met?

I met like a million people this year and probably a dozen of them made a big difference in my life here. But it wouldn't have been the same without Rachel, Sebas, and Neda.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.

You never know what you are capable of doing until you jump.

1 comment:

Kelvis said...

"My heart has more chambers than a whorehouse." BRILLIANT. Is that a JAG original? I want that on a t-shirt with a graphic of a anatomically correct heart with a girly silhouette in each chamber. Um, can someone get on that for me, please?