Jan. 1st, 2012

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 Hey everyone,

I had a pretty fantastic New Year's eve, complete with good friends, good food, good booze and a game out Outburst from like, the late eighties. Those categories and the answers were hella old, (though one of the categories was forms of abstinence and one of the possible answers was homosexuality. I LOLed EXTRA HARD at that.)   but that probably only made it better because we mostly just sat around shouting out crazy, implausible answers and then yelling in delight when we actually got one right.  In any case, I'm gonna meme it up and take a look back at what made 2011 so....2011.

Did you enjoy this year?
I most certainly did! I met some pretty interesting folks and did some pretty interesting things.

What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?
Dressed up for a Renaissance Fair, Cosplayed Danerys Targaryen at DragonCon, Got shit waxed.

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Not really, and no, probably not.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes! a few friends of mine, and now I have pictures of little white babies all over my fridge.

Did anyone close to you die?
My cousin Kimberly. That sucked hard.

What countries did you visit?
I actually just stayed in this one and wandered around the states this year.

What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
One good, rewarding job with benefits and a chance for advancement, rather than two cool but fairly dead-end ones.

What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
They're aren't any, really.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Probably putting together my Danerys costume.

What was your biggest failure?
failing to get my ass in gear about my career.

Did you suffer illness or injury?

Did you have to go to the hospital?
Yes, but that's because I have a bad back and like an old man, got a spasm and was all hunched over and cursing at loved ones.

Are you registered to vote?


What was the best thing you bought?
Probably our Apple TV.

Whose behavior merited celebration?
I'm not sure.

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
My government, at all levels: municipal, provincial, and federal. My cat's.

Where did most of your money go?
Ugh. Public Transit fees. It went from being $58 dollars a month for a bus and train pass to $95, and all because my local government clearly mismanages funds like a motherfucker.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Dragon*Con, Heroes*Con, and the possibility of going to San Diego, but that's nothing new.

What song will always remind you of 2011?
Good Life, One Republic

Compared to this time last year, are you:
happier or sadder? Much happier.
thinner or fatter? Ha! probably fatter.
richer or poorer? About the same, I think. But I'm doing alright.

What do you wish you'd done more of?

What do you wish you'd done less of?

How will you be spending Christmas?
I spent it with my husband's folks and my ma.

Where did you ring in 2011?
I don't even rememeber---Oh, okay! I was at a house party with some friends. Not bad at all.

Did you fall in love in 2011?
No, that was ages ago.

How many one-night stands?

What was your favorite TV program?
Game of Thrones.

Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
No. I'm a little more impatient with a few people, but no full on hate.

What was the best book you read?
I don't even remember what I read this year. Probably The Monstrumologist.

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Best Coast

What did you want and get?
A pair of Quoddy Moccasins.

What did you want and not get?
A better job

Were you in school (any time this year)?

How did you earn your keep?
Working at the library and the National Wildlife Federation

What was your favorite film of this year?
Idk, Sherlock Holmes 2? HP 7.2? Something like that?

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I went to a Deathcab show with my best friend whose birthday is the same as mine. I was 27.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Having traveled out of the country.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
Expensively Plain.

What kept you sane?
fandom and having crazy awesome access to all the books I could put my grubby little hands on. Also, my husband. He's the bees knees.

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, I think. But also Frank Iero and Patrick Stump.

What political issue stirred you the most?
any and everything having to do with womens' rights.

Who did you miss?
My Scotland crew. 

Who was the best new person you met?
My friend Amanda, whose baby happens to be one of the ones on my fridge.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011:
We are all going to die. That sounds extra morbid, but it hits home when people around you start dying.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
This has got to be the good life.

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