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2008 Meme

Gacked from girliejones

1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Went to Croatia!

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Didn't make any... may not make any again in 2009.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No.

5. What countries did you visit?
US, Croatia, and Singapore.

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
A girlfriend.

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Nothing comes to mind...

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Shaking the new company down for more money.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Shaking the new company down for more money.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Fell off the bike, wound up in emergency getting my face stitched up. Sprained my shoulder.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
A 52-inch LCD TV set.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Barack Obama - US presidential candidate
Michael Phelps - swimmer

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Robert Mugabe - despot dictator
James Bidgood - would-be Papazzo
Sam Newman - chauvinist arch-arsehole
Rod Blagojevich - US governor
Eliot Spitzer - US governor
Sarah Palin - US governor, moose hunter

14. Where did most of your money go?
Mostly on the world trip.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Obama winning the US Election.

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
You Don't Know Me - Ben Folds and Regina Spektor
Death Cab for Cutie - Possess Your Heart
Kings of Leon - Somebody

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:i. happier or sadder? ii. thinner or fatter? iii. richer or poorer?
No change.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Some work on the book

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Stressing out. Reading OMG bad short fiction. Crying. getting caught up in things that don't matter.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
At Mum and Dad's place for most of the day. Auntie Betty's for a light dinner.

21. Who did you meet for the first time?
xochiquetzl!!!

22. Did you fall in love in 2008?
No.

23. What was your favourite TV program?
The Gruen Transfer.
Also watched: Dexter, True Blood, Dr Who, Satisfaction, and 30 Rock.

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
No.

25. What was the best book you read?
Fiction: Justine Labalestier, How to Ditch Your Fairy.
Non-Fiction: David A. Mindell, Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight.

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
That Josie and the Pussycats == Letters to Cleo. Thanks to the iPod.

27. What was your favourite film of this year?
Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr was born to play an irresponsible, tortured genius with an alcohol problem.

28. What did you do on your birthday?
Went for a bike ride around Mt Stromlo.

29. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
See Question 6.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
Gradually getting Gothic.

31. What kept you sane?
Nothing, unfortunately.

32. What political issue stirred you the most?
The US elections.
Internet Censorship
Carbon trading
The Financial crisis

33. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008.
Don't sign anything without having the lawyer check it first. (Yes, I know...)

34. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
I suck at song lyric games.

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