End-of-the-year Meme

December 27th, 2004 3:29 AM

I’m a sucker for good memes. So here’s a good one via mamamusings:

40 Questions about 2004: An End-of-the-year meme

  1. What did you do in 2004 that you’d never done before?
    • Moved away from LA for reasons other than school.
    • Saw and Alaskan winter.
  2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

    I don’t recall if I made any last year. I suspect not. And I don’t plan on making any this year, either.

  3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

    My twin sister and her husband gave birth to their first child, Emma Elizabeth.

  4. Did anyone close to you die?


  5. What countries did you visit?

    Canada (very briefly), and Ireland.

  6. What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?

    A job that excites me.

  7. What date from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory?
    • March 20th
    • September 11th
  8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

    Annotating ten thousand photos, and putting them all online.

  9. What was your biggest failure?

    I’ve failed rather miserably at finding a job in Rhode Island.

  10. Did you suffer illness or injury?


  11. What was the best thing you bought?

    My Nikon D70.

  12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
    • Gary, who got off his ass, and moved to New York. (Despite having returned to sitting on his ass in New York.)
    • Joseph, who pursued his second Masters degree at Penn State, after spending five years at MIT.
  13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?


  14. Where did most of your money go?

    Traveling (the roadtrip, and Ireland), and living in Providence.

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

    The roadtrip.

  16. What song/album will always remind you of 2004?

    Yellowcard / Ocean Avenue and Sessions @ AOL

  17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
    1. Happier or sadder? Much happier.
    2. Thinner or fatter? I don’t know. I pay little attention to my weight.
    3. Richer or poorer? Poorer.
  18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

    Travel and Read.

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

    Being depressed.

  20. How will you be spendingdid you spend Christmas?

    Big Christmas dinner with the extended family, and Christmas Eve service and Christmas morning with my immmediate family.

  21. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?

    I’m not much of a phone person. Probably Sara.

  22. Did you fall in love in 2004?

    I’m not even sure what that means.

  23. How many one night stands in this last year?


  24. What was your favourite TV programme?

    West Wing.

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

    Hate is too strong a word.

  26. What was the best book(s) you read?
    • A Year with Swollen Appendices
    • The Clock of the Long Now
    • Please Don’t Kill the Freshman
  27. What was your greatest musical discovery?


  28. What did you want and get?

    West Wing DVDs, lots of books, and new gadgets.

  29. What did you want and not get?

    A new computer.

  30. What were your favourite films of this year?
    • The Fog of War
    • The Corporation
  31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

    I turned 24 this year. On my birthday, I saw my niece’s baptism, had brunch with family and friends to celebrate the baptism and my sister’s and my birthday, and went to Father’s Office with Lauren and Mike.

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

    Bush not being re-elected.

  33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?

    Jeans and flannel. I bleached my hair, and lost the mohawk, but I think the mohawk is going to make a comeback.

  34. What kept you sane?


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

    Perhaps Zoe Trope. (Not sure how to interpret “fancy” here.)

  36. What political issue stirred you the most?

    Elections (perhaps more of a meta-political issue? If so, then War).

  37. Who did you miss?

    The samo-fools. The couch-crew. And the people that I live relatively close to, but don’t see often enough (Dara and Joline come to mind here).

  38. Who was the best new person you met?

    Toss-up between Libby and Morten. Both great people, doing amazing work.

  39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004.

    Don’t destroy friendships for a love interest.

  40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year?

    And their memory’s like a train
    You can see it getting smaller as it pulls away
    And the things you can’t remember
    Tell the things you can’t forget that
    History puts a saint in every dream