2008 IS ALMOST OVER, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?
Stayed single the whole year?
Yep. I can’t say that I mind much, as I had a lot of other crap going on. I dated a very nice fellow a little bit, but we were just too different. Very nice guy, though.
Kissed someone new?
Holy crap! I totally did. The aforementioned nice fellow.
In the sense that I misplaced them? Yes. In the sense that someone died? No. Diah was late 2007. The outlook for 2009 is a bit questionable. I hope I’m wrong, but…well, brain tumors, dude. That’s hard to get around.
Done something you’ve regretted?
The aforementioned nice guy? He was unlucky and had bad timing. I think I wasn’t as nice to him as I should have been. It still wouldn’t have worked out, but I could have handled that better. Note to self: apologize for this next time I run into him at a party.
Yes. ALL of them. Is ok, though…I have been to more than my fair share of college and I’m really trying to cut back.
Were involved in something you’ll never forget?
Hopefully, several things…I’m not a huge fan of forgetting large chunks of my life.
Visited a different country?
Nope, but if the DHGs want to send me to work DHG Europe, I’d be totally ok with that (hint hint…)
Cooked a gross meal?
DUDE. Since I have a kitchen that is actually suitable for cooking, I’ve been using the stove. The horror…the horror.
Lost something important to you?
Yeah. But now that I think about it, it shouldn’t have been so important and I’m better off without it. That wasn’t a virginity reference, by the way.
Got a gift you adore?
A few of them, actually. Most recently, a kick-ass scarf that Jen made me.
Tripped over a coffee table?
I don’t have a coffee table, but I did make myself bleed on the edge of an open dishwasher. Jen, however…resounding yes. I’m not sure if she’s able to wear shoes yet.
Dyed your hair?
Yep, but I stopped around June to let my silver come in.
Came close to losing your life?
Did you see that post a couple days ago about the 007 Driving Academy?
Went to a party? A few of them
2008: Friends and Enemies
Did you meet any new friends this year?
Probably, but the years blur together so much that it’s hard to tell when relationships begin and end. I’m pretty certain about Abbey, though. That was November…?
Did you dislike anyone?
Yeah, but it’s a short list. I’m fully prepared for the day when I run into certain people and have to look them square in the eye and tell them to go fuck themselves.
Did you grow apart from anyone?
Yeah. People get significant others and just sort of disappear. You know how it is.
Do you have any regrets when it comes to your friendships?
No. Maybe kind of wishing that I’d tried a little harder to hang onto those people that drifted away, but experience says that effort there is, sadly, wasted.
2008: Your BIRTHDAY!
Did you have a cake?
Nope…the birthday was pretty anticlimactic this year.
Did you have a party?
I’m not really one of those people to have a birthday party for myself. I just don’t get it.
Did you get any presents?
2008: All about YOU
Did you change at all this year?
Uh, probably. Lessons were learned…never a pleasant process, but necessary.
Did you change your style?
Not really, though I think my raging glitter problem may have hit a peak.
Did anyone close to you give birth?
Thank god, no. You know what I just realized? For the first time in a long time, most of my friends are female. Not sure what that means.
Did you go on any vacations?
I generally don’t take vacations. Stay tuned for February’s cruise though. Please send valium.
Would you change anything about yourself now?
Evolution is a slow process. I’m still working on it.
2008 WRAP UP:
Was 2008 a good year?
Yes and no. The first half really sucked, and then there was a 3-month “OMGWTFBBQ” and now things are leveling out.
Do you think 2009 will top 2008?
Dude, it would be hard for it not to.
I confess that in 2008 I…
(x) stayed single for the whole year
( ) kissed in the snow (uh….what snow?)
(x) celebrated Halloween
( ) had my heart broken
( ) mooned someone
(x) went over the minutes on my cell phone
( ) had someone question my sexual orientation
(x) came out of the closet (not really…just seeing if you’re paying attention)
( ) got pregnant
( ) had an abortion
(x) did something I regretted
( ) painted a picture
(x) wrote a poem
( ) ran a mile
( ) shopped at Hollister or Abercrombie and Fitch (WTF?)
(x) posted a blog on MySpace
( ) visited a foreign country
( ) cut in a line of waiting people
(x) told someone I was busy when I wasn’t
(x) partied to celebrate the new year
(x) cooked a disastrous meal
( ) lied about how old I am
( ) prank called someone
In 2008 I…
[ ] broke a promise
[ ] fell out of love
[x] told a little white lie.
[x] cried over a broken heart
[x] disappointed someone close
[x] hid a secret
[x] pretended to be happy
[ ] slept under the stars
[ ] kept my new year’s resolution
[ ] forgot my new year’s resolution
[x] met someone who changed my life
[ ] met one of my idols
[x] changed my outlook on life
[ ] sat at home all day doing nothing
[ ] pretended to be sick
[ ] left the country
[ ] almost died
[ ] gave up on something/someone important to me
[ ] lost something expensive
[x] learned something new about myself
[x] tried something I normally wouldn’t try and liked it
[x] made a change in my life
[x] met some great people
[x] stayed up ’til sunrise
[ ] cried over the silliest thing
[ ] spent most of my money on food
[ ] had a fist fight
[x] got sick
[ ] liked more than 5 people at the same time