Friday, December 17, 2004

Another damn stolen survey...

You may as well read Julie's latest post on "White Trash" as it's far more entertaining.

It's almost Christmas and work really sucks. I'm burning out earlier than usual this year. Oy. Well, here's another stolen survey...

What did you do in 2004 that you'd never done before?
Started this blog. Pretty uneventful year.

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don’t think I made any. It’s usually to lose weight and that hasn’t happened. I don’t know if I’ll make any this year.

Did anyone close to you give birth?
My friend Lisa gave birth to Andrew. My friends Kelli and Rick had Brendan. Michael and Joanne had Megan and Grace.

Did anyone close to you die?
No family or friends, but a few acquaintances.

What countries did you visit?
Canada for dinner once. I went to Australia in 2003. 2003 was a much better year.

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

What dates from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
November 2, 2004, a day that will live in infamy.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Surviving work without losing my sanity (although that’s questionable).

What was your biggest failure?
I didn’t have a single date.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just mental illness and a damned ingrown toenail.

What was the best thing you bought?
Gifts for others.

Whose behavior merited celebration?
John Stewart as a guest on that moronic “news” show. My friend Perl behaving at his wedding and having the “best wedding ever”.

Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
President Bush.

Where did most of your money go?
Restaurants, wine, food, CDs, DVDs

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Getting picture CDs and digital pictures from my friends Brittney, Tim, and Eric from my Australia trip.

What song will always remind you of 2004?
She Was Dancing, He Was Dreaming by Julian Schnabel

Compared to this time last year, are you:

happier or sadder? Sadder.

thinner or fatter? Fatter

richer or poorer? Poorer

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Sleeping, reading

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Working, eating

How will you be spending Christmas?
I work until 6:00PM Christmas Eve. Sometimes we’ll open a little champagne to celebrate surving another retail Christmas. From there I will drive for three hours at night to my parents in Caseville. We always celebrate on Christmas Eve (my mom is Swiss, it’s a European thing). I’ll spend the night and then in the morning we’ll drive separately to my aunt’s in Macomb Township with her husband and my grandmother. There was a rumor of some of my friends getting together for the new Wes Anderson film Christmas evening.

Did you fall in love in 2004?
Sadly, no. Although I do have a raging crush and a few lesser ones.

How many one-night stands?
Ouch! Next question…

Favorite shows?
Simpsons, ER, Law and Order SVU, Daily Show, Sopranos

Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
No, I just hate some people more.

What was the best book you read?
The Apprentice by Jacques Pepin

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Lakme – A French opera by Delibes

What did you want and get?
A vacation “Up North” with friends.

What did you want and not get?
Another free trip to Australia.

What was your favorite film of this year?
Japanese Story and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

What did you do on your birthday?
I think I worked. I went to a truck stop for dinner with friends at a later date.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Other than living in Australia, it would have been nice to have someone else in my life.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?
Haphazard and whites after Labor Day.

What kept you sane?
Sane? That’s questionable. Friends and music are very grounding.

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Scarlett Johansson

What political issue stirred you the most?
Dubya, Dubya, Dubya…

Who did you miss?
All my dear friends from Australia and my Swiss family.

Who was the best new person you met?
I must be in a rut. I don’t think I really met anyone other than some new customers.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004:
Bad things happen to good people.

Today's Time Waster:
This. I had a really shitty day at work and didn’t have any time to waste. This is my stress relief now that I’m at home.

My New Favorite Song: “Rock of Gibraltar” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (it’s not on the newest album, it’s on Nocturama)

Food I'm Craving: I could really go for some duck confit right about now.

That's all for now, but I'll be posting "50 reasons I should be your boyfriend" soon...

Until the next bottle...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whose behavior merited celebration?
John Stewart as a guest on that moronic “news” show. My friend Perl behaving at his wedding and having the “best wedding ever”. --

What are you saying Jason? I thought I was pretty drunk at my wedding.

9:13 AM  

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