Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 Meme

I am a lemming. Susanne had this meme, and, well, *lemming*. I mentioned that, right?

1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?

Taught kinder. Went to an Orthodox church. Bought a brand spankin' new car.

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

No and no.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Not *yet*. Though I do know a couple people who're pregnant.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Yes. My dog Buddy. Humans? No, thank God.

5. What countries did you visit?

Canadia. It's an imaginary place, where gumdrops rain from the sky. :)

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?

One million dollars! *is smacked* I'd like to have 2010 be the year that I got control over my body. Also a boyfriend. ;)

7. What date from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

Date? Specific date? Like I'll always know *exactly* the date this event happened? None. My brain doesn't work that way. I'll remember the event, but not the date. So, event wise, Buddy dying, buying Myrddin, and my visit to the Serbian church.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Going to the Serbian church and not passing out/vomiting from panic.

Also, not beating the crap out of people who annoy me. (There's a *lot* of them!)

9. What was your biggest failure?

*Wanting* to beat the crap out of people who annoy me. I need to move beyond that level. The problem is not *necessarily* with the other people, but rather with me and my ability to accept them and move on.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Had a cold or two. 'Biggest' injury was the stick in the foot incident, which led to the Genocide of the Shrubbery.

11. What was the best thing you bought?


12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Dad. For reasons that I cannot go into on the blog.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

My sister. Again, reasons that cannot be gone into.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Probably books.

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

Star Trek. Holmes. Iron Man 2 (which is not out yet, but that doesn't lessen my excitement, okay?)

16. What song(s) will always remind you of 2009?

"Poker Face"

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. Happier or sadder?

ii. Happier

iii. Thinner or fatter?

iv. Fatter.

v. richer or poorer?

vi. Same.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?


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

Work. *gives work the stink eye*

20. How will you be spending Christmas?

I spent it the same way I do every year. Sniping insults back and forth with my Grandmother.

21. How many one-night stands?

Oh, half a dozen or so.

22. What was your favorite TV program?

Do I have to pick *one*? If I can only have one, Supernatural.

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

Nope. I only, really, truly hate one person, and I've hated them for *years*.

24. What was the best book you read?

Hah. What? Umm...Good Omens. But I read that book at least once a year, because of it's awesomeness. If we're going to go with nonfiction, I'd have to say my favorite was Bread & Water, Wine & Oil.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

'When I Ruled the World' - Coldplay

26. What did you want and get?

Books. More books. Also, Sanctuary Season 1 on dvd. And the complete Rome series.

27. What was your favorite film of this year?

Star Trek.

28. What did you do on your birthday?

Went out with my best friend. We share the same birthday (I'm older by a couple of hours.)

29. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?

demi-Muslim, but leaning back away from that now.

30. What kept you sane?

My sense of humor.

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

Robert Downey, Jr.

32. What political issue stirred you the most?

Homosexual marriage.

33. Who did you miss?

Nobody. No one's left me...

34. Who was the best new person you met?

LK, Heather, Achelois, Sarah (Wrestling), Anna, Alana, Sanil, Ahavah, Stacy, Michelle, Athena, M, Susanne...(though I'm not sure you count, since I'm pretty sure we met each other in 2008, but I include you anyway!)

35. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009:

I don't know everything, I'm not always right, and I don't need to be either of those things.

I'm not tagging, but if you want to, feel free. :)


  1. I'm glad you are a lemming. I like reading these things. :)

    Canadia sounds like a great country to visit! Ha! See, I AM a date person ...weird how we are different. :) LOL @ Genocide of the Shrubbery. So how is your foot now?

    "Sniping insults back and forth with my Grandmother."

    Ah, the sounds of the Season. :)

    "demi-Muslim, but leaning back away from that now."

    Yes, that happened when you decided to visit the Serbian Church, right? So what are you wearing these days? The snood?

    I love your sense of humor.

    See, I loved this meme. It helped me remember many things that happened to you this year (the new car, the stick in the foot, visit to the Orthodox Church, kinder lessons.) Thanks for doing this! Yeah, maybe I met you at the end of last year. You're right. That was a really busy time for me and it was weird how I met a lot of new people at once. Actually didn't we meet on Umm Adam's blog? You were more of a lurker, but I think you came out of hiding so I could be your friend. :-D And I didn't realize you met ALL those people just this year. For some reason I thought you'd known them longer.

    Anyway, enjoyed this!

  2. Susanne,

    Canadia is a wonderful, magical place. :)

    Yeah, I have a hell of a time placing things within even the *year* that they happened, let alone a month or day...

    My foot's fine, now. :)

    Seriously, you have no idea what my Grandmother is like. God help the civilian that gets between us.

    The snood, or my scarves, but tied back behind my head, so they don't look like hijab.

    *thinks* You know, I think you're right. It's all UmmAdam's fault! She had that post about...the Muslim/Christian conversation... and it was all down hill from there. :)

  3. "She had that post about...the Muslim/Christian conversation... and it was all down hill from there. :)"

    Uh, huh. I love you, too, Amber!


  4. Susanne,

    I feel the love! I feel it! :)

    What would we do if we couldn't tease each other? ;p

  5. How was the Orthodox church? I wondered if you had got the chance to go or not!

  6. Sarah,

    Sadly, I wound up covering a shift at work, so I didn't go. It's an extremely unusual occurance, and I volunteered specifically this time, so there's no worry for it happening again. I have another 'skip' day coming up soonish, though, and will go on that Sunday.


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